Healthy Living

Healthy Living is where you can find more about how to live a healthy and sustainable lifestyle as well as how to better your emotional health. There are so many factors in our daily lives that all contribute to our overall health – nutrition, environment, products, stress, relationships, etc. – it is important for us to take a holistic look at how we can better our health in all we do.

Each week we will invite healthy living pros to come share tips and tricks we can all use to create a better environment for ourselves, our families and largely our world. Moms move the world: let’s make it a healthier one!

The Mommybites’ Healthy Living section is co-hosted by Mott’s and Mommybites. This partnership does not influence the content, topics or posts made on this blog. We always give our honest opinions, findings, beliefs, or experiences on all topics, products, and services.

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Kids and Sports: Bench the Stench

Kids love to run around, play, and get dirty. As a parent, it can be quite the task to get all that laundry done. This becomes even more of a challenge when your child is involved in youth sports, specifically hockey. Your little hockey players can get a jersey dirty pretty quickly if you haven’t already noticed. With all the other equipment that needs to be worn to stay safe in the sport of hockey, cleaning can be quite a challenge. But fear not— there is a way to bench the... read more

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Pregnancy Diet: Which Foods Should You Eat or Avoid?

When you find out that you're pregnant, you might think that you have to eat foods with twice as many calories so that the baby grows in a healthy manner. However, you'll soon find that if you eat a lot of food in a short time, you will gain more weight than is healthy for both you and the baby. There are some foods that you can enjoy that will help the baby develop in the proper way while keeping your weight down, making it easier to lose the weight after delivery. 1. Grains If you like... read more

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Why Recess Is Essential to Child Development

Some of our best memories of grade school always start with that recess bell ringing. That joyful sound was letting our little minds know it was time to go outside and play. Unfortunately, in recent years, schools have waved goodbye to recess in favor of tightly packed academic schedules even at an elementary school level. While we can’t argue with the fact that education is an important part of a child’s life, recess is also an essential part of childhood development. Why is recess... read more

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Tips for Restorative Sleep

The importance of restorative sleep is crucial to get through our daily lives. Poor sleep can lead to obesity, stress, heart disease, poor judgment and many other negative effects. With most Americans suffering from sleep deprivation, this has become a huge problem for most of us. However, with the right habits and the right routine, you can get the sleep you need and take back control of your life. Follow these tips for restorative sleep by the Virginia Spine Institute, and never suffer... read more

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5 Do’s and Don’ts to Improve Your Child’s Sleep

In today’s world, sleep is treated as a luxury rather than a necessity. And in the middle of the night when your little one wakes up for the third, fourth or eighth time, parents will do anything to get their child to go back to sleep again. In order to start teaching your child good, healthy sleep habits, here are my 5 do’s and don’ts: DON'T Become your child’s prop. Does your child only fall asleep if they are fed, rocked or cradled? Do they almost immediately wake up when... read more

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Tips to Eat, Drink and Be Merry – But HEALTHY – This Holiday Season

Ah, the holiday season. A time for traditions and entertainment, frivolity and fun. A time to let normal schedules slide and more than a few rules to be ignored. But when all the eggnog has been drunk and all the presents unwrapped, the best holiday memories are the ones you form with those around you - family, friends, loved ones. Memories you won’t form if you’re running on empty, fueled only with cookies, and so stressed out that your ears are hidden by your shoulders! There are... read more

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Keeping Baby Safe This Holiday Season

If you’re like most families, your holiday calendar looks like you’ve started a new job, had three kids AND invited the entire extended family to stay over at your place for a month! It’s easy to get caught up in the craziness of the holiday season and throw caution to the wind, but when you have a baby around, that can lead to disastrous consequences. There are a few things you can keep in mind, however, that will help you and your family have a fun holiday season without any... read more

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Common Causes Of Headaches In Children

When your child is crying over a headache, it's easy to feel overwhelmed and frightened. Many parents instantly start thinking something is seriously wrong when their child is holding his or her head and crying, but the good news for worried parents is that most childhood headaches have fairly straightforward causes. While you seek relief for your child, it's good to know what could be triggering these symptoms. Most Headaches in Children Are From Benign Causes If your child is... read more

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