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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.  [...]

Why Young Children Should Get the Flu Shot

Why Young Children Should Get the Flu Shot

Studies show that vaccinating young children against the flu significantly reduces emergency room visits. After comparing the number of children that visited ER departments at Montreal’s Children’s Hospital and the Children Hospital in Boston, researchers found [...]

Fresh Fruit Popsicles

Fresh Fruit Popsicles

Here’s a refreshing treat for kids (and for parents too)! It’s simple and delicious… and with no added sugar, it’s healthy too. Enjoy! Ingredients •  3/4 cup strawberries, chopped • 1 peach, cut into 1/2-inch slices [...]

Sugary Beverages a Factor in Childhood Obesity

Sugary Beverages a Factor in Childhood Obesity

Boys who drink soda pop, fruit punch, lemonade and other sweetened beverages are at nearly double the risk of being overweight and obese compared to their peers according to research out of the University of Saskatchewan.  [...]

Children Flying Alone

Children Flying Alone

Many children travel by plane unaccompanied, perhaps to visit grandparents, or in the case of divorce, a mom or dad in another city. But ending them off to fly alone can be nerve-wracking. Many airlines allow children [...]

Europe with Kids – The Itinerary, Part 2 of 6

Europe with Kids – The Itinerary, Part 2 of 6

Have you ever dreamed of traveling through Europe with your children? Host of The Parent Report radio show, Joanne Wilson decided to make her dream a reality. In the second in a six part series, Joanne [...]

Avocado Frog Dip

Avocado Frog Dip

This avocado and tomato dip is perfect for all ages – but give it a face and younger children won’t be able to resist it!   Annabel’s Tip Make a frog face using cucumber and olives [...]

Springtime Cupcakes

Springtime Cupcakes

Here’s a fun recipe for spring that your kids will love to make with you! INGREDIENTS Cupcakes: 1 box yellow or devil’s food cake mix Water, vegetable oil and eggs called for on cake mix box [...]