Archive | October, 2015

Pink After Blue: What if Your Princess Doesn’t Act Like a Princess?

28 Oct

By Kim Ablon Whitney Dear Kate, Duchess of Cambridge, Yes, you have a girl! Your own little princess! I know you were hoping for pink. I was too after having two boys. Don’t get me wrong, I love boys. But, a girl. Now you’re looking forward to all the girl stuff that comes with having Continue Reading

How to Shave: Tips for Parents of Teens and Tweens

26 Oct

By Mary-Ellen Lacasse Parents of teens and tweens have a lot to worry about.  Shaving shouldn’t be one of them!  The age to begin shaving depends on the individual, although on average, girls begin shaving around the age of 13.   While shaving can be a hairy topic for some moms and their daughters, it doesn’t Continue Reading

To Speak or Not to Speak: How to Talk to Kids About Social Issues

22 Oct

  By  William Sharp   “Mommy, why is that man asking for money?  Doesn’t he have a home?” Children ask parents a lot of questions:  Why is the sky blue? Why do I have to go to bed? Where do babies come from? These same questions have been asked for all eternity and parents responded Continue Reading

Keep It Natural

19 Oct

As the head of household, we’re always trying to ensure the safety of our children in the most natural way possible. Holistic pharmacist Sherry Torkos offers up some excellent alternatives to over-the-counter remedies. For example, in the case of bumps and bruises, Torkos suggests applying an ice pack to the area – 10 minutes on/10 Continue Reading

Products Just for Kids

15 Oct

  With all the chemicals in kids’ hair and beauty products today, it’s hard to find brands that are gentle to our children’s bodies and sensitive skin. The search for something that gets them clean after a day of play with all natural ingredients can be a mission. How many times have you stood in an aisle Continue Reading

Halloween Countdown

14 Oct

  There’s no way Halloween can just sneak up on you and go, “Boo!” when you and your little one make this cute calendar from lakeshorelearning.com. For ages 3 to 11 years. What You’ll Need: Pumpkin template; tinyurl.com/pjhwemg Black construction paper Pom-poms Pipe stems Glitter painters Miniature googly eyes School glue Crayons or markers Here’s Continue Reading

Color Us Shocked

12 Oct

Are you aware some crayons on the market contain asbestos? In a surprising turn, tests run by an independent government-certified lab found the carcinogen in crayons marketed under beloved cartoon character names like Mickey Mouse and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, among others. Crayons are often provided to entertain children at restaurants and that’s why the Continue Reading

Silly Scarecrow Craft

5 Oct

Kids of all ages will enjoy making this DIY Silly Scarecrow craft.   Perfect for harvest time, your little one will giggle over this handcrafted scarecrow by lakeshorelearning.com. Designed for kids 3 to 11 years. What You’ll Need: Hat cut-out; tinyurl.com/ow6wsbc Peel and stick foam sheets Craft sticks Colored crinkle strips Foam shapes Craft gems, Continue Reading