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September 2018

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! […]

August 2018

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 […]

July 2018

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 – […]

Summer Survival Insect Repellant and Sunscreen Guide

By |July 3rd, 2018|

BY DR. Scott Fisch, DO, FAAP

Living in a place where millions come to vacation each year most definitely has its benefits.  Unfortunately, enjoying the year round sunshine does come at a cost.  Whether it is protecting yourself and your children from the harmful rays of the sun, or surviving the almost constant onslaught from those pesky, biting, insects, how much do you know about […]

PB Picks – July 2018 – Beat the Heat

By |July 1st, 2018|

Get ready to have tons of fun in the sun with the all-new, totally redesigned NextWave™ Jumbo Beach Basket from Amloid! This bright and colorful activity set is packed with play value with all the accessories kids need to spend hours at the beach or in the sand box with new sand forms and a collection of multifunctional sand tools. New features include a sturdy nylon […]