Every minute of the day counts when you’re juggling soccer practice, gymnastics, tutoring, piano lessons, work, real estate, finances and holiday planning. A high demand life requires us to consistently perform at the top of our game. How do we thrive and succeed without getting tense, depleted and stressed out?
Little boys and dinosaurs seem to go hand in hand. My Son is obsessed with dinosaurs at the moment, he has dinosaur clothing, dinosaur books, and dinosaur toys. When I told him that we had been invited to a special screening of the movie – The Good Dinosaur – it was just the icing on the cake. What 5-year-old, doesn’t like a good Dino flick?
Hippocrates, considered the father of Western medicine, is often quoted as saying, “Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.” Most of us know that a poor diet can contribute to poor health, but there are also certain foods that can support your immune system and increase your body’s resilience. As flu season peaks, here are a few foods that can help you boost your immunity through your diet.
With Thanksgiving only a few days away here in the United States, we are excited to share another vegan, sugar & gluten free desert recipe following Cara’s fruit-topped cheesecake, to be sitting pretty at your table this year.
This recipe is also from the book – Love On A Plate – which is filled with plant-based recipes which do not require cooking, also know as raw food. For raw food enthusiasts, this is a book which will nicely complement others in your library. Or, if you appreciate the benefits of uncooked food from time-to-time and need some inspiration, then Love on A Plate is a good place to start.
Okay, so Thanksgiving is just around the corner and with Thanksgiving comes the tradition of eating copious amounts of food. Thanksgiving is a bitter-sweet holiday for me, I am always so completely devastated by the by the estimate that close to 45 million turkeys are inhumanely killed in the United States for this day, each year. It is definitely not a thanksgiving for the turkey.
Looking after your teeth, (and your children’s teeth from an early age), is imperative to ensure you will all have a healthy set for the rest of your life, but what about natural options? Most of the common sense steps you can take are pretty straight forward, like –
- Brushing your teeth after every meal, or at least twice a day, aiming to brush for a solid 2 minutes of cleaning for the best results
- Floss daily
- Avoid eating damaging foods and drinks, such as fizzy drinks and sugary foods
- If you drink coffee, rinse your mouth out with water afterwards to avoid staining
- See a dentist regularly, I take my Son and I also go every 6 months for a cleaning and a check up
The Benefits of Regular Check-Ups
The Eco-Bonk is a classic take on an old-school toy, with a modern green twist. Created by a mother of 2 boys, it is durable and long-lasting, providing hours of entertainment for your Little One. It encourages physical activity, while enhancing balance and reaction time. Not forgetting, strategic thinking and so much laughter.
The Learning Tower, is one of those must-have items that I always recommend to parents of a toddler-ish aged child. It is not so known, as say a stroller or a crib, but it should be. It is a clever invention which helps children “join in” on grown-up activities, or on its own is a safe and sturdy contraption where a child can spend time enjoying activities. My 5-year-old Son, has used his since he was 2 years of age, and he is still happily spending time in it.
If you are looking for something unique and different to do with your children in New York, look no further than heading upstate to South Salem, to spend a night camping under the stars, at the New York Wolf Conservation Center. Here, you will be up close and personal with these majestic critically endangered creatures, which is an experience like no other. On top of all of this, It is a wonderful opportunity, to encourage understanding in children of how to live in harmony with nature and animals.
Let’s talk tofu – it can be grilled, baked, scrambled, broiled and eaten raw. Tofu also known as Bean Curd, is an adaptable food which is a good plant-based protein source. Additionally it is low in calories, has zero saturated fat, is cholesterol-free and provides minerals like potassium, magnesium and calcium. In this article, we are highlighting, a more unique way to consume tofu and thus protein in one’s diet, in smoothies!