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Archives for May 2011

The Sun and Your Newborn

by Lori Sciame May 9th, 2011| Infants/Toddlers
A visit to a water park in the Wisconsin Dells a few years ago proved to be a terrible experience. Why? Because I witnessed a young mother standing (for what seemed like hours) in the wave pool, an infant sleeping in her arms. What made me


by Michele May 6th, 2011| Infants/Toddlers
A pacifier can be a useful soothing tool for many babies. Both of my children used them. When they turned one, I decided it was time to eliminate their use. Being individuals, each of my children accepted this news differently. One of them simply stopped using it and slept

Teaching Tweens About Budgeting Their Money

by T Akery May 5th, 2011| Tweens
The older children get, the more their toys cost. This is especially true for tweens who want the latest electronics. These big ticket items don't always fit into a household budget. With tighter economic times, now is the perfect time to teach your tween about how to budget their

Birthdays: From the Teen’s View

by Jacob P. May 4th, 2011| Teen Perspective
This past Saturday, I turned fifteen years old. Now that I have aged another year, I am just bit more educated in the world. But I'm not here to talk about what I know, I'm here to talk about birthdays. Birthdays are important, but everyone has their own opinions

Cell Phone Etiquette for Tweens

by Lori Sciame May 2nd, 2011| Tweens
One of my best grade school memories revolves around learning to use a rotary dial telephone correctly. Over a period of several days, the teacher not only talked about how to use the phone, but she discussed issues of etiquette as well. For example, we learned how