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Category Archives: For Moms and Dads

Four Family Adventures: FUN & Earth Friendly

Posted on October 3rd, 2014

Posted by Sayward, Bonzai Aphrodite New and exciting family adventures provide a wonderful opportunity to show children appreciation for our precious planet Earth, while having a blast, learning new skills, and spending good quality time together. Here are four of our family’s favorite earth friendly outings: 1. Visit A U-Pick Farm There’s nothing more delicious […]

Is Mouthwash for Kids Safe?

Posted on October 1st, 2014

Posted by Angela Tague, guest blogger Parents know how important oral health is for children. We encourage brushing in the morning, after sticky snacks, and again before bedtime. Some children will even relish a night of flossing with flavorful dental floss. But what about mouthwash for kids? Can they use it? More importantly, should they […]

Five Safety Tips for Kids in Fall Sports

Posted on September 29th, 2014

Posted by Rebecca Desfosse, guest blogger Participating in sports provides numerous physical, emotional, and social benefits for kids. However, certain activities can also pave the way for injuries. In fact, according to Safe Kids Worldwide, more than 1.35 million children need quick medical care every year for sports-related injuries. Young athletes are most susceptible to […]

Four Volunteer Opportunities at Your Child’s School

Posted on September 11th, 2014

Posted by Angela Tague, guest blogger Schools are the heart of every community. So why not look to them for volunteer opportunities and ways to give back? Whether it’s your child, grandchild, or neighbor’s child, you can offer to help out in the youngster’s school district to improve the quality of the local education system. […]

Healthy Homemade Baby Food Recipes for Autumn

Posted on September 9th, 2014

Posted by Bethany Johnson, guest blogger There’s a lot of buzz about seasonal farm-fresh foods, and there’s no reason your baby should miss out on the experience. The next time you’re at the grocery store and tempted to grab prepackaged baby food, consider a detour to the produce section or local farmers’ market to pick up […]

Best Kids Books to Encourage Brushing Teeth

Posted on September 8th, 2014

Posted by Sher Warkentin, guest blogger Books are always a great way to illustrate tricky concepts for young kids. Dental health is no exception. Fun storybooks can help teach kids the proper way to brush their teeth, as well as why oral care is so important. Here are some of the best kids books about good […]

Recycled Toys: Three Green Toys to Make with the Kids

Posted on September 3rd, 2014

Posted by Tania K. Cowling, guest blogger Toys are a child’s tools for play, but parents don’t have to break the bank to keep their children amused. Purchased toys are not always superior to green toys you can find or create from recycled materials. It’s funny how some children even prefer the box and wrappings […]