Kids Friendly Recipes

Stephanie Holleman

Tags healthy recipes for kids, kid recipes

Homemade Almond Milk Prep Time: 3 minutes plus overnight soak   Keeps: 3–4 Days Ingredients: 1 cup almonds 3 dates 5 ½ cups distilled water Directions: Soak the almonds overnight.  In the morning, drain the water and rinse the almonds. Then add the almonds, dates, and distilled water to a blender and blend until the almond milk is smooth.   Applesauce Prep Time: 4 minutes Ingredients: 4 apples, sliced and peeled 6 dates ¾ cup almonds 1 ½ tsp. cinnamon 1 cup apple juice Directions: Blend all of the ingredients in a blender until you have the desired consistency.   Healthy Muesli Snack...

Benefits of Breastfeeding

Stephanie Holleman

Tags baby, benefits, breastfeeding

Benefits of Breastfeeding  There are many benefits of breastfeeding for both mom and baby.  In fact, the plusses far outweigh the sacrifices.  When making this key decision about your baby’s first year, consider the following benefits of breastfeeding: Contains every nutrient your baby needs Optimum proportions of nutrients Fewer illnesses to baby and less trips to the doctor The cost savings compared to buying formula and bottles Health benefits to mom, including burning calories Breastfeeding strengthens your baby’s immune system It increases your child’s IQ Develops lifelong bond It’s free! *Source: Dadd, Debra. Home Safe Home. New York: Tarcher/Putnam, 1997....

Benefits of Music for Infant Girls

Stephanie Holleman

Tags benefits of music, girls, infants, listening to music, newborns

Benefits of Music for Infant Girls  Did you know that listening to music with your baby actually has health benefits?  Whether you’re listing to music while your baby is still in the womb, or after your baby has been born, research shows that music can increase oxygen saturation levels, help to establish healthy sleep patterns, and contribute to healthy weight gain in newborns.  These are just a few of the benefits of music for infants, both prenatal and postnatal.  To learn more, read

Stay at Home Mom - Pros and Cons

Stephanie Holleman

Tags benefits, stay at home mom

Stay at Home Mom You Can’t Put a Price on Motherhood There is a dilemma that comes with having children: should I stay home with them? Even the most ambitious women succumb to the nesting instinct of maternal nature. It is a personal and specific decision that has its perks – and its pitfalls. Advancements in women’s rights in the workplace have encouraged women to acquire higher paying jobs. Recent research suggests that more women are choosing to stay at home. It is not because of lack of education or opportunity, but simply that they don’t want to have someone...

Healthy Pregnancy Tips

Stephanie Holleman

Tags healthy, pregnancy, tips

Healthy Pregnancy Tips  A healthy pregnancy isn’t just a gift to your baby, it’s also a gift to you.  To ensure that you have a healthy pregnancy, make sure that you: Get plenty of exercise Drink lots of water Follow your doctor’s dietary recommendations Take prenatal vitamins Get enough sleep Avoid toxins For more on enjoying a healthy pregnancy, read the article

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