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9 Things You Should Know Before Going Gluten-Free

More people than ever are buying, cooking and eating gluten-free foods -- not that they all require the diet. Gluten-free living appeals to about 30 percent of American adults -- but seems to still be widely misunderstood.<p>There are many hypotheses about the sudden increase in interest in the …

9 Old-Time Cures Doctors Swear By (and 3 to Skip)

Medical offices might have gone high-tech, but some of the advice you’ll hear there these days rings more nostalgic: Complain of constipation or …

11 Tiny Life Changes That'll Bring You Major Bliss

You don't need to go on a tropical getaway to feel happier ASAP

Calvin and Hobbes

Trainer Confessions: 5 Exercises That Don’t Do What You Think They Do

You’ll be shocked when you find out which muscles you’re actually working<p>At the gym, I see a lot of people working hard to tone up, trim down, and get stronger. But I also see folks making exercise choices under false assumptions—some based on outdated advice, some because they’re following the …

Workouts

5 Lovely Ways to Celebrate the Power of Less

Without mental noise filling your awareness, you will make an important discovery. Peace is here. Presence is possible. You can be fully alive in your awesome life.<p>"Your daily life is your temple and your religion. Whenever you enter into it take with you your all." -- Kahlil Gibran<p>Do you feel …

11 Secrets To All-Day Energy

We've all been there: Between looming work deadlines, family obligations and staying on top of bills and housework, sometimes you simply become exhausted. But there are small steps you can take to regain your spark. We asked the busiest women we could find -- from high-power executives and …

Do You Care If a Guy is Circumcised or Not?

Find out where other women stand on the cut vs. uncut debate<p>Who's afraid of a little extra skin? Maybe more women than you think. Over 54 percent of women said they prefer a circumcised penis, according to a survey of 1,000 women from AdamandEve.com.<p>Of the other half, 33 percent of women said they …

Circumcision

How to Raise a Confident Child

I must be the last person in the world to hear about 10-year-old football sensation Samantha Gordon, but really, it's my children's fault. I almost never go on YouTube unless they direct me to something, and thus far, they had missed her electrifying "Highlights" reel. No longer. By a happy …

50 Super Quick Things I Want My Kindergartner to Know on Her 100th Day

Today my daughter hits a big milestone. And while I may have little understanding of why the 100th day of kindergarten is such a grand ordeal, I recognize that it is one to her. Therefore, I want to make sure she has something special to remember it by (other than the baggies of 100 beans, pennies …

The One Word That Keeps Me From Yelling at My Kids

Sometimes the yelling is funny, sometimes it's maddening and it's almost always (heaven help me for this confession I'm about to confess) annoying.<p>I've unofficially nick-named my 2-year-old daughter "Old Yeller." She yells all the time and I have no idea why. She yells when she's mad or impatient …

Parenting

Love + Discipline = Happy Functional Children

Love mixed with firm discipline is what produces functional happy children. What this means is that parents need to, first and foremost, be disciplined themselves. If a parent isn't disciplined there is no chance of disciplining their children correctly. Discipline should come from natural …

Parenting

The Simple Piece Of Plastic That Teaches Kids To Tie Their Shoes

As a first grade teacher, Eileen Sloan got tired of tying students’ shoes, so she invented a plastic tool to lend a helping hand.<p>As a first grade teacher, Eileen Sloan got tired of tying shoes. Though it wasn’t something she taught in her class, she expended plenty of energy helping students tie …

10 Ways to Help Your Child Build Self-Esteem

Your mind is the most powerful tool you have for the creation of good in your life, but if not <i>used</i> correctly, can also be the most destructive force …

Accepting the Mom I Am

I'm not saying there isn't room for improvement, but lately, I'm coming around to an idea that's revolutionary for me: This is it. This is me. This is my motherhood.<p>It's a calculated risk, leaving her there at the table to "finish" her breakfast on her own. She's good at staying in her seat and …

Motherhood

What Kind of 'Mama' Are You?

I have fantasies of the kind of Mama I'd like to be, but when I'm honest, I don't think they inspire me to grow as much as they inspire me to feel bad about how I don't measure up. Did our society put these impossible standards in my head?<p>I've always known I would be a Crunchy Mama. It probably …

Chocolate Chip Cookies

26 Lessons Your Son's Future Spouse Will Thank You For Teaching Him

Plant deep within him the knowledge that showing affection is a sign of strength, not weakness.<p>Although I wanted daughters my whole life, I ended up having two awesome boys instead. I've always been a bit of a guys' girl, so, in the end, <i>someone</i> knew better than I did.<p>But coming from a family of all …

Hobbies

Are We the Biggest Losers?

Growing out of my work as a health educator and researcher over the last 20 years, I have had the opportunity to speak at hundreds of schools and thousands of parents about instilling healthy eating attitudes and behaviors in their children. Parents ask the same questions every single time: "What …

Weight Loss

Leading Causes of Injury Death Among Children: What Parents Need to Know

Throughout the year, I meet with other members of the NYC Child Fatality Review Team (CFRAT) to review injury deaths among children from infancy through 17 years of age. Injury deaths that could have been prevented! This year, we focused on the leading causes of injury deaths in different age …

Staten Island

DIY Matchbox Car Garage **UPDATED**

Hi friends! There has been such an overwhelmingly positive response to my Do-It-Yourself car garage project that it became very clear to me that I …

Kids, Tech and Those Shrinking Attention Spans

It's convenient for those of us who can remember a time when there were no distracting digital devices clamoring for our attention to place the blame for shortened attention spans squarely on the shoulders of technology. But that doesn't really get us anywhere, does it?<p>Whenever I find myself at the …

6 Ways To Add Pops Of Color To Your Child's Room ⋆ Handmade Charlotte

What do you think of Radiant Orchid, the official Pantone color of the year? A mix of fuchsia, purple, and pink undertones, Radiant Orchid is said to …