The Mom Report: September 19, 2018

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THE ATHLETIC EDGE: How Proper Nutrition Can Be A Game Changer For Young Athletes

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For those of you with young athletes, get your notepad ready because award-winning, board-certified pediatrician and sports nutritionist Dr. Jacqueline Winkelmann, also known as “Dr. Jacq”, is here with invaluable information and tips on how to properly fuel your children to maximize their on-field performance.

What is the #1 thing parents of young athletes need to know about sports nutrition?

Parents need to know that sports nutrition for YOUNG ATHLETES differs from adult sports nutrition. Young athletes are growing, developing AND playing sports, and they have unique nutritional needs. [READ MORE]


NEW CONCUSSION GUIDELINES

New guidelines have been issued by the CDC for treating children with concussions. This is the first time “evidence-based” guidelines have been issued for diagnosing and treating children’s concussions. Researchers say the new protocol will help healthcare providers properly treat young concussion patients.

NEW PARENTAL CONTROLS FOR YOUTUBE KIDS APP

Back in May we told you about the changes being made to the YouTube Kids app to allow parents more control over content. Those new tools are now being rolled out. The first one allows parents to hand pick every video and channel that is available to their child. They’ve also launched a new version for kids that are 8-12 years old. All the details can be found here.

HONEY SMACKS UPDATE

Health officials are warning that Honey Smacks cereal could still be contaminated with salmonella. The CDC says “Do not eat any Kellogg’s Honey Smacks cereal, regardless of package size or best-by date.”


CANDID CARRIE UNDERWOOD

In a recent interview with CBS News, country music star Carrie Underwood candidly discussed the difficulties she faced when trying for baby #2. Her heartbreaking journey through multiple miscarriages is one that so many women can relate to. Amidst all this, she suffered a terrible fall last year, severely injuring her face. Fortunately this story has a happy ending and is a great listen for anyone looking for a little inspiration.

MATRESENCE - THE BIRTH OF A MOTHER

Becoming a mother is such an incredible blessing, but it can also be extremely overwhelming. Our hormones go crazy. Our identities totally change. Our whole day revolves around caring for others, leaving little time to care for ourselves. Reproductive psychiatrist Dr. Alexandra Sacks said in a recent TED talk that hundreds of women called her because they thought they had postpartum depression when in reality what they were experiencing was very normal. It’s something she calls matresence. She hopes to start a conversation that will encourage more women to discuss their feelings and struggles about the not-so-easy transition into motherhood.

LIFE AS A WORK-AT-HOME MOM

Being a working mom is hard.

Being a stay-at-home mom is hard.

Being a work-at-home mom…also hard.

There really is no perfect solution. That’s why we all just have to do what works best for our family. If you’d like a peek inside the not so glamorous life of a work-at-home mom, this article in Glamour offers an interesting perspective.

MEN ARE PARENTS TOO!

One mom is sick and tired of the over the top celebrations and accolades men get for performing basic parenting duties. In fact, she takes it a step further saying men should be offended by such a low bar of acceptance because it suggests they don’t know how to parent their own children. She kicks this double standard in the teeth and we’re loving it!

 

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