Friday, August 1, 2014

Sho Shu Martial Arts: Week 6

Training was okay this week. I have decided that in addition to my Shou Shu Martial Arts training, I was going to make some positive changes in my life.

The first change was to eat healthier. I have been doing a lot of Shou Shu Martial Arts. It has made my physical body slightly stronger and more balanced, but if my insides are not up to par, then nothing I do is worth it.The biggest changes I have made was to add a lot more whole foods to my diet. I have been eating a lot of raw fruits and vegetables and even created a little fun treat. I have made the changes for myself but my girls liked what I am doing and decided to join.

Here is one recipe option I have for breakfast. Very health and during the summer a lot of fun.

Ingredients:

  • Edible:
    • 1 mango diced
    • 2 peaches diced
    • 1 tsp ground flaxseed
  • Tools:
    • Blender
    • 4 cups
    • 4 popsicle sticks

Directions:

  • Take the diced peach and mango and place in blender
  • Once blended, add a teaspoon of ground flaxseed 
  • Split into four and place into cups
  • Add the popsicle sticks and freeze
When the are all frozen, they make a really tasty breakfast treat. Super health and filling. 

Although this is the combo my girls liked best, feel free to try your own combinations.

Training for Shou Shu Martial Arts is a lot of fun. Although my ouside has been getting more toned and physically fit, I noticed my insides were not up to par. Changing my diet to include healthier options has made me feel better both on the inside as well as on the outside.

What are some healthy breakfasts you would like to share?

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Thursday, July 31, 2014

3 Tips and Tricks to Help with Night Training

If you little one is ready to take potty training to the next level, nighttime can be real issues. Some kids go into such a deep sleep that waking up when they need to go is not something they remember. No the are not doing it to be disrespectful but rather they loose track of time and space. Here are a few trick to help your precious one stay dry at night.

  1. Try to discourage drinking for an hour before bed. Lets say bedtime is 7:00 At 6:00 let your little one know that they can have one more glass of water and no more until morning. Keeping the bladder empty at night is the trick. Some children get thirsty before bed and you do not want to feel like a bad parent so try freezing small ice cubes. You can give them one ice cube to suck on right before bed. The key is to remember only one. If you give them more, then you may as well allow them to drink a full cup of water.
  2. This one is pretty straightforward, but it is very important they use the bathroom right before bed. If they do not, then their bladders are partially full and will likely need to go at night.
  3. If everything fails, try setting them up for a routine. I know for one of my girls, I had to wake her up every night at midnight and take her to the toilet. If she did not go, she had an accident shortly after. 
In addition to these steps some positive reinforcements will go along way. They do not have to be big but they have to be constant. It could be something small with breakfast when they wake up dry like a few dark chocolate chips. It could also be something special like an extra book before bed or a 5 min extension to bed time. What ever the case may be, a small little token will go a long way.

Although some kids take to night training fast many kids struggle to say dry though the night. Rather then getting all frustrated, here are some tips that I have picked up along the way.

What are some tips that helped your little one stay dry at night?

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Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Wearever Mattress Protector


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As many of you know I work with special needs kids. In addition, as this is a week dedicated to nighttime I have a product that can be helpful for both special needs kids with medical issues as well as kids who have other night time issues. 

The product I have tested is a mattress pad. Unlike the WaterProof Pad I have tested on Monday, this one is made for larger beds. In addition to the typical mattress pad, this one has wings to help secure it to beds so it will stay in place. 

The bed I tested the Wearever Mattress Protector on was the bed of a special needs child. This adorable little girl unfortunately gets very dehydrated and needs to be on a G-tube overnight getting liquids. Although she needs her feeding tube, it does come with many complications like leakage and accidents. As any of you with kids know, liquid on the matters can take a while to dry and leave behind nasty stains. The Wearever Mattress Protector is a product that has worked. It not only helps protect the mattress, but it has wings. Just place the wings under the bed, and it will stays in place. No more of the uncomfortable plastic sheets that fall off. No more waiting for the bed to dry and best of all, no more staining expensive mattresses.

Pros:

  • Protects bed from accidents
  • Soft
  • Waterproof
  • Wings help secure it
  • Will not move around as much as most other pads
  • Comfortable

Cons:

  • Covers a large portion of bed but not complete bed
  • Wings are difficult to put in place if bed is next to wall

Overall:


I would have to say I am very happy with the feel and quality of the Wearever Mattress Protector. It does a pretty good job protecting the bed. The child who tested the matters pad was also thrilled with it. Previously when her feeding tube leaked at night, she had to sleep elsewhere as the bed was wet. Now all the parent has to do is take off the pad and put the child back to sleep.

Overall this product serves many purposes. If you have medical equipment that leaks overnight, this is the perfect solution. As for the rest of you, not all kids take to night training right away. Some kids love to sleep so much, they forget to go to the bathroom. Rather then being frustrated with your little one, protect your bed with the Wearever Mattress Protector.

Just a little heads up, tomorrow, I will have a post for night training children.

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