How to Choose a Pediatrician

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

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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Early Easter Photo Hints and Tips

Early Easter Photo Hints and Tips

| February 12, 2013 | 34 Comments

Tomorrow is already Ash Wednesday, which means that Easter is coming up quickly! When you were young, did you have pictures taken in your Easter best? I remember getting a new pastel dress, complete with matching bonnet or hat, each year. I got the better deal than my brother, who always complained about his stiff […]

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When Your Toddler Bites

When Your Toddler Bites

| February 11, 2013 | 18 Comments

I was recently at a playground and witnessed a biting incident between two toddlers. Like all biting incidents, it happened very quickly and no one was the wiser until the bitee let out a shriek, so I’m not sure what provoked the bite. As I often do when I’m around misbehaving teeny ones, I was […]

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Get Some Spring in Your Step With TOMS Shoes

Get Some Spring in Your Step With TOMS Shoes

| February 10, 2013 | 22 Comments

Are you looking forward to spring? I know that when we lived up north, by the beginning of February, I was on the lookout for the crocuses to start poking out of the snow, even though it would be another month before they’d actually appear. With much of the country suffering from the winter doldrums, […]

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Best Baby Items for Small Spaces

Best Baby Items for Small Spaces

| February 9, 2013 | 9 Comments

While babies are born all year long, of course, in my group of friends, there tend to be “baby booms.” Right now is one of those times; I have two friends due to give birth next month! For one of them, it’s her first baby, and she and her husband live in a very small […]

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Food

Cinco De Mayo Recipes

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 […]

Teaching Kids to Cook: Easy Foods to Start With

Teaching Kids to Cook: Easy Foods to Start With

Do your kids like to cook? Do they know how to make anything? My daughter is nine and I was surprised to learn that her best friend, also nine, does not know how to cook anything at all. I asked her mom about it (she’s a close friend of mine) and she said that she […]

Shopping

Things to Buy on Sale in August

Things to Buy on Sale in August

It’s almost August already! This is typically the time to stock up on back-to-school items if you live in a state that doesn’t start back to school until the end of the month or after Labor Day. (You might still be able to get some great deals in the states that start earlier, as well, […]

Things to Buy on Sale in July

Things to Buy on Sale in July

Can you believe that we’re already halfway through the year? It’s already July, and retailers are taking advantage of the hot weather, Independence Day and school starting next month in many areas. You’ll see “Christmas in July” sales at many stores, and occasionally, the deals rival those that you might find on Black Friday! This […]