10 things your friends won’t understand until they have kids

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I remember before I had my first child, I made it to every happy hour, GNO (girls night out), date night, and Vegas trip. But like with everyone else, after having kids my priorities changed. Being one of the first of my friends to have kids I also know how it is to have to defend decisions I made regarding my kids to friends who don’t have them. It can be frustrating for both sides, and hopefully you can relate to or learn from some of the points in this article.  [Read more…]

tuesday tip: simple way to remove a splinter

5998567606_e72cf3dbde_zHave a splinter you can’t get rid of? Is your finger throbbing with pain? This can be painful for children as well as adults, and you definitely dread having to tweeze and poke it!!  Need a simple solution to remove it? Check out this video for quick, painless way to get rid of those nasty splinters.

Hope this tip is helpful! It has been very helpful in our household, since the kids are not afraid anymore of us trying to take a splinter out with a tweezer!

 

tips on preventing childhood obesity

Chaimmomas wanted to welcome a special guest blogger today Poonam Patel.  Poonam has been a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner for over 10 years.  She always had a passion for children, which made it easy for her to decide on a career.  Her experience as nurse was in General Pediatrics, Cystic Fibrosis, and Diabetes.  Children with chronic illness are so special and gave her a perspective that no one could ever teach. 
Obesity is a very intricate problem that is affected by many variables, which makes each family different, and offers even more of a challenge to help. Her main focus is to educate families and children, to prevent life long diseases.  We can all avoid this problem, by starting early, educating ourselves and practicing as a community.  Children are our future, and we should guide them to success!”  
Obesity
Here are some simple facts:
  • In the last 30 years childhood obesity has doubled in this country, and quadrupled in adolescents.
  • This is not just a domestic issue, it is a epidemic throughout the world.
  • In 2012, more than one third of children and adolescents were overweight or obese.1

There are many factors that have led this increase in obesity rates: the use of processed foods has increased: which is higher in calories, fats, and salts. Sugar has been replaced with Corn syrup, and individual’s intake more of these beverages. Portions are much larger than 20 years ago.  Family dynamics have shifted, in many homes both parents are working and time is essential.  We go for quicker options.  There is a myth that healthy foods are more expensive than unhealthy foods. Access to healthier options is a problem for many communities throughout the United States. Lack of education is a huge factor in this country as well as internationally. [Read more…]