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Entering the motherhood phase is somewhat like a twist in the story. Till now, you were free to take care of yourself and from this moment you have a brand-new member added to your family who needs to be watched for every second of the day. Further, you would be surprised to see the changes occurred to your body which is the result of the pregnancy period. It is definite that your body would have to face the hormonal changes to bring the new one into your life. Now, you would be struggling to get back to the normal and regular track. Here go the additional hints on how to care for your beauty.

Know about the effects of hormonal imbalance occurring in your body

The two main hormones estrogen and progesterone are produced during the reproductive period. These normally stay balanced till your delivery but after that, the levels begin to shift causing food cravings, acne problems, dry skin and even may lead you to postpartum depression.

How to deal with such health problems?

  • There are great chances that the excess oil production which is the only result of hormonal imbalance may clog your pore resulting in the development of acne or pimples. Sometimes hitting the drugstore products may leave you even worse as these take away more moisture from your face that might make it dry.

So, it is better to depend on natural things like drinking green tea. As it is rich in antioxidants, it helps in preventing cell damage and even resists inflammation caused to the skin. Further, it nourishes skin with vitamin E and B2.

  • Hair loss is another great problem caused by hormonal imbalance. Also, frequent hair washing tends to lose more hair and this can be effectively treated by applying natural coconut oil directly to the scalp. Always, make sure that it is applied only after lightly heating it up. This helps in locking the moisture with the hair making it strong from root to the tip. Along with this, you can also your natural herbal shampoos and conditioners like that of hibiscus that provides all the essential nutrients for luscious hair growth.
  • Dark circles are also common among the new moms which are mainly due to the lack of sleep. You can depend on caffeine rich green tea for effectively treating this issue. Moreover, the skin pigmentation occurring to the other parts of the body can be controlled by taking a regular dose of vitamin B tablets. However, ensure you clarify with the doctor before taking any of these products especially if you are a breastfeeding mom.

 

 

Food

 

BREAKFAST BIRD NEST CUPS

LATE LUNCH: SPINACH AND FETA GRILLED CHEESE

Majority of the population prefer to go only for vegetarian dishes while out at dinner and satisfying them wholly becomes the task of the chef working with the restaurant they have visited. It is equally important to make the meal healthy so that people love visiting your place for the love of the food you have prepared for them.

Below are some great and active tips to follow while cooking a vegetarian meal.

  • Make sure you are making a balanced meal. For this, you should concentrate more on the fiber content in the food along with a good amount of proteins so that your tummy feels fuller for a longer period. Further, the protein content may help you to readily structure up your damaged skin cells and also assist in muscle formation. A mix of rice or cooked grains along with chickpeas and green leafy vegetables would be really awesome to have.
  • Slow cooked food. This includes the slow roasted veggies that are cooked on a slow mode cooking range. The whole process may dehydrate the food thereby concentrates to lock the flavor from inside. Thus, the food transforms into a chewier type and would be yummy to have it along with fruits like grapes.
  • The benefit of having soft, flexible veggies. For example, the dishes containing grilled mushrooms, seated firm tofu or even the different kind of nuts. It is sure that it takes more time to chew such foods and by the time you finish a little of your meal, you start feeling an occupied stomach. It is true that consuming such foods needs effort than simply sipping a spoonful of broth but the advantages are far more. Such meals build up our satisfaction level.
  • Do not forget to add the delicious part in the dish you are preparing. Often, Japanese takes the privilege to acknowledge this as the umami part which corresponds to the fifth taste in the food scene. Usually, this specific taste can be brought about by the presence of glutamate in the foodstuffs that is up above the normal tastes like sweet, salty, bitter or sour. More often, this ingredient is used in the Chinese restaurants and is referred to like the flavor enhancer. Being a naturally existing compound, the food containing this is safe to eat and have no potential side effects. Asparagus, seaweeds, onions, corns along with other soy foods are high in umami content.

NATURAL DENTAL CARE FOR YOUNG KIDS

Weak teeth are the bane of my existence. I’ve always been committed to brushing and flossing with a dedication that borders on obsession. I still get cavities.

Cavities are one of the major problems among the children and it is important to have oral hygiene for both children and adults.  When you didn’t care about your teeth, it becomes difficult for you and it also lead you to lose all your teeth at the early stage of life itself.  Hence it is necessary for anyone to have oral hygiene.  If you are a parent, take care of your kid’s oral health too.  Also know about his eating habits, likes and dislikes of him, so that you can assess his oral hygiene to a little extent.

