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Readers and friends of Israel Kids wish Avital and the entire Cohen family, a hearty Mazal Tov on the birth of their baby boy.
 
Congratulations
A day of silence in support of mourners in Newtown, CT and around the world
 
A Blogger Day of Silence for Sandy Hook
We wish you a happy Hanukkah.
 
Hanukkah Sameach
Did you know that kids are actually LESS active during the summer? Imagine that! They spend nearly 40 fewer hours per week sitting at a desk in their classroom (not to mention the sedentary time they spend doing homework after school) and they STILL get less exercise!
 
64 Ideas to Get Your Kids Active this Summer
How do we know if our child has ADHD? What are the signs and symptoms? Sara Silber M.Sc.Ed gives us a close look at what you need to know about Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder.
 
Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorder– What Parents Should Know
Today we talked about Fitness and exercise with our guest, Shira Tjong Alveres. Shira is a Fitness instructor and personal trainer in the Modiin area. She teaches boot camp, private training, yoga, kids yoga blast, body sculpting and more. Check out her website www.shirasbootcamp.com
 
Moms Talk Podcast Episode 4: Exercise the Healthy Way
Welcome to Moms Talk! A weekly podcast with Laura and Avital. Today we talked about our outlook on food and healthy eating. We all know it’s important but how far should you go? We gave some tips and recipes (see below). Our Getting Creative segment was how to make a family collage for "Yom Hamishpacha" which is this Thursday.
 
Moms Talk Podcast Episode 3: Healthy Eating
Did you ever have daydreams of what life might look like as an expectant mother? Some women imagine that pregnancy will fill them with absolute euphoria; an opportunity for guilt-free midnight snacking and luxurious lounging on the couch in maternal reverie. Despite these expectations, many women find that pregnancy is somewhat less idyllic. Particularly in the last trimester, pregnancy may be full of absolute exhaustion, constant back pain, difficulty sleeping, or overwhelming pre-labor anxiety.
 
Have a Better Pregnancy: Exercise!
When I was a teenager girl I was a ball of anxiety. I was insecure and felt as if I had to please everyone. I made decisions based what I thought would make me likeable instead of what I thought was good for me. I had a big hole inside of me that I filled by looking for, and receiving, outside approval. I felt alone, confused and overwhelmed.
 
Surviving Adolescence with your Teenage Daughter
The season of sniffling and sneezing, coughing, and aching has arrived. Colds and flus seem to enter our homes along with our muddy rain boots and wet umbrellas each year. Although it seems that the cold, rainy weather causes these bothersome illnesses, the truth is that colds and flus are actually infections (viruses, to be precise) that prefer the low humidity of colder weather and spread faster when people spend more time with each other indoors. This year, the pandemic flu (H1N1 or swine flu) has caused a lot of increased anxiety and concern about protecting ourselves and our families from colds and flus. In this article, we will explain the differences between these different illnesses, how to prevent them, and when to call the doctor.
 
Preventing the Cold and Flu