10 Summer Safety Tips for Kids and Parents

  School is out and summer is here! This means picnics, barbecues, swimming, bike rides, boating, parks / playground fun, camping, vacations and more. Here is a list of safety tips for parents to follow. 1. Summer means bugs! What is the best way to keep them away? Avoid scented soaps, perfumes or hairsprays which [...]

Summer Camp Search Tips

      Summer is approaching and for many parents it also means planning out your summer activities and getting your children involved in a camp program.  Whether it be an all day, half day or stay away camp there are important facts to consider when choosing a camp program for your child. How will [...]

The Top 10 Things Daycare / Childcare Providers Want Parents to Know!

If you are considering putting your child in a childcare facility, there are a few important things that childcare providers want parents to know before you enroll. Here are the top 10 things! 1. Child care is a Business Childcare is a business so the providers that are responsible for taking care of your children [...]

Go Green!

Let’s face it, we can’t live in a bubble to protect our children but we can proactively avoid dangerous chemicals and products that can cause developmental problems, hormone disruption and cancer by buying safe and environmentally friendly products. More and more manufacturers are popping up offering the same results with a safer and healthier product, [...]

Sunscreen Guide

Summer is here so let the outdoor fun begin! As a kid, I remember when we went to the beach, my parents would “butter” my nose and cheeks with zinc oxide. Even though I look pretty funny in my pictures, it reminded me of a product that really works. The other day, I went shopping [...]

Benefits of Emu Oil for Children

Emu oil has organic healing properties, it is all natural and very gentle. One great thing about emu oil is, since it is natural it can also be used on children without any ill effects. About Emu Oil In many places in the United States and Australia emus are harvested to create emu oil, which [...]

Overuse of Antibiotics in Children

Many parents are faced with sleepless nights when their child is sick with a fever, the flu or a cold.  When both parents work, it can become challenging being up half the night taking care of a child and then waking up feeling energized enough to function at work.  There is also the issue that the [...]

Daycare Fire in Mexico

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/31133449/ The recent news of a daycare center fire in Mexico where 44 children died brought so many concerns to my mind.  While reading the article I could only imagine the horror and anger of the families involved. Why would a government funded facility have 8 employees watching over 142 infants/toddlers?   That leaves each employee responsible [...]

Are your Child’s Bathroom Products Toxic?

As parents, I think many of us assume that the bath, lotion and like products on the market are safe. Why would manufacturers make something that could harm our children? Could our government actually allow them to sell products that are potentially harmful? The FDA has the big job of regulating the safety of personal products [...]

Super brain foods for our kids

Below are the top 10 most important foods for our growing child`s brains. Many of the foods listed aid in important brain functions such as memory and concentration which could greatly improve your child`s performance at school and sports.   The brain is first in line of all our body`s` organs to absorb the benefits of [...]