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Acne Cure Home Remedies and Natural Beauty Tips

Acne Cure with home remedies and natural beauty tips.

Acne is one of the most common problems among ” Teenage Skin”. Some spent hundred of dollars a year on celebrated commercial creams and lotions. What frequently happens is that acne disappears for a short period of time, only to reemerge. A relapsing condition is usually suggesting the fact that the underlying causes haven’t been address. Some teenage have sensitive skin, that don’t respond well to the chemicals found in commercial acne cures.  So why spend your money and time on commercial acne solutions, when you can make them at home using some of these acne cure home remedies.

Homemade Acne Cleansers

Blend up a few of these yummy Smoothies !

Summertime Skin Refresher Facial Spray

Ice Beauty

Prevent Grown Up Wrinkles

” Be Your Beautiful Self ” !

 

 

 

 Reference By : Beauty Tips 4 Her.com

 

 

 

 

Want to Make Homemade Glycerin Soap ?

What a fabulous spa product to make with the kid’s..  “Homemade Glycerin Soap” from the “Gluestick ” blog…  Brandi creates the most fabulous DIY projects with her kid’s. So let’s spend a day with her and make some of these cute soaps !

We made homemade soap for the first time last week and it was SO MUCH FUN! I had no idea how easy it was to make and inexpensive! For some reason I thought it had to be done in a double boiler, mix ingredients, etc. Now that I know how easy it is to make I want to make more! Different types of glycerin, different molds, colors, herbs and other add-ins….the possibilities are endless! And they would make great gifts!

 To make your own children’s size soaps here’s all you’ll need:
Glycerin (I bought a 2 lb. bag of opaque glycerin for $6.99 and we didn’t even use half of it)
Glass measuring cups
Popsicle stick for stirring
Scents (optional)
Coloring (optional)
Molds
I found everything I needed at Hobby Lobby. Place your bars of glycerin in the glass measuring cups and microwave on high 30 seconds at a time (stirring after each 30 seconds) until melted. Ours took about 45 seconds and we did 3 blocks at a time.
Add your colorings and scents….we used “apple” and stir. My Kaylee loves mixing colors and stirring.
My Aaron (who is 5) was able to pour the glycerin into the molds. He did a great job! Let stand for 1 hour, then pop out of the molds.
That’s it! They smell amazing and are so bright and colorful! We decided to save the rest of the supplies to use another day when these run out. We can’t wait to make more!
I just love these, wouldn’t they look so yummy in the kid’s Easter Baskets, instead of all that candy. Oh yes , you will have to mention they are SOAPS ! So have a fun filled day and Thank You for stopping by.

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12 Ways To Love Yourself !

I have found that there is only one thing that heals every problem, and that is: to love yourself. When people start to love themselves more each day, it’s amazing how their lives get better. They feel better. They get the jobs they want. They have the money they need. Their relationships either improve, or the negative ones dissolve and new ones begin.

 

Here are 12 Positive Steps to help you learn how to love yourself:

 

Stop All Criticism.

Criticism never changes a thing. Refuse to criticize yourself. Accept yourself exactly as you are. Everybody changes. When you criticize yourself, your changes are negative. When you approve of yourself, your changes are positive.

 

Forgive Yourself.

Let the past go. You did the best you could at the time with the understanding, awareness, and knowledge that you had. Now you are growing and changing, and you will live life differently.

 

Don’t Scare Yourself.

Stop terrorizing yourself with your thoughts. It’s a dreadful way to live. Find a mental image that gives you pleasure, and immediately switch your scary thought to a pleasure thought.

 

Be Gentle and Kind and Patient.

Be gentle with yourself. Be kind to yourself. Be patient with yourself as you learn the new ways of thinking. Treat yourself as you would someone you really loved.

 

Be Kind to Your Mind.

Self-hatred is only hating your own thoughts. Don’t hate yourself for having the thoughts. Gently change your thoughts.

 

Praise Yourself.

Criticism breaks down the inner spirit. Praise builds it up. Praise yourself as much as you can. Tell yourself how well you are doing with every little thing.

 

Support Yourself.

Find ways to support yourself. Reach out to friends and allow them to help you. It is being strong to ask for help when you need it.

 

Be Loving to Your Negatives.

Acknowledge that you created them to fulfill a need. Now you are finding new, positive ways to fulfill those needs. So lovingly release the old negative patterns.

 

Take Care of Your Body.

