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  • 10 Coconut Oil Benefits for Mom and Children (and Dad too)

    Coconut oil is the latest craze on the market today. With the benefits and chemical properties of coconut oil, there is no doubt about this oil being at the top of the list. It has antibacterial, antioxidant, and anti-inflammatory properties. It's an oil that you can use from cooking to a moisturizer.

    Here's some top ways to help your children and can also help mom and dad too.

    1. Massage

    Forget about other lotions and oil, put a little bit of coconut oil (We love Nutiva unrefined coconut oil) on your finger tips and start giving your little one a massage that moisturizes their skin as well.

    2. Speed Healing of Cuts and Sunburns

    If your child spent too much time in the sun and is starting to get a sunburn or even has a cut, the antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties make coconut oil at the top of the treatment list. Mix with a few drops of lavender essential oil and rub directly onto the burn or cut. It will heal in a fraction of the time, and your skin will not peel.

    3. Hair

    Use directly onto scalp and at the ends of hair as a conditioner. It will tame unruly hair, moisturize, and can get rid of infant's cradle cap.

    4. Increases Breast Milk in Breastfeeding Mothers

    If you are a breastfeeding mother, your milk supply is key to your child receiving all of it's nutrients and minerals. With the large amount of saturated healthy fats, it keeps your hormones optimal, which in turn keeps you producing the right amount of breast milk.

    5. Diaper Rash

    Instead of over the counter creams try coconut oil. Use a small amount and rub directly onto skin. Watch the rash disappear in a fraction of the time.

    6. Eczema

    Is your child battling dry, itchy skin that tends to breakout easily? Use coconut oil as a moisturizer and watch the skin clear up. Also works well for acne for both children and adults.

    7. Bug Bites

    It's still summertime and the bugs are out in full force. If your child is constantly scratching and itchy from bites, use a little bit of coconut oil on the skin as it relieves itchiness.

    8. Nursing Nipples

    Many mothers experience cracked, dry nipples while nursing their child. Instead of using lanolin many mothers are keeping a jar of coconut oil handy to use instead.

    9. Help Speeds Up Metabolism and Weight Loss

    Coconut oil is made up of medium chain fatty acids (MCFAs) also known as medium chain triglycerides (MCTs). It is a healthy fat. When consumed, it goes directly to the liver and increases metabolism. This in turn leads to weight loss. Start adding a few tablespoons a day of coconut oil into your coffee or your favorite dishes to speed up weight loss.

    10. Body Scrub

    Mix equal parts coconut oil and sugar together for an instant skin exfoliator and moisturizer. Use in the bath or shower and have amazingly soft skin.

    Pick up your jar of coconut oil today at your local grocery store and start seeing the difference in your life.

  • Inspiring the Next Generation

    The children that you cuddle in your arms tonight will soon be the next generation of leaders, and it is your job to continue to inspire them.

    How? 
    Well, that is through experiences, learning, invoking creativity daily, and most of all spending time with your children.

    Kid President has done an amazing job of inspiring adults and children alike. We have to give kudos out to his family for the inspiration that they have had on Kid President's life. Take a look at this favorite video.

    Inspiration is everywhere. We just have to be wiling to expand our horizons to see it. Open up your boundaries. Be willing to explore with your children and always be there for them to come to.

    Children have their own individual personality and learn at a rapid rate. It's no longer "let's go to outer space in this rocket playground equipment," but today, it's "time to blast off with a full countdown," and then upon getting up, you must float because gravity isn't in outer space.

    Inspire your child daily to open their mind. Create new ideas, innovate, and expand their horizons.

    The future will be a bright one with this next set of leaders including your child.

  • Spending Time with Your Children

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    As parents, we know that spending time with our kids is important and vital to their overall success and development. There are times when we discount the value of going to a basketball game or attending that one dance practice before the big recital. We believe that they may not remember or don't value our time the same way that we see it. I mean we can't exactly bill our children by the hour like we do for client work.

    But at the end of the day, we realize that it is all worthwhile. The smiles, the joy, the happiness it brings to their faces when they see you in the audience with a sense of relief that you made it and your attention is completely on them.

    You may not realize what it is worth or your children for that matter until you can no longer have those moments. When life takes loved ones that are dear to your heart away, you would give anything to have another basketball game, band concert, golf tournament, dance recital, you name it and see your parents in the stands.

    So when you have the moment to spend with your children, most definitely do it no matter what is going on in the back of your mind on what else you could be doing. Your children look up to you and need your never ending support and love in life.

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