It Seems Mary Poppins Was Only Half-Right…

Posted October 5th, 2010 by Jill Addeo | No Comments »

When my mother and I first created KidKupz, our main objective was to make taking liquid medications easier for children while at the same time making the job easier on moms, dads and caregivers.  Having spoken with many pediatricians and health care professionals, we were also concerned with another of aspect of administering liquid medications. Read the rest of this entry »

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Re-thinking Those School Fundraisers

Posted September 21st, 2010 by Jill Addeo | No Comments »

Before I was married or had children, I lived in an apartment building in Manhattan and the building was chock full of families with school age children. One of the most memorable benefits I reaped from being around all of these kids was the ability to stock up on cookies when Girl Scout Season rolled around. I stocked up like no body’s business, for purely selfish reasons, and as a result became popular with the kids. However, as the old saying goes, “No good deed goes unpunished.” Read the rest of this entry »

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Study Habits – A New Perspective

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

As the final days of summer were upon me, I began, as I do every year, to obsess about how to best approach my children and their homework routines. Read the rest of this entry »

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Bug Off, Bug Spray!

Posted July 15th, 2010 by Jill Addeo | No Comments »

With Summer in full swing and the heat and humidity in overdrive, we are all bound to be visited by our fair share of mosquitoes in the weeks ahead. Read the rest of this entry »

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Road Trip!

Posted July 6th, 2010 by Jill Addeo | No Comments »

If you are planning a road trip this summer with the family you are bound to find the back seat of your mini van covered with greasy potato chip bags and empty soda bottles by the time you reach your destination. Let’s face it, chips, soda and snack bars are among the tried and true go-to snacks on the road. Read the rest of this entry »

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Hang Ten!

Posted July 1st, 2010 by Jill Addeo | No Comments »

So, my son and daughter started day camp on Monday out on the eastern end of Long Island…home to some of the East coast’s most beautiful beaches. Read the rest of this entry »

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Are BFF’s Becoming a Thing of the Past?

Posted June 30th, 2010 by Jill Addeo | No Comments »

Chances are if you ask other adults if they grew up having a best friend throughout the different stages of their childhood, the answer will be, “Yes.”  Fortunately, even for children who may not be jocks or cheerleaders or run with the popular crowd (whatever that is) it usually works out that most kids wind up finding a buddy that is just right for them. Read the rest of this entry »

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Some Helpful Tips for Summer Stains

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

Along with the tasty outdoor barbecues and the breezy days spent at the beach summer also brings some crazy laundry challenges.When my children return home from day camp each afternoon I am horrified by the daunting laundry challenges with which they present me. Read the rest of this entry »

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OMG! Three Days ‘Til Father’s Day

Posted June 17th, 2010 by Jill Addeo | No Comments »

Okay, so this time I have really pushed the limit on waiting until the last minute. I have been so busy getting my kids ready for camp and keeping them entertained now that school is out that I sort of blew it on the Father’s Day preparations. Read the rest of this entry »

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Youth Sports – Where Do We Draw the Line?

Posted June 10th, 2010 by Jill Addeo | No Comments »

My 11 year old son is obsessed with baseball. In addition to knowing all the stats and all the players, he plays on a little league travel team which, especially this past year, consumed a big part of his life…and ours. Read the rest of this entry »

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