Learn about nutrition. What kind of fuel does your body need in order to have optimum energy and vitality? Learn about exercise. What kind of exercise do you enjoy? Cherish and revere the temple you live in.

 

Do Mirror Work.

Look into your eyes often. Express this growing sense of love you have for yourself. Forgive yourself while looking into the mirror. Talk to your parents while looking into the mirror. Forgive them, too. At least once a day, say, “I love you, I really love you!”

 

Love Yourself . . . Do It Now.

Don’t wait until you get well, or lose the weight, or get the new job, or find the new relationship. Begin now—and do the best you can.

 

Have Fun.

Remember the things that gave you joy as a child. Incorporate them into your life now. Find a way to have fun with everything you do. Let yourself express the joy of living. Smile. Laugh. Rejoice, and the Universe rejoices with you!

 

 

 

Louise L. Hay, the author of the international bestseller You Can Heal Your Life, is a metaphysical lecturer and teacher with more than 50 million books sold worldwide. For more than 30 years, she has helped people throughout the world discover and implement the full potential of their own creative powers for personal growth and self-healing. She has appeared on The Oprah Winfrey Show and many other TV and radio programs both in the U.S. and abroad.

 

A Valentine’s Day Gift Box Cake !

Can you believe this cake ? …yes this is a beautiful “Valentine Day Gift Box Cake” from  Bakerella ,  the force behind the worldwide sensation that is known as “Cake Pops” !!

I am so excited to share with you, how to make this fabulous cake , oh yes , you can do this !!!!

                                                                                                                                                                             

 LOVE…

 

  • First, you’ll need to grease and flour at least one heart-shaped cake pan.  Use one that’s about 8″ wide and use a round cake pan for the rest of the batter.
  • Now, mix your ingredients and pour in the pans, you can use any red velvet cake recipe or cake mix for this.
  • Bake the cakes and let cool.
  • When cool, take a pencil and trace the shape of your cake onto wax paper.
  • After you’ve outlined your cake, draw a second outline about .25 inch around the outside of the first heart shape. You can eyeball it.
  • Go back to your cake or cakes and level them by cutting off the tops with a long serrated knife.
  • Keep the excess. You can use it later.
  • Okay, now you’ll need some red fondant. You can tint fondant red yourself or take the easy way and buy it already colored.
  • Work on a clean dry surface and sprinkle a little cornstarch before you begin working with the fondant. If you don’t, it will start to stick to the surface. Work with just the amount you need and keep all the rest wrapped up tightly with plastic wrap. It dries out quickly.
  • Now use a rolling pin or fondant roller and roll it flat. You’ll need to roll it larger than your heart shape template.
  • With scissors, cut the wax paper along the outer edge of your heart shape to make the template. Then, gently hold the template in place on your fondant and use a toothpick to trace the heart shape.
  • Remove the wax paper and carefully cut out the shape with a knife. Use the toothpick marks as your guide.
  • This piece of fondant is going to be the bottom of your cake box. Lay it on a plate, cake board or cake stand. I used a round cake board and a few doilies to place the fondant on. Now use a little of your frosting to coat a layer on the inner section of your fondant heart shape.
  • Place the cake on the fondant and center it. The frosting helps hold it in place.
  • Now, frost the top and smooth it out.
  • Go back to your wax paper template and cut out the inside heart shape. Use this new template for the top of the cake box. Roll and cut out another piece of fondant to use to cut out the heart for the top of the cake the same way you did for the bottom.
  • Place the fondant heart shape on top of the cake so that it’s centered with the bottom layer of fondant. Frost the sides carefully. Make it as smooth as possible. Use a paper towel and gently remove any excess frosting that may get on the bottom edge or the top of the cake.
  • Now roll out a long strip of fondant.
  • Using a straight edge, cut the sides off so you have a long even piece of fondant. You’ll want the width of this piece be at least .25″ wider than the height of your cake so that it forms the sides of the box to hold the truffles.
  • Carefully, wrap the sides of the cake with this strip of fondant. Again, the frosting will help hold the fondant in place. The smoother your frosting is, the smoother the sides of your box will be.
You can use the other cake and excess trimmings to crumble and make red velvet cake balls. Read the original how-to for the Red Velvet Cake Balls.
You can just decorated these different ways with candy writers, heart sprinkles, nuts and drizzled candy melts. You can take this a step further by really making it an assorted box of chocolate. Go all out and make the cake balls with different cake flavors or stay with the red velvet cake.
How about filling your gift box with some yummy peanut butter truffles ?

