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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More Warnings on the Dangers of Childhood Obesity

A study was just released by The American Heart Association which finds that the arteries of obese children and teens may have as much plaque build-up as those of a 40-year old.  This is startling and just another warning sign of the growing epidemic of childhood obesity in this country.  Approximately one-third of kids in […]

Pirate’s Cholocate Gold Coins Contains Melamine

Halloween is only a couple of days away and now we have another worry -  Melamine in candy.   Melamine is responsible for sickening thousands of babies in China and unfortunately causing several deaths. Sold through Costco, Sherwood Brands Pirates Chocolate Gold Coins imported from China have been recalled throughout Canada.  Supposedly, none of these candies were […]

Are energy drinks safe for our kids?

Yesterday 100 scientists and physicians sent a letter to the Food & Drug Administration asking for more regulation of energy drinks.   These drinks – Red Bull, Rock Star and Monster to name a few – have cropped up all over and kids as young as 9 and 10 are drinking them.  I must admit that over […]

Halloween Tips on Treats and Safety

Halloween candy can put you and your child in a sticky situation when it comes to their teeth and braces.  It comes as no surprise that the days following Halloween are the busiest of the year for orthodontists. There are safe alternatives to the traditional Halloween candy.  Hand out stickers, temporary tattoos, pretzels or fruit […]

Poison Prevention Week

This week is National Poison Prevention Week.   Poisoning is one of the leading causes of death and injury for children and it’s important to keep some facts in mind: Hazard: Toiletries and Drugs According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, the leading cause of children’s deaths from poisoning is vitamin pills with iron.  Children […]

Hannah Loves Yoplait Kids!

I now have living proof that every child is different.  My first two, Spencer and Kelsey, are crazy about all fruits and vegetables.  While I’ve always served healthy foods, they just have naturally gravitated to them.  I will admit to having been rather smug when I picked Kelsey up from a party the other day […]

Eating Locally – Tastes Good and Feels Good!

This time of year it’s always such fun to go apple picking and pumpkin picking.  I’m not a great baker but it’s become a ritual to make loaves of apple bread and pumpkin bread and, of course, roasted pumpkin seeds.  It’s not just the experience of picking the apples that makes them taste better – […]