A few years ago, an Australian couple made the news as they appeared in court where they pleaded guilty to failing to provide for a child and causing serious injury. The child was malnourished. In the press, much was made of the family’s vegan diet, but the court acknowledged that the mother’s depression had played a significant role in the poor care given to the child. The plant-based food being given to the child wasn’t a problem because it was vegan, the problem was that the food being fed to the child wasn’t providing sufficiently balanced nutrition. This could easily have happened with a meat-based diet, because one of the major issues in the case was lack of knowledge.
It’s shocking to hear how much the COVID-19 lockdown has affected the mental health of all generations. One of the most vulnerable age groups are young children, especially between the formative years of 3 and 13.
We vegans are well used to the (usually well meaning) advice from family and so-called ‘experts’ on the subject of veganism. However, throw vegan pregnancy into the mix, and suddenly it becomes about moral choices. Veganism is ok it seems when it’s our own choice, but can be questioned when we’re dealing with an unborn child.
Whilst pregnancy is a magical and special time for an expectant Mum, it can often by marred with confusion and anxiety as women try to monitor the movements from their baby. Changes relating to the baby’s movements and patterns can highlight problems that may require urgent medical intervention. When women notice changes to the pattern, they are encouraged to seek advice from their medical team. The long-term aim of the bracelet is for it to help reduce still birth rates by encouraging women to monitor changes and to also seek help sooner.
Depending on how much you paid attention in school, you might know that the colony of Pennsylvania was officially settled in the 1600s by William Penn as a safe place for Quakers to settle. Since then, Pennsylvania has been home to some of our country’s oldest history, helping us better understand the struggles of those coming to the states to start a new life. Pennsylvania became a state in 1787, marking the end of colonial times and the beginning of its incorporation into the United States of America. If you’re interested in learning more about Colonial Pennsylvania, here are a few must-see spots in the state where you can learn an abundance of our history.
Being a working mom with various interests and hobbies often means there will never be enough hours in a day to truly do everything you want to do. Things will end up being moved to the schedule for tomorrow, thus bumping another item on the list for the next day, and so on. It’s one thing to embrace the paradox of unpredictability kids bring into your life, however, when your own time ends up suffering consistently, it’s a whole different problem.
When we’re heading off a long trip with our kids, snacks are an essential item! Unfortunately, convenient snacks for kids are often pretty unhealthy not to mention expensive. Keeping our small kids occupied in the back seat can be challenging at the best of times, without constant cries of “I’m hungry!” resonating around the car (which can drive anyone crazy!).
We found that they are loads of healthy snack ideas out there, but so many of them have the capacity to create a huge mess in the back of our car. If you’re looking at ways to save a money on snacks, keep the car relatively clean and keep your kids as healthy as possible, take a look at our yummy ideas.
Fall is here, the first leaves are turning orange and yellow, the temperature has dropped a bit and it’s time for another seasonal maintenance for our body. An adjustment here and there, a bit of fine tuning and we are ready to great fall looking and feeling our best. So let’s see what it is that you can do to stay radiant and healthy throughout the fall months.
Unless you were blessed with a child who just magically drifts off to sleep each night, you have likely asked the question, “How do I get my child to sleep at night?”
Most parents do.
In fact, sleep is one of the most common concerns parents have for their children, and it can be a tricky issue to sort out. If you’re one of the many parents struggling to get more sleep – for you and your child – this quick guide will help your family tremendously.
Regardless of the season, one must always keep in mind that our skin should be nurtured and moisturized on a daily basis. It’s essential to take care of our entire body since it’s the only place we actually have to live in. During the summer season, our skin is exposed to different harmful factors. Therefore, we must protect it by taking certain measures. Listed below is a roundup of how to keep your skin fresh and glowy throughout the whole year and especially in summer.