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Monthly Archives: May, 2012

A little fun and a lot of nutrition…snacks for toddlers


A little fun plus a little nutrition, and some of your food battles may be over! We all know that feeding a toddler can be challenging.  What your child will eat today may not be what he will eat tomorrow…maybe not even an hour from now!  Toddlers are picky eaters which often results in anxiety …

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Bike safety starts with a helmet!


Helmets each and every time you and your child ride a bike, skate or skateboard!  Helmets are a non-negotiable rule…show your kids that this rule is cool! When the weather is nice, and you are looking for family fun, bike rides are the perfect answer.  Before everyone jumps on their bike, the most important factor …

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The “in” names for 2011!


Does your child have an “in” name? I read this week that the Social Security Administration released the top 1000 names for 2011.  Names are a funny thing; they kind of match the times.  We hear a name and you can almost tell what decade the person was born!  I can remember a boy in …

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Can we “have it all”?


“Having it all”…what is that?  There has been lots of conversations in the last couple of weeks after the article written by Anne-Marie Slaughter entitled Why Women Still Can’t Have It All  hit.  I read the article and have struggled to put my thoughts down.  Can anyone have it all? Here are my thoughts…I think …

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Spend your organic dollars wisely…


Spend your organic dollars wisely…and increase your fruits and vegetables in your diet whether you buy organic or not! After talking about gardening and heading to the local Farmer’s Market, many Moms asked me about organic vs. conventional (non organic)  fruits and vegetables.  What should a parent do?  What is worth the organic dollars and …

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