Does Your Child Have Cow Milk Sensitivity?
May15

Does Your Child Have Cow Milk Sensitivity?

If your child has ever had symptoms of gas, bloating, colic, diarrhea or constipation after drinking cows milk, it’s possible he/she has a sensitvity. My youngest son, Alex has always had difficulty digesting cow milk products. At birth, he had a tongue tie and difficulty breastfeeding. I was forced to supplement with formula, which his tummy didn’t like at all! It took us many rough months of...

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Teething Toddlers and How to Deal
Dec16

Teething Toddlers and How to Deal

Teething and the terrible twos: every parent’s nightmare combination. Just as your child is beginning to test their limits and discover their independence, new teething troubles arise to exacerbate an already difficult phase. Incisor and canine eruptions have nothing on the molars. Their broad size and multiple edges make molars the most painful tooth-cutting experience to date for toddlers. Let’s talk about teething...

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What You Need to Know About Organic Kid Clothing
Sep09

What You Need to Know About Organic Kid Clothing

Kids grow like weeds. Maybe faster. When back-to-school shopping rolls around, it’s all most parents can do to find affordable clothing to fit their family that week, let alone for the year. Which is why it’s understandable that — unlike organic food or BPA-free water bottles — organic clothing has yet to become a hot topic for parents. It’s hard to find the time to think about where your kids clothes come from when your...

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Cyberbullying
Jul16

Cyberbullying

My son is 10 years old and we’ve already dealt with bullying at school. The older he gets the more he’s being exposed to the online world. He asks about creating social media accounts and has a smart phone. With cyberbullying becoming a headline in the news every few months, I worry about my kids safety and well-being. Let’s have a discussion about cyberbullying and see how we can take control to protect our precious...

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Kids and Sports What’s Too Much?
Apr15

Kids and Sports What’s Too Much?

As a mother of boys, sports are an inevitable part of life. Boys like to play rough. They need outdoor time, time to run and get dirty. It’s just a fact of boy life! But sometimes sports can push kids too far. When it comes to kids and sports, how much is too much? Sports I’m a mother of 3 boys, so I know a thing or two about sports. I’ve been to countless Soccer, T-Ball and Football games. Not to mention the twice a week karate...

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Little Leaves Sun Protective Clothing
Apr07

Little Leaves Sun Protective Clothing

Hello there! My name is Nikki and I recently graduated into motherhood and stay at home mom status. I love being a mother, wife, and an artist. I graduated with a degree in Fine Arts with an emphasis in painting from Washington State University, GO COUGS! I also love the outdoors and soaking up nature with my little family and our dog Anchor. My husband is a full time student and serving in the Army National Guard. Since having my...

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Is DEET Safe
Mar30

Is DEET Safe

Most of us have had the unfortunate experience of having an outdoor activity ruined by mosquitoes. Mosquito bites can be painful and itchy. Some bites swell and become irritated or even infected. To make matters worse, some mosquitoes carry encephalitis or the West Nile virus. This virus can cause serious complications for young children, the elderly or anyone with a compromised immune system. Ticks can carry other serious...

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Baby Check
Mar05

Baby Check

If you follow my blog, you know about my youngest son Alex, who’s constantly battling one illness or another. You can read My Son Has Asthma to see some of our history. My most recent ordeal with Alex started this weekend. Alex started complaining of a sore throat and headache on Sunday. By Monday he had fevers reaching to about 103.8. That’s a pretty high fever! Since then, we’ve confirmed...

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Six Things to Avoid When Choosing Cribs and Bedding for Your Baby
Feb19

Six Things to Avoid When Choosing Cribs and Bedding for Your Baby

Finding the right crib and bedding for your baby is one of the most important steps you will take as you prepare your home for the impending newborn. There’s so much to consider, which can be overwhelming at a time when there seems to be far too much to learn. There’s conflicting advice online about the most appropriate cribs and bedding, which can be confusing. In order to help you get started in creating a safe environment for your...

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Keep My Kids Safe
Feb05

Keep My Kids Safe

Keep My Kids Safe How do I keep my kids safe? That’s a question many parents ask themselves. You know as well as I do, there are bad people in this world. There are people who want to hurt children. It’s a sad but indisputable fact. As parents, it’s our job to empower our children to make good decisions. Learn more about my method by reading my Stranger Safety Article.  My Method One thing I know for sure is...

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Child Safety Pack Giveaway
Jan30

Child Safety Pack Giveaway

Child Safety Pack ($70 Value) THIS GIVEAWAY IS OFFICIALLY CLOSED The world can be a scary place. As a parent, it’s your job to protect your children. Keep them safe by teaching them about Stranger Safety and being prepared in case of an emergency. I can help you! I’m offering a complete Family Safety Pack (a $70 value). Read my recent article Keep My Kids Safe for more information.  Here’s what the safety pack includes:...

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Halloween Safety Tips
Oct24

Halloween Safety Tips

Halloween is a time for costumes, goodies and fun. Children venture into the dark on Halloween eve to collect candy and enjoy a fun evening, but don’t forget to stay safe during all the excitement. Now is the perfect time to sit down with your child and talk about safety. I will give you information on how to start the conversation and also some great Halloween Safety Tips. So, what are you waiting for? Start protecting your...

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