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Holiday Season Plane Travel & Kids

Holiday Season Plane Travel & Kids

This holiday season, are you planning to travel by plane with young children in tow? With a little planning, flying can be enjoyable and not filled with tears and fussing. Flying by air with young children [...]

Make A Swirling Snowstorm

Make A Swirling Snowstorm

Here’s an easy and fun winter craft for your kids!    For your stormy winter wonderlands all you need are some screw-top jars, water, glycerine, glitter and a few toys. Add them together , and you [...]

Why Girls Talk –  and What They’re Really Saying

Why Girls Talk – and What They’re Really Saying

Teenage girls often worry about how others view them, and as a result, they resist expressing their honest feelings for fear of not being accepted. They may continue to talk a lot, but often they express [...]

No Regrets Parenting

No Regrets Parenting

No Regrets Parenting is a book for busy parents in our busy times. Many parents find the challenges of being all things to all people daunting. How to do it all? How to stay sane while [...]

The Health Benefits of Pets for Children

The Health Benefits of Pets for Children

According to a Finnish study, babies who have close contact with dogs or cats during their first year of life are less likely to experience respiratory infections such as colds and ear infections, compared to those [...]

Nightmare Before Christmas Cupcakes

Nightmare Before Christmas Cupcakes

What you’ll need Batch of chocolate cupcakes White buttercream frosting 2 toothpicks Tube of black decorator’s icing How to make it Frost the cupcakes. For each cupcake, use the tip of a toothpick to lightly etch [...]

Mummy Pizzas

Mummy Pizzas

What you’ll need English muffins Pizza sauce Black olives Scallions Red or green pepper Cheese sticks or slices How to make it Heat the oven to 350º F. For each mummy, spread a tablespoon of pizza [...]

Parents Get Less Colds Than Childless Adults

Parents Get Less Colds Than Childless Adults

According to researchers, parents are less likely to suffer from a cold than non-parents.  Researchers from the Carnegie Mellon University exposed about 800 adults to the common cold virus and then monitored them while in quarantine.  [...]

Children’s Fitness Linked to Good Grades

Children’s Fitness Linked to Good Grades

Middle school children who are fit have better grades than unfit children according to research out of Michigan State University. The researchers studied the link between how children  scored on standardized tests and the grades on [...]

Living with Autism – A Parent’s Perspective

Living with Autism – A Parent’s Perspective

Imagine your baby not babbling or cooing, or gesturing with points and waves by 12 months, not saying a single word by 16 months, or not using two-word phrases on his or her own by 24 [...]