Health

Preparing for the New Year

Preparing for the New Year

Everyone hopes that the new year will be better than the last. But few of us actually prepare for it to be so. We tend to just let the year happen and then gape in surprise when that year comes to a close. So here are some concrete steps we could all take to live a more intentional life. Because, as Antoine de Saint-Exupéry says, “a goal without a plan is just a wish.” Read more…

31 Days of Large Homeschooling Family

No Snacking in Our Large Family

Just like the idea that juice and Ribena are a good healthy idea, I used to think kids needed snacks all day long. Well, they may when they are very young but snacks are not necessary as they grow up. And then snacking tends to become a habit which isn’t really healthy in the long run. Read more … Read more…

31 Days of Large Homeschooling Family

Water: The Beverage of Choice in Our Large Family

Everyone knows that drinking water is a healthier option. Yet, most children prefer sugary drinks. I am grateful that choosing water as the beverage of choice in our large family has saved our health and pocket over the years. Also, choosing to drink water only has one other great side benefit. Spills are non-events! Read more … Read more…

31 Days of Large Homeschooling Family

Exercising as a Large Family

Exercising as a large family largely does not happen in our family! Lol! But it is not because we are a large family. Many other large families do. But for us, we don’t for a variety of reasons. But mostly it is because neither Henson nor I are the sporty sort. So it isn’t even top of mind usually.  Read more…

31 Days of Large Homeschooling Family

Managing Health in Our Large Family

Prevention is better than cure when it comes to managing health in our large family. Also, for us, I try to avoid medications as much as possible. But how? Sleep is critical. So is drinking lots of water. And then there are a few vitamins and supplements I automatically reach for when we fall sick. In this post, I share what we use. Read more…

Ready to wean your baby? 10 things to take note as you prepare for it.

Ready to Wean?

Ready to wean? Don’t be scared. Weaning can totally be a non-event. Go for slow weaning rather than cold turkey. It will be less traumatic for everyone. Here are 8 things you need to take note of as you prepare to transition to another season of motherhood. It can be a bittersweet event but it does not need to be traumatic.  Read more…

Gatekeepers of our children’s health

Who decides what baby’s first food will be? Or what goes into your child’s lunch box for recess? And who decides what the family will eat on a daily basis? Mom, I believe it is you. Like it or not, mothers, we are the gatekeepers of our children’s health. What we decide to store in our pantries and cook in our kitchens affect their taste buds and habits. Even after they leave home. Read more…

Are you ready for 2017?

This is the last post of the year. Christmas has just been celebrated and now the new year beckons! Are you ready for 2017? Has the Lord given you a word for the new year? Are you looking forward to, or dreading the new year? I have my word for 2017 and have been thinking through […] Read more…

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