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Friday, March 25, 2011

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Is Your Child Serious? That's Healthy!

     About a week ago I attended a party. Most of the attendees were parents and the discussion quickly turned to temperaments: whose babies slept through the night; whose little girls wore pants and whose refused anything but dresses; whose kids were cheerful and full of laughter and whose were more thoughtful and solemn. The matter of cheerfulness versus seriousness fascinated these parents because they saw it as something indicative of who the child was, and what he or she would become.
    Science confirms that temperament is indeed present from the very first moments of life and can be seen in the different ways that babies react to things in their environments. Some infants startle easily while others seem nonplussed by sudden movements or loud noises; some infants are difficult to soothe once there emotions have been aroused while others are quickly mollified and return to whatever they had been doing before. Some toddlers are very cheery, with the infectious laughter of a gleeful or mischievous tot. Equally contagious is the toothy grin of a 10-year-old after telling a clever joke. Cheerful, laughing kids provide reassurance to parents that life is good for the child.

     It's not surprising, then, some parents expressed concern about their children who seemed OK but were more serious, that is, the children who laughed, smiled, and joked less than their more exuberant peers. "It makes me wonder sometimes if something's wrong with him," "I feel like maybe I should try to pry it out of her," "I encourage him to go and have fun with his friends, but he'll never be the life of the party", and "I hope I haven't done something to make her so serious and focused; I guess I haven't set a great example in this area though; I'm not much of a partier myself."

    Sure, even young children can occasionally become depressed and retreat into their rooms, sleeping too much or eating too much, fidgeting anxiously, and feeling worthless. But this is uncommon and is quite different from simply being serious, focused, and not silly. More important than any particular characteristic is the child's comfort level with the trait. If a child is on the serious side but seems content, involved with friends or clubs or sports, and well-adjusted otherwise, there's probably nothing to worry about. In fact, we found that such children may be exceptionally healthy.

   In The Longevity Project we studied more than 1,500 children as they grew up and passed through their adolescence, adulthoods, and into old age. Being more serious as a child was not a risk factor for earlier mortality -- in fact the reverse was actually true! The very cheerful, optimistic, and humorous kids had shorter life spans, on average, than their more sober counterparts -- in part because they later took poorer care of their health and tended to smoke and drink more, among other things.

   So, except in cases where additional warning signs are present, parents of serious children can relax. Not everyone is a Charlie Chaplin or an Adam Sandler and really, think about it -- shouldn't we all be thankful for this?! Some people are simply more high-spirited than others and these differences start early. Scoring a little lower on the humor-meter is not a bad thing; and our surprising research shows that it may actually be good for one's health. Parenting is tough, and there are lots of things to worry about, but this isn't one of them.

© 2011 Leslie R. Martin, of The Longevity Project: Surprising Discoveries for Health and Long Life from the Landmark Eight-Decade Study

Author Bios
Howard S. Friedman, Ph.D.
, author of The Longevity Project: Surprising Discoveries for Health and Long Life from the Landmark Eight-Decade Study, graduated from Yale and was awarded the National Science Foundation graduate fellowship for his doctoral work at Harvard.  He is currently Distinguished Professor of Psychology at the University of California, Riverside, and has been honored with major awards by the American Psychological Association and the Association for Psychological Science. Dr. Friedman has edited and written a dozen books and 150 scientific articles and has been named a "most-cited psychologist" by the Institute of Scientific Information.  His health and longevity research has been featured in publications worldwide.  He lives near San Diego, California

Leslie R. Martin, Ph.D., co-author of The Longevity Project: Surprising Discoveries for Health and Long Life from the Landmark Eight-Decade Study, graduated summa cum laude from California State University, San Bernadino, and received her Ph.D. from the University of California, Riverside.  Currently, she is a professor of psychology at La Sierra University, where she received the Distinguished Researcher Award and the Anderson Award for Excellence in Teaching.  Dr. Martin is also a research psychologist at the University of California, Riverside, and a key associate in Professor Friedman's longevity studies.An avid traveler, Dr. Martin climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro in 2005, and recently completed the 151-mile Marathon des Sables across the Moroccan Sahara.  She lives in Riverside, California.

