Skip Navigation LinksCommunity / Weleda Blog
Filtering for: Blogs tagged with Parenting Show All
9/30/2010 9:00:00 AM
When Facial Time Becomes Family Time
I recently gave my husband, Dan, a mini Weleda facial for his 40th birthday, using the skin tips that I’ve learned at Weleda.  It turned into a fun family affair when our 6-year-old, Ben, decided he wanted to help. Before we started, Dan shaved with our Men’s Shaving Cream, and I washed his face with the Almond Cleansing Lotion—it’s perfect for sensitive skin like his. Next I gently massaged on our soothing Almond Moisture Cream, and then he laid down for a few minutes with a hot towel on his face, listening to music. While he was relaxing, Ben and I prepared a facial mask.  We mixed clay earth with a few drops of...
More
1/18/2010 9:37:56 AM
My Favorite Hand Cream That's not a Hand Cream
It is cold here in New York. Very cold. And sometimes windy, just to make it a little bit worse. When I take my son, Josef, to catch his school bus in the morning, I am freezing, despite being bundled up in wool and down from head to toe. Josef doesn’t seem to care as much, probably because he is in jumping mode pretty much from the time he gets up in the morning to when he goes to bed at night. No idea where he gets his energy. When I pick him up from school, I see the whole class bouncing, so I guess we all were like that at age five. For me, this cold weather usually means VERY dry hands, especially after I wear wool gloves for a while. I get dry,...
More
Categories: Parenting
12/21/2009 9:58:24 AM
The Beauty of Family Traditions
The deeper meaning of the holiday season is shining through this year. People are making gifts for each other and enjoying time spent together. Last year, we started a tradition for Ben’s Hanukkah presents. A friend told us of a rhyme: Something you want, something you need, something to wear and something to read. Dan and I come from separate religious backgrounds, so creating our own traditions really makes us feel like a family. We also started a family walk on Sunday mornings. We walk on a wooded path near our home. We run, skip and walk together, Dan, Ben and me. Then we have a delicious brunch. I usually workout alone but this is a great way to...
More
Categories: Parenting
7/29/2009 9:46:35 AM
Flight Plan: Tips for Traveling with Children
My wife and I are used to long-distance travel with young children. With grandparents in different parts of the world, we have flown across the Atlantic countless times with one or two very young children. Before each flight, we are terrified of eight or more hours of nonstop screaming and the consequent looks from our fellow passengers. Accordingly, we prepare all kinds of diversions to keep the children occupied (and the other passengers peacefully asleep). I thought it might be helpful for other parents to share a few tips from our experience. Boarding: Families with small children are usually allowed to board before everyone else. The idea is to...
More
Categories: Parenting
4/11/2009 5:33:00 PM
Pretty in Pink: Cultivating Beauty in New York City
Spring in New York City usually means lots of rain. Sometimes we skip spring completely and jump right from cold and rainy late winter to sunny and hot summer. Don’t misunderstand me, I love living here, and the beautiful and long fall more than makes up for the nonexistent spring. So last Sunday was one of these rare spring days (between a freezing and windy Saturday and a cold and rainy Monday) and we, which includes my wife Ameena and my two children Josef (4 ½) and Laila (1) ventured downtown to enjoy the sun and lunch “al fresco” at the Shake Shack in Madison Square Park. Why am I telling you this story? I would like to use this blog to show you...
More