‘General Health’ Archive

Let Non-Candy Gifts Warm Your HEART January 9, 2015 No Comments

Are you even ready to start thinking about Valentine’s Day? Probably not. But when your HEART is in the game, let these ideas for non-candy gifts sink in.

Project Picky Eaters December 9, 2014 No Comments

Picking eating can be maddening, and we all just hope that as our wee ones get big and tall, they will outgrow their stubborn ways, right? But WHAT IF picky eating DOES NOT fade? Parents magazine has a few tips and tricks for rehabbing even the pickiest of eaters. Give these a go, then let [...]

Road Trips From . . . Heaven June 11, 2014 No Comments

Car trips can be torture—tight quarters, long hours, and the sometimes sick kid—or mom or dad. A Mom With a Lesson Plan knows how to turn torture into terrific with her games and activities (that do not require reading), packing strategies, and remedies for under-the-weather riders. If you have got miles and miles ahead of [...]

Keep Calm and Soothe Your Kids May 28, 2014 No Comments

Lavender sensory rice and salt. Oooooo. Rain sticks. Aaaaaa. A peaceful little reading nook. Yessssss. The Imagination Tree shares 10 calming activities for soothing our spunky little ones whose energy can sometimes be a little too, well, energetic. Give a few a try, and let us know if they work. (Please say they work!)

Terminate the Toothbrushing Tantrums May 26, 2014 No Comments

Geez, it seems so easy to get kids to brush their teeth, but easy is not the only way. Challenging is more like it, and Dr. Sears offers some super tips for getting youngsters to cooperate with the care of their pearly whites. Try these few tidbits of advice if your child is bucking the [...]

Freeze Tag Yoga —YES! April 18, 2014 No Comments

Yoga is not just for adults; it is for kids, too, but you know what? Kiddos do not even need to know they are doing purposeful exercise when they assume their downward dogs, their boat poses, their planks. Nope. Just sell them a little game of freeze tag and teach them to hold yoga poses [...]

Eat Real Food, Not What Is Advertised March 12, 2014 No Comments

Fact: Toddlers Bite February 17, 2014 1 Comment

Toddlers bite. It is normal. And you should not scream if you are the target of your little loved one’s chomp. Beth Sanders at Mom.me shares in “Why Toddlers Attack” some reasons behind the bite (e.g., attention, teething, frustration), and she imparts some wisdom on how to stop the behavior. “Biting is remarkably common in [...]

Do You Miss Your Actual Life? January 22, 2014 No Comments

Wife, mom, author, speaker, and blogger Jen Hatmaker wants her actual life back. She has been so busy traveling to other communities for work that she misses her own. It happens to the best of us. We take on too much and splinter our time and neglect what is really truly important to us. Have [...]

Babies DO NOT Ruin Bodies January 15, 2014 No Comments

You may think having babies ruined your body, but one woman’s ode to her postpardum self may cause you to change your perspective. Of course our tummies, hips, skin, even our hair changes post-baby, and many of us are far from resembling the air-brushed models on magazine covers. But what is so bad about that? Did a [...]