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7 Tips for Keeping your Kids Safe in Honor of Safe Kids Day 2014

7 Tips for Keeping your Kids Safe in Honor of Safe Kids Day 2014

Did you know that preventable injuries are the #1 killer of kids in the United States? Talk about a surprising and startling statistic. Every year, a million families around the world lose a child to a preventable injury. Millions more children are injured in ways that can affect them for a lifetime. Too many families don’t have access to the information they need to keep their children safe from tragedies such as drowning, car crashes, fires … Read entire article »

Filed under: 0-5 (By Age Group), 00-06 Months, 06-12 Months, 12-18 Months, Celebrity Babies, Charity, Childproofing, Events, Health, Kindergartners, Parenting, Pre-schoolers, Safety, School Aged Children, Socially Conscious, Toddlers

Book Review: Jo Frost’s Toddler Rules: Your 5-Step Guide to Shaping Proper Behavior

Book Review: Jo Frost’s Toddler Rules: Your 5-Step Guide to Shaping Proper Behavior

Do you ever feel like that home and family you’re watching on reruns of Supernanny, is a mirror image of your own? I sure do. Some days, I hope that the door bell will ring and Jo Frost will be there to help us out! Barring that miracle from occurring, picking up a copy of Jo Frost’s new book, Jo Frost’s Toddler Rules: Your 5-Step Guide to Shaping Proper Behavior, is the next best thing. I … Read entire article »

Filed under: 0-5 (By Age Group), Advice, Books, Books (Advice), Parenting, Tips, Toddlers

Iesodo Love, Faith and Believe Now on DVD

Iesodo Love, Faith and Believe Now on DVD

If your kids Like Veggie Tales, then they will really Love Iesodo! Iseodo is a wise dove who lives in a Cypress Tree in the Holy Land.  Join him and his unlikely group of feathered friends as they learn and grow. Though they have their differences, they have one thing in common: since they met Iesodo, their lives have never been the same! These films are family-friendly and the lessons they teach are valuable in raising … Read entire article »

Filed under: 0-5 (By Age Group), DVD, entertainment, Movies

Healthcare Open Enrollment Deadline is March 31!

Healthcare Open Enrollment Deadline is March 31!

Did you know that the #1 cause of bankruptcy is health-related? I’m not surprised because I know several people who were devastated by medical bills. One family friend declared bankruptcy due to uncovered medical bills following a car accident. Their insurance had lapse due to the husband’s recent job loss and their inability to afford COBRA coverage.  Another friend was faced with a $1000+ bill from the emergency room after her eardrum burst. She was young, … Read entire article »

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Easter No Candy Pledge/ Toy Review

Easter No Candy Pledge/ Toy Review

Moms, lets take a pledge this year and give the chocolate Easter Bunnies, the tooth fairy,  and the dentists a break!  Every Easter we pack the kids baskets with chocolates and candies.  This year lets give them what they really want. Toys!  Mattel has put together a great list of Easter Gift ideas. Barbie & Pooping Puppy Barbie Feature Mermaid Frozen Elsa (or Anna) Small Doll Castle Monster High Hollywood Scaritage New Ever After High Dolls Polly Pocket Pollyville Asst Hot Wheels … Read entire article »

Filed under: Toys (Pre-School), Toys (School Age)

Book Review and Contest Alert: Even Monsters…by AJ Smith

Book Review and Contest Alert: Even Monsters…by AJ Smith

 *I received a copy of this book to facilitate this review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.* I am always on the lookout for new bedtime stories and when I was sent Even Monsters to review, I knew I had a winner that would be read and re-read again and again. Author and illustrator AJ Smith’s family-friendly picture book, Even Monsters, is perfect for the little ones in your life.  The book follows a day in the life … Read entire article »

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Wallet Updates for the Man in Your Life from The Wallet Shoppe

Wallet Updates for the Man in Your Life from The Wallet Shoppe

*This is a sponsored post but all thoughts and opinions are my own.* My husband is a military man. That should give you a clue about his style- simple and practical. I noticed the other day when he pulled out his wallet it was falling apart. Like, literally falling apart at the seams, because it was busting to the brim with receipts, business cards, and who knows what else. That poor wallet had seen better days. When … Read entire article »

Filed under: Accessories (Adult), Dad, Daddy Gifts, Gift Ideas

Maggies Saves The (Fashion of the) Day

Maggies Saves The (Fashion of the) Day

  I can’t tell you how many wrap dresses and blouses that I own and don’t wear because they just come down too low on me to be deemed suitable for wear.  It really was a shame, and I really didn’t want to poke holes through my nice things with a pin. I have a ton of beautiful scarves too that I rarely reach for because they’re a pain to tie and never stay right on … Read entire article »

Filed under: Fashion

How Much Do You Know About Treating Your Child’s Fever?

How Much Do You Know About Treating Your Child’s Fever?

*This post is sponsored by Children’s Advil. *   When your child comes down with a fever, do you ever feel like you’re just guessing when it comes to treating it?  Well, you’re not alone. Pfizer Consumer Healthcare, the makers of Children’s Advil, recently conducted two surveys of more than 1,000 parents and 250 pediatricians nationwide and found that more than half of consumers (52%) report feeling anxious, fearful or helpless when their child comes down with a … Read entire article »

Filed under: 0-5 (By Age Group), Health, Parenting

Avero Bar Italiano in Wayne Pleases This Fussy Italian!

Avero Bar Italiano in Wayne Pleases This Fussy Italian!

I am a little particular when it comes to Italian food, and for good reason. I am half Italian (my mom’s side) and she raised me on old-school, homemade stuff.  So I have pretty high standards. Keeping this in mind, when I was invited to a blogger dinner at Avero, I wasn’t sure what to expect. I don’t dine out at Italian restaurants all that frequently only because when I go over to my parents, that’s … Read entire article »

Filed under: Events, Food