Healthy Family reviews a variety of products that promote a healthy, happy family lifestyle. You will find healthy alternative food products, technology related products, and household products reviewed here.
Looking for homemade Easter candy crafts to do with your family? Our friends at Surf Sweets recently sent us a little sample box of their organic non GMO candies. Of course I wanted to wait until Easter to open the packages because our house is on a strict no sugar diet for Lent. Having a box full of Surf Sweets laying around the place really heightens the temptation. The kids were going nuts looking at the box. We’ve got a week to go before lent is over. Against my better judgement I cracked the seal and sat down with my youngest son with a mission. Together we decided to come up with fun Easter candy crafts that could be made with Surf Sweets candy. (…)
Finding faith after losing everything. Is it possible? How much of yourself is connected to your material possessions, your job, your role in the family or your community? What would you be if it was all taken away from you? Who would you be? Would you still have faith? Hope? A wonderful and inspirational film from Elevation Pictures explores what happens to a young pioneer woman’s faith when she loses everything and has to rely on herself and ultimately God for survival. (…)
Sensory processing disorder toys are a great tool for kids with sensory seeking behaviors. Do you have a sensory seeker? Sensory seekers simply can’t get enough out of their environment. They are constantly looking for ways to stimulate their nervous systems, and it can be exhausting. These kids struggle in the classroom and are often labeled as hyperactive and impulsive. If you’ve got an ADHD child it’s possible they are a sensory seeker with a sensory processing disorder. Experts believe that if these kids are able to get enough sensory input they will be able to calm down and focus when needed. (…)
There is a known link between radiation exposure and breast cancer. If you are concerned about low level radiation, you may be interested in a new bra called the Demron®. The bra is meant for healthy women with a history of breast cancer in the family, frequent flyers, and women frequently exposed to hospital radiation technologies. The Demron® bra is marketed to limit your risk in these situations. It’s designed by Radiation Shield Technologies with a fabric technology developed for nuclear hazmat suits. The recently designed special bras are designed help reduce radiation exposure and breast cancer risk in the average women. (…)
Best travel apps for toddlers: Our family recently returned from a long road trip with the kids. We managed to make a 13 hour car ride fun and manageable for our almost two year old daughter and our three boys. Worried about how we would entertain the kids for such a long trip to the east coast, I decided to do some app shopping at the Apple store. We over-bought in anticipation of the long trip, and after over 30 hours of in car play time, have decided on our favorites. (…)
Heard about the talking epipen for anaphylaxis? Healthy Family recently interviewed former NFL running back Jerome Bettis about the new Auvi-Q talking epipen and his educational book on how to manage anaphylactic allergies. A long time food allergy sufferer, Bettis agreed to team up with the makers of the Auvi-Q (…)
Teach communion to kids easily with this great video we found. It’s charming, engaging, funny, and touches on all the fundamental concepts of holy communion at a level children will understand. Ken at Holy Heroes recently sent me a copy of their latest project: Inside the Sacraments – Episode 1: (…)
Treatment for eczema: You’ve probably been through the mill trying to find the best skin care for eczema or other dry skin problems. You’re not alone. There are many products on the market offering to alleviate dry skin and provide a moisture barrier for eczema sufferers and itchy dryness. I (…)
WebMD have a new pregnancy app. It’s been developed with careful guidance from featured pediatrician Hansa Bhargava, MD. Healthy Family was contacted by WebMD a few weeks ago and offered a phone interview with Dr. Bhargava about this fabulous new free pregnancy app for moms to be.