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Here is why prozac should not be used for children diagnosed with autism

Jun 24 2017 - 1:03am
Here is why prozac should not be used for children diagnosed with autism

Scientific observations, just out of the lab, are implying that prozac curbs some symptoms of autism in mice, and are speculating that the drug should be tried in infants in the future. But, other studies on the pathology of autism, leads to the conclusion that prozac should not be used for children diagnosed with autism. Here is what we know so far about autism.

The LA times reported about a study conducted by Hiroshima University and the RIKEN Bra

Laundry Stain Removal Cheat Sheet for Moms

Jun 23 2017 - 5:42pm
laundry

Look, let’s be real. Nobody likes doing the laundry. I mean, I can think of a million different things I would rather be doing on this beautiful summer day than sorting, scrubbing, washing, drying, folding, hanging, and putting away laundry. But in my house, and most likely in yours as well, the laundry duty falls squarely on my shoulders. The worst part of doing laundry for children is all of the stains. Most days, I’m left wondering, “How on earth do they get their clothes so messy?”

My oldest child will be turning 10 years old soon. He’s a boy—a boy who plays sports. His clothes can sometimes really reach new levels of filth; especially his team uniforms. (And on that note, why on earth would they even make white baseball pants for little boys?) My youngest is an 8 year old girl who loves animals and being outdoors, and whose favorite activity is digging in the dirt.

My experience with these two has definitely given me a chance to earn my stain-removal stripes. So I thought, why not put that expertise to good use? Keep reading for my laundry stain removal cheat sheet especially for moms like us.

Laundry Stain Removal Cheat Sheet for Moms

Unbelievable Level of Compassion When Baby Elephant Falls in Pool

Jun 22 2017 - 7:37pm
Baby Elephant Falls In Poll Soul Grand Park

The family of a baby elephant rushes to unbelievable rescue when a baby elephant falls in pool in Grand Park Zoo in Seoul, South Korea.

When I saw this video the first thing I thought was, shouldn't humans be at least as compassionate as the elephants? Shouldn't our compassion be more than that of these elephants?

15 Things You Can Do At The Library You Won’t Want to Miss

Jun 20 2017 - 11:11pm
Things to do at the library during Summer Break

Whether you go to the library daily or don't have a library card yet, you will be amazed at the variety of things you can do, for free, at your public library. There are more resources than you can imagine waiting there for you to take advantage of them. If you need extra inspiration this Summer, why not use your local library as the jumping off point. Go check it out.

When I walked into my local library, I was immediately inspired by the most unexpected things. It felt like I was on an adventure just a few blocks from my house.

Know What Food To Eat To Be Healthy With This Simple And Fun System

Jun 17 2017 - 9:37pm
Healthy food potatoe

With all the conflicting information about what to eat and not eat, are you overwhelmed with trying to figure out what is actually healthy? How do we really know where to start? Use these simple guidelines and this creative tool used by Dr. William Sears, the renounced pediatrician, to make it easier, more fun and doable to make simple changes with our busy lives toward eating healthy food. Here is a fun way to know what food to eat.

With all the conflicting information about what to eat and not eat, are you overwhelmed with trying to figure out what is actually healthy? How do we really know where to start?

Why You Should Leave an Item in the Backseat with Your Child

Jun 17 2017 - 2:23pm
leave something to remind you

I have heard people read Facebook posts about “Leaving an item in the back of your car to help you remember your child”, usually with a hint of disgust in their voice. “How could you not remember your child, they should be the thing you remember is in the backseat.” This is why you should leave an item in the backseat with your child.

I Forgot My Child

101 Free Active Things To Do With the Kids During The Summer To Entertain You Both

Jun 17 2017 - 2:47am
Summer fun water fight

Are you prepared? The kids are home and while you may have activities or camps for part of the summer, you are probably looking for things to do with them while they are home. This is such a valuable time, take advantage of it. With these free things to with kids, you can both learn, bond and discover a new favorite hobby or even perhaps something even greater.

Are you prepared? The kids are home and while you may have activities or camps for part of the summer, you are probably looking for things to do with them while they are home.

