Cooking isn’t just for adults: as well as being a fun and creative activity for the whole family, learning to cook can help kids to be responsible and confident, and teaches them to take care of themselves. And cooking together can be great fun – while you’re preparing more complex dishes, kids can be right alongside you, helping bring together a meal for everyone in the family. There are a number of dishes that kids can help out with or even learn to whip up in a matter of a few minutes, and here are some popular favorites: Continue reading “Simple recipes kids can be part of”
Playing sports not only helps keep the body in shape, but it also helps us to free ourselves from daily life stress. That is why it is recommended to exercise during pregnancy and, once the baby is born, exercise progressively and under medical control to maintain a routine. However, exercising during the first year of your baby’s life is not always easy.
The inevitable first cold. It’s a moment that new parents dread. I felt terrible for my son when he caught his first cold at six months. He was born in the beginning of cold and flu season, so I thought for sure we’d be sick all winter. The duration was less than two weeks but I learned a lot.
They say that when you become a mom, things change. I can’t say that was true for me across the spectrum, but it certainly was in the kitchen. Over the past year I’ve chosen to bring better foods without GMOs (genetically modified organisms) and organic fruits and vegetables to the dinner table. The change came not just for the benefit of my son, but for the whole family. Adopting this lifestyle was not easy and balance is important in maintaining a healthy habits, including for baby.
During a child’s first 0-5 years, he is growing at an alarming rate, and also requires additional energy for play. The right nutrition is needed to ensure growth and set a healthy foundation for life. It isn’t easy getting kids to eat right, but the following advice should help. Continue reading “Child’s first 0-5 years: tips for ensuring good nutrition”
The early years are vital to your child’s lifetime health. Not only will the food they eat now keep them physically healthy and less likely to catch illnesses, but the food they eat will also help form their eating habits for the rest of their lives. If bad habits are developed now, they may never be broken and can lead to serious medical conditions like heart disease later on in life.
Luckily, following a few simple rules will keep your children healthy now and in the future.