Teach Your Child to Swim


Many children enjoy taking piano lessons, art lessons, and dance lessons. Swimming lessons are not only fun, but learning to swim is a life skill that can save someone’s life! According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, almost 14,000 Americans age 19 and younger drowned from 1999 to 2010 — and 40 percent […]

Robin Williams and Suicide Prevention

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The world is a little less funny this week. The death of Robin Williams brings into harsh focus the very serious but too-often-ignored issue of depression and suicide in people of all ages. You wonder how someone could be so devoid of hope? Yeah me too. But, I’m also not severely depressed and don’t pretend […]

Doctor Visit: The 3 Year Checkup


Ready or not, I’m now the proud mom of a (gulp!) 3-year-old! So yesterday, I took Nina for her 3 year checkup. In the first few years of your child’s life, it seems like your always schlepping them to one doctor visit after another. The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that you take your child […]

Potty Training Tips – What Worked For Us


Potty training my daughter was such an intimidating task and one I had been dreading and avoiding. But I am happy to report that things are going very well! She’s still wearing a diaper at night but I am breathing a huge sigh of relief that we seem to have turned a corner on potty […]

Encourage Your Kids to Get Out There and Do Something!


As a young kid, I dreaded team sports. When I couldn’t do something well, I automatically hated it. I experienced firsthand how humiliating it can be to strike out three times in front of everyone, or to have that fly ball sail over your head in the outfield. Fortunately, my parents didn’t force me to […]

We Started Potty Training and It Totally Sucks


I know everyone says this, but I really cannot believe how quickly my daughter is growing, changing and developing. She turns 3 next month and has been showing signs she’s ready to start potty training for a while now. That being said, I’ve been procrastinating. She’s been showing all the signs of being ready to […]

The Danger of Bath Salts and How To Keep Your Children Safe!

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Editor’s Note: This is a repost of an article that we published way back in 2012 when we just started blogging, and we thought this was important topic to revisit! Lately, I have seen an alarming trend that honestly scares me.  I think the Bath Salt epidemic is rather mainstream and most people know it […]

To Be or Not to Be…Organic, That Is.


Editor’s Note: This is a repost of an article that we published way back in 2012 when we just started blogging, so we thought you might enjoy reading it now! What is organic?  According to Organic.org, organic produce and other ingredients are grown without the use of pesticides, synthetic fertilizers, sewage sludge, genetically modified organisms, or ionizing […]

There is Still Time to VOTE for an Imagination Playground!

Kids should have time to play — at home and at school. We know that creative play can make kids happy and healthy, but some kids aren’t getting enough of it. That’s why the makers of Children’s Claritin are teaming up with the national nonprofit KaBOOM! to help bring innovative play spaces to schools in […]

Back to School Allergy Tips from Children’s Claritin

It’s that time of year, back to school and allergy season.  This year has been particularly hard on me and my daughter.  There is nothing worse than a runny nose, sore throat and itchy eyes.  It’s difficult to remain excited about back to school and maintain the same pace when you feel horrible.  That is […]

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