Archive for June, 2012

Some MINOR Adjustments

Children and Chiropractic
sponsored by Daniels Chiropractic Office and written by Dr. DoniBeth Davis

Have you ever considered bringing your children in for a chiropractic checkup?

Surprisingly, the first stress placed on a child’s spinal column is during the birthing process. Equally surprising is the fact that 26% of children surveyed at school reported a history of back pain.  Read More… A child’s spine is frequently subjected to repeated forces in the process of learning to walk as well as a multitude of childhood mishaps, sports related injuries, and postural strains.  Many adults that come to a chiropractor’s office show evidence of childhood in-juries to their spine that are a contributing factor for their pain today.  This is why it is important to have your child’s spine checked regularly for any signs of spinal imbalances or misalignments.

Fortunately, chiropractic has had many positive results in treating some very common childhood maladies.  Problems like colic, headaches, ear infections, scoliosis, asthma, and even some cases of behavioral problems and bed-wetting have been successfully treated with chiropractic care.  In fact, a recent study showed that children under chiropractic care suffered from fewer ear infections than those whose parents sought medical care alone.

Are chiropractic adjustments safe for children? Absolutely!  Because a child’s skeletal system is still developing, there is a great deal of elasticity within the joints.  Light pressure is usually all that is needed to adjust a child’s spine.

So schedule a time to bring your children to our office for a spinal exam.  The few minutes you invest in your child’s spinal checkup may save them needless suffering now and in the future.

About Dr. Davis: Dr. DoniBeth Davis is a third generation chiropractor. She is the granddaughter of the founder of Daniels Chiropractic Office, Dr. John S Daniels and the daughter of Dr. Dan Daniels. Dr. Davis completed her undergraduate studies at University of Wisconsin- Parkside. She graduated cum Laude from Palmer College of Chiropractic. Since graduating, Dr. Davis has also received certification in nutrition and the Webster

technique. The Webster technique is a method of analysis and adjustment for woman during pregnancy to ensure proper nervous system function and pelvic alignment allowing the baby to be in the best possible position for birth.

Dr. Davis has a special interest in caring for the whole family. She believes that chiropractic care should be for everyone, any age, from only a day old to 133 years old.

Dr. Davis is married to her high school sweetheart, Zach, and they have two boys and a girl.

She is available for appointments on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday.

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Pinterest-ed?

The Pinnings and Pinings of a Virtual Mom
                                                                                                                                                       By now you have had to at least heard of Pinterest, if not have become like many of us…Pin-dicted (addicted to pinning).
                                                                                                                                                       Pinterest describes itself as a place where users can “organize and share all the beautiful things you find on the web.” Pinterest members can not only create their own pin boards but also can follow and browse other users’ pin boards to glean more ideas.
 
Pinterested in hearing more?  Read On…
                                                                                                                                                       I had started my Pinterest account as a way to just plug those ideas, websites, whatever related to my business, Just Add Kids, online in an organized manner.  Before I knew it, I was gaining followers, getting repins, likes and comments.  I could see how quickly interest in Pinterest grew.  What the heck?! So I added it as one of JAK‘s marketing platforms.  You never know what is going to peak someone else’s interest.
                                                                                                                                                       My personal challenge, as well as I know is a problem for many, is that Pinterest is a time sucker.  While people enjoy the time they get lost on Pinterest, it sure consumes your time.  The searching and pinning is seemingly endless.  A few minutes quickly turns into an hour evaporated as you escape into a Martha Stewart-like virtual fantasyland. It’s very seductive! I love it and hate all at the same time.
                                                                                                                                                       If only I could quickly dress out of my Pinterest closet (“My Style” board).  I’d love to cart my kiddos around town in that dreamy sexy minivan I’ve parked in my Pinterest garage (“Dream Board”). Oh, the dreaming never ends.  Go ahead momma, dream on...request an invite or I’ll invite you.  Just ask.
                                                                                                                                                       Now, onto another wonderfully time-sucking place…Facebook.  Actually, what inspired me to write about Pinterest today was this posting I saw on Facebook, which I ended up pinning on Pinterest. It’s quite pin-citeful!  So a bit of a change of course here in this commentary, but, what the heck…enjoy.
                                                                                                                                                      Back to Facebook…For those that are active there, I am sure you’ve seen a kackagillion of these ecards.  Two of my favorite just from today, brought me from Pinterestland to reality and helped me feel not so bad about my house (feeling bad: which is the one of the two effects Pinterest leaves you with.  The other? Inspired!)   My house? Well, it’s not Pinterest or Martha-worthy, but ecard acceptable.  I’ll leave you with these insightful, relatable musings….

