Health

Keeping a Balance in Youth Sports Participation

By Kate Carr
Kate CarrWe all want our kids to be the best athletes they can be and to play the sports they love for a lifetime. But there is a growing debate about the best way to make that happen. Is it better to focus on one sport, or is playing a variety of sports the best way to help kids reach their full potential?

Some parents, coaches and athletes believe specializing in just one sport year-round offers the best opportunity for a young athlete to reach his or her full potential. After all, they figure, the more you practice and play one sport, the better you get. (more…)

Preventing Homesickness

By Erica Feinman
Erica FeinmanCamp Directors all over are preparing to make this summer the best summer ever for your kids and kids like yours all over the country. Some of the things we do in the months and weeks leading up to camp are training staff to deal with all kinds of situations that may arise. In addition to training we like to help parents feel prepared for summer as well. Below are a few tips on how to deal with your campers heading off to summer without you and making this a successful summer for your campers and you!

Preventing Homesickness

Whether this is your child’s first summer at Camp, or they are a returning camper, many children struggle to be away from home. Allowing your child to navigate this challenge will help them develop independence, confidence in their abilities, and a deeper sense of self. Here are three tips to set your child up for success. (more…)

Get the Mother’s Day Glow

By Lauren Rashap
LaurenCouchHere are 7 steps to help restore the skin and get the glow:

Probiotic Push – IT Begins in the GUT. Our second brain. Probiotics are bacteria that line your digestive tract and support your body’s ability to absorb nutrients and fight infection. There are actually 10 times more probiotics in your gut then cells in your body! Your skin and digestive system by themselves host about 2,000 different types of bacteria. Probiotic benefits have been proven effective in supporting immune function and healthy digestion, as well as beautiful skin. (more…)

What Do You Worry About?

The number one cause of death to children in the U.S. is preventable injuries.

By Martha Wilcox
MarthaWilcoxI was an LA Mom, too. My son was born in Santa Monica hospital, raised in Culver City and went to preschool in Beverly Hills at a progressive program that tried to teach him to play nicely (which he did from time to time), and tried to teach me insights to help me overcome the worries that go with the job of raising a child.

And I was a worrier, though I would have defined myself as a “dedicated questioner and researcher.” Let’s just say I took the job of parenting to heart; I was probably only slightly nutty about it. (more…)

Contouring Your Body

By Dr. Parvaneh Rafaeloff
Parvaneh RafaeloffHave you ever dreamed of having a tight and skinny abdomen &
thighs without surgery?

We all have areas that we want removed or contoured, but don’t have the downtime. Moms are busy and need a treatment that is easy, non-invasive and affective.

TiteFX treatment removes unwanted, stubborn areas from your body, while contouring and removing unwanted cellulite. This treatment leaves a smoother, more contoured appearance. This non-invasive treatment is quick, easy and pain free. It works with radio-frequency waves and heat. Zap cellulite away and or add definition to your already toned areas! (more…)

Valentine’s Day Expectations

By Samara Fabrick
Samara FabrickFor many of us, Valentine’s Day is a chance to sit down with our kids to make cards for their classmates, think of fun ways to surprise our partner or have an excuse to eat that box of chocolates. However, for many Valentine’s Day is another opportunity to have a million expectations that are so often dashed by our clueless spouses and our inability to express our wants. Here are a few suggestions to make sure that your Valentine’s Day is a happy one filled with whatever your heart desires. (more…)

Single Incision Mommy Makeover

Dr. Danielpour and Dr. Layke work together to give moms a tummy tuck and breast augmentation in a single surgery.
Dr. Payman Danielpour and Dr. John LaykeDr. Payman Danielpour and Dr. John Layke are the founding partners of the Beverly Hills Plastic Surgery Group. This plastic surgery dream team collaborates to reduce operation time and enhance patient satisfaction as well as safety – and their Mommy Makeover procedure is no exception.

Together, they’ve created SIMM, The Single Incision Mommy Makeover, a combined tummy tuck and breast augmentation performed through a single incision, allowing an improved figure for patients in reduced time. (more…)

Easy Ways to Encourage Sibling Love

By Ashley Eneriz
Ashley EnerizSibling rivalry is a problem that plagues many households. If not dealt with, it can result in marriage issues and relationship issues between siblings later down the road. While no family will ever be perfect, there are several fun and easy things you can do to encourage sibling love between your children. (more…)

Investing in Your Children’s Future

roxana maddahiRoxana Maddahi shares her financial advice for women investing in their children’s future.

Q: I am always reading about college tuition increasing rapidly. Is this the case?
A: Unfortunately, the cost of college is getting more expensive each year, and we don’t see that it will slow down any time soon. Currently, the average cost of tuition at Private Colleges is approximately $38,000 per year. The center for financial aid has calculated that that figure will be approximately $90,000 by 2025, just 10 years from now. That’s almost $360,000 for a 4 year education. Inflation generally increases by 1% per year, which means that the value of our money goes down about 1% per year, but college tuition inflates at a much higher rate, going up an average of 2.2% per year. (more…)

Ayurveda Restoring Mothers’ Health

By Martha Soffer
Martha SofferThe time-tested and nourishing medicine of Ayurveda is a 5,000 year old system that, through diet, herbs, treatments and practices like yoga and meditation, helps us come into harmony with our own nature. For a new mother, during the six weeks following birth, the practices of Ayurveda are especially profound and restorative.

Modern obstetrical care emphasizes pregnancy, labor and delivery. After birth, as long as everyone’s healthy, they’re on to the next patient. Ayurveda, on the other hand, considers the six weeks after birth to be a precious opportunity, for both mother and baby. (more…)