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Sandy Hook mother, Alissa Parker, to be featured as Keynote at The Children’s Healing Institute’s 15th annual Turn on the Light National Conference in October

By |October 5th, 2018|

More than 400 parents, professionals, and child advocates will come together on October 23, 2018, to participate in 15th Annual Turn on the Light National Conference on the Wellbeing of Children and Families at the Palm Beach County Convention Center. The conference Keynote, Alissa Parker, is the co-founder of Safe and Sound Schools and mother of Emilie Parker, one of the 20 children who died tragically […]

Sensory Friendly Browsing Hours at the Lantana Branch

By |September 17th, 2018|

The Palm Beach County Library System is offering special library hours on Sunday, September 23 from 10:00 am – 12:00 pm at the Lantana Road Branch. The event is designed to provide a quieter and calmer environment for special needs children, teens and their families.

Families with children ages 0-17 are invited to visit the library before normal operating hours so that children and teens can become more familiar with the library and meet […]

Nap-Know-How

By |September 12th, 2018|

Closeup of Sleeping Newborn Baby

BY SARAH LYONS

Have you ever seen the kids sleeping in strollers at the mall or even an amusement park, clearly not bothered by the noise or what is going on around them? Before I became a mother, I assumed getting a child to nap was as simple as giving the child a space to rest. A dozen years and six kids […]

Boy or Girl? Gender Reveal Ideas

By |September 12th, 2018|

Waiting up to twenty long weeks to find out the gender of your baby can seem like an eternity! From throwing a party to spreading the news via mail or facebook, Gender Reveals are a hot new trend in spreading the news. Here are some ideas to tell everyone the gender of your baby.

1. Mystery Cake or Cupcakes

Trust a close tight-lipped family friend with the sealed […]

Budget After Baby

By |September 10th, 2018|

BY SARAH LYONS

Babies cost a lot of money! Diapers, formula, clothes, and baby gear can take a huge chunk out of your monthly budget. Some families find that with the cost of child care or reducing to a single income makes the adjustment even more difficult than expected.  Here are some tips to cut down on spending.

Trimming Your Baby Budget

Diapers:  

To save on diapers, […]

PB Picks – September 2018

By |September 2nd, 2018|

As a mom who has too many socks and not enough pairs! SockSync features a combination of a laundry basket and a spinning top, aka Spinner. The Spinner houses eight cylindrical openings, the SockSync Cups, that are designed to perfectly fold a pair of socks and positioned to drop them right into the basket. Quick and easy to use! You can even have the kids help! […]

Seven Ways to Start the School Year Right

By |August 17th, 2018|

By Janeen Lewis

School bells will soon be ringing, and while that means no more sleeping in or lazy days at the pool, welcoming structure and routine back into family life helps get kids who are reluctant to return to school more motivated to go. With a positive attitude and a few back to school tips, even reluctant school goers can start the school year off right. […]

Make the Grade with Back-to-School Lunches

By |August 2nd, 2018|

Back-to-school time means it’s back to being busy before, during and after school, so it’s time for parents and kids to create new routines. From early wakeup calls to shuttling kids to school and activities, ease the morning mayhem by incorporating a simple meal-planning strategy. 

As a parent, look for fresh, make-ahead options your kids will enjoy. Serve up lunchbox love by mixing up the classic […]

PB Picks – August 2018 – Back to School

By |August 1st, 2018|

Mead is introducing their very first line of affordable, quality personal laminators for use in the classroom and home. Check out the Mead® 9.5” HeatSeal® Pro Thermal Laminator (also available in 12.5” size). So many great uses from crafts to calendars to preserving your child’s artwork and other mementos. Features of this new line include: Warms up in as little as 3 minutes so you can […]

Smart Ways to Fuel Kids this Summer

By |July 12th, 2018|

Parents may be wondering how to ensure their children are staying hydrated, maintaining healthy diets and getting the nutrients they need during the summer months. According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the reality is one out of two kids ages 9 and up are missing out on key nutrients like calcium, vitamin D and potassium – […]