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Adventures of a Demon Hunting Mom Review

Is that Kate Connor's two year old's diaper or is it a stinky demon strolling
through Walmart? Kate Connor use to be a Demon hunter for the Catholic church but that
was a lifetime ago. Now she has a teenager, a two year old, and a husband with political aspirations.

Unfortunately her past rears it's stinky head and now a demon is building an army which only she can stop. Did I mention that no one knows? It shows you what would happen if Buffy that Vampire Slayer had gotten married and kept her past a secret.

Julie Kenner is fast becoming one of my favorites with her fast action packed witty books.
I laughed so hard and could relate to so much - okay maybe not the demon killing 
but the rest of it.
I also just learned they are making a movie for this book!
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Thursday, March 24, 2011

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Happy Meal at Home

I’ll be the first one to admit my girls love their Happy Meals, but in this house they are a special occasion thing. 

More times than not, my girls ask me to make their happy meals for them. 

I usually make homemade chicken nuggets, herb roasted potatoes instead of the fries, and a salad packed with fruit as an added bonus.

Instead of a toy that will just be lost in the bottom of the toy box I give them a craft to do or make them homemade brownies. The girls are happy and I’m happy because they aren't eating processed junk.

                                            Mandie’s Chicken Nuggets

4 large chicken breast with rib meat

2 eggs

2 cups unbleached flour

2 tsps of raw honey

Peanut Oil

Salt & Pepper to taste

Cut the chicken breasts into little chunks, salt and pepper them. Dunk them into the egg and raw honey mixture then drag them through the flour (sometimes I add a little powdered sugar to the flour like Chic Filet if I’m out of honey).

When the oil is hot, fry the chicken until crispy then pull out and let drain on paper towels or newspaper.

 Serve with Mandie’s Herb Roasted Potatoes and Homemade Brownies!

Chocolate Brownies

Homemade Chocolate Brownies


1 cup melted butter

¼ cup cocoa (I like the dark cocoa)

4 eggs

2 cups sugar

1 ½ cup flour

½ tsp salt

2tsp vanilla

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

In a bowl mix butter, cocoa, eggs, and sugar. 

Stir in the flour, salt, and vanilla. 

Beat until smooth then spread mixture into a greased 13” x 9” pan. 

Cook for 35 - 40 mins.

Saving Money While Eating Steak

Once a Month Shopping
I started this a few months ago and although it sounds crazy, it is really paying off. If you are like me, you are probably wondering 'What about fresh fruits and vegetables?' Don't worry, I'll get to that. I promise I eat healthy, no hot dogs and mac and cheese for us.

I take a weekend and make my way to a few different stores. 
I buy a lot of our snacks from Target, like our trail mix and archer brand chips. We buy enough to last us the entire month.

At Wal-mart we buy 10lb bags of quarter chicken for $6. 
I cut the chicken myself into thighs and legs and we get 5 meals out of each bag. So I buy a few bags depending on how much chicken I want to eat.

We make our way to the health food store to get our wild rice and raw honey before we go to Daytona where we stock up on off brand juice and a few different canned vegetables at Aldi's. Finally we go to Sam's wholesale club. We buy all of our meats, fish, eggs, milk, and cheese for the month. I get home and divide it all up freezing what we don't need for the week. We also buy all of our flour, crackers, dried fruits, cereal, oatmeal etc. 

 It really pays off for us because I cook from scratch a lot and the foods we eat rarely have coupons. Buying them in bulk makes them so much cheaper. I have saved so much money just shopping once a month because I'm not buying things I don't need. I'm really really bad at Target, whoever does their end caps is making them a lot of money! I can't leave that store without spending under $100, I just don't have the will power. When I go there on my once a month trip I'm in a hurry to get to so many stores I'm in and out!

Okay, now for the fruits and vegetables. I stock up when I'm at Sam's and freeze what I don't use fresh. In the winter I do have to pick up a few things at the farmer's market fruit wise but we eat canned veggies, frozen veggies, and lettuce we grow. In the summer we grow everything. We have blueberries, blackberries, tomatoes, carrots, lettuce, loquats, grapes, and much much more.

We've only been doing this a few months but I've developed a well stocked freezer and pantry. 
I find I'm buying less each time I go too.

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