Protect Your Skin This Summer

Protect Your Skin This Summer

By Vicki Little Since May is skin cancer awareness month, it is the perfect time to stock up on your sunblock and learn about ways to protect your family’s skin. If sunscreen were 100% effective, we wouldn’t find ourselves with that glowing tan after a day at the pool slathered up with SPF 50. The(…)

My Kid Has ADHD…. Now What?

My Kid Has ADHD…. Now What?

By Vicki Little Every morning in my house, it’s the same story. I beg over and over for my son to get ready. To keep my son moving along, I continuously ask questions like: “Are your teeth brushed?” Then, after his inevitable response of  ”oops, sorrrrrry!“ I whisper to myself: “Count to 10.” Repeat. I had started rating(…)

6 Ways to Naturally Boost Your Kid’s Immune System

6 Ways to Naturally Boost Your Kid’s Immune System

Sponsored Post By Julie Hays, Hyperbiotics.com Spring has officially arrived, and it’s such a beautiful time of year (in most places). That said, unpredictable weather and whirling antigens and bacteria in the air can stir up allergies or illnesses. And when you have a kid suffering from recurrent infections or catching every passing bug, the onset(…)

5 Mother’s Day Gifts For Your Mom

5 Mother’s Day Gifts For Your Mom

By Vicki Little Finding the perfect gift for Mother’s Day was so much easier when we were in elementary school and our teachers or dads did all of the work for us. As adults, it is now up to us to decide what to get the woman who wiped our noses, kissed our boo-boos, and(…)

Changing Schools? Here’s How To Tell Your Child

Changing Schools? Here’s How To Tell Your Child

By Vicki Little It is hard to think about the next school year when we are so close to the freedom of summer. But if your child will be attending a different school in the fall, now is the time to start the conversation. While it’s true they may worry about it all summer, they(…)

5 Ways To Get Your Kids Started Volunteering

5 Ways To Get Your Kids Started Volunteering

By Vicki Little Teaching our children to look at the world around them and recognize the needs of others is a process. It isn’t something that is taught in one conversation, but it is taught through repetitive examples. The warm feeling that your children will experience after seeing how their efforts helped someone else, and(…)

Dangerous Play Dates: What Every Parent Should Ask About Guns

Dangerous Play Dates: What Every Parent Should Ask About Guns

By Vicki Little My son, a Kindergartener at the time, had begged me for weeks to let him have a play date with his two friends, who happened to be twins. Seemed simple enough. The mother was a school volunteer like me, and I had met her many times. She definitely seemed to have her(…)