Let us learn some of the ways to prevent oral cavity;

  • Brushing regularly tries to improve your oral condition better and it is necessary to brush your teeth after meals and even after the night time before you go for sleep.
  • In order to protect your teeth, try to use mouthwash regularly after brushing your teeth, minimum at least two times a day will be an added advantage to protect your teeth from decay.
  • Try to visit a dentist maybe twice in a year or at least once a year, to know about your oral hygiene as well as your risk level of having cavities. If you have a lower risk level of a cavity, you can visit a dentist occasionally whereas when you are more prone to cavities you need to have a regular check-up with the dentist in order to avoid tooth loss.
  • Drink plenty of water in which water helps to secrete the saliva production and thus helps in removing harmful bacteria from the mouth.
  • Eat always healthy foods and try to avoid more sugary foods, chocolates etc. There are the main reasons for tooth decay as well as tooth loss.
  • Though you got tooth decay, it can be cleaned and sealed with a sealant which lasts for more than 5 years and above and a good dentist will ensure this when you visit a dentist regularly without fail.

Dentists have told me that it’s genetic and there isn’t much I can do that I’m not already doing. I look on the bright side and am thankful that my teeth at least look good but it’s frustrating. No one enjoys visiting the dentist for more than a cleaning and sometimes I feel like a VIP.

As a mother I want to do everything in my power to help my children avoid the same fate. Traditionally dentists advised parents to wait until their children were three years old for their first dental visit. Things have changed due to an increase in cavities in preschool aged kids. The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recommends that children begin seeing a dentist around their first birthday. My kids began their visits at one years old and have kept regular appointments every six months.

 

Alba

The intoxicating scent.Tiny fingers and toes.Non Stop snuggling. Do you ever reminisce about your pregnancies or the early days with your babies?

When you think back of your early days of your babies, you literally enjoyed those moments that too when you became the mom for the first time.  You used to observe their growth and development daily thinking about their little features right from the glowing eyes to the little toes.  It’s been a great pleasure in watching the kids at the early stages of their life being a mother as well as fulfilling their needs.

You have enjoyed the words they started speaking for the first time like mama, papa, dada etc. which are so cute to hear especially the baby words were sweeter than anything else in the world.  Listening to their speech and enjoying the way they express their feeling are great feelings and of course, like me, most of the mom have enjoyed their little ones speaking with them.

In the same way, when you observe their emotions and feelings, they were cute to look and the way they show their emotions were awesome.  Have you ever enjoyed the time being spent with your little ones?  Yes, most of the moms have the answers in a positive way since they had the duty of being a mother for the first time and they are experiencing a new feeling which is really good to feel and there were no words to express it too.  When you ask most of the moms, they will break into tears which are the happiest moments for them to recollect the days being spent with their little ones.

The days the baby started walking, will be the unforgettable moments for their parents, since it is the day their child learned the important skill of balancing to walk with two legs instead of four.  When you keenly observe the movements of the child, it starts to crawl at first using both hands and legs followed by usual walking.  The crawling stage in which the baby learns the basic movements by moving their hands and legs in coordination and this activity can be influenced by either some attractive or things which your baby want to take it or pull it out.

Later as soon as becoming an expert in crawling, the baby starts trying the next adventure in his or her life by walking with support or without any support.  They mostly try to reach any of the objects which they want to explore.  Later they become expert in walking skills too. A cool way to improve their learning skills is being an important role of a mother and it is great to remember those memories of your baby.

I don’t often but every once in a while I think about how nice it would be to add one or two more little babies to our family.

When Does Baby Fever End

The intoxicating scent. Tiny fingers and toes. Non Stop snuggling. Do you ever reminisce about your pregnancies or the early days with your babies?

The emotional well being of people is the most important wealth that a person seeks. Wealthy people may have everything at their feet, yet the happiness and the joy that a person who has nothing is in comparison. Just as the newly wedded couple feels the urge to become parents soon and the happiness and urge to make babies are overwhelming and an emotional journey. The biological clock of women function in a manner that triggers the baby making process to work on them, with age catching up, and the chances of getting pregnant become less the baby fever catches up.

The amazing feeling of a couple becoming a parent is the most endearing and out of the world experience that only they can feel, it is like sky-high feeling, taking time to sink in. Women tend to rate the baby more than anything else than men who thought sex was the most important than having a baby. The reason could be many and there could be the difference in opinion, the larger group chooses the baby fever over anything else, and women are accultured to have babies makes them crave for one at least once in their lifetime; it is all about the magic.

Financial stability and the maturity to handle kids are prioritized today, there is plenty of blog link to help women to understand pregnancy-related issues, parenting, childbirth, it is everywhere you look around, making the feeling to be a second-time mom and crave for babies more evident. Women by default have the instinct to nurture and be the caregiver, and hence the strong desire to bear a child becomes more evident.

