With Halloween approaching, parents are mindful of how to keep their kids safe on the most ghoulish of nights. As child safety experts, we're sure a blog about safety on Halloween isn't surprising, but we promise this won’t be a long boring blog… Just a short one to give you a few tips to make it a safe and fun evening for all. 1. Before you leave your house, check out if … [Read more...] about 10 Tips for Safe Trick-or-Treating
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Barbeque season is here along with all of its usual fun - outdoor games and delicious food! A few weeks ago, we had a cookout and each arrived with the platters of food that everyone expects (our vegetable crudité) in addition to something else healthy and also yummy. This year, Lyssie brought a spinach, artichoke, and fennel salad with citrus salsa, and Tammy took fruit … [Read more...] about 6 Tips for Staying Slim During BBQ (and Bikini) Season!
Swim practice, basketball practice, soccer, choir oh my! With six active children there is rarely a dull moment in my house. I can't even begin to imagine what our lives will look like when they are all participating in some sort of extracurricular activity. You know, if I had a dollar for every time I was asked "How do you do it?" I would be a very wealthy woman. The truth is, … [Read more...] about Tips For Managing a Large Family
A lot of people find the holidays stressful... but have you ever considered that your pet might feel the same way? Imagine you're only about eight inches tall and roughly 10 pounds. Now imagine that your world is suddenly full of new stuff, like strangely breakable colored balls hung from a giant tree and people you've never met before! It can be pretty hard for pets to … [Read more...] about Puppy-Proof Your House: Pet Safety Tips For The Holiday Season
I have a vivid memory of my mother-in-law’s (formerly sparkling) California kitchen floor spattered over RIDICULOUSLY with sweet potatoes, chicken bits and cereal from our then one-year-old twin girls. We were vacationing (if you can call it that), and their routines were disrupted. Routines like New York bagels; my daughters knew the difference. The food they were getting here … [Read more...] about Picky Toddler Eating Tips!