health

Time with the Kids vs a Home-Cooked Meal? You can have both!

By By Elizabeth Yarnell www.GloriousOnePotMeals.com

Believe it or not, today’s mothers spend more hours focused on their children than the mothers of the 1960s did. While we like to hark back to the Leave It To Beaver halcyon days of mothers greeting kids after school with milk and cookies as an ideal for raising happy children, the reality, according to a University of Maryland study, actually looks better these days. » Read more

The Sorry Secrets of Sweeteners

By By Elizabeth Yarnell www.GloriousOnePotMeals.com

The other day I went to buy some of the individual bags of flavored waters for my kids. I was thinking that they would be preferable to the no-sugar-added juice boxes I normally offer to hydrate them in the car. Water, I reasoned, is always a healthier choice than juice. » Read more

Terrific Tofu

By Cheryl Tallman and Joan Ahlers www.FreshBaby.com Tofu is the Japanese name for soybean curd. Dating back to its use in China around 200 B.C, tofu is believed to be the first processed food. Today, it is a dietary staple throughout all of Asia. Tofu is a relative newcomer to the USA. Established in 1906, Quong Hop in San Francisco claims to be the first tofu shop in America. Today, it's found in nearly all heath food stores and is fast becoming a common item is most grocery stores too. » Read more

Shopping for Organic Foods

By Cheryl Tallman and Joan Ahlers When shopping for your family, you should consider that per pound of body weight, babies consume about 60 times more fruits and vegetables than adults. This fact combined with undeveloped digestive and immune systems, put young children at the greatest health risk for pesticide residues. To minimize the effects, you might consider buying organic for those foods that your children eat regularly. Produce: Pesticides levels vary in produce. Here is a list of common fruits and veggies that are high in pesticide residues*. » Read more

Brown Rice for the Family

By Cheryl Tallman and Joan Ahlers Some of the key nutrients in brown rice include B vitamins, maganese, selenium, iron and fiber. The health benefits of brown rice read like a laundry list to disease prevention and boosting the immune system. These benefits include lowering cholesterol, reduced risk of diabetes, heart disease, heart attack, stroke and colon cancer, reduced severity of asthma, and lower frequency of migraine headaches. » Read more

5 Tips for Eating Your Way Through A Healthy New Year

By Elizabeth Yarnell www.gloriousonepotmeals.com January is always a good month to consider changes, and if one of your resolutions is to eat healthier and/or lose weight then you’re like millions of other Americans with the same goals. The hard part is actually following through. » Read more

3 Tips For A Seductively Healthy Valentine's Dinner

By Elizabeth Yarnell www.gloriousonepotmeals.com What can you do to make a special Valentine’s Day Dinner for your sweetie? Make it hot, make it healthy, and make it easy! » Read more

Summer Safety Tips For Children

By Nicole Dean, www.ShowMomtheMoney.com

Summer is a fun time, but it’s also a time when a lot of accidents happen. Here are some ways to keep your children safe this summer. Water safety If you have a pool or plan to be around the water at all, then make sure you’ve got all security devices in place. All gates must be locked, and alarms installed, especially if you have non-swimming children at home. » Read more

Sneaky Ways to Sneak Vegetables Into Your Child's Diet

You’ve tried all the usual tricks to get your little one to eat vegetables. But after months of offering dips with vegetable sticks, arranging vegetables in the shape of smiley faces, and every other trick in the book, your little one still rejects vegetables out-of-hand. Of course you want to continue to teach your child that vegetables are an important part of a healthy diet. » Read more

Nightmares, Night Terrors and Fears

By Elizabeth Pantley, author of Gentle Baby Care and The No-Cry Sleep Solution

The lack of adequate, restful sleep can affect your child’s mood, behavior, health, memory and growth. If there is anything standing in the way of a good night’s sleep it’s important to address the issue and solve the problem. Following is a list of typical sleep disrupters and possible solutions. » Read more