I thought it would be fun, if at the beginning of every month I gave my readers a wellness challenge. Nothing crazy! No weird starvation diets, funky juice cleanses, or difficult exercises. Just something that we as moms, can work towards to help improve our own health. We are all busy moms and finding time to take care of ourselves is important, not only for our individual health, but also for the entire family. Think of my wellness challenge as an activity you are trying to complete with your best friend. No one will judge you, and you don’t have to report to anyone, unless you want to. Just one simple task that we tackle together every month. This month I want to challenge you to improve your mom diet! [Read more…]
All moms are on high alert whenever their kid gets a fever. Fevers are a sign of illness indicating that your child’s body is fighting off infection. Fevers trigger us to give medicine and call the pediatrician. And usually after a few days, the fever is gone and our kids are back to their usual selves. But what happens when the fever lingers, and doesn’t go away. Our poor children get sicker and sicker, and as moms we are desperate for anything that will help!
When I was a kid, I used to eat spoonfuls of peanut butter as a treat. Sometimes, I even sprinkled it with a few chocolate chips! Kids love peanut butter, especially when you add some jelly and put it between two pieces of bread:) Sure eating peanut butter right out of the jar sounds fun, but did you know that it can be helpful too. I have three great reasons why you, and the kids, may need to swallow a big spoonful of peanut butter.
I bet as a mom you have read lots of tricks on how help your child adjust to Daylight Saving Time. The web is full of ideas and lists suggesting that parents buy blackout shades, follow routines, and gradually adjust their child’s bedtime and wake time. These tips might work for some families but they have never worked for me. Twice a year I found myself dreading the weekends we had to change the clocks. All week long, my kids would be tired and crabby as they adjusted to the new time. Then one weekend a few years ago, I discovered on accident an amazing idea that worked wonders for helping my boys adjust to the time change. It is the only trick I use and I have had lots of luck implementing this plan twice a year. But before I tell you my secret I need to mention that I am not a doctor or a sleep expert, I am just a mom:)
I started this blog, so I could share with others, all the things I had learned and experienced with my own family. I wanted to help others and inspire them to live the best life possible with their own kids. I am a nurse by trade so helping people is one of my strong suits. I’m always answering questions for my family and friends, and I am constantly volunteering for my children’s school events. I always feel the need to contribute. So I decided this blog would be a great way for me to get my thoughts and helpful hints out into the world. But in creating this blog, the one person I have helped the most is myself! This blog has given me the self confidence to realize that I can accomplish anything I set my mind too!