4 Home Remedies – Fact or Fiction?

  If you have a child who is under the age of two and has a bad cold there isn’t too many options out there at your local drug store.  So how do you help alleviate the runny nose, coughing and achy feeling for your kids?  Yes, you can use the old standby of giving them some acetaminophen or ibuprofen as directed.  This helps with the aches but doesn’t really do anything for coughs or...

Are Your Kids Safe From the TV? Secure It!

Most parents “kid proof” the house when they have their first child.  They put in plug covers, latches on cabinets and door knob covers.  But one of the most often overlooked items to secure is the TV.  Reports show that over 18,000 people are injured each year from falling TVs with most of those being toddlers or small children.  Of those 18,000 injuries 229 led to death.  Are your TVs secured? Securing your TV can...

Living Gluten-Free in Central Iowa

Celiac disease, also known as gluten intolerance, is a genetic disorder that affects at least 1 in 133 Americans.   Symptoms of celiac disease are diarrhea, weight loss, and malnutrition.  What is gluten?  It’s a protein found in wheat, rye, and barley and other common grains.  If you have ever eaten bread, pizza, cereal or a cookie than you have eaten gluten. The problem today is that more and more kids are being found to have celiac...

Yoga For Kids: Why and How?

Yoga is gaining in popularity all over the United States in yoga studios, gyms, YMCAs, fitness centers, and in schools. Yes, schools. Teachers, administrators, and students are discovering the power of yoga and pranayama (breathing exercises) to calm, focus, and inspire students. Yoga Calm is a leading proponent of yoga in the schools and in teacher training, working primarily with special needs children. School age children are ready to learn new skills, new ideas, and...

Have You Checked Out Your Library Lately?

Have you been to your local library lately?  Central Iowa libraries are one of the best free resources available to parents.  You can borrow books, DVDs, CDs, audio books, magazines and Ebooks at no cost!  That’s right for free.  If you are a parent who is constantly renting movies for the kiddos or buying new books at the bookstore this could save you some major cash.  Plus you can pick up some great things for...