Sweater weather, sore throats and runny noses can only mean one thing – the start of cold and flu season! Luckily, there are easy ways to protect you and your family, and with the proper care and a lot of TLC you can say goodbye to cold and flu symptoms in as little as three days. By taking these preventative steps, you’ll fight every flu season with confidence. Practice healthy eating: Maintaining a balanced diet with plenty of fruits and vegetables will help keep you healthy. But sometimes … [Read more...] about Battling Cold and Flu Season
Needles can be frightening for children (and even some adults) but there are ways to help your child cope, and even to make the process easier. Whether your child needs an IV, to have blood taken or to get an immunization, we have some tips to get you and your little one through it. Hydrate If getting an IV or giving blood, your child will have a much easier time if she is hydrated. If the needle is happening with short notice, pick up one of your child’s favourite drinks, like a coveted soft … [Read more...] about 8 ways to help your child cope with needles
The following content is sponsored. All opinions are my own. When I was a kid we played outside all day long and I don't remember applying sunscreen, although I suppose it probably did happen some of the time. It wasn't such a concern forty years ago, especially when you have olive skin that rarely burned. Today we know a little more about the importance of sun protection. Thanks to research, we know that a single sunburn in childhood can double one's risk of developing melanoma. That's not a … [Read more...] about Do you want zinc oxide in your sunscreen?
As a seasoned mother of four I know that each child is a unique individual. Siblings, despite having the same lineage and upbringing, all have their own individual personalities and traits. This is true for their skin as well. Every baby is born with his or her own special skin that requires various products to meet all of their needs. Today’s families are constantly evolving. Life is moving faster and technology is advancing, just like our understanding of what’s best for baby. That’s why … [Read more...] about Give your baby soft and healthy skin
In 2016 I found myself at my highest weight ever and in desperate need of a weight loss plan. More importantly, I felt as unhealthy as I have ever felt in my life. The combination of asthma and a previous damaging respiratory virus left my lungs functioning the same as someone more than twenty years my senior. Walking short distances left me breathless while simple chores like carrying laundry baskets became daunting. I was also dealing with depression and anxiety, no doubt exacerbated by my … [Read more...] about Finding Fitness and Diet Motivation After Slipping
Whenever I tell someone about eating Keto and how my husband and I have lost a combination of over 70 lbs this year, I'm told "I could never do that". I understand where they are coming from because I would estimate that my diet used to consist of over 80% carbs. I couldn't imagine eliminating them, but I did, or at least I cut them back dramatically. Cravings still happen and today I'm going to share how I manage some of my most demanding cravings while still maintaining a low carb diet. The … [Read more...] about Dealing with Carb Cravings While Eating Keto