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Simplify your life - Natural treatment: Children with asthma - sucking the breath out of your childhood

A1 never gave us even a slight worry that she might have asthma. No niggling cough or wheezing chest. With A2 this was another story. She got chest infections easily. Her coughing never stopped, most days getting so bad that she would vomit. Her chest was graggy and made a faint wheeze when she breathed. She had her first proper attack just shy of 18months. Shortly after another. And another.  We ended up in ER with her with blood oxygen levels of 72 where it is supposed to be 95. After this episode, her paediatrician "diagnosed" her. I say "diagnosed" because before the age of 5 any medical opinion is given solely on the grounds of observation and medical history. After 5, or as soon as the child can follow more complex instructions, a breathing test can be done for a formal diagnosis.

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Simple and minimalistic kids - Why kids do not need toys [why we are throwing most of our kids' toys out]

We have thrown out most of our kids’ toys, and packed away the rest. I couldn’t handle an untidy house anymore and the kids didn’t play with the toys in anyway. Then I came across a research study done recently and it sealed the deal. The study found that kids with fewer toys have longer attention spans, are able to engage in more imaginative and creative play and are also more prone to share with other kids. Mommy win for me!

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