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The Most Common Spring Illnesses

Ah, spring! How we’ve missed you. Finally a break from the kids’ cabin fever, 2-hour snow delays, and worst of all, sick days. Or is it? While warmer weather generally brings about the end of flu season, there ARE several common spring illnesses that linger or peak in the mid-year months. (I know, moms just…

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Be In the Know With the Best Nanny Cams

When do you need a nanny cam? Looking for a bit of added peace of mind when you leave your children home with your nanny? Since we know that whole “eyes in the back of your head” thing isn’t a reality (though that would be nice!), a nanny cam may be your second-best option. But…

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“Do I Really Need to Take My Vitamins?”

Everything you need to know about the benefits of vitamins and how to get kids to take them. How Do I Know if My Kids Need Vitamins? First of all, not every child needs a daily multivitamin or supplement. If you have the time (ha) and resources and to plan perfectly balanced meals it’s very […]

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The Most Beneficial Yoga Poses for Kids

4 Beneficial Yoga Poses for Kids Yoga for kids is catching on like wildfire. It *may* be because toting the babies to work out is the only way you can actually make time to work out…but we’re also catching on to the countless benefits for children’s bodies and minds. Whether your kids have tummy troubles, […]

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Be In the Know With the Best Nanny Cams

When do you need a nanny cam? Looking for a bit of added peace of mind when you leave your children home with your nanny? Since we know that whole “eyes in the back of your head” thing isn’t a reality (though that would be nice!), a nanny cam may be your second-best option. But…

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Help! My Nanny Quit! How to Find a Nanny Quickly

When you arrived at work this morning, it was just another Wednesday. But when you arrived home this evening and your nanny gave her notice effective immediately, it became the Wednesday when everything was turned upside down. You graciously accepted your nanny’s resignation, because, well, that’s what you do as an employer. But your mind…

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How to Set Yourself Apart as a Sitter

Are you a babysitter? Do you want recurring and frequent jobs?  Do you want to come recommended by the parents you sit for? Then you need to learn how to set yourself apart as a sitter, because here’s the terrible truth: babysitters are a dime a dozen.  Just in my neighborhood alone, there are teenagers…

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Exercise and Nutrition for Kids’ Heart Health

For the past month or so, you haven’t been able to walk into a drugstore without seeing red, candy, and hearts, hearts, hearts, everywhere. And while I’m not sure when Valentine’s Day became Valentine’s Month, it IS an important month for hearts in general. Why? Because February is, in fact, American Heart Month! But what […]

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What is the MMR Vaccine, and What Diseases Does it Prevent?

When you have your first child, the doctors likely coached (or will coach) you on which vaccines your baby needs and when. One of the most well-known and necessary is the standard “MMR vaccine” which kids first get around 1 year old. But what is the MMR vaccine, what do you need to know about […]

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The Top 5 Benefits of House Calls for Kids

When your kid gets sick, there’s really nothing pleasant about the experience. It can be messy, upsetting, and we hate to say it, but pretty inconvenient. Even if you’ve never experienced the benefits of house calls, their convenience is probably obvious. But there’s so much more to it. Aside from not having to leave home, […]

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Why am I Sick? These 5 Items Could be the Culprit

Why am I sick again? It must be the kids. Their little classmates. The dirty, dirty hands that you can’t get them to wash. It’s easy to blame the kids, but maybe, mom, it’s time to look closer at our homes. Now that you have littles running around, there are more people creating more messes. […]

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