The Worst Piece of Advice Moms Say They Were Given When They Began Homeschooling

Jun 16 2017 - 9:23pm
Homeschooling advice parents get

When homeschooling moms ask for tips to begin homeschooling for their children they get different tips of tips and sometimes bad advice. Here are some of the worst pieces of advice homeschooling moms say they have received when they began homeschooling.

Some homeschooling parents say their relatives, even if they are teachers, have no clue what homeschooling is and how it works.

7 Breastfeeding Falsies: True or Not For All?

Jun 16 2017 - 5:08pm
Baby drinking milke from a bottle

I don't know if you have seen the picture of breastfeeding falsies, but these seven questions are raise in it. The question is are these breastfeeding falsies true or not for all.

Some people say the following breastfeeding falsies are just pretense for moms who do not want to breastfeed their babies. Others say some of them are not for all.

Benefits Of Parents And Caregivers Playing With Children For Child Development Are More Than Imagined

Jun 16 2017 - 8:43am
Playing with kids outdoors

Fun With Your Kids Has Serious Consequences. Children need play for healthy development. Play is like the language of children. It a big part of how they interact with and get to know the world around them. How they feel safe and grow. Just as much, they need us - their attentive, present caregivers. The way we play with them teaches them how to feel and think about the world around them and, most importantly, themselves.

The kids beckon me to jump in the pool with them. “Come play with us!” they plee. Sometimes the message is as distinct and explicit as that.

Reasons You Should Never Over-Comply With Homeschool Laws

Jun 14 2017 - 11:07pm
homeschool record keeping

The homeschooling movement is growing like never before. Thankfully, homeschooling is legal in all 50 United States and all 10 Canadian Provinces. The law varies, however, from State-to-State and Province-to-Province, so it is important that as a homeschool parent, you know and comply with the law.

At the same time, it is important to avoid the temptation to over-comply with homeschool regulations.

My Children and I Were Silent for Five Minutes. Here's What Happened When We Began to Practice Mindfulness

Jun 13 2017 - 1:44pm
Mindful child

A house full of children is a house full of chaos. With our tablets and phones, Netflix and Minecraft, with our Amazon Echo, our radios and TVs, with a barking dog and sibling squabbles we are constantly in a state of massive over-stimulation. One day last month, it became abundantly clear to me that I had simply had ENOUGH.

Something had to change in our family.

Why my kids will watch R Rated movies

Jun 12 2017 - 3:09pm
movie tickets

When the weekends come in my household, it’s usually a time when we can all play catch up. Whether its homework, chores, or work. When we all get a break, it can almost be considered a miracle, and when these little miracles come along, we like enjoying it by watching a movie or two. Sometimes we will watch a ‘Kids’ movie, and sometimes we will decide to watch a movie that is at a higher rating. The question is though, how do we decide what is considered appropriate and not appropriate for children.

Unlike myself, my spouse is a movie buff. If you name any movie from the 70’s to now, it’s more than likely that my spouse has seen it, or will want to see it.

Can The Cry It Out Method Relieve Stress In Your Baby?

Jun 12 2017 - 1:14pm
Parenting Cry-it-out Sleep

If your mother-in-law suggests you allow your baby to cry themselves to sleep, they may not be wrong according to recent research. Allowing baby to cry-it-out is harmless and may even relieve stress, according to science, although the topic remains highly controversial.

10 Fun Water Play Ideas to Entertain Your Children This Summer on a Budget

Jun 10 2017 - 3:04pm
Summer Fan Ideas

Summer is my favorite time of year. Lounging around by the water is one of my favorite summer pass times. Whether it be the pool, a lake, or the beach, being around water is so relaxing. Having young children, however, is the polar-opposite of relaxing when near water. Below, you’ll find a list of frugal, fun ways to cool off without the hassle of loading the kids up to go to the beach or the pool. This list of 10 fun water play ideas is sure to make your children’s summer enjoyable while being completely budget friendly too!

