Children and Yoga

Yoga helps children focus, eat healthier and gain more energy.

Catherine McCordOwning a children’s yoga company I often hear, “I wish I had been taught yoga as a child.” Since you can feel the benefits of yoga, even after just a few classes, I understand why someone would make this comment. They are thinking how wonderful it would have been to experience those benefits all throughout life.

Here are eight benefits a child might experience from practicing yoga:


Keeping Your Brain Active Over the Summer

Tips on preparing for exams and applying to schools.

By Ellen Richards
Catherine McCord

Parents set the tone for their children’s academic success.

Many people mistakenly believe that education begins in high school when students realize the competition involved in gaining admission to college. Parents and students do themselves a huge favor to remember that the earlier one fosters an appreciation for education, the more likely they will achieve academically. (more…)

Getting Your Baby to Sleep Through the Night

By Sharon Vandermerwe
Sharon Vandermerwe

Q: When is a baby ready to be sleep trained?
A: Of course like everything in this life, it varies. My experience has led me to believe that babies are ready to be sleep trained when they are ten to twelve lbs (4.5 to 5.5 kg).

Q: Is the baby’s length of sleep dependent upon whether the baby drinks breast milk or formula before bedtime?
A: There doesn’t seem to be too much of a correlation between the two when it comes to sleep length.

Q: Should a baby be woken up, if they nap for more than a two hour stretch during the daytime?
A: If a baby sleeps for more than a two hour stretch, the baby should be woken up. When babies sleep for longer durations during the day, they have a much harder time differentiating between day and night. (more…)

A Perfect Gift for Father’s Day

gift this FatherLooking for the perfect gift this Father’s Day? Why not create a book that features photos of both Dad and his toddler?! This popular Twigtale title shows your child just how universal a dad’s love is. Click here to get started! Through the end of June, use the coupon code LAMOM20 for 20% off your entire order! *


Let’s face it – most people love reading about themselves. And your kids are no different. You will be surprised at how many times your child will ask you to read “his” or “her” Twigtale story – and amazed at how well they absorb the unique lessons contained within each book. We have created stories that parents can personalize easily using their own photographs and words. Twigtale books are written in simple language so that kids are engaged at their level of development and comprehension. (more…)

Hosting Mother’s Day

By David Rowe
DavidsoloChefYou dedicate every day to enriching your children’s lives and Mother’s Day is about showing our love and appreciation for your influence on not only us, but society. This is your day to spend time with your family and feel pampered. If your kids are too young to plan something special, you can still plan ahead to make sure you can enjoy a wonderful celebration in the company of your loved ones. After all, you don’t get a chance to sit down and relax very often!

Whether you prefer to have an intimate, cozy day with your kids or throw a big celebration for all the mothers in the neighborhood, we have something for you. Unwind and enjoy a gourmet sit-down meal to include exquisite tray-passed hors d’oeuvres, organic fresh salad, a bold and flavorful entrée with a unique twist and a decadent dessert or enjoy a buffet or family-style meal so you can eat to your heart’s content. (more…)

Mother’s Day Recipes

By Catherine McCord
Catherine McCordMother’s Day is a time to celebrate our mothers and ourselves. Here are a few recipes that are easy for dads and kids to whip up for a special Mother’s Day treat for mom.

The following recipe may actually be one of my favorite weelicious recipes because of how versatile it is: I used the mix to make waffles this morning and the kids actually said they were the best I’d ever made!

This recipe makes a bit more mix than what you would normally find in a box of the pre-made stuff, but that’s a plus, especially if you have a house full of pancake lovers. Just keep the mix in a sealed container and anytime you want to make these, just add an egg, milk, a touch of oil and a scoop of mix for whole wheat pancakes or waffles that are sure to please! (more…)

How Can Women Have It All?

By Angella Nazarian
angellanazarianWe all have heard it when we talk to our girlfriends, somehow in mid-conversation the cursed word slips out—“I feel like I am not good enough”. While in the gym, we are fretting about work, while working we are thinking about how we missed the last bake sale at the kids’ school. We have become our own taskmasters who drive ourselves relentlessly toward an ideal of perfection.

The big question remains: Can women really “have it all”? I tend to categorize myself in the “something’s got to give” camp—multi-tasking and juggling can take us just so far. As a matter of fact, recent studies have shown that our IQ drops by 10 points when we do two tasks at the same time. So, I am calculating that by noon each day, the IQ of women all around the globe has dropped exponentially! (more…)

I Want Botox, but I’m Afraid

Q & A with Beverly Hills Plastic Surgeons, Dr. Payman Danielpour and Dr. John Layke about the pros and cons of botox.
Dr. Payman Danielpour and Dr. John Layke

Q: When do I know I’m ready for botox?
A: You should do botox before the formation of frown lines, crows feet or forehead wrinkles.

Q: I don’t want people to know I have botox. How can you make it look natural?
A: At Beverly Hills Plastic Surgery Group, we believe helping our patients bring out their natural beauty by enhancing and refining not changing their appearance. We are known for putting less botox than most surgeons. You can always add more but you can’t take it away. (more…)