I recently had to get a tetanus shot… even as a healthy adult! Here’s why you would need to get a tetanus vaccine, what it’s like, and the symptoms of lockjaw. And in case you’re wondering… yes, even if you were vaccinated as a child against tetanus, you still need to get a tetanus shot as an adult!
If you have kids, then you know there are a lot of things they can get into (and a lot of situations they can find themselves stuck in!) that require some extra research and trusted advice before tackling on your own. Here, real parents are sharing their favorite tips for keeping kids safe and healthy -- plus, home remedies they've personally tried.
Want to know how to stop stammering and how to cure stuttering once and for all? I stuttered until I was 22 years old. After about 1 year of trying different things, I finally learned how to stop stuttering forever. Take it from this former stutterer, there are some rather simple techniques to stop stuttering — all it takes is consistency and patience. Here’s what worked for me.
What do you mean you can drown and not even be in the water? That’s what happens in dry drowning and secondary drowning. Here’s what you need to know about secondary drowning symptoms in babies, toddlers, kids, and adults. Want to know the best defense against dry drowning? Teach your kids how to swim! You can also prevent this dangerous kids swimming scenario by watching for these signs.
Kids fitness is important and shouldn’t be treated as a punishment to enforce for your children. Even if they aren’t overweight, children and families can benefit from fun exercises. From scavenger hunt hikes to washing the car there are tons of great ways to implement a great kids fitness routine in your family.
Even the mere mention of lice conjures up nasty images for most of us. But let’s face it — lice happens. And it’s best to know about head lice removal before it happens in your home. The best at home treatment for lice is vinegar. Here’s what you need to know about this natural lice treatment, plus a few other options to treat hair lice yourself.
Have you bought any products that had a California Prop 65 warning label on them? I don’t live anywhere NEAR California, yet I’ve seen a slew of them! Here’s what the Proposition 65 warning means, why it’s on so many products, and which chemicals are on the Prop 65 list.
Spring is in the air and so are insects like bees, wasps, and mosquitos! An allergic reaction to bites or stings from any of these can be very scary… and sometimes even fatal. Always keep Benadryl on hand and know these allergic reaction symptoms to watch for — to keep your kids, your pets, and yourself safe.
What is a zumba workout? Zumba fitness features Latin inspired dance routines, combined with interval and resistance training. The idea is to take the work out of workout and make exercising fun. Most people taking Zumba classes forget they are even working out! There are 7 types of classes making it attractive for all ages and all fitness levels. You can do your first Zumba workout right here… by watching these free full length online Zumba videos!
A healthy dose of fun! 4 outdoor activities & games that can be enjoyed by all ages. Burn calories in your own backyard. Staying fit has never been so fun.
I absolutely love my microwave heating pad. It works for all of my aches and pains. My favorite is the large sectioned microwave heating pack from Thermal-Aid. It’s actually a heating AND cooling pack in one! It comes in lots of shapes and sizes and conforms to your sore body parts. I also got one of their cute heat/ice packs for children shaped like cuddly teddy bears. These have become my favorite new heating pads!
Here are some tips for staying germ-free at home, at work, and when you travel. Many of them I either use myself, or I plan to start using real soon…
Hate mosquitoes? Here are some of the best ideas for making your own all-natural mosquito repellents, plus a few organic mosquito repellents you can buy.
As much as I wish I could speak for my Autistic niece Shelby… I can’t. And as much I wish I could scream and shout for all of the injustices that she and her parents have had to deal with on a daily basis… that wouldn’t do any good either. So, from my faraway corner of the world, I find peace and satisfaction when I can share some of the specific things that have helped to clarify things for me a bit. Or have helped me find an even greater sense of hope for Shelby’s future.
I’m thinking of trying local honey to lessen the effects of my allergies and hay fever this year. I’ve heard that local honey is the key to building up antibodies in your body — thanks to the local bees who produce the local honey.
We have a 5-year-old niece who is Autistic. With years of help from the Cleveland Clinic, she has made dramatic improvements — and she continues to do so, on a daily basis. But I changed my way of thinking about Autism last Christmas when Jim’s parents shared with everyone a photocopied list of ’10 Things Every Child With Autism Wishes You Knew’.
Antibacterial soaps are useful in hospital and school environments, however, they may do more harm than good when used in normal, healthy households.
Here’s a lengthy summary about my passionate search to educate myself about Autism.