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I decided to write this post after making a comment on Facebook and realizing few parents are aware of the new guidelines for introducing high risk foods to babies. After doing some research, I also realized some pediatricians are not aware of the new guidelines either! With all the allergies nowadays, it is scary giving your kid peanut products for the first time, so at the very least, we want to know what the experts are saying. I put together a summary of what I found and if you want…Continue
So now is the time that we all start preparing our gardens and lawns for the spring. We all want to keep those lawns looking nice and green and keep those pesky bugs out of our rose bushes. It is no surprise then that I received a newsletter from a our local nursery making a few suggestions. Now is the time it says to "make your first application of granular pre-emergent weed control" fertilizer to the lawn. It also suggests that you consider adding a "liquid or granular insecticide which is…Continue
With child obesity becoming such a growing problem, it is no wonder that there is a current push to teach children about food. I think teaching kids how to eat healthier is all well and good. However, I have also heard well-intentioned parents make the association between food and "fatness" to their children. My personal belief is that that is harmful and unnecessary.
I was the "fat" kid growing up. I still remember that someone had nicknamed me Miss Piggy. I had very…Continue