Thursday, June 14, 2018

How To Look After Yourself After Giving Birth


Giving birth is the equivalent of running a marathon, so it’s no wonder that a woman is going to be exhausted after going through labor. Whether it was a vaginal birth or a c-section, the body has gone through a lot, and will need to recover. Here are some excellent tips for taking care of yourself after you have given birth.
Plan Ahead
It’s important to plan ahead for after you get home with your new baby before you even go into labor. Food is something that is particularly important, for example. You’re going to need to eat regular meals, particularly if you are breastfeeding, but you may not feel much like cooking for yourself when you’re recovering. Therefore it makes sense to prepare a load of meals in advance and freeze them so that all you have to do is defrost and reheat them after giving birth. You can choose pretty much anything, and you can even freeze mashed potatoes.
Drink Enough
Something that can happen easily after giving birth is dehydration. Everything is so busy and there is such a lot to do that you may well completely forget to drink. However, you really need to ensure you get enough water; being properly hydrated is essential for a good milk supply. Every time you have a chance to sit down, have a drink. Sip water throughout the day. When you are breastfeeding continue to drink to keep your silk supply flowing.
Nap
Nothing is going to stop your baby from waking during the night; it’s just how their little body clocks work. So you know you’re going to be tired, and you know you’re not going to get a good night’s sleep for a few months. That means that you should grab a nap when you can. You might think it’s more important to do the housework, for example, than sleep, but you’ll be a much calmer, happier parent if you’re well rested, even if the house is a bit of a mess. A tidy clean house isn’t worth the exhaustion of not getting some sleep when you can.
Don’t Use A Rubber Ring
Your lower regions are going to be super sore after you’ve given birth, and they’ll take a little while to get back to normal – they will though, so don’t worry about that. However, as tempting as a rubber or even foam ring might be when it comes to added comfort, they can actually do more harm than good because they allow your perineum to sag down, pulling on any stitches you might have and delaying healing).

If you’re feeling sore down below then there are special creams and tinctures you can buy that will soothe but not irritate the area, and this can definitely help you.

Go Outside
Don’t just stay in your home with your baby and forget about the outside world. It’s great to go for a walk with your little one and get some freshair – it’s good for both of you. It’s true that when you go out you won’t have your home comforts around you, and your baby may well scream, but so what? Breathe deep, comfort your child, and go home again. You can try again another day.


Tuesday, June 12, 2018

List of Healthiest Foods For Your Kids


Yes, it is the biggest worry of every mother, day and night. Children today are very demanding when it comes to eating. They are very choosy about the choice of foods, their taste, texture and the visual appeal of it. Mothers’ (or those who cook) today have the need to cook for the eyes, tongue and the health of the child. Yes, this weird reality is what happens in many homes today. Deciding on the menu that equally gratifies the taste and health needs of children is more like climbing a mountain with high heels! Considering the busy schedules of mothers’, this post gives them a helping hand on some healthyfood choices for kids.
Health vs Taste   
This has always been a tough race to win, but with the modern digital world, people across the globe virtually meet each other to share healthy food menu which can be made in delectable ways. It’s good that there are plenty of online resources such as Finddigitalmagazines.Co.Uk available today that offer digital magazines for your iPad and you can easily have access to healthy food recipes for kids.   
Healthy Food Choices
Choose foods that are fresh and organic for giving a healthy lifestyle to your children. Giving fresh fruits and vegetables to children as an everyday snack will boost the health of the toddlers and growing children. A minimum of two servings of colourful, bright looking fruits and three servings of vegetables has to be a regular routine.
Spinach: Some kids might not be a big fan of spinach and greens, but all kids love cartoons. Showing cartoons like Popeye to make children learn about the health of spinach and other green leaves will kindle their interest.
Homemade Cheese Spinach Puff.  Click the link for recipe.
Peanut Butter: The goodness of peanut can be fully absorbed by the body through this form of peanut butter. Spreading a lavish scoop of it on top of pieces of bread or tortillas or even having a spoonful just like that will help meet the nutritional requirement of the child on the daily basis.

Lentils and Beans: Protein-rich foods are very healthy for growing children. Giving lentils and different varieties of beans as part of a regular diet will improve their overall health and stamina.
lentils
Beans that we grew organically.  See my kids harvest it here 
Yogurt or Curd: Be it the sweetened yogurt version or the plain curd version as per your child’s taste, somehow include at least one cup every day for having all the essential pro-biotics.
Eggs: Minimum of two eggs per day, preferably in the mornings, either poached or full boiled as per the taste of the children must be a compulsory of a daily meal.
Eggcellent breakfast for my kids
Nuts and Seeds: Children’s snack time must have a strict healthy choice, such as nuts, seeds and other cereal choices, whatever they make less fuss to eat.


Fruits and Veggies: Fresh fruits and vegetables always have their health goodness, especially when they are organically grown.
Conclusion
Some children might be fussy eaters while some others really love eating. Every child’s eating habit varies. Mothers must bring in a healthy eating practice right from the early age, and healthy foods should be a meal for the family, instead of just forcing them on children.

Monday, June 11, 2018

How Cooking Websites Are Bringing The Food Lovers On A Single Platform?

People who are fond of food, love to cook whenever they get time. As a house wife or house husband, there is a lot of time at hand to think, design and make delicious food for your family. However, the passion and creativity to do these traits slowly fade away if you don’t get the required encouragement from the people you love the most, your family. Tough we all love our family but we also need the required encouragement from them as well. There is a lot that you can learn while you are freeing your time for cooking.