                                                                     Happy Valentine Day !

 

 

 

Drinking Your Veggies and Loving It !

So Mom , you know how hard it is to get the kid’s to eat their vegetables right ? ….. but, we all know how they love to drink juice !!!!!!!!!!!!   So I have been searching to find the yummiest Juicing  Recipes, and I did just that, as I ran across Sylvie Shirazi blog, “Gourmande in the Kitchen”…. this girl LOVE’S her food…this is what she says about food !! LOL

“Food makes my world go ’round: thinking about it, making it, eating it, photographing it, and talking about it. I’ve been cooking, reading, eating and immersing myself in everything related to food for as long as I can remember.”

Whether you are new to juicing, or an old pro, wanting to eat clean and re-energize, something no supplement is a match for, the vitamins, minerals and nutrients found in whole foods like vegetables take the cake !

So let’s teach our kid’s “Good Habit’s”  ..

 Sylvie says, we’re often told to eat our vegetables, and there’s a good reason for this: a multitude of types and colors of produce provides you with a variety of the nutrients that your body craves. The antioxidants, minerals and micro-nutrients in these foods improve how we feel, helping us stay healthy so that we can hopefully prevent or cope better with disease and injuries.

 Juicing provides the body with the purest form of natural vitamins and minerals without the harmful counteractive effects of preservatives and additives that come packed into so much of our processed foods and juices. Vitamins and minerals keep the immune system in tip-top shape, also giving the skin what it needs to be healthy and glowing ! There are often additives in bottled juices such as sugars and preservatives, which in the long run may not be healthy. With concerns about pesticides even in store-bought juices, you can control what you put in your body when creating your own juice, by making sure you wash off your fresh vegetable under water before beginning juicing . Juicing also adds natural fiber to your diet, and since most at-home juice mixtures contain pulp, there will be more vitamins retained from the juicing process, which can be lost when processed by a manufacturing plant.

Sylvie says, green juices are king when it comes to juicing as they are both nutrient rich and low in sugar, but if you are hesitant to plunge into green drinks, root based juices are a naturally sweeter alternative that still pack a nutritional punch. Start with carrot juice and gently ease your way over to spinach juice and other leafy greens

So let’s start with these three juices from  “Gourmande in the Kitchen” …..

Carrot Kohlrabi Juice

Kohlrabi belongs to the cabbage family of vegetables, is high in Vitamin C and B .

  • Ingredients
  • 6 carrots, scrubbed
  • 2 small or 1 large kohlrabi, scrubbed and peeled
  • 1 tbs. honey
  • Instructions
  • Chop everything into chunks that fit into the juicer chute.
  • Pass all the ingredients through the juicer, alternating ingredients.
  • Strain through a fine mesh strainer to remove foam if desired.
  • Pour juice into ice-filled glasses and serve immediately.
  • Gluten Free, Grain Free, Paleo, Vegan, Raw

Spinach and Pea Shoot Green Juice

Pea shoot offers Vitamin A, C and folate. Spinach is rich in Vitamin K , Vitamin A  and  Maganese. The apple and lemon add a little tartness to the fresh flavors of spinach and pea shoot.

  • Ingredients
  • 2 oz/56g pea shoots
  • 3 oz/85g of baby spinach
  • 1 small handful of parsley leaves
  • 4 celery stalks
  • 1 tbs honey
  • 1 large lemon, peeled and seeds removed
  • ¼ of a large tart green apple, seeds removed
  • Instructions
  • Chop everything into chunks that fit into the juicer chute.
  • Pass all the ingredients through the juicer, alternating hard and soft ingredients.
  • Strain juice to remove foam if desired.
  • Pour juice into ice-filled glasses and serve immediately.
  • Gluten Free, Grain Free, Paleo, Vegan, Raw

Beet and Sweet Potatoe “Roots” Juice

Sweet potatoes and carrots are high in beta-carotene, Vitamin C and antioxidants. Beets are rich in phytonutrients .

