Since We’re Talking HONEST

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I sincerely hope this does not lower your opinion of me but the only time I’ve ever been ‘green’ is “green with envy.” I realize how horrible that sounds to be a mom who doesn’t make it a top priority to be eco-friendly. I don’t even demand my son and husband eat organic food. Ok,… Read More

Should Pediatricians Be Able to “Fire” Parents?

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“There are growing numbers of college-educated parents, who are talking to their pediatricians about whether there is adequate scientific evidence to support the safety of giving children three times as many vaccinations as they use to get,” said Barbara Loe Fisher, co-founder and president of the National Vaccine Information Center. “Rather than engaging them in… Read More

Celebrate Cuddle Up Day this Friday, January 6, 2012

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Hello 2012! The holidays and all the hoopla they bring with it are officially behind us. While we can’t really complain about harsh winter weather this season, for many, there aren’t any big holiday celebrations to look forward to for quite some time. Unless you choose to celebrate Cuddle Up Day which falls annually on January 6th.  Cuddle… Read More

Post-Holiday Dump Truck to the Rescue


Admit it–you bought into all the marketing and holiday hype and without even realizing it, you went a little overboard on the amount of presents your children received. All the gifts have been unwrapped, played with and at least a few might already be broken and/or missing some of its pieces. Now you’re feeling very stressed… Read More

Almond Joy: Because Sometimes You Feel Like a Nut

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Who ever thought something as simple as PB&J could get so complicated? Peanut allergy is one of the most common causes of severe allergy attacks.  Some 3 million Americans have peanut allergies, and the allergy has doubled among children.  Peanut allergy symptoms can range from a minor irritation to a life-threatening reaction (anaphylaxis).  For some… Read More

New Year, New You!

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As parents, we wear many different hats as we raise our children including role model, mentor, nurterer, problem-solver, cheerleader and figurehead. Our kids look up to us and follow in our footsteps so it is extremely important to set good examples and strive to be the best we can be. Each of us have strengths… Read More

It’s Not the Price, but the Thought That Counts

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For the month of Decemeber, it seems as if life consists mainly of buying presents.  It’s challenging enough to come up with gifts for our family and close friends and then there’s always that added pressure of picking up something appropriate for grab bags, Secret Santas, stocking stuffers and heaven forbid being empty-handed when we receive… Read More

LEGO and small storage solutions for all those holiday toys


Are you looking at the gifts you purchased for your children with wide eyes? LEGOs are always a must-have holiday toy — they also come with a lot of little pieces. Even the DUPLO blocks need a place to live (and hurt like heck when you step on them). Here’s our roundup of this year’s… Read More

For Those With a Sweet Tooth

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It’s a very good thing that calories don’t count over the holidays!  So leave the milk and cookies for Santa and indulge in these outrageous goodies which also make wonderful presents for loved ones…. Chocolate Snowmen ($33) Celebrate the season with L.A. Burdick’s delectable hand-dipped chocolate snowmen. Each snowman is hand-piped with clementine and dark chocolate… Read More

Provide Inspiration for Your Budding Picasos


If your child enjoys arts-and-crafts even half as much as I do, then receiving any of these innovative products will color them happy over the holidays! Crayola Color Wonder Sound Studio ($15.00) Now you can bring your Color Wonder creations to life – with realistic sounds! This interactive coloring pad lets you choose from 60… Read More