If you are someone who loves to cook you know that you want to learn about all the famous cuisines of the world. This way you grow and rise in your love for cooking food. Different cuisines have different method of cooking and hence different ingredients too. For that matter it is best to share your passion and recipes with those who have the same line of interest. There are many websites who are sharing recipes with the world but very few who ask others to share theirs’s as well. Cuisine Study is one of those websites which is sharing its love of cuisines with the world and also asks others to share their feedback and recipes in it. You can View Site to see the various kinds of cuisines and flavors.
The site is not only about the recipes but also encourages people to connect with others and help them if they want a specific recipe or advice about their food. There are several recipes and suggestions about food, utensils already shared on the web and we can get some more if you want. If you are new to the cooking side and are planning to purchase a set of new utensils, it would be best to seek advice from someone who has already used many and can give the best suggestions. Not only that, you should also know the health benefits of using and eating green foods. There are various ingredients in your kitchen which can help with fat burning only if you know how to use them, similarly the olive oil which is used for cooking also has various health benefits about which mostly people are unaware.

There are several recipes of home cooking which are in practice for several years and are loved by many people on the site. Apart from recipes, there are also cooking tips in the kitchen which allows a person to cook as well as make use of the organic ingredients as home remedies. You can also find tips to handle the tough ingredients like how to pear a glove of garlic fast, how to remove a flesh off a whole fish quickly, cooking different cuisine like French with toast and cassoulet, Italian pasta with risotto, and several other Italian and Japanese cuisines. If you are looking for good homemade recipes, tips and tricks to be used in the kitchen, and ingredients which can help you enhance your health, you might as well look through the site.

Thursday, June 7, 2018

The 4 Unproductive Morning Habits that every 21st Century Girl Should Quit Today


Perhaps it’s coincidence, but it seems that every time one happens to have a goodnight sleep, and wake up fully rested, they always seem to have one of the most productive days of their lives? Alternatively, when one has a horrible morning, the same energy spews out to the rest of the day, and they end up having quite an unproductive, forgetful day!

Which goes to show that the way a person begins their day really plays a vital role in how the rest of their working hours will be.

Keeping this in mind, here are some routines that one might be doing which are proving to be a recipe for disaster for the rest of their working day.

 Having a breakfast packed with sugar
Perhaps the sugar cubes in that morning cup of coffee or tea are just a little over the top? Or maybe it goes hand in hand with assortments such as waffles, cakes, or even muffins.
Then this is quite the wrong way to start up any day. That’s because food stuffs such as carbohydrates, or those laden with sugar usually give one a massive sugar high (insulin spike), which then comes crashing down; leaving one irritable and quite hungry for another bite even before lunch time!

Instead, kick-start the day with the likes of fruits (for the sweet-tooth), or satiating veggies that will keep those unnecessary food cravings at bay, leaving one feeling excited and in good spirits during the working hours.

Eating when one is not hungry
Yep, this is still taking a shot at breakfast.  Sometimes one might wake up not feeling hungry at all, but because they’ve been brain-washed to believe that breakfast is extremely necessary, they go ahead and chow down something before heading to work. However, as earlier discussed, this could be more harmful than one might expect.

If breakfast is not one’s cup of tea, then other effective methods such as intermittent fasting can come into play.

In fact, intermittent fasting is essential for optimal health because it not only helps in stabilizing blood sugar, but also reduces inflammation, and helps one maintain a healthy heart.

That being said, Chicks News further provides more essential content on improving the lifestyle of the modern day lady.

Failing to workout every morning
If one hopes to plan their day on their high, then a great way to boost their energy levels, sans taking caffeine, is to set that alarm clock early, and incorporate morning exercise before heading to work.
It’s even better to workout during the morning hours because it’s been proven to lead to higher quality sleep, as well as boost one’s energy levels exponentially.

Taking lattes in the morning with additives
Sorry to say people, but it’s about time to quit adding those syrups and sugar to that latte. In fact, this could be the reason why one is experiencing weight gain without having a solid explanation.

Yes, despite exercising and eating healthy, lattes containing sugar and syrup come quite high in terms of their caloric intake, causing one to pack up those pounds, and feel more depressed about their weight and their physique!

Fort Pitt Block House

Another cool part of the Point State Park is the Fort Pitt Block House.  It is one of the historic landmark at this  beautiful park.  It is located  in the heart of the park and is open year-round and the great thing is that, it's free-admission.  You will learn its history  which is interpreted through on-site educators, period artifacts, digital presentations, and exhibits.
This block house was built in 1764, the Fort Pitt Block House is all that remains of Fort Pitt, one of the largest and most elaborate British forts in North America and a key defense during the French and Indian War.  I never knew these facts until I went inside this block house.
According to the information, the Block House has stood in its same location for nearly 250 years.  It has become the  witness to Pittsburgh's history as a frontier fort, large industrial center and leading modern city.
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Adjacent to it is the Fort Pitt Museum which we did not go to.  We are reserving this for another time.
Thanks to historical  parks like this, it's one of those places I love taking my kids because they learned so much about history.  A lot of people are trying to erase history by  removing landmarks and statues  which I think is wrong.  Soon, the young generation will not be able to tell their children what transpired in history.  I hope that museum will stay.
This park is really a gem  in the middle of the  city.  If you are visiting Pittsburgh, I highly recommend this  place to explore.  The Carnegie Science Center is also a great place for  all ages to visit.

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