* I received the Stokke Tripp Trapp® Chair to facilitate this review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.* There comes a point where your little boy or girl simply outgrows their high chair, but they are still too small to sit in an adult sized chair at the table. So we buy booster […]
Oct. 29 marks the one year anniversary of Hurricane Sandy that devastated a large portion of the Northeast corridor of the US. This is a great opportunity to focus on disaster preparedness and how to protect our most precious assets: children. Many children are still struggling with the intense fears and stress brought on by […]
October is Breast Cancer Awareness month, and the time of year where we are all inundated with “pink” products, from cleaning supplies, food and makeup to watching the NFL players with their pink cleats. Many products claim to donate to various breast cancer charities, but being me, I take the initiative to conduct my own […]
The 4th of July is this week… this summer is flying by so fast! I don’t know about you, but I am getting excited for some delicious barbecue, colorful fireworks and making more great memories with family and friends. There’s no better way to spend America’s birthday in my opinion! As I start my party […]
Many of us grew up thawing frozen meat on the counter and keeping leftovers far too long. Times have changed. Now that I’m a mom, I make an effort to serve my family only food that I’m sure is safe. The USDA has food safety recommendations to help us keep our families safe from the […]
As a mother to two boys under four, everything in my life and home has become a toy, a prop, or something to play catch with. It can be exhausting (and nearly impossible) to keep all of my valuables out of reach of the kids. My cell phone is especially alluring. It has a bright […]
Having a baby born with a medical condition or a gene that could trigger a condition is scary. Not knowing about your baby’s condition is even scarier. That’s why newborn screening is so important—even lifesaving. We’ve teamed up with Save Babies Through Screening Foundation, a nonprofit organization that advocates for newborn screening, to spread the word.
Cadmium has been discovered in McDonald’s Shrek Glasses. Over 12 Million have been sold, so it’s possible that you own one. I know that I did since I’m a big fan of the Shrek movies. I’m just thankful that my son is still to young to have used the glass.
Consumers have been asked to immediately stop using the glasses. According to the AP, McDonald’s said it would post instructions on its website next week regarding refunds.
Traditionally consumers had to choose between scratch-resistant (SR) and anti-reflective (AR) coatings for their lenses, since each has to be on the top layer to be effective. In fact some AR coatings seem to highlight even the tiniest smudges. But the newest coating on the market manages to combine both features: Sold as “Crizal Avance with Scotchgard Protector,” this is a remarkable product that combines anti-reflective, scratch-resistant, and dirt repellent properties all on the same lens.
I had the opportunity to try a pair of Essilor’s Airwear polycarbonate lenses with this new coating. They are less than half the weight of my glass lenses, and their coating really works as advertised. Ask your eye care provider about Airwear lenses or visit LighterSaferGreener.com for more information.
ThinkFirst is a national injury prevention program. Specifically, it was created to help children avoid suffering disabling injuries. ThinkFirst has offered some crucial safety tips to remember throughout this summer.