Strong emotional bonds between mothers and infants increase children’s willingness to explore the world—an effect that has been observed across the animal kingdom, in people, monkeys and even spiders. The more secure we are in our attachment to Mom, the more likely we are to try new things and take risks. Now researchers are discovering that this… Continue
Added by Denise MacColeman on October 11, 2010 at 12:06pm —
Today, I was so happy to find that my artwork had been featured in not one, but two design blogs!
I hope you can take a moment to see my work.… Continue
Added by Nicole Kristiana FitzGibbon on September 27, 2010 at 9:40pm —
Hi there! I am an artist who does animal and alphabet art prints. Wanted to share some of my art pieces with the community. :) I know that in thinking about designing a nursery, there really wasn't anything quite right to put on the walls, so I came up the idea for these prints. Please take a look. I hope you enjoy them too!…
Added by Nicole Kristiana FitzGibbon on September 23, 2010 at 9:43pm —
I thought that maybe on this Toddler Tuesday, I would travel off the beaten path of cute baby pics and
videos, to bring you a few tips regarding making your own baby food at
home. You see, somewhere along the way I got it into my head that I
would never serve Riley any store bought baby food. I had always heard
how expensive that stuff was and how easy making your own baby food
really is. Also, I…
Added by Melissa Cleaver on April 13, 2010 at 2:40am —
Greetings everyone! I hope you're having a great week so far. I wanted to write this post because I decided to
take this blog in a little different direction. Actually, a few days
out of every week, I am going to be dedicating myself to helping those
of you out there do a little better in this tough economy, by sharing
some tips that I have found to be EXTREMELY FRUITFUL! I want to turn
you on to a way to stretch your…
Added by Melissa Cleaver on April 7, 2010 at 3:57am —
Hosted on Mommy Living the Life of Riley!
In true Easter fashion, I am writing a product review for the PAAS All-In-One Fun Easter Egg Decorating Kit. My daughter, Riley, is 17 months old and so basically, this is her first "true" Easter. My
husband and I decided to let her have a little fun decorating her own
eggs this year and of course, the name…
Added by Melissa Cleaver on April 4, 2010 at 4:21pm —
Yesterday, a funny thing finally occurred to me…my baby is officially past the baby stage! It is a melancholy realization for me because I think all parents hang on Continue
in some form or fashion, to that tiny, precious, helpless little
creature that you helped bring into this world. I know that, to me,
part of my daughter Riley will always be that little baby, no matter how
old she gets. But, where do you actually draw the line between a baby
and a toddler? Some…
Added by Melissa Cleaver on March 25, 2010 at 1:26am —
With Thanksgiving just around the corner, you might think it is impossible to stick to a healthy eating plan-right? Wrong! Although high calorie foods and holidays go hand in hand, it is 100% possible to stay on track! Do not let the cornucopia of food options weigh you down; it is time to kick off the holiday season right. Follow these tips to ensure you have a happy AND healthy season!
Top 10 Thanksgiving Survival Tips
1. Eat a well-balanced breakfast and lunch before… Continue
Added by Joanna Dolgoff, MD on November 21, 2009 at 1:06pm —
Many parents view their children’s excess weight as an aesthetic issue. They worry their kids won’t be liked in school, won’t be picked in gym, and won’t be pursued by members of the opposite sex. According to the American Institute of Cancer Research, parents have a lot more than looks to be concerned about. New research shows that about 100,500 new cases of cancer are caused by obesity each year.
Obesity is known to cause many deleterious health effects but this study is one of the… Continue
Added by Joanna Dolgoff, MD on November 15, 2009 at 9:41am —
Personality traits, genetics, and athletic ability combine to influence kids’ attitudes toward participation in sports and other physical activities. Help your kids figure out their fitness personality based on their overall personality to ensure a lifelong love of exercise!
If your child is very social, encourage team sports, dance classes, biking, or skateboarding with a friend. These activities will keep your child active and entertained for hours.
