Posts tagged children

National Single Parent Day coming up Friday

   March 17, 2014 7:42 am    0

After the wearing o’ the green is over, National Single Parent Day sneaks up on us on March 21, according to Cherri Megasko of She explained the origin of the holiday last year with some surprising stats — here’s a portion of her article: “13.6 million single parents in the U.S. who are responsible for 21.2 million…


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What to tell our kids when tragedy strikes

   December 15, 2012 7:36 am    0

A lump has been in my throat for 22 hours now. My kids are all in their 20s, but we’ve lived through many horrors including Virginia Tech and Columbine. Here’s some good advice from the Idaho Evening Journal. As moms and dads, we must listen and pay attention to what our kids need to discuss,…


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Kids’ shades more important than we think

   December 13, 2012 6:21 am    0

The American Academy of Pediatrics says that children’s eyes are at increased risk for permanent damage from sunlight until they are at least 10 years old, because their eyes are highly sensitive and still developing. The Real Kids Shade shared the news. It’s also true that 90 percent of damage from the sun occurs by…


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Backpacks — decrease the weight

   August 16, 2012 6:33 am    0

We often look for baclpacks that are stylish, fashionable and durable. But many thanks to RENEÉ HEWITT of  Topical BioMedics for advice on backpacks for kids. She reminds us that heavy backpacks  worn incorrectly can cause serious back, neck and shoulder pain. Tips for Back Safety Lou Paradise, president and chief of research of Topical BioMedics,…


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