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Top 5 Tips to Help Bully-proof Your Child

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Boys Town today announced strategies to help keep your child safe from bullies.  The national child and healthcare organization, started over 90 years ago, is a leader in parenting advice. As your children get settled into the new school year, it is important to protect them from bullying at school. Below are five ways to [...]

Making the (Charity) Case to Your Kids: Ten Ways to Raise Your Kids with a Passion for Philanthropy

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 When you think of the current crop of kids, the words “generous,” “selfless,” and “empathetic” probably don’t spring to mind. According to Todd Patkin, though, youngsters may not be as selfish as we think. They just need us—their parents—to guide them toward a more giving-oriented path. Foxboro, MA  (July 2011)—There’s an increasing sense that the [...]

ORLANDO AT NIGHT: A TASTE OF THE NIGHTLIFE

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Orlando is super fun during the day, but when the sun sets, there’s still warm weather and good times to be had. After spending the day with the kids visiting as many attractions as possible, why not let your hair down with a little dose of Orlando’s nightlife–from comedy shows to trendy bars and lounges, [...]

CHILD SAFETY MONTH: CHILD PROOF YOUR HOME & VEHICLE

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September is all about safety being that we are observing both National Baby Safety Month and National Child Passenger Month! Both campaigns were created and are geared to educate parents and/or caregivers on the importance of selecting and using the right products for young children. Did you know that according to the National Auto Dealers Association (NADA), motor vehicle accidents are the leading cause [...]

GREAT GIFTS FOR THE NEW BUNDLE OF JOY!

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Over the years, statistics have shown that most babies are born between the months of August and September, which means many women were catch getting a little too cozy while hibernating during the brutal winter months.  Well ladies, if you are expecting or know someone who is, here are a few products for the new bundle [...]

BACK TO SCHOOL, BACK TO MOMS’ NIGHT (WEEKEND) OUT!

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I know back to school is stressful for the kids–new teachers, new routines, a renewed desire to not go back to school, but, let’s face it,  it is even more stressful for moms. I mean, have you seen the school supply lists we have to contend with?? What about the mountain of forms that come home the [...]

WHAT’S NEW IN ORLANDO: ENJOY ORLANDO’S NEWEST ATTRACTIONS DURING DEAL SEASON!

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Just a few more weeks until Orlando’s deal season is over, so why not enjoy some of this years newest attractions at discounted rates!   Visiting Orlando, Florida is already an attraction within itself, but of course you have to get up to speed on the various amenities that the Orlando area has to offer. [...]

“GREEN” TOOTHBRUSHES: TAKING A BITE OUT OF DENTAL PRODUCT WASTE

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Attention all parents: Did you know that approximately 450 million plastic toothbrushes, mostly non-biodegradable, are dumped into landfills nationally? Its a known fact (or maybe not) that landfills are designed to avoid degradation and will not break down toothbrushes and will mostly likely remain there for decades. To combat these rising numbers, World Centric, a company known [...]

IS ELECTRONIC MEDIA MAKING SMARTER BABIES?

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    We live in an increasingly technological world, in which seemingly every person of every age is constantly using an iPad or smartphone, not to mention television or a personal computer.   Even grade school kids are connected to every form of device available and there is a huge variety of media at their disposal [...]

RETAIL THERAPY ORLANDO STYLE: IT’S DEAL SEASON AND A GREAT TIME TO HIT ORLANDO’S FAB OUTLET MALLS

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I hate to say it, but one of top three most memorable trips to Orlando did not involve my kids. It was a work trip and it was full of outlet mall shopping. Whoo hooo!! Being a NYC kind of girl, I’m not always big on outlet malls unless I know it is the brands [...]