My son started daycare at 6 weeks old. I remember the heartbreak of leaving him (he was so little!) and the relief of picking him up on that first day (he had gotten bigger!). I did love that facility - the nurturing attitude, the brightly lit rooms, the web cameras for me to check in on him throughout the day.…
Added by Lauren Markman on June 8, 2016 at 6:34am — No Comments
I've been spending a lot of time lately thinking about forgiveness and the impact it can have on your life and your relationships. Personally I've found that, while difficult, it can be so incredibly freeing! Looking back at the hardest times of my life, my turning point has always been when I've been able to let go…Continue
Added by Amy Bellows on May 27, 2016 at 10:58am — No Comments
If you watch the news you may have heard about Zika, the scary virus, transmitted by mosquitoes, which can cause severe birth defects to babies born to infected mothers. This poses a special concern for women who are or plan on becoming pregnant. There is SO MUCH conflicting and seemingly inaccurate information floating around message boards and Facebook.
It seems like Zika is either taking a larger than life presence as the facts get distorted and sensationalized, or being…Continue
Added by Megan Nick on May 27, 2016 at 10:13am — No Comments
I normally get dressed before my husband and he doesn't usually see me until he is also fully dressed. It is at that point that we realize we are dressed in similar colors.
Is this because we own too many of the same shades of clothing? Maybe. Maybe not. I'd like to think it is because he and I are in…
Added by Lauren Markman on May 27, 2016 at 6:27am — No Comments
A person spends a third of the life in bed. One of the most important components of the bed is a mattress. Therefore, the choice of the mattress must be seriously approached. On the property of chosen mattress depends correct posture and well-being throughout the day after sleep.Continue
Added by Stacy Green on May 17, 2016 at 12:52pm — No Comments
I ate breakfast every morning when I was little - oatmeal in the winter, cereal in the warmer months, pancakes or waffles on the weekends. Breakfast was, after all, the most important meal of the day. I probably needed that meal to sustain me as the nuns were not going to let us eat again until lunch at 12:30.…
Added by Lauren Markman on May 17, 2016 at 6:26am — No Comments
I have a little secret: I am concerned about my son's future weight. He's not in any danger of being overweight right now, but it is an issue that I try to keep my eye on. Is he getting enough regular exercise? Eating enough healthy food? Growing the way he should? I am concerned about all these things.
Clearly, I read too many parent studies and they weigh on my…
Added by Lauren Markman on May 11, 2016 at 6:23am — No Comments
It doesn't matter what you are doing as a parent, if you read enough studies you learn that you are parenting wrong. But it is easy to accept that you are wrong as a parent: You have, after all, a constant walking/talking reminder in your life that you are an unfair, mean person and that you are crushing all the joy out of life because you won't let someone play on his iPad and instead keep insisting that he brush his teeth.…
Added by Lauren Markman on April 26, 2016 at 6:32am — No Comments
Most of times the delays in pregnancy are observed in women due to lack of some vital nutrients. Vitamins specially Vit B6 and in minerals specially Zinc. It doesn't mean rest of nutrients are less required but these two are very much essential for conceiving a baby.
Lets see Top 3 foods which will help you boost fertility
1. Oyster : Oysters are rich in Zinc. Zinc…Continue
Added by Sapana Vibhandik on April 25, 2016 at 8:30am — No Comments
An Ancient Herb Licorice:
Licorice also known as Liquorice or in Sanskrit: Yashtimadhu. Its botanical name is "Glycyrrhiza glabra" is and old Indian Herb known for its various health benefits.
Here in Picture are the sticks of Licorice
Its originally grown in Sub Tropical and hot…Continue
Added by Sapana Vibhandik on April 21, 2016 at 12:02pm — No Comments
In India, Ghee i.e. Clarified butter is indivisible part of diet. Special the premium diet. Its rich in fat and Unlike butter, it is a rich in vitamins and minerals including DHA.
Benefits of Ghee for babies:
1. Rich Source of…Continue
Added by Sapana Vibhandik on April 20, 2016 at 6:30am — No Comments
Added by Elena Cunningham on April 18, 2016 at 2:03pm — No Comments
Added by Elena Cunningham on April 18, 2016 at 1:59pm — No Comments
When it comes down to it, I have two choices.
1. I could sit here on this park bench, which is in the sunshine and giving me a much-needed boost of vitamin D. And I could read my book, which I have…
Added by Lauren Markman on April 12, 2016 at 6:18am — No Comments
When my doctor first diagnosed me with a vitamin D deficiency, he told me to go out into the sunlight more often. That advice sounded great in theory, but it wasn't realistic. I asked him when I was supposed to do that during my day. At my 5 am run, the sun isn't up yet. I work all day - even through my lunch time. I am in a lot of meetings and can't wander too far from my desk phone. When I get home, I make dinner and help get my son…Continue
Added by Lauren Markman on April 8, 2016 at 6:18am — No Comments
Keeping our bodies healthy is an ongoing challenge and every minute it seems that new research reveals another approach to maintaining and improving our health. A few basic facts have managed to stand the test of time, however, and one of these is the impact of exercise on maintaining our bone health.
Growing up as a child in the 80's, "Got milk?" was the…Continue
Added by MamaMadHatter on April 1, 2016 at 3:30pm — No Comments
Waking up my son for school in the morning is better than the theater. There could be over-the-top goofiness and slapstick antics that is fun to watch (in small doses), or there could be the tears, accusations and casting of curses that you normally find in a Greek tragedy. Or it could be both.…Continue
Added by Lauren Markman on March 30, 2016 at 6:15am — No Comments
In my country, in India, many herbs are indivisible part of our lives One of such herb is Fennel Seeds. We eat salted-roasted fennel seeds after every meal.
I always keep a bottle of fennel seeds in my handbag. Whenever my kids eat sweet snacks, chocolates, caramel candies or anything at odd times which is usually during travel, at friends' or relatives' places I give my kids fennel seeds to eat after they finished with junk food. …Continue
Added by Sapana Vibhandik on March 28, 2016 at 7:30am — No Comments
When we brought our son home from the hospital, we decided to have him sleep his first night in his crib in his own room. We felt so wise in our decision, believing it to be important to teach our son that he sleeps in his room and we sleep in ours.
Our son, however, decided to start cluster feeding, so I was up with him all night, holding him. …
Added by Lauren Markman on March 23, 2016 at 6:16am — No Comments
Just like my mother, I have a sensitive nose (thanks, Mom!) I can smell all the smells - the good, the bad and the ugly. Because of this, I tend to avoid people who wear too-strong perfume or aftershave, and my very sweet husband seeks out my opinion before changing personal hygiene products to ensure they won't bother me (thanks, Love!).…Continue
Added by Lauren Markman on March 15, 2016 at 6:22am — No Comments