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Parent Alert – Allergies to Car Seats

Parent Alert – Allergies to Car Seats

If you have a child, infant or toddler who has a rash or bad case of eczema, and the child still sits in a car seat, please read this information.  Some children appear to be having allergic reactions to the fabrics used in car seats that have been treated with various chemicals, probably relating to fire retardant safety. A Missouri [...]

Kid-Friendly Pinto Pony Sandwich Recipe

Kid-Friendly Pinto Pony Sandwich Recipe

Summer is a fun time to experiment with food,especially with the kids.  In fact, there are many kids around the country that are actually good little chefs already, and I'm sure we have quite a few in the Hampton Roads area. Encourage your little chefs to play with their food with this cute little Pinto Pony sandwich.  Sometimes [...]

Beach Burgers

Beach Burgers

In the Hampton roads area, things are a little laid back.  Lots of recreational fun to be had at the beach, kayaking or surfing.  For some fun food to go along with this lifestyle, try these little bitesize burgers, made from turkey. These are great for a cookout, a kids birthday party or a day on the beach in Virginia Beach. And you [...]

Summer Water Balloon Fun for Kids in Hampton Roads

Summer Water Balloon Fun for Kids in Hampton Roads

Kids + Summer + Water = Fun!  What kid, big or little, doesn't love playing with water during the hot summer months?  And even if you don't live near water or have a pool, lots of fun can be had with simple water activities. Two of our families most favorite summer water activities also involve water balloons. Obviously, we set a few [...]

Why Kindergarten Kids Do Need Technology

Why Kindergarten Kids Do Need Technology

There has been a lot of talk about technology and young children. This has hit home with me. While a Kindergarten teacher for many years, I was always told, technology was not in the best interest of my students. They can’t read, they can’t write, they don’t have fine motor skills, so they do not need computers or technology. My [...]

Carrot Croquettes Recipe

Carrot Croquettes Recipe

Aren't these the cutest croquettes you've ever seen?  Such a tasty, kid-friendly food to serve for Easter dinner.  We plan to make these an Easter tradition around our house. Carrot Croquettes Recipe: Ingredients: 2 ½ cups steamed carrots ½ egg white, from 1 egg ¼ cup parmesan cheese ¼ cup bread crumbs ½ tsp [...]

Max & Ruby in Hampton Roads

Max & Ruby in Hampton Roads

Who doesn't love Max & Ruby?  Well they're coming to Hampton Roads, Virginia in May! Max & Ruby will appear at the Harrison Opera House on May 13, 2011.  Performance is at 6:30pm in Norfolk.  Don't let your kids miss this one. Event location: Harrison Opera House 160 Virginia Beach Blvd. Norfolk VA 23510 (757) 623-1223

Giving antibiotics too soon can be a real pain in the ear

Giving antibiotics too soon can be a real pain in the ear

Your 3-year-old is cranky, has a little fever, and is telling you that his ear hurts. Time to call the doctor and go get a prescription for antibiotics, right? Well, maybe not. It turns out the most ear infections get better all by themselves, without antibiotics. We’ve known this for a while. In fact, way back in 2004 the [...]

Free Printable Valentine Cupcake Wrappers

Free Printable Valentine Cupcake Wrappers

We are still in love with cupcakes.  Yes, we've heard that "pies" are the next big food thing, but cupcakes will always have a special place in our hearts.  Cupcakes are the perfect kids party food and they can adapt to any theme.  Yeah for cupcakes! So, if you are a cupcake fan, we have more exciting printable cupcake wrappers to [...]

Talking to your teen about Four Loko

Talking to your teen about Four Loko

Parents, we wanted to alert you to information provided by Children’s Hospital Boston doctor,  John Knight, MD, director of Children’s Hospital Boston’s Center for Adolescent Substance Abuse Research(CeASAR), as he comments on how parents can talk to their teens about the potential danger of Four Loko. If you read the papers [...]

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