Allergy season has arrived. The best place to start preventing allergies is at home. Here are some tips for decreasing allergens (such as dust-mites and mold) in your home. The effectiveness of these steps will vary due to what type of allergy you or your family members have.
Added by Lori Thayer on May 9, 2011 at 8:55pm —
Many dietitians, nurses, and pediatricians have found that picky eaters can be won over to new and interesting foods by employing a trick of the trade called the "one-bite rule." It is as simple as the name implies: you simply ask that your child try one single bite of the new food you're introducing. By the time this rule can be applied, namely, to your toddlers and young children, they have already acquired a simple set of tastes. Don't blitz them with tangy… Continue
Added by Julie Smith on May 9, 2011 at 10:17am —
Avoid harmful chemicals by using Natural Weed Killer. Stop worrying about your children and pets playing in the yard because of pesticides.
Pesticides are harmful to people, animals and the environment. Using pesticides can actually kill soil organisms that contribute to a healthy lawn. If you have been using harsh chemicals to keep your lawn beautiful it can take a few years for the soil to recover.
Added by Lori Thayer on April 28, 2011 at 5:00am —
I have a LOAD of cookbooks. I love to cook, I think it is fun. Typically I find a few recipes in each cook book that I like and the others don't really interest me too much. Not so with Jamie's Food Revolution: Rediscover How to Cook Simple, Delicious, Affordable Meals .…
Added by Jana Hartley on April 27, 2011 at 2:20pm —
Home is where the heart is. Sometimes it gets a bit stuffy though. Every once in a while it seems the air in the house is stagnant and not very fresh. No wonder with all the chemicals we get from the fabrics, paint and furniture that is in our houses. With spring here it is time to freshen the air in your healthy home.
Added by Lori Thayer on April 25, 2011 at 10:53am —
“What you put on your plate is even more important than what you put on your skin.“ says WebMD. “The healthier the foods are that you consume, the better your skin will look.” states Samantha Heller, MS, RD, a clinical nutritionist at NYU Medical Center in New York City. Start with a healthy, balanced diet and add some of the following delicious foods which research experts suggest will give your complexion a healthy, youthful glow.…
Added by Heather Price on April 18, 2011 at 4:26pm —
Do you think I belong on this list? Top 25 Eco-Friendly Moms
I want to be one of the Top 25 Eco-Friendly Moms to you — regardless if I make it on the list or not.
I grew up in Germany, without food dyes and six different bins for recycling for everything from glass, paper, and plastic, and I guess being green is just a way of life for me.
I often can not… Continue
Added by Dagmar Bleasdale on April 15, 2011 at 12:00pm —
Okay, guilty as charged. I often disguise healthy ingredients in my baking. But when you have finicky eaters at home you have to be creative! Here are some of my favorite ways to bake in a healthy and organic way.
Ditch the Veggie Oil
Heavily processed and little to no nutritional value. Swap it out for a healthy oil or ditch it all together. My favorite healthy oil is… Continue
Added by Anya Heidenberg on March 27, 2011 at 12:21pm —
I've been a vegetarian for years now, and all of the food in my house has been extremely healthy during those years... whole grain bread, only cereals without added sugars (not even the artificial kind), organic fat-free plain Greek yogurt, unsweetened almond milk, lots of fresh fruits and veggies, etc. etc.. Read More… Continue
Added by Mandie on March 21, 2011 at 11:39am —
Sometimes, I yearn to be inspired. However, inspiration for me does not just show up on demand. Instead, it just arrives, like a random thought. Minute in the bigger scheme of things but significant enough to make me feel an internal spark that is completely fueled by creativity. One day not so long ago I felt that spark upon seeing a picture of a beautiful…
Added by Pennylove on March 20, 2011 at 10:01pm —
What is the number one killer of women? You may be surprised to know that it's not cancer but heart disease. The American Heart Association estimates that nearly 500,000 women die of heart disease each year. Frankly, I never gave much thought to this disease until my dearly beloved mother-in-law died suddenly and unexpectedly of a heart attack last month.… Continue
Added by Portia Mount on February 14, 2011 at 7:41pm —
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Added by Lanae on February 5, 2011 at 7:30pm —
I’m so excited to present to you my first cooking webisode!!! I will be making these from time to time. We are calling it, Fit Meals With Annett! I have always wanted to make my own FRESH bread! I found a good recipe, altered it a little, and now I make this bread 1-2 times a week! As of 2 weeks ago, I am no longer… Continue
Added by Annett Davis on February 3, 2011 at 10:29pm —
Okay, this has to be one of the most important skills parents have up their sleeve. I have a child with asthma. In my case it's vital. If a kid panics, things just escalate out of control. So, any tricks we teach our children to stay calm can be life saving. You can read all about that in my book Little Patient Big Doctor.
Even if you are not dealing with asthma but have a child who is stuck on top of… Continue
Added by Haleh Rabizadeh Resnick on February 1, 2011 at 9:30am —
- Introduce good eating habits early in your children’s life.
- Pay attention to your children’s weight as he or she grows. Be sure to discuss your children’s situation with your pediatrician or other healthcare provider.
- Let your children learn to respond to internal hunger cues rather than learned social ones. Don’t worry if your kids don’t eat as much as you think they should.
- Encourage your children to be physically active. Remember that not all physical…
Added by Kristy Canton on February 1, 2011 at 12:34am —
I wanted to mention a few things I have changed in our home: I started to use raw honey, gluten-free products, and non-toxic, natural sunblock and deodorant.
After learning about the amazing properties of raw, local honey, that’s all I use now for my tea and when one of us has a soar throat. Honey has been proven to work just as well as cough medicine, so I always have it in the house.
Added by Dagmar Bleasdale on January 28, 2011 at 5:44pm —
Overweight Americans and childhood obesity have become a huge problem in recent years. With this awareness, many people are looking for ways on how to lose weight. A few important things to remember:
Writing down what you eat is one basic principle to weight loss and maintaining a diet. A second principle to healthy weight loss is to read the food labels. Make sure your grocery items include a lot of fiber and little fat, in other words stock up on lots of vegetables, fruits, peas,… Continue
Added by Kristy Canton on January 24, 2011 at 11:25am —
Moms, if you want to understand your relationship with money, Peace and Plenty
: Finding Your Path to Financial Serenity is the book for you. It is authentic writing at its best. Sarah Ban Breathnach, author of the hugely successful Simple Abundance, once again weaves wonderful words together as she addresses the serious and important subject of money and a woman's relationship with it. "Heaven likes to help those trying to help themselves" and "'Having enough' is the destination for… Continue
Added by Mary Jane Hurley Brant on January 18, 2011 at 10:16am —
Moms, There is something wonderfully reflective about a new year: it's another chance to get it right.
At the beginning of each calendar year I separate my life into five important areas: physical, emotional, professional, familial and spiritual. I analyze honestly how I'm doing in each category - well, of course I do; it's my business! Today let me help you to analyze your life.
Physical – Make your personal health your first priority by making an appointment for an annual… Continue
Added by Mary Jane Hurley Brant on January 18, 2011 at 10:00am —
Whether or not you are trying to lose weight, reducing your fat intake and eating foods that help your liver (your body’s main fat-metabolizing organ) burn fat better is a healthy choice.
You can also make your choices greener by shopping from local farmers (particularly organic farmers).
There are other foods that fight fat, but here are nine ideas from Care2.
1. Leafy Greens 2. Cayenne 3. Oatmeal 4. Cinnamon Continue
5. Beans and Legumes 6. and 7. Garlic…
Added by Danielle on January 15, 2011 at 11:08am —