Hazardous Hot Dogs

Posted February 25th, 2010 by Jill Addeo | No Comments »

When my children were toddlers and preschoolers, I remember the constant reminders from teachers and playgroups to never send your child to school with grapes or carrots as they often get lodged in a child’s throat and cause choking.   Read the rest of this entry »

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Tips On a Touchy Subject

Posted February 23rd, 2010 by Jill Addeo | No Comments »

Well, here I am again with some further thoughts on something with which I am very familiar…childhood obesity. Having been extremely overweight up until the age of 21, I have always been conscious of how I would deal with weight issues with my own children, especially if I had a daughter, which I did, and she is now about to turn 10.  Read the rest of this entry »

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Is Soda the New Tobacco?

Posted February 18th, 2010 by Jill Addeo | No Comments »

I’m not sure yet how I feel about this new proposed tax on sugared soda. We don’t drink any sugared soda at all at our house but we have been known to dabble in Diet Coke on occasion. Read the rest of this entry »

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A Whole New Approach to Elementary Education

Posted February 16th, 2010 by Jill Addeo | No Comments »

In a recent article entitled, Playing to Learn, psychologist Susan Engel outlines an entirely different kind of elementary school curriculum. Read the rest of this entry »

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Last Minute Valentines!!

Posted February 11th, 2010 by Jill Addeo | No Comments »

Just in case your kids need a last minute gift for grandma or dad or even their teacher… here’s just the thing!

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What Ever Happened to Soap and Water?

Posted February 9th, 2010 by Jill Addeo | No Comments »

Shortly after the beginning of this school year, my just-turned-11 year old son came home from school with a can of Axe body spray. He didn’t actually show me the can, it was only that evening after he showered when I inquired about an unfamiliar smell that he showed me the goods. Read the rest of this entry »

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Helpful Hint for Needle Phobes

Posted February 4th, 2010 by Jill Addeo | No Comments »

Let’s face it, nobody likes getting injections or having blood taken. It’s just one of those necessary evils, and for some, more evil than for others. Read the rest of this entry »

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Recess Before Lunch…A Revolutionary Plan

Posted February 2nd, 2010 by Jill Addeo | No Comments »

It never ceases to amaze me that the most basic little moments that we take for granted in our day can actually hold the key to major change and progress in our lives. This is especially true when it comes to our children. Read the rest of this entry »

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