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“Word to Your Father”

A Letter to Want-To-Be Fathers, Soon-To-Be Fathers and Fathers
by JAK guest blogger, Toby Mueller, of Raymond  

Happy Father’s Day to you:

To you want-to-be fathers: Are you sure you want to be a father? Are you ready for the toughest job you will ever have? Are you ready for more responsibility than you have ever had? I have to be honest with you: Some of you will fail. Just look at the number of kids living without a dad in their life.  There is one word that you will need to live out, if you are to be an effective dad: COMMITMENT. Read More…

Commit to your responsibility as a father, as a husband and as a member of a community (church, school or peers).  Commit to the fact that you can’t be a good father on your own.  You will need help. You will need an example to follow. God, other dads you admire or even your own dad.  Pick a mentor and dive into them.  Ask questions, get feed back and humble yourself if you are serious about wanting to become a father.

Now you soon-to-be-dads: Congratulations!  Are you scared yet?  You should be.  Soon you will responsible for a young, moldable life.  I’m not talking about financial responsibility but being emotionally and spiritually responsible.  Just because they will start walking and talking (and eventually driving and marrying) it does not let you off the hook with what you do with their hearts and spirit.

Right now you are probably not thinking about that as you are putting together a crib or trying to figure out how a Baby Bjorn fits on you.  But children will change your life and also it should change the way you think (see above comments to want-to-be dads). You will feel things, and may have felt those things already, that are foreign to most men.  Be ready to feel like crying, ready to be tender as they lay on your chest at 2 a.m. or having concern for why your child won’t stop crying.  Not trying to scare you but prepare you.

Finally to current fathers: (Don’t tune out you want-to-be and soon-to-be fathers.  This is important to you as well.)  Don’t rest on past fatherhood success and don’t dwell on past fatherhood failures.  Strive to improve on what you have done and change what you have not done.  As you know, fatherhood is more than contributing DNA to a child.  It is about being there, nurturing, guiding, loving, crying and dealing with situations that you never dreamed that you would be trying to solve.

You also know that being a father is not easy. You have been there as a want-to-be and then as a soon-to-be and now as a full fledged father. You have a wealth of information just waiting to be shared.  Be a mentor to those men that I described above. They need someone who has “been there.” Oh, and don’t wait for them to ask you; ask them if they need a hand.  

Happy Father’s Day and remember, Be Different.

Toby Mueller
Stay at Home Dad of two daughters and Blogger at A Different Spirit

“Parents, don’t come down too hard on your children or you’ll crush their spirits.” Colossians 3:21 MSG

In addition to participating in the Just Add Kids community as a guest blogger, Toby is also our JAK Dads group administrator.


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AWESOME Dad

Well, most are! I know your kid’s daddy might not be tops in your book, yet, in the eyes of your child, he probably is. I am so grateful that when my husband and I mutually took the risk to vow to spend our lives together, then had/have children, (while not always perfect) he ended up being quite the awesome dad.

Assist your child in sharing his/her celebration of dad. (Um, I am sure you know, Father’s Day is next Sunday, June 17th).  Here’s a great way to do that, pocket $100 gift card for your kiddo, and knock out that Father’s Day gift!  Here’s how…Read More…

For the third year in a row, Just Add Kids has partnered with Educators Credit Union  to bring you, your kids and their daddy a fun contest in celebration of Father’s Day.  This year, RelyLocal Racine is also partnering with JAK and providing a plethora of gift cards perfect for dad.

So, how to participate? Kids color a portrait of their dad, grandaddy, or other fatherly figure (portrait frame and entry form available on the Just Add Kids contest website page, or via this link) for a chance to win a gift package including $100 Toys R Us gift card for themselves and a collection of gift cards from area businesses including Victory Lane Car Wash, Lee’s True Value, and Piggly Wiggly .

Yeah, time is a ticking, but thank goodness for modern technology, you can download the entry form by clicking here:  “Color Dad Awesome” . Then simply, scan and email  the portrait of dad on over to contest@justaddkidsonline.net by midnight next Friday!

Enjoy Father’s Day, and every day!

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