How To Stand Your Ground When Your Child Doesn’t Want Dinner

Jun 9 2017 - 1:18pm
Pasta Dinner

With my Spouse working full time and me being a stay at home mom, it’s crucial to make every bit of resources count, especially when it comes to food. When I prepare meals, it’s important to me that nothing goes to waste, but what’s also important to me is that everything I make is flavorful and filling. While my spouse and I love trying new recipes, my stepdaughters can be skeptical when trying new foods, especially when those foods don’t fit into the sweets category. Because of this, it can cause some friction when it comes to dinner time. No matter the friction, I believe it is important to always stand your ground and have children eat what’s for dinner, even if it may take some work.

Yesterday was the first day in a long time I decided to try a new recipe for dinner called “one pot pizza rigatoni”. Imagine, spaghetti and meatballs topped with cheese and pepperoni.

Loneliness in the Wakes of Traditional Motherhood and How to Cope

Jun 9 2017 - 6:49am
Motherhood and family

Life as a mom can be incredibly tough. You are responsible for not just the physical wellbeing of your children, but the emotional as well. There are a million decisions we, as moms, need to make daily for the sake of our families. So, where do those of us who choose traditional motherhood fit into today’s society?

We are in the age where our traditional values and natural instincts are often forsaken in parenting.

Why I Love Being a Baseball Mom: How the Love of the Game Has Brought Us Closer Together

Jun 8 2017 - 10:22pm
Baseball mom

Every Spring, Moms throughout the country begin making plans—plans for a summer of late nights under bright lights, hours scrubbing grass stains from the knees of white pants, and scorching Saturday sunburns from too many hours on the bleachers. That’s right. It’s baseball season!

In our home, baseball excitement never really dies, but really begins amping up around Mid-February, when the big leagues begin their Spring Training.

Overbudgeting on household expenses is a common budgeting mistake, here are some tips to help correct that

Jun 8 2017 - 12:59am
Overbudgeting household expenses

Are you trying to get your expenses down? If so, I want to share with you some recipes and tips to help lower your household expenses and stay within your budget.

I know you have heard the saying robbing Peter to pay Paul. We have all done this at some point in our lives. Then one day you get tired of the constant financial battle and the sleepless nights.

You CAN Homeschool: All HomeSchooling Questions Addressed

Jun 7 2017 - 5:32pm
Homeschooling children

Summer break is here, and the kids are home from school! Some of your friends may be complaining about having their kids home all day long, but perhaps you find yourself already dreading the end of summer. Maybe you wish you had MORE time together as a family than the traditional school year allows. If so, perhaps it's time to consider homeschooling as an alternative for your family.

Common core. Bullying. Learning disabilities. School shootings and intruder drills. Desire to travel and spend time together as a family.

What To Get For Father’s Day

Jun 7 2017 - 1:14pm
Father's Day

I didn’t exactly have "World’s #1 Dad." Instead, my grandpa filled that role for me, and that’s where all my Father’s Day arts and crafts went. I love my grandpa more than I could explain, but I was very aware of the fact that I didn’t have what I considered a normal father/daughter relationship. With this being the first Father’s Day with my spouse, I have been ecstatic to find the “perfect gift” for Father’s Day. I would scroll through my Pinterest just looking for a DIY project to complete with my stepdaughter even possibly signing get my baby’s name who is still in my belly (A girl!). Although, that all changed this past week.

A few nights ago, I began having cramping in my stomach, my back, and spotting.

Weighing The Pros and Cons of Public vs Private or Parochial School

Jun 6 2017 - 11:11pm
Private vs public schools

Parents naturally want the best for kids so they may consider sending them to private school, even if it’s out of their budget, neighborhood or even city, or if doing so may adversely affect the entire family. Sometimes trying to have what they think is the best for their child isn’t what’s best for the child. As a parent and grandparent I’ll be weighing in on the pros and cons of public school versus private or parochial school.

My parents sent four kids to Catholic school.

My preschooler is still rear facing in a car seat and this is why

Jun 6 2017 - 9:42am
3 year old in a rear facing car seat

Yes that's right my 3.5 year old still sits in a rear facing car seat. Why? Keep reading and I'll tell you my reasons why my 3 years old is rear facing in a car seat.

First and most importantly because it's the safest way for children to ride. It's 5 times safer. Rear facing in a car seat provides the most protection for their neck and spine.

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