7/21/17

New Recommendations On Old Traditions: Taking Care of Your Kids' Teeth


Guest Post by Kelsey Rausch

Whether you're a first-time parent or a seasoned veteran, oral health is something you should always be concerned about for your children. And now, the American Dental Association (ADA) is recommending a few changes to what you may have previously considered the peak of oral care.

The most noteworthy of these changes is the recommendation that fluoride toothpaste should be used on baby teeth as soon as they emerge. Whereas it was previously cautioned against, dental experts have changed their tune as record numbers of childhood tooth decay cases arise. In fact, more than 40% of children now have dental cavities by the time they're enrolled in kindergarten.

CALLING ALL MOTHERS – PREGNANT MUMS, NEW MUMS, EXPERIENCED MUMS, ANY KIND-OF MUM THAT YOU ARE….

Guest post & invite by Jodie Stacey

CALLING ALL MOTHERS – PREGNANT MUMS, NEW MUMS, EXPERIENCED MUMS, ANY KIND-OF MUM THAT YOU ARE….

Have you ever been told you are making a ‘rod for your own back’?
Do you change the way you want to parent to suit the grandparents?
Do you feel judged and criticized for doing things your way?
Do you feel afraid to share your truth and your deep yearning mothering desires?


My name is Jodie, I am a conscious mother of 2 children and an entrepreneur helping mothers transform their lives to a place of total confidence in themselves, relinquishing self-doubt and indecision and creating much more energy for connection.  

7/20/17

5 Things You Should Never Recycle: a Guide


Guest Post by Kelsey Rausch

Consider this: the average person generates up to four pounds of trash every day.

With this in mind, it comes as no surprise that there are piles of garbage sitting in landfills, our waterways, and our public parks with seemingly no place to go. To cut down on all this trash and to make Mother Nature a bit happier, it is important to really focus on your recycling efforts and to watch what you are consuming.

If you're trying to teach your kids about the importance of recycling, there are some myths concerning what exactly you should and shouldn't put in your family's recycling bin. In an effort to try and clear up the confusion, here are some things you should trash, not save.

7/3/17

Is There Such a Thing as a Mindful Divorce?


Guest Post by Kelsey Rausch

Even in a perfect world where everything always goes according to plan and everyone is happy, raising children would still be extremely difficult. The truth is, of course, that prefect worlds don't exist. Even the happiest families have to battle serious adversity from time to time. It's our responsibility as parents to not only handle these dramas and tragedies ourselves, but also to help our children maneuver these difficult times, no matter how physically, financially, and emotionally exhausting these problems may be.

6/28/17

A Mindful Divorce: Handling Difficult Family Adversities With Care and Honesty

Guest Post by Kelsey Rausch

Even in a perfect world where everything always goes according to plan and everyone is happy, raising children would still be extremely difficult. The truth is, of course, that perfect worlds don't exist. Even the happiest families have to battle serious adversity from time to time. It's our responsibility as parents to not only handle these dramas and tragedies ourselves, but also to help our children maneuver these difficult times, no matter how physically, financially, and emotionally exhausting these problems may be.

6/23/17

Study: Reading to Newborns Helps Improve Literacy and Language Skills


Guest Post By Kelsey Rausch

It can be hard at the end of the day to read yet another book to your young child when trying to lull them to sleep. However, a new study has shown that your efforts may not be for naught, as your child is able to absorb everything you are saying when reading.

We've known for a long time that reading aloud to children from a young age can stimulate their brain development, yet unfortunately, only half of all children are routinely read to by their parents. Hopefully, this new study will be able to inspire parents that those children books are doing a whole world of change and can help their infant's literary skills from day one.

6/22/17

The Hug Who Got Stuck Children's Book Review

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The Hug Who Got Stuck - To All Who Hug

The hug who got stuck is a visually, powerful children's picture book that teaches young children about the power of creating their reality by their own thoughts.

I Am Alone, Nobody Loves Me and I'm Not Good Enough are the kind of thoughts that create a web of sticky thoughts that clog life up with stinkin thinkin. 

Hug, the hero shows the young reader how to stop resisting, let go and JUST BE.
Surrendering to the power and love of the heart.

The illustrator Alexis Aronson gives us such powerful eye candy you can't help but feel the message of love radiating from this book. 


This is the second book we've reviewed from The Conscious Bedtime Story Club.