January 2014

Storytelling Is The Glue

“Remember that old story Daddy used to tell about taking the boys snipe hunting?” Family stories are the glue that sometimes carries us through the most difficult of times. We all have them – your grandparents, uncles and aunts, your cousins and siblings— all know and contribute to them. Funny or sad, at holidays or […]

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Motivation To Stop Smoking

Did you not choose a resolution for the New Year? Then I have a good one for you! Drumroll please…….! • Cigarette smoke kills more than 5 million deaths per year worldwide. • Cigarette smoking costs the U.S. more than $193 billion dollars every year. • Secondhand smoke costs more than $10 billion dollars annually. […]

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A Simple and Nutrient-Rich Snack Alternative for Children: Kale Chips

At this point, most of us know kale to be a superfood. Low in calorie and fat, high in fiber, and full of nutrients—including Vitamins K, A, and C, and magnesium—it’s also a powerful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory food, and has more iron per calorie than beef. Integrating it into your diet, much less your children’s, […]

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Planning the Perfect Night In

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Your Best Night In The next time nasty weather or a tight budget forces you and your family to stay indoors, keep calm and don’t panic! Make lemonade out of those proverbial lemons that life hands you, as the saying goes. With just a little creativity and a few items that you already have in […]

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Parents’ Guide to Fetal Dopplers [Infographic]

Source: Parents Like Us

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The Benefits of Placing Children in a Professional Day Care Center

The decision to place your preschool-aged child in day care is a major one. There are many factors to consider; some are positive, while others can be less reassuring. Yet the benefits of childcare services are significant: aside from giving parents the chance to pursue their careers and goals, day care benefits young children in […]

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