  • Ingredients
  • 1 small beet scrubbed, peeled
  • ½ a large sweet potato scrubbed, peeled
  • 4 carrots, scrubbed
  • 1 tbs. honey
  • Instructions
  • Chop everything into chunks that fit into the juicer chute.
  • Pass all the ingredients through the juicer, alternating ingredients.
  • Strain to remove foam if desired.
  • Pour juice into ice-filled glasses and serve immediately.
  • Gluten Free, Grain Free, Paleo, Vegan, Raw

Juicing is one of the best things you can do for yourself and your family. Freshly pressed juice in the morning or anytime during the day can be easier on your digestive system and a fabulous way to start your and your families day.

Here are a few juicing tips from the “Gourmande in the Kitchen”

Juicing Tips:

1.) Buy organic vegetables and fruits. You don’t want any pesticide residue in your fresh juice. You don’t peel fruits and vegetables when you juice so this is very important.

2.) Start with vegetables and fruits you like and are used to first. Juice vegetables like carrots, celery and cucumber which have a light, pleasing taste and then slowly introduce dark leafy greens as your palate becomes accustomed to the taste of fresh vegetable juice.

3.) Try to avoid making juices that are high in sugar content. While fruit juices can be a sweet treat every once in a while, they are high in sugar and can affect blood sugar levels. Try to mix in vegetables and make a juice that has more vegetables than fruit.

4.) Along those lines stay away from using too many root vegetables like beets and carrots b/c they have a slightly higher sugar content. Those are fine to start with but use them judiciously.

5.) Drink your juice as soon as possible after pressing. If possible, drinking the juice within 1 hour is optimal as it starts to lose its nutritional value as time passes. If you do store your juices keep them in a glass container in the fridge for up to 24 hours.

6.) Prepare your ingredients the night before to make juicing easier in the mornings. Washing everything ahead of time is a real time saver. Have your juicer out on the counter easily accessible as well so you don’t have to pull it out every time you need to use it.

 

Let the kid’s join in , they can help you shop for the vegetables, prepare and juice !!!   Enjoy 

 

 

Night Night Sleep Tight !

It can be challenging to get an active toddler to bed, but most children will respond to a comforting, consistent routine designed to help get them to sleep. No matter what your child’s age or sleep troubles, you need to be Consistent!

Pleasant bedtime routines ease the transition from being awake to being asleep by helping children feel more secure and comfortable about what they can expect at the end of every day. To create a bedtime routine that works for your child and that will serve them and you for years to come. Avoid stimulating activities after dinner. This isn’t the time for a game of ball or loud playing. It’s a time to relax, sing songs, listen to music, or talk about your day. Then put together a predictable sequence of events that you can consistently follow in the same order every night.

The actual routine will evolve and change as your child grows, but the basics remain the same. At this age, the bedtime routine might involve the process of putting on PJs, brushing your child’s teeth and washing their face with our “Moodylicious Children’s Skincare Products , along with reading them a good-night story.  Remember our Mom’s gave us a “Warm Glass of Milk” !….I suggest to give your child the warm milk an hour or so before bad. It’s up to you to decide if you want to make it quick and easy or if you want to allow 20 to 30 minutes for special and exclusive time with your child for reading, snuggling, and being together.

Just before bedtime, give your child advance notice that the day is winding down. Your child may be too young to judge time yet, so saying something like “five more minutes” is not likely to be understood. Instead teach your child by association. Begin the first part of your routine — running the bath water, putting the toys away, or however your particular routine begins to signal the start of the wind down. Some parents signal impending bedtime with the ringing of a kitchen timer for five minutes; the child learns that the sound means bedtime. This allows an impersonal third party to announce bedtime and reduces the desire to complain.

A light snack that includes both protein and carbohydrates — for example, a small piece of cheese or fruit and one half slice of whole-wheat bread — will induce sleep and help him stay asleep through the night. The carbohydrates make him sleepy, and the protein will help keep his blood sugar level on an even keel until breakfast. Be sure to brush their teeth after they eat.

By raising your baby’s body temperature slightly, you’ll make them more prone to sleepiness. Also, make some bath time foam with our “Baby Bella Lavender Bubble Bath”….playing with his bath toys allows him to relax too.

Your child’s room should be a place of comfort, joy, and relaxation — a place that she wants to spend time. The temperature should be comfortable, and her clothes and blankets shouldn’t restrict movement. Choose comfortable, non-binding pajamas, that are neither too warm nor too light. For a better restful night sleep, try our “Baby Bella Lavender Linen and Body Mist” .. just spray some on their PJ’s and pillow case and Night Night !

Story time,this is a particularly comforting routine for your child particularly if it’s a favorite story that’s associated with bedtime. As your child grows, they’ll want more variety of stories .

