Posts tagged kids
A Safe Alternative for Pain Relief {Mom's Kisses Review & Giveaway}

During my late childhood and teenage years, I popped Tylenol and Advil like it was going out of style. With regular headaches and back pain, plus monthly stomach cramps, I just couldn't cope without OTC (over the counter) drugs. Of course as time went on, the doses I had to take progressively increased. I would take extra strength drugs at the maximum dose and hope for the best. Often, it was barely enough to take the edge off.Does this sound familiar to you?

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Whole Roasted Cauliflower

Cauliflower is so awesome because of it's versatility but it's a messy little bugger to prep, don't you think? I feel like there ends up being a couple whole florets worth of tiny little cauliflower pieces on the floor by the time I am done cutting it all up!Since I already loved roasted cauliflower, I was excited to try roasting it whole--without all the messy prep work!

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5 Tips for Camping with Kids

Woohoo! What a great day! It's our 7th anniversary today AND my crazy crew is off to Birch Bay for our annual camping trip! This is the 5th year that we have joined up with our friends to camp at Birch Bay State Park. Our first year we only had a 6 month old with us and we camped for 2 nights. This year, we're up to 3 kids (4.5 years, 2.5 years, 8 months) and we're staying 5 nights!

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Taryn Nergaardcamping, kids
Reflections from an Accidental Co-Sleeper

Do you let your baby cry it out? I've judged you.Do you let your baby nurse on demand all day? I've judged you. Do you let your baby sleep with you? I've judged you. Do you bottle feed your baby formula? I've judged you. Have I judged the decisions of pretty much every mom out there? Yep. Have I judged myself even more critically? Absolutely. I've been reflecting on my ideas, decisions, attitudes, etc as a mom lately and I definitely don't like everything I have found. You see, I'm a very "black and white" person. Something is either good or bad, it can't be both. Something is either healthy or it's not, it can't be both. I'm either doing this right or wrong, it can't be both.

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Fit Friday: 5 Tips to Help Kids Have a Healthy Relationship with Food and Exercise

Here's another fantastic Fit Friday post by Ashley!I can only imagine how hard it must be to raise a family in our culture. I am not a mom myself, but I was a kid, raised in a home that strived to promote health, balance, and wellness beyond body image and weight loss. As I thought about how I was raised, and the type of environment I hope to have in my family one day, I have created a list of simple ways that you can help your children have a healthy relationship with food and exercise.

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What do you feed a GAPS baby? Introducing Solids - Weeks 6 & 7

This is a short post today, as there are no new food introductions for these weeks!It may seem like this process is a bit slow-going. But, if you've experienced the consequences of food allergies and intolerance, than you know how frustrating it can be. It's much easier, safer, and healthier to go slow NOW than to have to go back erase the damage that's been done by introducing too many foods too quickly! Believe me.

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What do you feed a GAPS baby? Introducing Solids - Weeks 4 & 5

If you've been following along with this series, than you'll already know that my little Baby Bear is a stubborn, independent, likes to do things her own way, little girl. I love her for that. I really do.But I also wish that she was moving on to some new foods and not taking her sweet time back at week 2 :) Oh well, she'll get there! And I am already well aware of how quickly time flies so I will relish every moment of her sweet infant-ness!

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What do you feed a GAPS baby?: Introducing Solids - Week Three

As I look ahead at the GAPS diet and the new foods that I will soon be introducing to Baby Bear, I am reminded of just how quickly days, weeks, and months go by!It feels like only a few weeks since I met my youngest baby girl for the very first time and now she's 6 1/2 months old! I love those bittersweet moments. Because as much as I can miss the days when each of my girls were just newly born, their lives hold so much potential that I cannot help but be excited for each new stage they enter! For Buttons, I'm excited for her to be starting kindergarten; for Bean, I'm excited to see her vocabulary grow and her desire to explore the world around her; for Baby Bear, I'm excited for her to be sitting at the table eating scrambled eggs with us for breakfast and crawling after her sisters! But before Baby Bear gets to eat scrambled eggs, there's still a few more foods to introduce first.

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What do you feed a GAPS baby?: Introducing Solids - Week Two

A couple weeks ago, I shared our first experience introducing solids to our little Baby bear. If you read it, you may have thought I was crazy for giving chicken broth as a first food!But sometimes life calls for a little bit of crazy! The harsh reality is that whatever I did with Buttons and Bean did not work, so I needed to shake things up this time around... Third time's a charm, right? Not only am I sharing this information with you because you may be curious, but also because I think it's good to have a broad range of information in regards to nutrition, especially for our children. Just because rice cereal is the conventional or recommended first food for babies does not mean it's the best food for all babies. I hope that by sharing my experience with the GAPS diet, I can help broaden the scope of information out there and make it culturally acceptable to do what's best for our individual children. Just because one diet works for one child does not mean it will work for the next (GAPS diet included!)

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