I don’t often but every once in awhile I think about how nice it would be to add one or two more little babies to our family. I also miss my luxurious pregnancy hair and skin and guilt free pregnancy gorging. Ahh the good old days.
I can’t seem to make up my mind over whether we are done having kids. I’m 99% sure this is it. Our two kids are fourteen months apart and it’s been a wild ride. We’ve gained about sixty pounds as a couple, have duffel bags under our eyes, and are just starting to taste the freedom that comes with our children’s increased independence. It tastes good. Sometimes

MOTIVATION TO DITCH YOUR MOM FRUMPINESS

After the birth of my second child I turned into the mother I said I would never be. I’m the frumpy mom you see doing the zombie walk wearing cream cheese smeared yoga pants.

Changing from the usual fretting and frowning needs a lot of self-motivation especially for stay at home moms, who tirelessly do all the work without complaining and mostly forget about how beautiful are they without even a speck of makeup. Times are changing; the benefits of being a parent at home are innumerable, the most satisfying feeling to see your kids grow up every day, you sing, dance, smile and cry along with them, these are simple joys of life that cannot be replaced or rewind.

With all the goodies comes the not so great stuff, you are late to get up in the morning, and become frumpy housewife by the time you get the kids ready and pack them off to school, in your pajamas, time and sleep become the most luxurious goal for otherwise cheerful mommy. Go shopping, and that works wonders, better said than done, we have everything available at your doorstep today, shop online, get ready and just go for a walk or drive around the nearest mall to get to know what is happening around the world beyond the kids and your family.

Splurge on yourself occasionally, have me time strictly s it brings back the smile, the confidence to conquer the rest of the week with ease and be the supermom, and the best partner at night for your husband. Make a habit to read the news or click this link here now for the latest trends in the fashion industry and buy your favorite lipstick wear them and make the world go bonkers on the beautiful you, inside out, it keeps you engaged, kids happy and chance to meet new people and make friends. The feeling of rediscovering the new you is both exhilarating and wonderful to get back the fire in you.

I spent most of my days alone with two toddlers. I had no one to impress. Comfort beat out vanity every time.
Living in student housing didn’t help. Amongst harried graduate students and their overworked spouses I blended into the woefully frumpily dressed masses seamlessly. It was great. After spending most of my life concerned with my appearance it was a welcome break. I took my break from business casual seriously. Too seriously.

ARE MOM BLOGS NARCISSISTIC?

After news of the horrendous Krim tragedy made it’s way through social media there was a lot of public question asking and soul-searching.

Expressing your views on social media and blogging is the new way to vent out your feelings, thoughts, and opinion on different matters under the sun. Earlier it used to be a gossip over the phone or a bunch of women hushing up at the kitty parties. Well, all that is so over; we have the social media at your disposal to blog and give expert views or just brag about your kid’s amazing drawing skills and table manners. Everyone has someplace online to express and give comments about the most trivial issue for the entire world, yet it is important to them.

You bought the latest shade of the lipstick form a popular brand; you have to publicize your pouted lip in your social media. Privacy has become a thing of past, blogs were initially meant to give honest reviews about healthier topics on beauty, travel, motherhood. Sharing important reviews and tips even relating to careers, hop over to here if you still feel that way, things have changed as we stepped into the digital boom, where everything from lingerie to your personalized chats is over shared and has become a money-spinning free to grab write up’s.

The mommy blogs are becoming a full-time job for many who sit through the entire day to check, update and comment about even a small pin moved by their kids, narcissistic to the core. Flaunting their latest look may sound overboard, yet it could be the happiest moment to have dressed up after months of deprived sleep after childbirth. Freedom of expression varies, those moments to cherish to have presented themselves of what they always wanted to be, yet in reality, they are unable to should not be tagged as unrealistic and narcissist. Choosing to share happy moments has to be set aside from preserving their choicest memories online, that is available for the entire world to comment upon.

It’s impossible to comprehend senseless violence but when there are children involved people want answers. I read comments and speculation ranging from ridiculous, women shouldn’t work because our kids can’t be trusted with anyone but their parents, to outright mean, clearly something was wrong in this narcissistic woman’s life because she chose to blog about her seemingly perfect existence and portrayed an unrealistic lifestyle.
What?

KARRINE STEFFANS: FROM SUPERHEAD TO SUPERMOM

KarrineSteffans is most known for her nickname: Superhead, after blowing the whistle on men in the industry in her debut book: Confessions of a Video Vixen, which became a best seller that garnered her an interview on Oprah. After Confessions, she went on to write 3 more books: The Vixen Diaries, The Vixen Manual and SatisFaction. She just released a new book: Drink F#$@ Sleep, a collection of essays featuring other women and their stories of how alcohol influenced their sexual escapades.
Karrine is open about her sex life, but one thing we never get to hear her speak of is her son, and just the mention of his presence brings tears to her eyes.

