Thursday, November 23, 2017

title pic FDA Finally Updates Sunscreen Regulations

Posted by Deborah Pujoue on June 1, 2012

It’s the time of year that inevitably brings us all out of hiding after a long winter. Summer is the season that forces us all to think harder about the sunscreen we use while romping on the beach and bringing our little ones to the park. The FDA recently upgraded the sunscreen regulations after decades […]

title pic Monkey Bars and Safety

Posted by Claudia Grazioso on May 31, 2012

Last week I was heading into a meeting when my cell phone rang. It was our school, telling me my kindergartener had fallen off the monkey bars. I asked to speak to my daughter, and she sounded as cheerful as ever. I was about to write it off as a “just a childhood bump or […]

title pic Summer Sun Safety Tips

Posted by Dana Hinders on May 4, 2012

Have you heard about the New Jersey mom who was accused of taking her 5-year-old daughter into a tanning booth? She’s denying the charges, but judging from her personal appearance, I don’t think she makes sun safety a priority during the summer months. My entire family is fair skinned and burns pretty easily, so sun […]

title pic Bald Barbie Proves Beauty Comes in Many Forms

Posted by Deborah Pujoue on April 27, 2012

A new type of Barbie doll is set to hit the scene early next year. Mattel, the makers of Barbie, has decided to give its famous Barbie doll a bald friend — and she’s sure to get a lot of attention. The doll is being designed specifically for children who are currently coping with hair […]

title pic Arsenic in Baby Formula

Posted by Claudia Grazioso on March 15, 2012

File this one under YIKES: A recent study by scientists at Dartmouth University has discovered that organic brown rice syrup, which is frequently used in manufacturing “healthy” cereal bars and snacks, has high levels of arsenic. And what else is organic brown rice syrup sometimes used in? Ominous drum roll please… baby formula. The results […]

title pic 5 Tips for Hosting a Budget-Friendly Child’s Birthday Party

Posted by Dana Hinders on February 20, 2012

If you’re a parent, you know that there’s nothing children love more than birthday parties! Unfortunately, if you’re not careful with your party plans, the cost of the celebration can easily spiral out of control. Here are five tips to help you throw a memorable party as cheaply as possible: Check out your local dollar […]

title pic Is Caffeine So Bad?

Posted by Claudia Grazioso on February 13, 2012

When I found out I was pregnant, I was very worried about how I would function throughout the day without coffee. After all, I was a three-cup-a-day and — “what, you’re making a Starbucks run? Sure, I’d love a latte!” — kind of girl. It turns out that my morning sickness helped me go cold […]

title pic Kids and Car Seat Safety

Posted by Claudia Grazioso on February 9, 2012

My oldest child is super tall, and so recently I’ve been thinking that I can retire one of the car seats. I was very much looking forward to it at first. One less thing to switch back and forth between cars, one less thing to carry… one less thing to lose. But then the state […]

title pic Tips for Frugal Clutter Control

Posted by Dana Hinders on January 18, 2012

If you’re like most mothers, you’re probably overwhelmed by the amount of toys your children have. If your New Year’s resolution is to get the clutter in your house under control, keep in mind that you don’t necessarily need to spend a bunch of money on fancy storage solutions. Before you rush out to purchase […]

title pic Learning How to Say “No”

Posted by Dana Hinders on December 28, 2011

For me, one of the hardest things about living on a budget is having to say “no” to my son. Like pretty much every other parent I know, I’d rather be naked and hungry than feel like I’m depriving him of anything. However, I’m starting to realize that children really are smarter than we give […]