Teaching Children to Meditate: Simple Steps for Getting Started

Kids are naturally mindful.  Have you even noticed how completely present they are during play, enjoyable tasks or anything that holds their interest?  Most kids are mindful until about age 9 or 10 when their bodies and brains begin to change in preparation for puberty.  If you can show them how to continue being mindful…

Chinese Medicine for Sunburns, Burns, Itches, Cuts, and Injuries

Summer is in full swing at our house and we’ve already had to deal with mosquito bites, bruises, and some pretty scraped up knees. As my boys have gotten older (ages 9 and 11.5 at the time of this writing), they’ve gotten more adventurous, which inevitably leads to getting a little beat up now and then….

Safe Sunscreens Without All the Chemicals!

Everyone knows kids need to wear sunscreen, but if you’re like me you’re wondering about all the chemicals in them. Are they safe? Especially for babies and kids? So I thought I’d share what I do for my family along with some basic info to simplify buying safer sunscreen. Happy Summer! It can be a pain to get…

Watermelon the Chinese Medicine Super Food, by Kendra Lay, AP, LAc, ACN

Watermelon is one of those foods that just scream, “summer’s here!” But what if I told you watermelon is also used as medicine by practitioners of Chinese herbalists? All parts of the watermelon, seeds, meat, and rind are used for healing. I’m so excited to share this article and recipe by Kendra Lay, a graduate of…

Reader Question: Any Tips for Earaches and Ear Infections?

We love to keep in contact with our readers, and it’s your questions that inspire us to keep providing relevant and useful information to help keep kids healthy. Recently, one of our readers reached out with a question: I need a home remedy for an ear infection that is safe for my baby. My baby will…