Your child’s favorite blanky, doll, truck or teddy bear provides comfort while counting sheep !

If your child needs a bottle to fall asleep, make sure it contains only water. Milk, formula, or juice can pool around his teeth causing cavities, even in infants.

Say “Goodnight” ….when it’s time for you to leave the room and try not to come back if your child calls for you. This sounds harsh, but if you keep coming into the room you will have taught your child that “If I call to Mommy, she’ll come back.” Kids learn how to “condition” parents very quickly! Any hesitations on our part may be picked up by your child as an indication that maybe you really aren’t serious about this bedtime business and if  they yell loudly enough you’ll come back and play some more.

Getting enough sleep is vital to your child’s growth and development, not to mention your own sanity. Studies have shown that sleep-deprived kids get injured more often, they get sick more easily, their grades suffer — and so do their moods.

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Reference By Parents Magazine

Homemade Baby Food Recipe’s !

 

 

 Finger-licking good, healthy, and surprisingly-simple homemade baby food recipes ! Who knew making homemade baby food could be this easy?  Making your own baby food at home offers several benefits for you and your baby. A baby who is started on healthy and well-balanced foods will be stronger and more willing to eat a diverse diet as he grows. 

 

 

Economical

Anyone who has purchased jarred baby food knows how quickly the cost adds up when a baby eats several jars a day. Preparing your own baby food at home is less expensive and provides the opportunity to feed the whole family the same items. For example, if you are making sweet potatoes for dinner, separate a small amount after they are cooked and puree it with a little water for your baby. This works well for most fruits and vegetables, including peaches, mangoes, bananas, pears, peas, carrots and squash, and eliminates the need to buy jarred baby food.

 

 

No Additives

Anytime you prepare food at home, you are better able to control the ingredients that are used, making it healthier. Many types of jarred baby food purees contain added preservatives, artificial colors and flavors, salt and sugar. Commercial products are also more likely to contain pesticides. Homemade baby food does not need these items to prolong shelf life or make it more appealing. Most homemade baby food recipes call for water or cooking liquid to thin it, resulting in a baby food puree that only contains the food you want your baby to eat.

 

 

 

 

Easy and Quick

Preparing homemade baby food is simple to do and doesn’t take too much time. Steam vegetables until very soft, which makes it easier to puree them. Steaming the vegetables prevents having to use added cooking fats or oils. Hard fruits, such as apples, should be cooked as well. Cook meat thoroughly before making baby food from it to keep your baby from getting a food-borne illness. After the food is soft, transfer it to a blender or food processor and dilute it with water or cooking liquid until it reaches the desired consistency. Breast milk or formula also works to dilute homemade baby food.

 

 

 

 

Control Over Texture and Flavor

Preparing your own baby food gives you plenty of opportunities to mix up flavors and offer plenty of variety. Flavors that pair well include blueberries and mangoes, apples and carrots, pears and squash and peas and green beans. If your baby rejects certain vegetables, prepare them with fruit to lessen their flavor and increase the chances that he will eat them. Mixing meat with vegetables increases the nutrition in your baby’s meal. As your baby gets older and masters chewing, offer chunkier versions of the purees you have been making for variety in texture.

 

 

 

 

 

Healthy Baby Cereal Recipe

 

 Wholesome Rice Cereal

1/4 cup (around 1 oz) brown rice powder
8 fl oz (1 cup) water, formula or breast milk

To make the rice powder, grind brown rice in a blender or food processor. This is best achieved by grinding in small quantities – but to make the powder REALLY fine.

Bring the water to a boil.

Add the rice powder, stirring constantly with a wire whisk.

Reduce the heat to very low and simmer gently for about 10 minutes (don’t forget to keep stirring, or the rice will stick).

Then stir in enough formula or breast milk to give the consistency that’s best for your baby.

 

 Basic Homemade Baby Oatmeal Recipe

1oz (1/4 cup) rolled oats
8 fl oz (1 cup) water

Pour the water into a small saucepan and bring to the boil.
In the meantime, grind your oats until they resemble a fine powder.
Gradually whisk them into the boiling water, then lower the heat and simmer gently for 10 mins, stirring often to prevent sticking and clumping.
Cool and serve.

 

 

Please note: When you introduce any new foods to your baby, it is important to follow the four day rule, to help you spot potential food allergies and digestive problems. Please remember to consult your doctor before including new foods in your baby’s diet.

