Sleeping Beauties

Lessen Allergies this Fall and Winter

We all know Spring cleaning but how about some Fall cleaning? Flu and cold season are coming so how about some Fall cleaning to reduce some allergy-triggering problems. The following is an easy and super simple tip.   Replace your pillows   Every 2 years, you should replace your pillows. We use zipper protectors under … Read more

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Picky Eaters: Born or Made?

 According to Gary Ezzo and Robert Bucknam, On Becoming Pre-Toddlerwise, “Excluding a medical condition, picky eaters are created, not born”  Personally, I believe a little bit of both, born and made, with regard to personality and temperament (of the parent as well as the childJ). I believe that parents create picky eaters (made) but they … Read more

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Cheesy Crunchy Chicken Casserole

The following is a delicious recipe and a picky pointer for involving and encouraging all children to eat. Not only is the following recipe a favorite of all in my family and amongst friends but it pleases even the pickiest of eaters. Picky Pointer: We wisemommies get our sons to hammer our crackers for the … Read more

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Facts about Germs and Health

When my son was younger, I definitely spent too much time chasing him with a washcloth!  In order to always be prepared, I would carry an extra pack of travel wipes in my diaperbag. I thought my home and especially kitchen needed to be excessively clean! Now, I think I went a little bit overboard:) … Read more

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Greek Yogurt and Yogurt in General

Yogurt   Yogurt, yoghurt, yoghourt: All yogurts are a great food source for babies, toddlers, children and adults as it contains more bone-building calcium than milk, is rich in protein, riboflavin, Vitamins D, B6, B12, . Also, there are live cultures, probiotics, in yoghurt which improves digestion, boost immune system, helps stomach-related issues such as … Read more

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Foods with Iron

Add variety to your children’s diet while slipping in that needed Iron A Supplement List: Pair veggies and grains with some meat for better iron absorption Pair vitamin C with iron for better absorption Add spices such as thyme or curry to dishes Serve the following: Beans: lentils, dried/baked beans, black eye peas, peas, white beans, soy … Read more

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Importance of Iron

Importance of iron in your child’s diet 1) iron carries oxygen to muscles as the core of all red blood 2) cells which gives more energy to children 3) can improve concentration in children 4) important for brain development 5) helps fight off many infections and inflammations 6) improves sleep Danger of not getting enough … Read more

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Cultural Differences: Not Wearing Street Shoes in the House

I remember the first time my husband, Ferdinand, then just a friend, asked me to take my shoes off after we had entered his house. I just looked at him in amazement as to why I should remove my amazing pair of adorable, red, ½ inch heeled, slip on, Italian pumps. They completed my outfit, … Read more

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Pesticides in Produce

Organic or conventional? When should you try and purchase organic? Have you heard of The Dirty Dozen Plus: 14 Foods You Should Buy Organic? Lists of the top clean fruits and vegetables as well as lists for the dirtiest fruits and vegetables are shown through analysis of government test results. Check bi-yearly, at least, for … Read more

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Natural Sunscreen for Children

Many mothers, myself included, are concerned about the potentially unhealthy ingredients of sunscreens, even if they are supposed to be “safe” for children. If you want to minimize the need of covering your child with these substances, sunscreens, there are certain foods that can be eaten to augment a natural sunscreen within one’s own skin, … Read more

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