The Weekly Slime

Start the New School Year Off Right

Did you know that an increased parental involvement at school provides the best foundation to a successful new school year? When parents take the opportunity to get to know their childrens teachers and to be involved intheir all around education, children are more apt to reach their full potential. Parents have to have an active role in their children’s education, …

Book vs Movie – How about both?

Summer break is a time for kids to let lose and relax, right? Does that mean that they shouldn’t pick up a book during those two months? Absolutely not! What is a good way to encourage your kids to pick up a book or to sit down for a story? How about incorporating a story that also has a movie? …

Pamper the Skin of Your Baby – Recipe Included!

Throughout a lifetime, we spend countless hours and amounts of money on our personal skincare trying to find the perfect regiment to suit our particular needs. If we take this kind of time and care on our own skin, it will only be natural that we would pay that kind of special attention to the delicate needs of out babies …

5 Reasons to Choose a Traditional Summer Camp

It can be tough to get into the groove of a new routine during summer vacation. Choosing an appropriate summer camp for you children will go a long way in keeping a routine down! A traditional summer camp will begin in June and run through August. These types of camps are very popular and will give your children the opportunity …

TV- Are Your Kids Addicted?

There is no denying that we are sometimes overwhelmed with reports of addiction. Turn on the TV and the reports are never ending. The newspaper covers it on a local scale. It used to be that families were shocked to learn of a loved ones addiction. Now, there are few families that aren’t affected by it. When addictions are related …

Your Children and the Internet

It is no secret that children have access to the internet at their finger-tips. This allows them to be in contact with an abundance of information that may or may not be suitable for their eyes. If there are children in your home, or even in your life, it is important to recognize that there needs to be some sort …

When Is the Common Cold Not a Cold?

Does you child seem to always be getting sick? Maybe with a recurring illness? If so, it is possible that there could be an underlying problem and it shouldn’t be swept under the rug! Primary immunodeficiency, also known as PI, is a genetic defect that can compromise a child’s immune system, which then leads to an increased susceptibility to certain …

Tips for Concentration

We all want our children to do well in school. Unfortunately for many kids and teens, in this always-pressured, starved-for-time era, concentration can be difficult. Here are some tips for helping your child improve their concentration and consequently do better in the classroom. *Make time for breakfast! There is a reason that they call it the most important meal of …

Picky Eater vs. Parents

If picky eating were an Olympic sport, would your child be the gold medal winner? If so, you’re not alone. Many parents find that their children consistently place first in the “you can’t make me eat that” category and excel at pushing food around their plate or feeding it to the dog. How can you turn mealtime into a family-friendly …

Kids in the Kitchen

It is always an exciting (and sometimes messy!) day when you bring your kids into the kitchen to teach them how to cook! Here are some simple tips for teaching your kids the basics and for giving the skills that will last the a lifetime. Safety First. This HAS to be covered first. If a child has to stand on …

Cultivate a Love of Reading in Your Children

As a young child, one of my most cherished memory is that of reading books with my mother. It didn’t matter how busy she was, or how tired or poor she was, she always made sure that I had books in my life. I can remember that general sense of safety while sitting with her which left me with a …

Childproof Your Home

As a parent or caregiver, you no doubt want to provide the children in you life with a safe place to live and play. Unfortunately childproofing homes is something that gets put off and because of this, thousands of accidents happen each year that could have been easily prevented. What is the good news? Child proofing is not a difficult …

5 Tips to Get Your Kids Moving

Is parenting the same as it was forty years ago? No doubt, past and present generations of parents face their own set of problems. With that being said I do dream of safe streets that I can let my children run freely through. Today, I face the challenge of electronic distraction. It seems like the second their feet hit the …

Simple Cure for the Common Cold

Awhile back, a friend of mind had a pretty terrible troublesome cold. She was absolutely miserable and had said that her kids were showing the same symptoms from when hers started. So I let her in on my little secret of what I use a a cure for the common cold. This is a cure that was used in India …

Ready to Potty Train? 5 Things to Consider

If you are thinking that it is about time to potty train your toddler, there are a few questions that you should step back and ask yourself. By doing this, you will be fully prepared to make the transition from diapers to potty and your endeavor will be much more successful. 1. Is My Child Ready? Unfortunately there is no …

Sick in School

Teachers have noted that they are in an every growing battle of keeping their classrooms healthy and clean for their students. In a recent study, it was found that 90% of teachers think that it is “common for students to come to school sick”. Only a startling 30% said that the custodial staff disinfects classrooms regularly. It is a known …

Natural Colic Remedies

Any parent whose baby has suffered from colic can tell you that colic is one of the most excruciating experiences ever imaginable. Nothing is worse than seeing one’s baby in pain and not being able to help take it away. Finding relief for colic quickly becomes a toppriority. There are many different colic remedies that may come to the rescue …

Fevers- When is high too high? – Seeking Medical Attention

Every parents gut churning question. When do I begin to worry about a fever? Do I let it run it’s course? Or should we seek medical attention? A fever can be caused by so many things; a virus or even medications can cause them. But what exactly is a fever and why do we get them? And when should you …

Does Your Kid Have the Chicken Pox?

Chicken pox is a very common affliction that affects people of all ages, but it most commonly is seen in children. The symptoms of chicken pox are red bumps on the body that turn into blisters and the quantity increases over several days. The bumps can look like bug bites or a rash and it is sometimes hard to diagnose …

Keeping Your Humidifier Bacteria Free

Humidifiers are a really good way for you to moisturize the air in your home during the dry cooler months. They aid with chapped skin, allergies, and cold and flu symptoms. If they are not regularly maintained, though, they can quickly become breeding grounds for mold and bacteria, leaving them to do more harm than good. Check out these quick …

Can a Child Outgrow an Allergy?

We live in a time were it seems that everyone is allergic to SOMETHING. Eggs, milk, gluten, nuts, puppies. This is nothing new and it is a part of life that plagues many people. But why is it, though, that sometimes, years later, you mistakenly ingest something you were always told that you were allergic to….and nothing happens? Did you …

Preventing and Treating Respiratory Illness in Kids

It is no secret that with kids comes the awareness that illness can strike abruptly at anytime. Some of the most common are respiratory illnesses. These are ones like RSV, croup, and whooping cough. They are the most common during the stagnant air of winter. How can we identify and prevent these illnesses? What is RSV, croup and whooping cough? …