Make Physical Activity A Priority For Your Family As a parent, one of the best things you can do right now is encourage healthy habits for your children. Staying active and eating right can help kids and adults achieve healthier weights, stronger muscles and bones. Here are some other ways to make physical activity a priority for your family: Let Your Child Pick Activities Considering participating in a physical activity with your child? They might get even more excited about it … [Read more...] about Making Family Fitness Fun
Giving kids allowance? Yay or Nay? There’s so many different thoughts on this subject: Do you pay a regular allowance to your kid, only give them money when needed, or have them do special chores to earn money? When my husband and I got together, I had two daughters, ages 13 and 3; and he had a son age 4. He previously would just give his son money or toys whenever. My daughters (the older one, because what is a 3 year old going to do with money….lol) would get money when needed. I would … [Read more...] about Kids And Allowances
Materials you need: 6"x9" cut fabric5"x7" cut fabric2"x4" cut fabric2.5"x14" cut fabric for neck strapCrayola Fabric Markershot glue gun and glue sticksvelcro Take the fabric of your choice and cut four different pieces measuring 6"x9", 5"x7", 2"x4", and 2.5"x14". Decided what pattern you want to draw on your bowtie; I chose to do a lemon pattern for the bow and then stripes for the middle. You only have to cover the middle portion of the fabric because it will be folded. Take the largest … [Read more...] about DIY No-Sew Bowtie
Are you wondering if strength training and lifting weights is good for your son or daughter? Ease your mind, strength training is a huge health benefit so long as the movements are performed properly. The Mayo Clinic backs me up in this. Strength training refers to physical exercise that uses resistance against muscles to build strength. This can be done through lifting weights and using your body weight. A good time to start strength training with your kids is around 7 or 8 years old or … [Read more...] about Get Active: Is Strength Training Safe for Your Kids?
What is the 'common cold'? Each year more than 200 viruses cause what we refer to as the 'common cold'. These 200 join together to produce up to 1500 different virus combinations our bodies may need to fight, according to the CDC and the American Lung Association. How are germs spread - and how long are they active?Germs are surprisingly active, resiliant things. Consider these facts: A person sneezing propels more than 100,000 germs up to 3 feet at a velocity of 200 miles per hour.A … [Read more...] about Fighting the Common Cold
Welcome to pregnancy! The first 12 weeks of your pregnancy is an important time in the development of your baby. Caring for this new life can be both exciting and exhausting! Here are some things to know about your first trimester: Embryo, fetus, trimester…what do these terms mean? Pregnancy is divided into three parts, called "trimesters." The first trimester of your pregnancy is about 3 months lasting from week 1 until 12 completed weeks. During the first 8 weeks, … [Read more...] about Fetal Development in the First Trimester