Posted on January 18, 2011 by themotherlist
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It is such an uphill battle to keep up with the safest products to buy for your children. I am always amazed with how deceiving some of the marketing language can be. I love it when the packaging says “All Natural” only to find that the product contains some of the worst chemicals around.
That’s why I was thrilled to find that the Cosmetic Database had published “The Parent’s Buying Guide: Safety Guide to Children’s Personal Care Products”.
It outlines which ingredients to always avoid and which you should avoid when possible. The guide also gives some specific product suggestions by brand.
Check it out!
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Posted on January 10, 2011 by themotherlist
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I love Peter Shankman for a bunch of reasons, but this is the latest – his blog post on Why You NEED to Get Up Earlier (And How To Do It!).
Please read and share. I think it is so important that we find time for ourselves in the day (especially for mothers). Get up, actually get to drink that fresh cup of coffee and take some time for you. Check email, read, stare out the window…you get my drift.
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Posted on May 26, 2010 by themotherlist
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As a mom, I have been encountering more and more parents whose children have recently been diagnosed with ADHD (Attention-Deficit/Hyperactive Disorder). Parents are feeling pretty helpless when they receive the diagnosis and often wonder, “Why my kid?”
Interestingly, a new study was just published in the Pediatrics Journal that links pesticides to ADHD in children ages 8-15. The study tested urine samples of 1139 children and found children with “higher than the median of detectable concentrations had twice the odds of ADHD.”
We are finding more reasons to avoid pesticides and we recently published a list of the foods with the most pesticides (foods to always buy organic) and the foods with the lowest level of pesticides.
Find more information on the study in the Pediatrics Journal website and seriously consider avoiding pesticides in your household!
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Posted on May 25, 2010 by themotherlist
A friend of mine pointed me in the direction of Mommy Meditations: Life After Birth, a CD developed for new moms that encourages them to meditate and refocus on their own well-being.
The creator of Mommy Meditations is Dr. Kerri Parks, an ObGyn and a mother to four children. Dr. Parks had battled postpartum after losing her husband in a car accident just days before having her 4th child. With a combination of medical help and meditative practices, she was able to overcome her depression and is now trying to help other women with Mommy Meditations.
Personally, I think this is a fabulous idea. It is so hard for new moms to recenter themselves after birth. Life simply does not stop. Setting aside the time to listen to something like this CD is probably one of the best things I could have done to help in my own recovery. So many moms don’t allow themselves the time to relax, even when baby is finally napping. There is just always something to do!
I plan on buying this for my next pregnancy in an effort to get myself to slow down and have some moments of clarity! Wouldn’t that be nice?
You can check it out on the Mommy Meditations website and read more about Dr. Parks’ story.
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