Health

High Fat, High Protien Diet for Children

My son has been struggling (very dramatically) with constipation issues over the last 5 months – and for someone only 14 months old, that’s an awfully long time!  I tried increasing his liquid intake, decreasing his milk, increasing fibre, and it wasn’t until I started to decrease wheat products that we began to see a difference.  The Doctor was of ... Read More »

Home Remedies for Headaches

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  I tend to get headaches when a new weather system is heading our way – and they’re even worse when I’m pregnant.  I try to keep Tylenol as a last-resort, even when I’m not pregnant, because I think that headaches are caused by something particular in my environment / day (not wearing my glasses, not drinking enough water, staring ... Read More »

Earache Remedies – Natural Care for Sore Ears

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Because of all the interest and discussion about the Homemade Cough Remedy, I thought I’d share our remedies for earaches. We were away for the weekend and didn’t have much with us to treat any problems, but my 4-year old came to us, crying about his ear.  I gave him some Tylenol and hoped that would help – I really ... Read More »

Homemade Cough Remedy

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Our house in the winter time is constantly full of coughs.  We have puffers for 3 of the boys, and a diagnosis of “possible asthma.”  That just means that they end up pretty sick from a common cold, and their coughing is constant.  Even throughout the night I hear them coughing and coughing.  The puffers seem to help sometime, but ... Read More »

Toilet “Learning” Strategy

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I’m so used to using the phrase toilet training,  but apparently the correct phrase is “toilet learning.”  Either way, we’re working with our 3-year old who has absolutely no interest in sitting on the toilet (“I’ll do it later, Mommy.”). I came across this guest post on the blog, I Can Teach My Child  I love this blog, and the idea ... Read More »

Good Tip for Parents of Little Ones

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Aside from its crafty, inspiring side, Pinterest has also been the source of many hints and tips.  From house-cleaning to organizing to home remedies, there are great tips out there, so I thought I’d share one. If you have a young child, it’s quite possible you will have to deal with them putting something up their nose: raisins, peas, anything ... Read More »