Popularity of TV Family Comedies

Posted October 11, 2010 by Rhonda Franz

Research confirms: laughter is indeed great medicine when it comes to relieving stress. America knows it, and has once again made popular the TV family comedy.

Don't Miss It! September Is National Whole Grains Month

Posted September 30, 2010 by Rhonda Franz

September has been National Whole Grains month, but it is never too late to increase the amount of whole grains in your diet and teach your children and family to do the same.

Top Foods to Keep in Your Pantry

Posted September 18, 2010 by Rhonda Franz

Do you have everything you need to make food for your family on hand? Check out this list of foods to keep in your pantry, for convenience, and especially for emergencies.

"No Nap" Rule for Kindergartners

Posted September 16, 2010 by Rhonda Franz

Nap time for kindergarten students is being attacked, and in many schools, banned. It's all in the name of protecting precious instructional time, but is this the best way to go for all young children, all the time?

Support The Reauthorization Of The Child Nutrition Bill

Posted September 6, 2010 by Rhonda Franz

The health of our nation's children — and a mindset toward a lifestyle of health — is at stake with the pending reauthorization of the Child Nutrition Bill. Here is the information you need to show your support.

GIVEAWAY: Mineral Fusion Body and Hair Care

Posted August 15, 2010 by Katrina Simeck

Here is your chance to pamper your skin and hair with strengthening and revitalizing mineral power - for free!

20 Breakfast Ideas For Back-To-School Mornings

Posted August 12, 2010 by Katrina Simeck

Start your day off right with a healthy, nutritious, and quick breakfast.

Shop And Save Now: Taking Advantage Of Summer Sales Flyers

Posted July 29, 2010 by Rhonda Franz

The heat is on, and stores are fighting hard for your business. Don't miss out on the savings you can get in your local stores' summer sales ads, for now — and later.

The Hollywood Baby Food Diet: What, Who, And Why?

Posted July 22, 2010 by Rhonda Franz

A four-ounce serving of mashed vegetables as a meal replacement? The Hollywood Baby Food Diet is a strange fad, indeed. Don't give in.

5 Things to Remember When Choosing Natural Products

Posted July 17, 2010 by Katrina Simeck

Overwhelmed with options when shopping for natural personal care and beauty products? Be armed with this info when navigating the naturals aisles.

Eat Up! The USDA Summer Food Program

Posted July 12, 2010 by Rhonda Franz

The USDA summer food program is intended to make sure children have plenty to eat during the summer months when those who would normally be participating in the school lunch program don’t have access to those meals. Continued funding for the program is a current issue right now in Congress.

What Is Heat Stress?

Posted July 10, 2010 by Rhonda Franz

Heat stress is the broad category of conditions related to hot-weather or being in a heat-filled environment. Infants and young children are especially prone to problems with these conditions this time of year. Get educated, and take precautions to protect your family from heat-related dangers.

Research Focuses On Babies’ Health Following Caesarean Deliveries

Posted July 7, 2010 by Rhonda Franz

New research focusing on babies' health shows evidence of protective bacteria in newborns delivered vaginally. The researchers believe the results call for more studies on how birth methods affect health and development of babies and children.

American Academy of Pediatrics Reverses Position on Toddler Swim Training

Posted June 30, 2010 by Rhonda Franz

Swim away! Basing their decision on new research, The American Academy of Pediatrics has reversed their position on swimming lessons for toddlers.

Protect Children from Summer Dehydration

Posted June 16, 2010 by Rhonda Franz

With summer fun comes summer dangers. Help keep children safe and healthy by practicing dehydration prevention.

Banning Happy Meal Toys: More Nanny Legislation?

Posted May 18, 2010 by Maggie Wells

In an effort to get American children to eat more nutritiously, one county has decided to ban the toys that come with their Happy Meals.

Fit Body, Fit Mind: Physical Fitness and Academic Achievement

Posted May 11, 2010 by Rhonda Franz

Recent research studies demonstrate a relationship between children's fitness and academic performance.

Words Can Hurt and Ease Pain

Posted April 28, 2010 by Deeanna Frankli...

Have you ever accidentally hurt yourself -- stubbed a toe, pinched a finger -- and let fly with the obscenities? There could be a logical reason why you said what you. Profanity may even be a pain reliever.

How to Tackle Stuttering

Posted April 15, 2010 by Deeanna Frankli...

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Do you love a child who stutters? It may sound mean, but fight the urge to finish his sentences. There are better ways to help.

Helping Children Cope with Natural Disasters and Trauma

Posted April 11, 2010 by Deeanna Frankli...

Earthquakes, tornadoes, tsunamis, mud slides....the news is bursting with a one disaster after another. It's a lot for an adult to take in, but it can be completely overwhelming for a child. Here's a few suggestions on how to help kids make sense of it all.