My kids are wierd and eat multiple servings of fruits/veggies each day and as a result are pretty much always regular. I also give them a DHA capsule and a flax seed oil supplement which seems to help avoid constipation. My nephew deals with it regularily though and my sil has found that Sunsweet Prunes, Raisin Bran and blueberries help keep him regular.
When we travel (and I know their diets will be different than usual) I bring along those Trader Joes fig cereal bars. One of those each morning along with their daily supplements seem to do the trick even when they don't get the best balanced diet. I also keep them hydrated all the time.View Thread
This weekend we wrapped up a geat ski season with 3 more medals, two podium finishes, a league title (yeah Mady!!) and a concussion for Logan.
According to his coach, DS oversot a landing and landed on his back while the team was playing in the terrain park. He immediately shrugged off the crash and continued about his day with more jumps and even his first perfect 360.
I was a bit concerned and thought something was off later that night when he was getting confused with his retelling of the days events but he insisted he was fine and appeared completely normal Monday morning. Two hours later, at 9:30 am, the school nurse called and told me he was vomiting and complaining of a bad headache. He'd mentioned the ski crash to her and she immediately suspected a concussion. I picked him up and rushed him to the pedi who confirmed and assesed the concussion and put the poor boy on "brain rest" for the rest of the week. He can't go to school, play sports or strain himself in anyway. He's been so lethargic and sad for the last 22 hours that it breaks my heart.
Any ideas or recommendations on how to keep him comfortable and happy are appreciated. TIA.View Thread
I rarely use my ipod for workouts anymore. The girls have added so many songs to my playlists that it just isn't the same. I just cant seem to embrace One Direction and Demi Lavato like they can. That being said, my club plays great music and we have speakers in our garage (where I have several pieces of equipment and a nice view of the bay) that are tied into our music system so I normally just select a station and go for it.
As for my routine, I play tennis several mornings a week, go to the gym twice a week to use the rower, treadmill and eliptical and then squeeze in my home equipment and free weights whenever I can. During the winter I ski 2 days a week, which to me, is the best workout.
Oh and I guess I should confess that with a random schedule like this I'm often in yoga pants, tennis attire or, if in the mountains, in my base layer/ski pants during the day. It's pretty common for mom's around here and I've never thought much about until reading the poll...View Thread
Sounds fun! We've never heard of Minecraft but that's not to say my Logan wouldn't have a blast trying it. Maybe I should let him give it a whirl. I assume it's a app that you buy from the app store?View Thread
Logan turned 8 in January but still happily sits in his high back boost. He's 53"tall and weighs 55 pounds but the seats in my SUV are huge and the seat belt cuts across is neck without the belt positioner in is booster. My oldset, who is a comfort and safety freak, finally gave up her higback booster at 10 but stil uses the no-back version to help ensure the belt lays across her chest properly. She is 55" tall and weighs 65 pounds. I figure is the recommendations are 80 pounds or 57" so we may as well follow them- luckily they wholeheartedly agree.
DD2, who just turned 5, is still in her 5-point harness Recaro seat. I will transition her to a high-back booster, like I did with the others sometime in K (or right around when she turns 6 years old).View Thread
It's almost embarrassing but, yes, we have the summer pretty much planned out b/c of the early enrollment for camps around here.
The kids get out on 6/12 and I've elected to give them the remainder of that week and the following week to just hang out with me and enjoy some of the amazing summer activities the bay Area has to offer. After that DD1 is will go to a week of her school's "sports camp" and DS and DD2 will do a half day tennis and swim camp at out club. The week after they will all go to a science/art camp.
We're taking a family trip the week of July 4th.
Once back in town DS will go back to the science camp for 3 weeks, DD2 to a half day gymnastics training camp and DD1 will start a three week theater intensive camp.
Then comes another family week and the end of July. We'll spend that at the cabin playing tennis, swimming and biking.
August brings on 2 weeks of sleep away camp for DD1 and DS and a week of one-on-one time with the wee one before she starts kindergarten. After camp ends we have a week and a half to collect ourselves and prepare for the start of the next school year.
It all seems to work out on paper and the kids are fired up about their camps and our family trips so I'm thinking it will be a great summer for all of us!View Thread
I love diorama projects. We get ours assigned in Pre-K and each kid chooses a dinosaur then makes it out of clay along with a volcano and prehistoric tree. I can't wait to get the third one up on my office shelf. View Thread
We got close to 2 feet last week and had the best weekend of spring skiing with fresh powder, sunny skis and temps in the 40's. It has been on ok season for us snow wise but this was an unexpected treat for all of us!View Thread
Logan is not a big eater during lunch either and after many months of stressing over it, I've had to let it go. I packed his lunch for K and 1st grade so I pretty much know how little he eats but when he begged to buy lunch for 2nd grade, I hoped things would change. Not sure they did although his sister tells me he does "ok". I pack him a protein and veggie snack (which he eats or he knows "hot lunch" will stop for him) and make sure his breakfast and dinner are healthy and well balanced. All in all, he's growing well and thriving at school so I have to let him be the decision maker at lunch.View Thread