My favorite part of working so closely with families is that I get to help them see the small ways they can improve their loved ones’ health – especially the kids!
If you are to ask children what they should be eating, many will say things like pizza, fast food or other foods that they enjoy eating (but aren’t so healthy). And can you blame them? I mean, who doesn’t love chocolate that melts in your mouth or a delicious burger? You want to instill good eating habits so they can grow up and understand what foods are good for them, and what sorts of foods aren’t.
A child spends an average of 30 hours a week in front of a screen. Computers, digital tablets and smartphones seem to invade the visual and mental space of children, some becoming very dependent. The TV or tablet is not harmful in itself. You just have to use them in good intelligence.
Whether children realize they are learning or not, many playtime activities develop your children’s skills such as cognitive, social and motor. This weekend, partake in the following developmental activities with your children where they get to meet animals, climb on playgrounds and play with art. You’ll both have a blast while they learn valuable skills for their future.
I loved breastfeeding. Or, rather, I loved the idea of breastfeeding. Feeling so close to my daughter was wonderful, but at the same time it was very painful and confusing.
Dear Dr. Gramma Karen,
Our daughter Joan married Donald ten years ago. We all knew there was something off about him; he is very controlling and very insecure. Before they got married, my husband, who is a police officer, let her know how much we love her, and talked to her about our concerns about her marrying him. She went ahead and married him.
Getting back into shape after having a baby is a daunting task for any new mother. To regain energy and confidence, you should first understand the important relationship between physical activity and proper nutrition. A better understanding of how these components work together, and knowing how to put them into action will help moms feel happier and healthier as they get their groove back post-baby.
We love to introduce our community to new products, services and resources for the whole family. From non-chemical wipes to adjustable swaddles, from newborn sleep aids to stroller caddies and more- here are some of our favorite mom and kid products this week!