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  • Aug 17 2014

    healthy veggies with optional homemade cheese sauce

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    Yesterday I fed Noah a pouch-squeezed-into-a-bowl Stage 2 ‘organic’ zucchini and banana baby food blend, as I literally used the last of the pre-homemade frozen meals I prepared for his dinners a few weeks back.  We have been traveling a lot lately, mostly for our respective jobs (I went back to work part-time when Noah was 8 months old) and gg works Mon-Fri daytime hours. I looked at the consistency of the packaged food and it was a thin, smooth puree which was high in sugar (10g), carbs and low in protein. The package label says ‘organic‘ and ‘…unsweetened, unsalted and… Read More »

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    Aug 14 2014

    Baby Gourmet: Squash with Lentils

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    This recipe uses split red lentils which are a good source of protein and provide iron which baby needs for brain development, particularly between 6 months and 2 years of age. ingredients 1/2 cup finely chopped onion 2 medium carrots, peeled and chopped 2 tablespoons chopped celery 1 tablespoon butter 1/4 cup split red lentils 1 small butternut squash (8 ounces), peeled and chopped 1 3/4 cups chicken stock or water Saute the onion, carrots, and celery in the butter for about 5 minutes or until softened. Add the lentils and squash and pour in the stock or water. Bring… Read More »

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    Jul 25 2014

    What is “The Core”?

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    The core musculature is: any muscle or group of muscles that co-contract synergystically to enhance and promote spinal and pelvic stability. Guess what? We don’t need to do crunches anymore to ‘work abs’!

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    Jul 7 2014

    Amazing benefits of meditation for New Moms

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    Have you recently become a new mother…or have been a mom for years? Whatever the given period in your motherhood, there is no doubt you could be benefiting from the vast benefits of Meditation. This ancient practice has seen countless individuals gain an advantage over many obstacles, testing scenarios and health related matters. Being a parent is no easy task from the most seasoned of mothers to those who have recently given birth.   Is being ‘strong’ enough? Something more than just strength alone is needed to maintain your sanity (when it decides to run from you) and build on those important skills that are required… Read More »

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    Jul 4 2014

    Lunchtime Baby Puree for 7-9 Months Old

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    If I must say so mon-self, I’m  getting quite adept at the Beaba Babycook Pro appliance - it’s a baby food steamer/processor that also reheats!  Tonight I looked in the fridge after Noah went to sleep, and collected together asparagus and carrots to blend with the summer squash I bought earlier in the day. Then went out in the garden (condo balcony!) and chose fresh herbs for the puree – in this case, italian parsley and basil. The best way to prep Asparagus to cook with the other vegetables for baby food is to hold one asparagus spear with one hand in the middle of the… Read More »

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    Jul 3 2014

    Those priceless moments with your baby / toddler

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    It’s those times or moments that do not need to be recorded in a photo, video or audio byte, where words cannot describe, those rare moments shared between only you and your little one that warm your heart.   Where everything makes sense and the reason why you’re a Mom is very clear. The way your little one looks at you, smiles, laughs or needs only you when he or she is upset.   So grateful for these times. Amen  

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    Jul 2 2014

    Postpartum hair loss – a royal pain (but there’s hope!)

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    Although your hair is falling out all the time, to the tune of 50 to 120 strands per day, it’s possible that you may lose a few more strands when you’re “catastrophically” stressed, meaning you have had a major life change such as a divorce, lost job, or surgery, says Gerome Litt, M.D., an assistant professor of dermatology at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine in Cleveland. “Other culprits are pregnancy or antibiotics. After a few weeks (in some cases months), it will almost certainly grow back.” It happens even to royalty. When Kate Middleton was pregnant last year with… Read More »

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    Jun 21 2014

    Ever Wonder How your Body looks on Meditation?!

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    See it! Your Body on Meditation Infograph by Stephanie Eckelkamp; Illustration by Tantika Tivorat Sources: Frontiers in Human Neuroscience; Alternative and Complementary Medicine; Psychological Science; American Heart Association; Health Psychology; British Journal of Dermatology; Psychoneuroendocrinology

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