Can you believe Valentines 2017 is behind us? And the results for the cutest and the most hysterical videos have been rounded up. Check out our favorite kids, moms, dads, and whole families as they take part in the celebrations of Valentine’s Day. Get ready to belly laugh and awe! Oh, and a little bit of WOA!!!
If you’re a mom (and you’re here, so I’d bet that you are) you are probably stressed, pressed for time, and running in a thousand directions at once. And maybe the idea of mediating is as foreign to you as Mandarin Chinese does to me. Well, I’ve figured out the secret . . . [Read more…]
I’ve been dreading this but I’ve missed you. I may not have a big following, that is not what I am after, but I love the gals that check in on Chewy and the Bee (and of course the Bossy). I dreaded this because it’s been a long while since I’ve made contact. Halloween, to be exact.
Since October I’ve been blindsided by a dreaded moment of the “ghost dad” which left me mentally paralyzed for, what seems like, weeks. I fought many-a-nap-battle and lost tremendously proving that sleep deprived, puffy eyed, zombie moms exist 2.5 years later too. I’ve had a crash course in Alzheimers and dementia care with a surprise visit from granny who typically stays with an aunt who is much better equipped to care for her needs than I am (firstly, she has no needy, bossy toddlers) but is out of the country for the moment. Needless to say, it’s been a trying few months.
So here I am, again. It’s the holiday finale week and we are up on the eve of Channukah & Christmas. With all that warmth in mind, I wanted to reach out to you gals to wish you a warm a wonderful holiday season. May our 2017 be blessed and open to all good things that await us.
Oh, and if you’re down in the dumps (like me) this cheery time of year, don’t worry — you’re not alone. Meditate, yogatate, and vedge out when necessary. This coming year may we really stop caring what others think without losing sight of our good hearts. May our blind eye be turned to helping people in need from all walks of life and be selfless in your random acts of kindness. And with a whole lot of help (at least this rings true for me) may we work on being kinder, gentler, and much more patient as we close in on 2016.
Thank you, dear friends, for being here. Please, come back soon!
Cheers to health, joy & peace!!! See you in 2017!!!
It’s that time again. The cool breeze is settling comfortably in, leaves are preparing for their final brilliant display, and everything pumpkin is hitting our favorite coffee shops and bakeries. It’s fall season and Halloween is the star of October. With the season’s festivities highly anticipated, I decided to explore the internet to the furthest corners to find the cutest and most unique kids Halloween costumes!
Choosing Organic Food
It’s Critical for Your Families Health
When picking a healthy morning breakfast cereals there are a few things to keep in mind. It’s easy to get lost in the colorful boxes with tricky claims and mountains of sugar and artificial colors, flavors, and preservatives. First and foremost, switch to organic.
Organic foods contain less pesticides. Pesticides have been linked to a wide range of human health hazards, ranging from short-term impacts such as headaches and nausea to chronic impacts like cancer, reproductive harm, and endocrine disruption.1
Non-organic foods possess a high count of preservatives to keep the foods last a “lifetime”. Breathing and behavioral issues in humans have been linked to pesticide intake from the foods that we eat. MayoClinic.com identified aspartame, sulfites, benzoates and yellow dye No. 5 as preservatives that could exacerbate breathing problems in asthmatics and others, while Medical News Today linked sulfites with shortness of breath and other breathing problems.2
Ever wonder why so many people these days are diagnosed with the ADD or ADHD disorder? According to the Archives of Disease in Children, in a 2003 double-blind study of 1,873 children the consumption of food additives and preservatives led to significant increase in hyperactive behavior.3
You’ve heard of oatmeal. It’s quick and easy to get your kids morning started with this healthy and hearty breakfast. Oatmeal doesn’t only taste delicious but is incredible for our bodies and minds, young and old. My toddler, Bossy, loves oatmeal in every variety I’ve presented it to her. Typically I make it stovetop taking my time and making it simmer for quite a while mixing the flavors of vanilla, cinnamon, fruit, and a pat of butter. M-m-m-m-m. So, so good for the baby. Check out other reasons you’ll want your bambinos eating this power food: Health Benefits of Oatmeal for Babies.
Moms power breakfast looks a little different.
There are times that even instant oatmeal isn’t quite instant enough, especially for mom. Sometimes, those crazy mornings hit and I wonder if I’d forgotten my head along with my car keys in the house as I am frantically searching my purse, while Bossy is wondering why mommy is such a hot mess.
On those days that you just need to jump out of the shower and go (shhh, sometimes there IS no shower, is there? your secret is safe with me ;)), there is the 3-second oatmeal. It’s perfect for thy busy mom. Here is the power breakfast for moms that you’ll love.
My mother has been a hair stylist for as long as I can remember so braiding, twisting, styling, and blow drying are very normal activities in our house. It’s a good thing because Bossy was born with hair down to her shoulders (I knew I’d give birth to Chewy from the monstrous heartburn I had during my pregnancy with her). I am always up for playing with hair and discover new girls hairstyles. I am especially lucky because even at two years old, Bossy lets me brush, style, and trend her up with my latest web finds of fabulously easy girls hairstyles.
Here, I will share with you our all-time favorite teeny girls hairstyles. These are also especially useful for moms whose little princesses are going back to school and need a quick, yet gorgeous, do before they head out the door.
If you have a little budding artist (or a big one) at home, you will need to nourish the love for the craft. There are lots of art supplies and products to choose from and with so many grey lines in particular concerning the safety of their use that it’s hard to know whether a product is healthy for your family or not.
Believe it or not, there are toxic-free, sustainable, recycled, eco-friendly, and green art supplies out there. You just have to have a bit of information and you’ll have the whole eco art world at your fingertips.
If you are shopping for green art supplies, you’ve come to the right place.
School is Around the Corner
And I Don’t know Who is More Excited — Parents or Kids?
It’s August and soon it’s going to be time for school for a lot of little tots out there. Shopping and prepping for back-to-school supplies is as hectic for parents as it is exciting for the kids. Or maybe I have it backwards. Maybe moms are on the on the verge of jumping for joy with September nearing as the kids are getting ready for another school year. Whichever it is, buying back to school supplies is a telling sign that the wild, wild summer season has come to a close. So let’s get green school supplies shoppin’! I am excited.
As the summer comes to a close I can breathe a sigh of relief, realizing that summer is no longer my favorite season. Sure, as a kid it makes sense to love the summer months, what with its lack of school and other childish responsibility. As I get older, though, the hot, scorching, and humid months no longer impress me. Fall is the new trend in seasons if you ask an old fool like me.
Fall is a time for foliage awe, sweater wearing, bonfires, and jumping into piles of leaves. This year we are lucky because it seems the warmth of a sweltering summer will linger through the otherwise chilly autumn months making it mild and cozy. “As far as Philadelphia and New York City, I would expect that you’re not going to see many arctic shots or cold shots to spoil your plans here in the fall,” AccuWeather Expert Long-Range Forecaster Paul Pastelok said.1
Though we are not promised much rain, my obsession for cute rain boot and umbrella combos does not subside. Even if it’s a day or two of rain, moms need to be out there in the elements no matter what.
I’ve taken some time to find these insanely cute rain boots. It’s really a dangerous job as I am so very tempted to purchase each and every single one of them. Check them out.