All Blog Posts Tagged 'health' (427)

What are You Feeding Your Kids?

Americans are failing to read food labels properly. Today I examined some popular "healthy" foods marketed to our children and revealed the truth about what is really in them. Visit this link and share if you want to know what American children are eating today.…

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Added by Cascia on March 12, 2014 at 5:25pm — No Comments

Postpartum depression is badly named

I am one of those women who tells mothers-to-be about about all the wonderful things to look forward to in their pregnancies. You won't hear any horror stories from me about childbirth. Funny? Yes. Mundane? Sure. But not scary. (There's no need to scare pregnant women, people, they have enough worries/fears already zipping through their heads.)

But there is one area where I am always serious. And that is about postpartum depression. This is because most people don't understand what it…

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Added by Lauren Markman on March 12, 2014 at 6:00am — No Comments

Bedtimes for everyone

My bedtime is 10 pm.



This is self-imposed, of course. I am a (mostly) fully-functioning adult. And I also recognize that if I don't go to bed at that time, then I will be extra groggy at 5:15 when the cat/alarm/cat alarm wakes me the next morning.…

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Added by Lauren Markman on March 11, 2014 at 6:22am — No Comments

Keep up the good work, moms and dads!

My husband and I played tag this weekend with our son and niece. Playing tag as an adult is completely different than how you remember it. For starters, a big chunk of the fun is watching children react when they realize you are chasing them: They fall down in fits of giggles, try to direct you to tag someone else and even run toward you just to become "it" next. I also learned that my husband still tries to chase after me, which after…

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Added by Lauren Markman on March 5, 2014 at 6:14am — No Comments

Snow, snow and more snow!

This first snowfall a couple of months ago looks almost silly at this point!

I wrote this a few weeks ago but only got around posting today...



Today the snow fell…

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Added by Lisa Lori on February 19, 2014 at 9:40am — No Comments

Food is always on my mind

The amazing Marcia Fowler who runs Busy Moms Write was kind enough to ask me how my 100 recipe challenge was going. (She is very considerate that way.)

The truth is that it is…

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Added by Lauren Markman on February 19, 2014 at 6:30am — 2 Comments

Want to fight childhood obesity? Start earlier than you think

My son is at that awkwardly perfect age where he is honest about other people's appearances. "Look, Mommy! That man is short," or "Why is that woman covered in wrinkles?" or "That person is fat!" have all been uttered by him at a decibel level usually reserved for jackhammers.

We try to mitigate this at home by celebrating people's difference. We focus on the differences…

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Added by Lauren Markman on February 18, 2014 at 6:33am — 2 Comments

The Importance of Fathers in Their Children’s Lives

If you knew there was one thing our nation could do to improve every area of a child’s development, would you be in support of that one thing? Research shows children that have involvement from both a father and mother perform better in all developmental areas. Children need their fathers to be involved. For far too long, our country has seen fathers at best as an add-on to what mothers provide for children and in some cases fatherhood has been discounted altogether.

Families First,…

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Added by Stacy Hladek on February 14, 2014 at 12:22pm — No Comments

Essential Oils! How they can help you!

l love essential oils and I have used them for years! However, there are so many and so many ways to use them! Here is my go-to list and how they have helped me over the years!

Check it out!…

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Added by Lisa M on February 10, 2014 at 11:41am — No Comments

Go nuts, Moms

If you haven't been paying attention, I love peanut butter. I cannot quite describe my love of peanut butter accurately, but let me just say that if I was positive my husband wouldn't look at me funny, I would eat it straight from the jar with a spoon in front of him. (I may or may not have done this outside of his eyesight; I'm not…

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Added by Lauren Markman on February 4, 2014 at 6:26am — No Comments

Why are Artificial Food Colors and Dyes Banned in Europe but NOT in the U.S.???

I'm a big advocate of eliminating artificial colors (aka food dyes) from our children's diet. Why? Well, it's because I have first hand experience with the negative effects on my two sons' behavior and attention span. It started when my oldest son was only two years old. I noticed how he would go from cooperative and having an active (i.e. busy but not atypical for a 2 year old child) behavior, to bizarrely defiant and hyperkinetic behavior for the next two or three…

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Added by Vanessa Rouse on January 28, 2014 at 4:43pm — No Comments

Stop reading this and go outside and play

I'm going to keep this one short today, too (just like Monday's post).…

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Added by Lauren Markman on January 22, 2014 at 6:39am — No Comments

Mom Finds Natural Remedy for 7 Yr. Old Autistic Son

This is a wonderfully, touching testimony about an autistic 7 yr. old boy, Riley, who finally smiles at his  mom and so, so much more.  Click on the link to read the entire story on my blog.

http://wp.me/p25ymO-2GI



 Here's just a little…

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Added by Cynthia ~ The Girlz Korner on December 16, 2013 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Standing up for myself (so I don't die)

I am standing at the kitchen sink eating my cereal. All by myself. And I'm OK with that.

Most of us have seen last year's study about prolonged sitting being detrimental to our health. If you haven't read the study, and you don't want to click on that link, I'll…

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Added by Lauren Markman on December 10, 2013 at 8:30am — No Comments

I can't believe I'm writing a post about baby poop - but it may save lives

Poop.

Any parent who has survived potty training/toilet learning/whatever you want to call it deserves a medal, or at the very least, deserves to have that accomplishment listed on their resume. Parents who have survived potty training have acquired a bevy of skills which includes patience, high-stakes negotiation and grace under pressure. I believe that parents who have…

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Added by Lauren Markman on November 21, 2013 at 7:04am — No Comments

Are we stalking our children?

I was by a peaceful lagoon somewhere, having a glass of something multicolored and delicious with an umbrella in it. There was soft music playing and someone was approaching me to ask if I was ready for my massage, which I could have by the lagoon in a private cabana if I so desired.

Then I woke up to…

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Added by Lauren Markman on November 20, 2013 at 8:30am — No Comments

Food bloggers: Can you lend me a recipe?

To all my food blogger friends and chefs debonair:

I need your help. I am on a mission to try 100 new recipes in the next year. I have lots of recipe books and websites to help me, but I thought I would reach out to the experts: Other moms.…

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Added by Lauren Markman on November 9, 2013 at 7:49pm — No Comments

As a woman, I'm not really qualified to write about this

I'll be upfront about this - I am not qualified to write about circumcision. And it's because I am a woman. But I want to talk about it anyway.

The Center for Disease Control reports that the choice to circumcise boys is on the decline in the U.S. The…

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Added by Lauren Markman on November 6, 2013 at 8:30am — No Comments

Do You Compromise Your Health

Compromises have no place in our lives when it comes to our health and well-being. There is only one…

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Added by Cynthia ~ The Girlz Korner on November 5, 2013 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Would you want your child's health records online?

It was six weeks after having my son. My C-section scar was recovering nicely, I had giant breasts from nursing and like all mothers of babies, I was incredibly sleep deprived. There I stood with seven pages of forms to fill out to enroll my son into school, and I had full-on mommy brain. I tried my best to answer their questions:

Weight? No idea. It…
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Added by Lauren Markman on October 25, 2013 at 6:30am — No Comments

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