For the introspective… Continue
Added by Joanna Dolgoff, MD on November 2, 2009 at 3:17pm —
Last month, a colleague approached me about exploring the role of acupuncture in weight loss. As a traditional Western medicine physician, I was skeptical about its merits. While many of my patients have used herbs and other holistic treatments, I have never been a believer. But, since I am willing to do anything to help my patients, I decided to use myself as a guinea pig to see if acupuncture was something I should be recommending.
First, I did some research. I wanted to know the… Continue
Added by Joanna Dolgoff, MD on October 19, 2009 at 3:39pm —
Subject: Actual 911 Call By 6 Y/O Girl Watching Her Father's Violence
From: Madeleine McCann is still missing... (255175833)
Date: 7/23/2009 7:09:30 AM
ge Subject: Real 911 call by 6 year old girl watching her father… Continue
Added by Teardrops*for*katelynn on July 23, 2009 at 2:23pm —
Eating at a buffet is lots of fun, especially for kids. Children get very excited about the different choices they are offered at a buffet. For some, the idea of “all you can eat” is thrilling. How can you help your child navigate a buffet without going overboard? Read on for ten simple guidelines to help your child eat at a buffet without sabotaging his diet.
1.Don’t sit/stand around the buffet. Make your child’s plate and then move away from the table. Looking at the food will only… Continue
Added by Joanna Dolgoff, MD on July 15, 2009 at 1:17pm —
Healthy Birthday Snack Ideas:
A child’s school birthday celebration should be centered around the child; instead, it has become centered around cupcakes. Parents bring in these unhealthy treats and kids rejoice. Yet with the current child obesity crisis, many are rethinking this caloric tradition. In response, I have created this list of healthy birthday school celebrations. Enjoy them! And please, let me know if you have any additional suggestions.
Added by Joanna Dolgoff, MD on June 30, 2009 at 1:50pm —
The Cupcake Wars: As Seen in the NY Times (Plus More!)
Last week, there was an article in the NY Times about Meme Roth and her fight with her children’s school concerning school birthday parties and cupcakes.
What sets her off is the junk food served on special occasions: the cupcakes that come out for every birthday, the doughnuts her children were once given in gym, the sugary “Fun-Dip” packets that some parent provided the whole class on Valentine’s Day.
“I thought… Continue
Added by Joanna Dolgoff, MD on June 25, 2009 at 9:36pm —
Why should a child’s diet be different from an adult’s diet?
A child’s diet can not be the same as an adult’s diet for many reasons. A child’s body goes through many stages of development and his nutritional needs vary depending on which stage he is in. For example, a child in puberty requires more calories than a school-age child. Therefore, providing the correct nutritional plan at all stages of growth is crucial to ensure proper development. Let’s review several diets and why they… Continue
Added by Joanna Dolgoff, MD on June 15, 2009 at 12:33pm —
Discovery Point, Snellville, Ga
April 10, 2009
It was dreamlike. Toys and stuffed animals were everywhere. I really felt like a little kid again as I walked through the lobby and into one of the classrooms. The classroom is a child's paradise. There were lots of toys, manipulatives, paint and other things that is sure to spark a child's imagination. It's a teacher's paradise, too. There were shelves and shelves of teacher resources. It was awesome. As it was the end of the day,… Continue
Added by Latarsha Gray on April 14, 2009 at 9:30pm —
Post 4 in a series of 4
Okay, I'm a day or two late finishing this series, but I'm also striving to raise two toddlers to be the best that they can be, so work with me here.
Both of our children are true "Spirited Children". We have our 3 year old spirited introvert, and our 2 year old spirited extrovert.
"The Spirited Child" is a term I have heard used so loosely, and I have used loosely, many times. It's always been in the context of "he/she's spirited" to… Continue
Added by back2backboys on February 26, 2008 at 6:30am —