Five Resolutions to Help Keep Kids Healthy in 2010

Posted December 31st, 2009 by Jill Addeo | 1 Comment »

It’s New Year’s Eve and everyone is making their resolutions for 2010. Every year we plan to lose weight, stop smoking and remove unnecessary stress from our lives. And every year we usually forget our resolutions by the middle of January. So, this year why not buck up and make a resolution that counts. Resolve to help your kids stay healthy. Read the rest of this entry »

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Help Your Kids Learn More About Money

Posted December 29th, 2009 by Jill Addeo | No Comments »

Talking to your kids about money can be difficult, especially when there isn’t a lot of money to spare. It’s tough being a parent when making ends meet is a challenge. But, explaining finances to your kids doesn’t have to be difficult, even in a bad economy. Read the rest of this entry »

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Five Tips to Make Holiday Shopping With Your Kids Bearable

Posted December 24th, 2009 by Jill Addeo | No Comments »

Holiday shopping, especially last minute shopping, can make any parent say “bah-humbug.” Kids screaming “I want that!” and trying to keep your purchases under wraps makes for one long day. Read the rest of this entry »

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Holiday Travel Safety Tips for Your Family

Posted December 22nd, 2009 by Jill Addeo | No Comments »

Christmas is just a few days away and AAA predicts a significant increase in holiday travel – the biggest increase in three years. With so many folks traveling, safety should be at the forefront of every one’s minds. Read the rest of this entry »

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Tips to Improve Your Photos with Santa

Posted December 17th, 2009 by Jill Addeo | No Comments »

It’s that time again; time to brave the mall so that you can get that coveted shot of your smiling child on Santa’s lap. I’ve provided a few helpful tips to make the day a little easier, but I can’t stress enough that your photographer knows what he or she is doing. So, if you want a really good shot, let them do what they do best. Read the rest of this entry »

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It’s Once Your Kids Open Their Gifts That the Real Work Begins!

Posted December 15th, 2009 by Jill Addeo | No Comments »

As I have grown older and slightly wiser, I have also become a bit more practical when it comes to buying Christmas gifts for my children. Read the rest of this entry »

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Wow! I didn’t Even Know Those Smileys Had a Name

Posted December 10th, 2009 by Jill Addeo | No Comments »

Did you all know that those often used colon parentheses things that make smiley or sad faces at the end of a sentence in an email  actually have a name? Am I so out of it that I didn’t even know they are referred to as, “emoticons?”  I guess that was rhetorical because I already know that I’m out of it. (note, no smiley emoticon attached.) Read the rest of this entry »

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Help Ban BPA From All Food Packaging

Posted December 9th, 2009 by Jill Addeo | 1 Comment »

Let the FDA know it’s not OK for bottles or food packaging to contain dangerous chemicals. The Food and Drug Administration is reviewing BPA, and they will release their findings next week. Read the rest of this entry »

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KidZui – The New Web Browser Just for Kids

Posted December 3rd, 2009 by Jill Addeo | No Comments »

The Internet offers a world of wonder for kids that can be a total nightmare for parents. How do you ensure that your kids are learning online in a safe environment? Enter “KidZui.”

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