Health & Wellness

Just Brreeeeaathe. 5 Calming Yoga Poses for Kids

Yoga for little people is all about learning to be calm, cool, and collected. Photo by Lawrence del Mundo/Stocksy United

Let’s face it. Sometimes our little darlings are the human equivalent of a Champagne bottle that’s been shaken—and uncorked. Before their energy or emotions spilleth over, it helps to have a few calming techniques in your back pocket. Enter toddler-friendly yoga. “In addition to the physical benefits, yoga teaches patience, focus, concentration, and self-control,” says

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Sure, Everyone Poops—Although My Daughter Tried Really Hard to Game the System.

Stock photo © CareyHope

By Anna Sachse My 2-year-old daughter’s stool withholding began with a single bout of constipation. Stool withholding, for those of you not-in-the-know, is common toilet-learning pitfall. Just as the name implies, it refers to a condition in which, for various reasons like anxiety or pain, a child tries to hold her poop in for a

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The Very Best Baby Gift? A Good Family Meal

Start a meal train and give mom more time to spend with her bundle of joy. Photo © Anthony Asael/Stocksy United

By Alexis Rehrmann When I had my first child, our most welcomed gifts were the visits from friends and neighbors bringing delicious, homemade food. During those first early, blurry months with a newborn, having dinner arrive at our door a few nights a week felt like heaven in a hot dish. All this was organized

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Hair Help: How to Get the Gunk Out Scissors-Free

Soap and water work for some things....but not everything! Photo © Brian Powell/Stocksy United

Like flies to fly paper, at some point gunk will get stuck in your child’s hair. While the web is full of gunk-removal ideas that include products like Goo Gone®, nail polish remover, or WD-40® there are plenty of safe, non-toxic solutions. Here are the gunk-be-gone tips you need to know about. Chewing Gum The

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H20 101: Water Safety for Young Children

Spending time at the pool this summer? Remember, safety first!

From the public swimming pool to the beach to a kiddy pool in the backyard, water and summer go together. But water also requires parents to be vigilant about safety; children aged 1 to 4 have the highest drowning rates, according to the Centers for Disease Control. The good news is that in the vast

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