Parenthood transforms a person to a great extent when you become more responsible to teach and give them the best possible values until they reach their adolescence. For celebrity moms, the phase of upbringing their kids in a normal manner, without the glitz and camera is more challenging as there is always the pair of media eyes watching to rip you apart and gain publicity. For an American author and multi-selling rap artist Karrine Steffens aka superhead who has featured as a video vixen, it is the most overwhelming duty to up bring her protected child without exposing him to the world that has its own not so great opinion about his super mom.

As an artist, you can have both the good and the bad within yourself and the world is out to constantly judge your work and your personality just a click away, but as a mother, she proclaims to give a well-nurtured and protected childhood for her kid who will probably get to know things about his mother later. There are enough Resources to damage her son’s trust, yet Karrine when she talks to her son about relationships that matter a lot for our children and family in the long term. Nesting them till they grow up and then letting them accept the way they will face the world is important.

Being open about your personal life is acceptable to an extent that they do not backfire int your relationships. Though there are thousands of questions that would be hurdled on her son as he is out in the public eye about how his mother was slut-shamed and called a super head, to have a troubled and abusive childhood and also get into unorthodox relationships to grow in the music industry.

“I tell him I want him to treat every woman as if she were his mother, no matter who she is, and you have to treat her as if she has been hurt because she probably has”.

ARE OUR BABIES GETTING TOO MUCH HOMEWORK?


Scroll through your Facebook feed on any given weeknight and you’re sure to find an entertaining array of amusing homework related complaints. Someone’s son didn’t do it. A dog ate it. For real! The preschooler doesn’t like it.

Pause.

Homework in preschool? Yes ma’am. It’s becoming more commonplace to see young kids swamped with homework before they reach grammar school.

The best part of childhood is the preschool years were kids get to play and have fun while learning; however, those days are just passé. It is not surprising to see kids engrossed in the pages of the worksheet at the end of the day when they are tired and just want to doze off. Yes, the dreaded homework has started haunting the little kids who have just started their preschool. Though giving homework is the best way for the kid to be engaged at home and sit with either of their parents to involve themselves in the kids’ education and daily schedule of how the kid is progressing.

Reinforcing the child of what they learned at school and bring about time management are the many advantages of doing homework, by the kids, the most important thought is about giving the right kind of after school work for the right age. School administration and management have to work in tandem to give age-appropriate work for kids as, share the useful link as most of the time it is the mother or the parent who does half of the school project, while the child is simply playing around. The homework time eats away the time that is meant for the little munchkins to be with their parents and enjoy family time.

For decades, there has been researching about how giving homework has not helped students much, especially the younger kids, who are loaded with too many worksheets that tax their brain a lot. Their time to have fun and play is increasingly being reduced, as they are busy solving the math and other subjects that they cannot even relate in their dreams. Though homework’s are not useless, as they are important for the older kids to rethink on the subject, ask their doubts and questions about the topic to their parents, and gain inputs.

Neither of my kids are enrolled in preschool at the moment but the time is rapidly approaching. Quite frankly I’m scared.

#YouOkSis? 5 Things to Teach Our Sons about Street Harassment

Ever since 22-year-old Elliot Rodger went on a killing spree in Isla Vista, California back in May conversations about misogyny and violence against women have seemed to reach a fevered pitch.

Fueled by the emergence of Rodger’s rambling 141-page autobiography in which he vowed to murder women he claimed ignored his romantic overtures, a discussion broke out across social media about the blatant, and sometimes violent, harassment women are forced to deal with.

Teaching the kids to stay away from problems especially in the neighborhood schools and with friends is the most important and challenging task for parents in times of so much violence that is seeping into the kid’s memories. Boys especially need a lot of schooling to protect their fellow classmates and the girls in their school, as anyone among them could be their little sister or cousin. Value education in school is high on priority, as well as parents have to nurture the sense of belongingness and responsibility of kids towards the family and society.

 

We are always teaching the kids mannerism, how to behave well in front of others, yet as parents, we have our duty to have a good atmosphere at home. Family feud, fighting in front of kids, using abusive verbal language has to be strictly avoided as children catch it fast and try to use them when they are outside. Street harassment is the most intriguing and horrible feeling for the children, the girls especially face them and silently withdraws, that often gives more liberty to the person passing lewd remarks. Schools have started teaching and counseling girls to respond in such situations, so that the ego and hate of the men are not triggered yet, put them in their place.

If you are growing up in the most happening city in the world, you will learn how to deal with street harassment from an early age that is how the girl from the school’s vouchers for. Often they comment about being confused initially, her comment is here for all the girls to act instantly to either go away or report the same to the police. Boys have to be disciplined and constantly educated about respecting a woman, the moral values have to be intact and that is the foremost education that has to be imbibed in the young kids today. With support groups helping youngsters to be aware of street harassment, there is a lot more to be done to keep the city safe.