Braces for Kids When Should they get them?

Braces for Kids When Should they get them?

| November 2, 2011 | 5 Comments

I realize that most of you aren’t even close to having to worry about getting braces for your kids so you may not need this article, but things have changed in the world of braces. Today is a big day in our home! My nine year old is getting braces. Nine years old you say? […]

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Head Lice Treatment and Prevention

Head Lice Treatment and Prevention

| November 1, 2011 | 1 Comment

All about Lice
The official estimate of yearly cases of people contracting Lice is between 6 and 12 million people. Of those numbers, approximately 98% of them are children under the age of 10. Head Lice are denied in many quarters as pesky little six legged insects, that predominantly act as a nuisance to humans. Their […]

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Better Candy Choices for Halloween

Better Candy Choices for Halloween

| October 30, 2011 | 1 Comment

Not only is Halloween candy bad for the kids, but it’s difficult for the adults to walk buy those childhood favorite treats as well.  Besides how bad can a miniature Snickers be?  Well it’s not just the calories, the increased sugar will also make you crave more carbs. It’s a vicious cycle.
There are better options […]

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The Importance of a College Education and how to save for it

The Importance of a College Education and how to save for it

| October 29, 2011 | 0 Comments

Many parents today are worried about how they will be able to afford college for their children now that the economy is getting worse. There are was that you the parent could make sure you can prepare for the expense of sending your children to college that can cause parents to become overwhelmed. The good […]

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New ADHD Guidelines for Better Treatment

New ADHD Guidelines for Better Treatment

| October 28, 2011 | 1 Comment

The percent of children that have been diagnosed with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder or ADHD over the last 10 years has practically increased two fold. Looking at this situation, the American Academy of Pediatrics has decided to impose new and improved guidelines, which were first released in 2000. With these latest guidelines, pediatricians are given […]

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Cost of Raising a Child Skyrockets

Cost of Raising a Child Skyrockets

| October 27, 2011 | 2 Comments

I was shocked when I heard the latest numbers that add up the cost of raising children released by the United States Department of Agriculture. For the purpose of comparison, the numbers are calculated for a family with two children, being raised by two parents, in a middle income household. As of the end of […]

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Food

Red, White and Blue Flag Fruit Salad

Red, White and Blue Flag Fruit Salad

Looking for a healthy alternative to dessert this fourth of July or Memorial Day? Summer is the perfect time for fresh fruit and there are so many options!
1. Core pineapple and dice. Slice bananas on the same cutting board so they get a little pineapple juice on them, this help keep them from turning brown.
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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 can’t wait to have our fiesta tonight! Here are some of […]

Shopping

Things to Buy on Sale in August

Things to Buy on Sale in August

It’s 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, but […]

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 […]