A Hidden Danger in Scented Candles

Aromatherapy can prove beneficial for many reasons; however, you may want to reconsider your scented candles around your newborn. A hidden danger in scented candles could put your child’s health at risk. We’re not talking about the obvious fire hazard around young children. A research study was conducted which showed evidence that scented candles can be toxic and carcinogenic if left burning for prolonged periods. The Risks You Should Know Researchers at the Environmental Protection Agency found that some scented {Read More}

Recognize the Signs of Whooping Cough

How Yoga Benefits You and Your Child

Yoga is an exercise technique that has been widely adapted for its many wonderful benefits. This form of exercise helps you unwind and destress, improves balance and stamina, and boosts the circulatory system but adults aren’t the only ones that can benefit from this practice. Practicing yoga is very advantageous for people of all ages, even in-utero. Learn how yoga benefits you and your child for a healthier, less stressed lifestyle. Practicing Yoga from the Start Exercise during pregnancy can {Read More}

Valuable Toddler Songs for Development

You know those catchy nursery rhymes that your parents played for you or you heard in preschool? While these tunes are often very engaging for children, they also play a key role in your child’s development. There’s much more to those melodies than just singing and dancing. Some excellent toddler songs for development your preschooler will love also have skill building value they can benefit from later on in life.   Music can have a great impact on a developing {Read More}

Not So Nutritious Foods For Kids

It’s perfectly common for kids to go through a picky stage at the dinner table. As parents we typically stress over eating enough and getting a good balance of nutritious foods for kids, but some seemingly healthy foods your kids might like could be misleading. According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, poor snack choices increase a child’s caloric intake and can lead to childhood obesity. Here’s a list of the 5 most popular foods that aren’t as healthy as {Read More}

Top Mold Free BathToys

Rub a dub, splashing in the tub. Bath toys can make tub time lots of fun for you and your baby. This is an important time for your baby to bond and learn. You may not realize it, but even as your baby is splashing they’re learning about the world around them. While you’re busy getting them all squeaky clean, keep them engaged with cool and exciting bath toys! As a mother of 3, one thing I’ve learned is that {Read More}

Is Mold Hiding in Your Baby’s Toys?

First there was a scare about hidden mold in nasal aspirators that are commonly used to help clear a baby’s stuffy nasal passages. Now many parents are concerned about finding mold in baby toys! One particular toy in question that is causing a stir is the classic Sophie the Giraffe toy by Vulli. It’s a classic toy that dates back to 1961 that hasn’t lost its appeal through the years because of the natural composition that has remained the same. {Read More}

Baby and Child CPR: What Every Parent Should Know

Long before I began having children I learned the important steps in performing CPR through a class in high school. It’s a very valuable lesson to learn in the event of a cardiac or breathing emergency. As a parent and my past experience in the medical field I’ve learned how quickly these emergencies can happen, which is why baby and child CPR is something that every parent should know. Babies are notorious for being curious and putting things in their {Read More}

Makeup Hacks for Busy Moms

There are tons of videos on the web these days of tutorials showing you how to contour and achieve the perfect look for a flawless complexion. Do you ever watch them and think ‘who has time for that!?’ Lucky for you, there are fabulous makeup hacks for busy moms to achieve a fresh, touched-up look without spending hours in front of a mirror. I’m not as gifted in the makeup department as some, so these hacks are great for pulling {Read More}

Top 10 Christmas Toys List 2016

The holidays are slowly creeping up on us and if you haven’t already done so, now would be a good time to get an early start on your Christmas shopping. Every year the big toy retailers release their picks of highly anticipated top 10 Christmas toys list they expect to sell out early. So now is the time to start planning, saving and watching out for those must-haves that will be on your child’s wish list this year. I’ve narrowed {Read More}