 

 

Orange Puree

High in vitamins A and C and fiber. Makes 1 1/2 cups

  • 1 yam, peeled and cut in chunks
  • 3 carrots, peeled and cut in chunks
  • 2 Tbs water
  1. In a pot, cover yam and carrots with cold water. Boil 25 minutes, or until very tender.
  2. Drain and puree in food processor with water until completely smooth (no telltale chunks!), 1 minute. If necessary, add up to 1 tablespoon water to make puree smoother.

For super-healthy favorite kid meals, add the orange puree to Mac & Cheese and Spaghetti.

 

 

 

Blueberry Spinach Puree

High in vitamins A, C, and E, calcium, and flavonoids. Makes 2 1/2 cups

  • Two 10-oz packages frozen spinach
  • 1 1/2 cups blueberries (if frozen, puree)
  • 1/2 tsp lemon juice
  • 2 Tbs water
  1. Put spinach in a saucepan and cover with water. Bring to a boil, cover, and simmer 6 to 7 minutes. Drain.
  2. Puree spinach, blueberries, lemon juice, and water in a food processor until smooth, 1 minute. If necessary, add 1 tablespoon water to make puree smoother.

For super-healthy favorite kid meals, add the purple puree to:
Super Burgers
Better-for-You Brownies

 

 

 

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Five Fun Ways To Potty Train !

 

I came across this fabulous Mommy Blog from Jeannette Fender The Adventures of J-Man and MillerBug , the answered to my prayers as I was searching for my next informative blog post ,”Yes Potty Training” ! As I spent some time researching this title, she had the funniest way to potty train your little one !! YEA !! Here are her “Five Fun Ways to Potty Train” .

Over the last month, we have embarked on the Potty Training journey with MillerBug ( Jenn son),Now many people have said it’s too early. After all, he’s barely over 2. But as with everything dealing with children, each child is different and progresses at their own rate. And since we felt like MillerBug was giving us the early signs of being ready, we jumped in head first. Now, in the beginning it was super frustrating. I read all the materials on how to make it work – but what felt like it was missing from many of those articles was the FUN! And while I’m not delusional enough to think that everything in life is going to be fun, I do feel that if you can make something fun for your kids then why not? So, we set out to turn potty training from a chore into a party! Here are a few tips that are helping us on our journey to a toddler who pee-pees in the potty with a big old smile on his face!

Make Potty Time a Celebration

There are few things that little kids love more than a party. By adding a little song and dance to potty training time, your kiddo will be all to anxious to use the potty. Create a special song and dance that is not used at any time other than potty time. It should be silly and all about your child’s favorite things! Create special lyrics: ”MillerBug is a big boy now. He used the potty, WOW! Look how big he is when he goes! It makes me want to tickle his toes!” Yes, completely silly but by adding the toe tickle and acting it out every time, you’ll get squeals of joy! Now add in a little hopping around (this mama can’t dance) and some silly moves and you’ll have a performance that your child wants to see over and over again! Then, by only performing it when they use the potty, you’ll encourage your child to head to the potty any chance they get in order to have a celebration!

I told you this was Fun !!

 

Create a Treat Bag

What’s a party without a goodie bag, right? Well, same goes for a Potty Party. Get a brown paper bag, glue a picture of a potty and your child on the front and add some ribbons to make it festive. Then put treats inside – this can be something like fruit chewies, M&Ms, even raisins if that’s your kiddos favorite. Then set the expectation that when they successfully use the potty, they get to get one treat out of the bag. Put the bag somewhere that they can see it but not reach it. **TIP – don’t keep it in the bathroom – ewwww!** Then allow them to be the ones that gets the bag down and gets a treat out (with your help) once they have successfully used the potty.

 

I love this Maxwell Design Snack Bag !

 

Make a Sticker Chart

For some reason, children love nothing more than stickers. I think it’s just ingrained in their little brains. And while I try to avoid stickers in the car (they always end up on your windows, right), the bathroom is a fabulous place for them! Take a piece of poster board and make a potty chart. List each day of the week and then make a box for each time you want your child to use the potty. Attach a plastic baggy to the bottom and fill it with stickers. Then, each time your child successfully uses the potty, allow them to take one sticker out of the bag and place it on the poster board. You will be surprised how long they will stand and longingly look at the board and once they figure out what it takes to put a sticker on it, they’ll be waiting for you at the potty each time.

