We know the American Academy of Pediatrics recommends zero screen time for kids under 2 years old, and I totally respect that -- though I admit to not always following that rule ourselves -- electronics can be a a great tool for parents who need a few undistracted minutes to get something important done or for just about anyone traveling more than a couple of hours with a child in tow.
Personally, as a work-at-home mom to a two-year-old, there have been many instances in which I wouldn't have met deadline without breaking out the iPad. That said, I do try to limit usage to a maximum of twice a week and never for more than an hour at a time, and I try to stick with really high-quality apps that have an educational component.
Everything tastes better with fresh herbs, but they are pricey and have a short life span. Not anymore! I'm going to give you little tips to help you preserve your favorite herbs fresh and enjoy them longer than just one meal or two.
Don't worry because, these tips do not involve gardening!
Food poisoning can be brutal, but is easily avoidable once you know which foods the bacteria love to lurk in. By being aware of the danger, you can then take the necessary safety precautions while handling those items.Continue Reading >
In some sad news, a new study conducted by the Kinsey Institute has found that women have fewer orgasms than straight men. Researchers collected information from a total of 6,151 single men and women who filled out an online questionnaire about their sexual activity in the previous year. Surprisingly enough, 7 percent of the women who took the survey admitted to never reaching orgasm with their partner. Likewise, only 16 percent of women reported to having an orgasm 100 percent of the time they had intercourse. Straight men reported to having an orgasm 100 percent of the time--surprise, surprise!
Yes, yes, you should listen to the age old advice of napping when your baby naps, you will be a much happier and saner person if you get the rest you need. Everyone is always saying you should do it, so do it. But just in case you are one of the countless moms that does not listen to this wisdom because even though you should do something doesn't mean you will and because kid's nap time means "me" time and heaven knows you don't get enough of that, then know that I understand and I support you. I support you because when my kids were still napping regularly, I knew I was supposed to nap too and I was definitely tired enough to need it, but I also needed some precious awake time to do things for ME!
So if you choose not to nap when your kid does, I totally get it, but please listen to me! Do not waste nap time doing things like housework, paying bills or checking emails. Use that precious time to do truly valuable things. Like the following ...
Growing up, we all learn a thing or two about being pretty. From the moment we put on our first poufy princess dress and get our hair done for a special occassion, we are taught that a standard of beauty exists. Teaching your daughter to "be pretty" may seem harmless, but it can lead to her suffering from low self-esteem or having negative body issues in the future. Here are three lessons to teach your daughter about beauty so she can walk with confidence and let her true belleza shine.
Ladies, I know I'm not alone when I say that the mother of all evils is cellulite. Maybe I'm being a little dramatic, but you know what I mean. The thing is wholly impossible! We are born with it and after that it seems like everything we do accentuate it more. We all have it, but we don't have to live with it. There are diets and exercises we can do to diminish the appearance and even eliminate those stubborn little bumps.
You are traveling to new places, unveiling new cultures and traditions or relaxing on the beach. You are taking a break from your regular routine and you are EATING. We tend to eat a lot while we are vacationing and we don't exercise enough. Time to turn things around! You can lose a lot of weight while you are traveling, and we'll tell you how. Making these smart choices while you are away, we'll help you stay fit and shed the unwanted vacation pounds.
Whether you're a renter or an owner, it can often seem like calling an outside party for minor repairs is more hassle than it's worth. If you're handy or know someone who is, there are lots of around-the-house repairs you can do for minimal cash and in less than a day, many of which may seem more complicated than they really are. Below you'll find four simple bathroom fixes that will greatly improve the quality of your restroom experience, all of which you can do without calling in the pros.Continue Reading >
There are some major health and safety rules that we all grew up following. Don't drink and drive. Click it or ticket. Just say no to drugs. Beware the water when traveling through developing countries. But what about the little habits and tasks we do every single day without even knowing that they could be harmful? Read on for a list of things that you might not have even known were health risks.