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5 Ways For Parents To Relieve Stress

The average day for any parent can seem literally impossible on paper. From waking up and making breakfast to getting the kids to school, grocery shopping, appointments, sports, meals, events, travel, and fitting work and chores into the mix – there rarely seems to be enough hours in a day! Parents often have to ‘bend time’ in order to get everything done, and it’s pretty amazing what we’re capable of  when we need to be – but what’s all this hurrying, worrying, and remembering doing to our stress levels? It turns out that parents are some of the most stressed Read More

Healthy Ways To Get More Energy

As parents, we’re used to running on low some days. Sleep is often not as good as it should be, and our diets are often not perfect either. Stress, worry, insomnia, and a little too much thinking can all lead to days where we feel like we’re literally out of fuel. While the shelves of stores are filled with energy drinks, pills, and supplements that claim to give us a boost – they may not always be the best choice for a family that’s trying to eat and live well. These drinks and pills often contain caffeine, chemical stimulants, synthetic Read More

Helping Parents Who Help Heal Kids

If you’re a regular visitor to the ScratchMeNot blog, you know that we spend a lot of time looking at ways to help combat allergies, eczema, and other sensitivity issues in our children. One thing we don’t get to talk about very much, however, is the caretakers! Today, we’re celebrating the parents, grandparents, and others who make a positive impact in the lives with allergic children by bringing an issue to light that we feel is extremely important – stress and depression in caretakers. Research has found that parents of kids with eczema can rival that of parents who have Read More

Eczema And Teething

It may sound odd, but many parents experience a spike in their children’s eczema when teething begins, and chances are it’s not just coincidental. Teething is an extremely important part of any child’s growth. It symbolizes that their body is becoming ready to digest new foods and work towards a more complex diet with greater independence. The first teeth a child gets are a rite of passage of sorts that celebrates their growth, health, and a brand new array of foods they’ll soon get to sample! The issue comes up when teething causes aggravation in eczema or just the teething Read More

Stress & Scratching

When dealing with eczema and its many symptoms, parents are often looking most intensely at the foods, products, and irritants in their children’s lives that may be causing the problem. This is great and it usually leads to some very interesting finds, but did you know that the state of your child’s mind can actually impact their eczema, too? Stress and anxiety are leading causes for eczema flare-ups, and a stressed out child is far more likely to experiencing itching that leads to lots of dangerous scratching. Stress and anxiety affect eczema by taking a toll on the immune system Read More