Archive for September, 2011

 

The 6 Basics of Building a Better Lunch

Wednesday, September 28th, 2011

School days are here, but even if you don’t have school aged kids a lunch still needs to be made (that goes for you too mums).  We’ve talked about the ABC’s of Packing a Healthy School Lunch , and now we will take a look at the 6 basics of building a better lunch for kids (and mums): (more…)

Mother’s Diet Influences Baby’s Allergies, Research Suggests

Friday, September 16th, 2011

Plenty of studies as of late have found that a mother’s diet during pregnancy can have a big impact on her baby like influencing taste preference as well as future weight maintenance and disease risk.  What if mum’s diet could also predict a child’s future allergies risk? A new study has suggested exactly that. (more…)

Like Mama Bears, Nursing Mothers Protect with a Vengeance

Thursday, September 15th, 2011

Anyone who has ever seen a bear cub- hopefully from a safe distance- knows not to linger too long, for that mama bear is close by ready to defend her babies.  Many mums can relate to a fierce, mama bear instinct that can kick in even during pregnancy with many women surprising themselves with such heightened instincts.  As a recent study found out, this instinct is even stronger in women who nurse as opposed to those who bottle feed. (more…)

Less Depression for Mums Who Expect ‘they can’t do it All’

Wednesday, September 7th, 2011

We are witnessing the new generation of Supermoms, mums who have learned from their own supermoms and are taking it to the next level.  Taking care of the kids, cooking meals, making their own baby food, following gluten and allergen free diets for the kids, laundry…the list goes on and on.  At this point in time, however, we also have mums who do all those things plus go to work; work outside the fulltime job of keeping a home. While mums who go to work report less depression than mums who stay at home, a recent study found that working mums who acknowledge they just can’t do it all are less depressed as well. (more…)

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