Life Lesson for Mommy #41:

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Kids Learning a 2nd Language:

 

If you’re a ethnic parent, then you probably are already teaching your child a second language (your mother language if you will). For Caucasian parents, you may not have a second language apart from English. The benefits of teaching your child early on a second or third language are great!
A second language helps the brain develop on a whole different level. It gives the child ability to process everything slowly but more efficiently, giving stimulation in the memory and comprehension side of the brain- usually pre-programing for faster brain processing as they grow up.
If you are born in a family where there is no 2nd language, consider picking a language for your child to learn. Youtube has some great videos for kids to learn different language if you just want to see what your child connects with better.
For Omera, we have English at home, Hindi with my parents, and Chinese with her Chinese teacher. So she’s covered on all grounds haha
But she is sometimes a little slower, because now that she’s being exposed to all 3 languages, she often pauses to process what she wants to say in the language that is appropriate based on the person’s race! Amazing isn’t it.
So if you haven’t yet started to teach your kid a 2nd language, definitely go for it!
Good Luck
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Life Lesson for Mommy #40:

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Winter and baby skin

Its cold out there! The air is dry and crisp making it that time of year where baby’s skin will get dry.  Use a good quality baby lotion or cream to keep baby’s skin moist, comfortable and healthy. Baby moisturizers from Gaia are excellent! Natural, without the dangerous chemicals normally found in baby products. It’s one of my favorites!

If you want to use your current baby lotions, at least don’t pick Johnsons & Johnsons, which has had some issues recently with cancer causing ingredients in their creams and products. Pick a baby product or lotion that has no parfum, has a few ingredients and you should be able to pronounce them. Add a few drops of coconut oil in there or smear on your hand before you apply the lotion to naturally protect their skin from UVA UVB rays as well as keeping their skin baby soft and moisturized.
You can purchase these from amazon.com or go directly to Gaia’s website.

Good Luck!
😀
Gaia baby moisturizer
http://www.amazon.com/Gaia-Skin-Naturals-Natural-Moisturizer/dp/B004SFU9WM/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1413574422&sr=8-1&keywords=gaia+baby

Gaia bath and body:
http://www.amazon.com/Gaia-Skin-Naturals-Natural-Baby/dp/B004SFPYS6/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1413574422&sr=8-4&keywords=gaia+baby

Gaia baby starter Kit
http://www.amazon.com/Baby-Starter-Gaia-Skin-Naturals/dp/B003316Y4O/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1413574422&sr=8-2&keywords=gaia+baby

Gaia’s website
http://www.gaiaskinnaturals.com/