What Really Makes Us Happy (with Science of Happy Infographic)
Mar14

What Really Makes Us Happy (with Science of Happy Infographic)

We grow up in a society that tells us that to be happy what you need is to make a ton of money, spending every waking hour focusing on your work so you can afford that brand new car your neighbor had just bought;  that you need to look like an unrealistic version of a model, and that restricting all you eat with crazy and expensive diets and purchasing all the equipment infomercials sell is the way to do it. There is also the belief...

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5 Minute Recipe – Yummy Nutritious Smoothie for Kids of All Ages ( and adults)
Feb19

5 Minute Recipe – Yummy Nutritious Smoothie for Kids of All Ages ( and adults)

Main nutritional benefits:  This smoothie can be used as a super nutritional meal substitute, because is it so rich in nutrients and absolutely delicious, especially because the oat milk is naturally sweet . It is an excellent source of Calcium, Protein, Omega complex, vitamins A, B complex, C, E, K, Iron  and minerals. Classification: Vegan Vegetarian Ingredients: 1 cup of Vanilla Oat Milk ( regularly milk or other vegetarian milks...

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Being Mom and Dad (or how 2+1=1)
Jan06

Being Mom and Dad (or how 2+1=1)

Our lives crossed paths over 20 years ago, and brought us, from Brazil to NYC, through a lot of experiences and with a lot of love, to this point in our lives. We are parents now. We waited for the right moment, and it just never came, so we decided to throw caution to the wind and open ourselves to the possibility of having a little person enter this relationship we had so tenderly shared together as a couple. Little did we know how...

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The Accidental Co-Sleeper
Dec29

The Accidental Co-Sleeper

When I was 10 years old, we brought my brother and sister home for the first time, and on the way there, we stopped at a pediatrician’s office for some advice. He looked at my excited 10 year old self and he could tell I was going to be around those babies all the time, so he looks at me and says: “Keep an eye on the babies, because sometimes they can stop breathing when they are sleeping.” And at that exact moment,...

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Our Alternative Vaccination Schedule and Why We Chose It.
Dec14

Our Alternative Vaccination Schedule and Why We Chose It.

A lot of people have asked me about our daughter’s alternative vaccination schedule and why we chose to have the shots a certain way. After a lot of research we were not comfortable with the standard vaccination schedule. Many of the shots are given at a particular order to benefit the adults around a child’s life, or for practical reasons that don’t really take into consideration how multiple shots  and the toxic...

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The Problems with the Mandatory Flu Vaccination for Children Under 5 in NYC
Dec14

The Problems with the Mandatory Flu Vaccination for Children Under 5 in NYC

We have been planning on writing a few articles about some of our choices relating to our daughter’s alternative vaccination schedule, but we were hit with the news that the New York City Board of Health had approved a vote to make the flu vaccination of mandatory for children under 6 as of December 31, 2014, so I had to voice my concerns about it. One of the things that upsets me the most about this mandate, is that it is yet...

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