My Daughter’s Ready to Leave – I’m Not

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“Packets Up” Is The Way To Go With Liquid Laundry Packets

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How Re-Inventing Yourself Will Make You Happy

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What I’ve Learned Living Without a Credit Card for Six Years

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Child Safety

When It Comes To Spring Sports Make Sure Your Kids Are Protected

April marks the start of many spring sports for kids from Little League to spring soccer.  While team sports are a great activity, it’s important that our children are sufficiently protected while they’re on the field.  According to the Centers for Disease Control, sports-related injuries are the leading cause of emergency room visits for 12 […]

Teen Dating Violence – It’s Worse Than Parents Think

The recent dating abuse case between Rihanna and Chris Brown has shown a spotlight on a serious and growing problem in our society – teen date violence.  The photos that were leaked to the press of Rihanna after she was beaten up by Brown were horrifying.  They showed a beautiful young girl bloody, bruised and […]

Great Tips For Having a Safe, Fun And Healthy Summer

Now that school’s out for summer, families are going to be spending more time outside and on the go.  Whether it’s spending time at the beach, summer camp or just hanging out in the backyard, we need to make sure that our kids are geared up for a fun and safe summer. Kids will be […]

Independence Day Safety

The 4th of July is just a few weeks away and that means two things – fireworks and barbeques.  According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), there were an estimated 9,800 injuries caused by fireworks in 2007.  Stay away from backyard fireworks!!!!  Most towns and cities around the country put on a spectacular display […]

How to Handle Sun Burn and Heat-Related Injuries

When the temperatures of July shoot up, it’s hard to think of doing much of anything except hanging out at the pool or beach and having fun in the sun. It’s easy to lose track of time and that’s when the dangers of sun burn and heat related injuries occur. Children especially are susceptible to […]

Play Ball! Parent Coaching 101

If you’re thinking of getting more involved by coaching your child’s team, most recreational leagues depend on parent volunteers to coach not only different sports, but also kids of different age levels and experience. Luckily, there are so many sports being played year round that it gives you and your child many options choose from. […]

Tips For The Family During Cold And Flu Season

Fall is here and that means we’re entering into the height of cold and flu season. And this year, swine flu is another major concern.  There’s a great deal of confusion as to who should receive the swine flu vaccine.  Here is the latest information: The first to be rolled out is the FluMist nasal […]

Trick or Treat!

October is here and for the past few weeks kids and stores have begun reminding us of the most important night of the kid calendar…Halloween! By now I’m sure you have seen the piles of candy overflowing in supermarkets and the catalogues filling your mailboxes with both simple and elaborate costumes for kids, pets, and […]