When Your Child Gets his First Loose Tooth

| February 28, 2013 | 13 Comments

If your child hasn’t yet lost a first tooth, and has reached the age when you know that it’s probably going to happen soon, you’re probably looking forward to this rather large milestone in your little one’s life. Typically children start to lose their baby teeth around the age of six, usually beginning with the […]

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TV in the Bedrooms: Pros and Cons

| February 27, 2013 | 24 Comments

Over the past few  months, my kids have been asking if they could have televisions in their bedrooms. We have an old TV with an attached VCR in our closet that we drag out on occasion if we want to watch something on VHS, and my son has been clamoring for that, while my daughter […]

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When Kids Don’t Have Health Insurance

| February 25, 2013 | 16 Comments

According to CNN.com, there are about 7.3 million uninsured children in the United States, which is nearly 10 percent of all of the kids in the country. That means that about 1 in 10 of our readers may be struggling with the problem of not being able to afford health care for their children. Since […]

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Jumping Into Spring With Crocs

| February 22, 2013 | 16 Comments

Are you and your kids excited to be shedding winter boots and other heavy shoes very soon? According to Punxsutawney Phil, spring is right around the corner, and with spring comes light and bright footwear! I know that when I lived up north, I was itching to get into sandals as soon as possible. Once […]

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How to Choose a Pediatrician

| February 21, 2013 | 8 Comments

When we moved from New England down to Florida, it was difficult to choose a pediatrician. We had a wonderful doctor for our children up north, and I was pretty sure that we wouldn’t find someone to fill his shoes. For a short time, we actually coasted by with no primary care physician for our […]

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Today is Random Act of Kindness Day

| February 17, 2013 | 33 Comments

Today is Random Act of Kindness Day! Although doing an act of kindness today wouldn’t exactly be random, it’s still a wonderful concept: Do something nice for someone else with no expectation of anything in return. It could be something big or small. The idea is that if people performed random acts of kindness all […]

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Food

Cinco De Mayo Recipes

Cinco de Mayo commemorates the Mexican army’s victory over French invaders in 1862. Today it is celebrated not only in Mexico but in the US as well. We LOVE mexican food (as a matter of fact tacos are on our weekly family menu) and we can’t wait to have our fiesta tonight! Here are some […]

Turkey Advice: How to cook it, gadgets to buy

Our resident TopChef and cooking advisor has some Turkey tips for you this holiday season…… It’s just my husband and I in our household, so I rarely make turkey. Perhaps a turkey breast now and then, but never a whole turkey.  Besides I never needed to.  Thanksgiving was always celebrated at my uncle’s house with […]

Shopping

What’s on Sale and Things to Buy in June

Wow, June already; we’re almost halfway through the year! June brings Father’s Day, camp outs, the official start of summer, and some great sales on items that you want and need. Just like last month, June is a good time to buy mattresses; stores deeply discount last year’s stock. We were able to buy new […]

Things to Buy on Sale in February

With a special holiday involving flowers, chocolate, and hearts coming up soon, you may have been planning to spend your extra money on Valentine’s Day items over the next couple of weeks. If you’re hoping to save money in February, though, those are definitely not the items that will be on sale… at least not […]

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