The Mom Report: August 23, 2018

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WHAT'S FOR DINNER

The Mom Report is always on the lookout for delicious recipes that are healthy and easy to make. We tested this Pork Egg Roll In A Bowl by Kyndra Holley of Peace Love and Low Carb and it’s definitely a winner! You can make it with pork or chicken and it’s absolutely delicious over rice (if carbs aren’t a concern in your house).

 
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MOM HACK: CAN OPENER

Apparently we’ve been doing it wrong all this time! Cinnamon Givenskilo was shocked when the internet taught her the correct way to use a can opener and she posted a fantastic video to share the revelation. We tried it and it really is SO MUCH BETTER! No more sharp edges and sinking lids! (PS - her video has some adult language so you may not want to watch it around the kids!)

 

KIDS' ELECTRIC CAR BURSTS INTO FLAMES

A Boston mom says her kids’ ‘SPORTrax Awesome XL’ caught fire and burned to pieces in just two minutes. Her children are okay but heads-up to anyone out there that currently has or is looking to buy this electric toy car for their kiddos.

HEAVY METALS IN BABY FOOD

Consumer Reports recently tested for heavy metals in popular baby food products and their findings were pretty disturbing. Here is their full report, which includes a list of things parents can do to limit their child’s exposure to heavy metals.

CARB EATERS LIVE LONGER

A huge medical study was done on carbohydrate consumption and researchers found that people who eat a moderate amount of carbs tend to live four years longer than those on a low carb diet.

GENERIC EPIPEN APPROVED

Big news for any parent that has a child with a life-threatening allergy. The FDA just approved the first generic version of the EpiPen and EpiPen Jr., which will hopefully lower prices and help with shortages.

PRESCRIPTION FOR PLAY

A new report by the American Academy of Pediatrics encourages pediatricians to write a prescription for play to help with a child’s physical and mental development. Here’s a great breakdown of the report showing why this is so important, the types of play that are healthy for your child, and some fun playtime ideas.


DAD USES FACE SWAP FOR HILARIOUS BATHTIME ENTERTAINMENT

This dad hits the nail on the head with his hilarious, now viral, video about bathtime using Snapchat's Face Swap.

 

WHEN KIDS GET ALONG

For all the times your kids argue, fight, and aggravate each other, there are just as many times when they get along, have fun with one another, and make awesome videos just like this one!

 

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