 You can order these charts from The Organised Housewife Shop

 

Use Fun Training Pants

Chances are, you don’t want to go straight from diapers to cloth underwear. If you do, you’ll likely end up with quite a few messes. However, with training pants the way they are today, you can still give your child a super cool motivation to use the potty. With different brand choices, you can find pretty much an character you want on training pants. So find your kiddos favorite. If you can’t, you can even use a sticker on the front of their pull up to make it super special. Then store your fun big kid diapers where your child can see them. Each time you put them on, explain that they are super special big kid pants and that he or she can only wear them while they are working on going to the potty. The not fun part is taking them away if your child does not attempt to use the potty but you’ll quickly see that they want to earn the privilege of wearing the super fun training pants.

 

Make the Potty Party Ready

You want your child to WANT to potty in the bathroom, right? So decorate that toilet! Window crayons are a great way to do this and wipe off easily. Draw balloons, their favorite characters and more. Make it their special potty and put a potty ring on it that is bright and fun. By making the bathroom one of the coolest places in the house to be, your child will run towards it instead of from it. Allow your kiddo to help make make it special and get them in on the decorating. Then explain that going to the potty is a special event and that they need a special place for it to happen.

Potty training is never simple. But if your child is ready and you use the right techniques it can be a special time that both you and your child will enjoy celebrating instead of a frustrating time that will end with you and your child in tears. So, stop thinking of it as a task and start thinking of it as a great reason to have fun and celebrate a super fabulous milestone!

 

What do you think ? …  I love Jeannette’s  last comment, ….. “ have fun and celebrate a super fabulous milestone!”

 

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Holistic Remedies for the Flu !

  

Oldest Known Flu Remedy, Ginseng is hardly a new health remedy; the Chinese have been using it for thousands of years. The latest news is that American ginseng has now joined the lineup of natural treatments for the common cold. Turmeric’s anti-bacterial, anti-viral, and anti-fungal agents can help our body fight against colds, cough and flu. Garlic is a great remedy for colds and viral infections. You can think of garlic as nature’s broad-spectrum antibiotic. It’s natural, safe, cheap, easy-to-use and incredibly effective.  Traditionally a mixture of raw onion juice and honey was taken to relieve the common cold and Cayenne pepper aids in breaking up and moving congested mucus. Once mucus begins to leave the body, generally relief from flu symptoms follows.

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Several oils have considerable anti- viral activity, and help to boost the immune system. For maximum effectiveness, it is important that you use them at the earliest sign of influenza or in some cases before contracting cold/flu to boost your immune system as a preventative.

Essential oils of basil, eucalyptus, peppermint, pine and Tea Tree help to ease nasal congestion. Choose one to three of these oils and use them as inhalants or in steam inhalation treatments.

For chest congestion, a steam inhalation treatment made with basil, pine, and or tea tree oil can help to clear mucus and ease breathing. Rubbing a massage oil prepared with eucalyptus oils over the chest may also be helpful.

An aromatherapy bath prepared with lavender,  myrrh, pine, and or tea tree oil can help to soothe achy feeling all over your body that accompanies flu. Use a lukewarm bath for fever, a hot bath for chills

 

For Chills:

Add 3 drops of rosemary and 3 drops of ginger or black pepper essential oils to your bath.

Mix 5 drops of ravensare and 15 drops of rosewood in ½ ounce of carrier oil such as olive or almond. This makes an energizing massage oil blend.

Stuffy Nose:

To help alleviate and disinfect dry air passages, add 10 drops of tea tree oil to a bowl of hot water or vaporizer and leave in bedroom overnight. A small handkerchief sprinkled with a few drops of the oil and left under the pillow may help as well. 

If you have a congested nose or chest, add a few drops of essential oils of eucalyptus globulus (E. globulus) or peppermint (Mentha piperita) to a steam vaporizer. 

 Caution:Do Not Overdo this. Prolonged inhalation of essential oils can cause an enlarged liver.

 Caution:If you are asthmatic, be cautious the first time you try this; if you have not been exposed to essential oils before, inhaling the vapor may actually precipitate an attack

 

Disclaimer : This blog post is not intended to treat, cure or prevent disease. Please contact your Physician . Check All Allergies .   The material appearing on Moodylicious Children’s Spa Blog is for educational use only. It should not be used as a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment.

 

 

 

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