May 2011

The Best and Worst of Mother’s Day

May 19, 2011

I’ve always considered myself a lucky woman. I have three amazing sons and a husband who is more thoughtful than most. My children often will cut a rose from our garden to surprise me. My husband has bought me flowers once every other week since we married fourteen years ago. He makes or buys coffee […]

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Are You Struggling To Teach Your Child to Ride a Bike?

May 15, 2011

For years parents have been teaching their children to ride a bike using training wheels. It’s a time-honored tradition and for most parents, it’s simply the way it’s done. Unfortunately, training wheels don’t train a child to do much beyond pedaling. What’s missing from the equation is the development of required motor skills, particularly balance. […]

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Teenagers Think Safety Helmets Aren’t Cool

May 6, 2011

Five years ago when I established my business, Tail Wags Helmet Covers, I made it my goal to encourage more kids and adults to wear their safety helmets. I’m delighted to report helmet use amongst children has risen significantly in the past few years due to public education and mandatory helmet laws but helmet use […]

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7 Sites and Apps for Expectant Parents

May 3, 2011

Expectant parents, especially if it’s their first child, spend more time than almost any other group surfing the net for information and ideas. This exciting and anxiety-filled time brings about more questions than any non-parent could ever imagine. To satisfy your quest for knowledge about all things natal, check out these pregnancy-oriented sites and apps: […]

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5 Ways to Cut the Family Budget

May 3, 2011

What family doesn’t want to cut their budget when it comes down to everyday expenses? If you take a look at your family budget, there’s a good chance that there are some items on there that you probably don’t need. Saving money with your budget really isn’t that hard. It’s going to take motivation, as […]

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Thirteen Water Safety Rules To Live By

May 1, 2011

Practicing water safety can prevent serious injury or even death. Spring and Summer can be fun. From jet skiing to boating, the rivers and oceans leave us with wide open spaces. With crystal blue waters and the blazing sun, it becomes the perfect day and atmosphere to relax and allow nature to take you on […]

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