Family time is a wonderful time for children and parents to explore and engage in activities, learning, and, fun. But often, families have moments when they discover themselves in a boring rut. Between weekly responsibilities and stresses, family weekend activities can become mundane or nonexistent. If this sounds like your family, it may be time to change things up a little. Here are a few fun activities that are sure to add spark back to your family time. [Read more…]
Mindfulness has shown to be valuable for both parents and children. Many studies have exposed both the short- and long-term advantages of integrating mindful parenting routines into families’ lives.
Mindfulness is not just specific practices. They are acts that produce less distress, more dignity, and harmony into your life. Once you understand the advantages of mindfulness and how they motivate your way of life and spirit, there is no other alternative. Practicing mindfulness has a positive influence on you and those connected to you, including your children. [Read more…]
Over the past 30 years, obesity in children and teens has increased rapidly. Currently over 1 in 3 children and teenagers are either classified as overweight or obese, reports the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. With these rates continuing to rise, parents frequently question if their teen girls are at an appropriate weight. Several factors determine the average weight of a teen girl including hormones, BMI and energy expenditure. [Read more…]
Many times, we express gratitude for things we have, but how often do we honestly practice the art of gratitude? This spring, let’s use the season of new growth to begin a new tradition towards gratitude for our friends and families, because as you know the only way to make something a habit is to do it often. Check out these 4 amazing gratitude hacks to help your family become more grateful. [Read more…]
When my son was 6 week old, a visitor came to our house. This visitor was intrusive, uninvited, and irritated my son beyond belief. Nothing we did would make this visitor leave. I’m talking about the dreaded colic.
Colic was a condition I didn’t deal with when my daughter was a baby. But, boy did colic turn my otherwise sweet baby boy turns into the devil spawn…for no reason. He grunts, farts, contorts himself into strange positions, and cries the loudest cry I’ve ever heard come out of a little person! [Read more…]