A child’s IQ can be affected by the amount of pesticides their mother is exposed to while pregnant. High amounts of exposure to certain pesticides while pregnant have been linked to lower IQs in school-aged children. The harmful pesticide is organophosphates. It’s commonly found on berries, green beans, and other various fruits and vegetables. Outside of the grocery store, … [Read more...] about How Fetal Exposure to Pesticides Can Lower Your Child’s IQ
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Sunscreen use is necessary to protect your skin from sunburn, signs of photoaging and various types of skin cancer, says the American Academy of Dermatology. A broad-spectrum sunscreen with a sunscreen protection factor of 30 or more is advised anytime you go outdoors. However, knowing if your sunscreen gives you equal protection in a tanning bed means first understanding … [Read more...] about Does Sunscreen Work in Tanning Beds?
The holiday season. I liken it to an express train on a long, straight track: You can see it coming from miles away, but you don’t realize how fast it’s approaching until it’s flying by, leaving your ears ringing, your hair a windswept mess, and the pit of your stomach churning with unspent adrenaline. With several decades of adulthood, parenthood, and small business … [Read more...] about All Aboard the Holiday Express…
I love summertime, especially when that includes fun in the sun with family and friends. Where I live now, this also means pool, lake or beach get-togethers. This is all great, but I have one big, big request that you PROTECT YOURSELF FROM THE SUN. While the sun is our friend, the National Institute of Health (NIH) reports that reducing unprotected exposure to the … [Read more...] about Keep Your Skin Healthy in the Summer Sun!
In partnership with the Forward Influence Network, this post is sponsored by Google. Online predators. Inappropriate content. Exposure to adult themes. Bullying. These are the cornerstones of fear I carry as a mother as my children get closer to entering the world of social media. I can let that fear guide me or I can stand strong and teach them to Be Internet Awesome! … [Read more...] about Teaching my Daughters to be Upstanders on Social Media