Toddler Tricks: Surviving the Terrible 2′s (and 3′s)

Even if someone warned you about the "terrible two's" or "terrible three's", nothing can prepare you for the non-stop battle of wills quite like spending… [more]

Toddler Tricks: Surviving the Terrible 2′s (and 3′s) Toddler Tricks: Surviving the Terrible 2's (and 3's)

Growing Pains: Nothing to Worry About?

So it’s bedtime and your 3rd grader starts complaining of leg pain. She’d been happily running, playing, dancing in ballet class and all around the… [more]

Growing Pains: Nothing to Worry About? Growing Pains: Nothing to Worry About?

Spooky But Healthy Halloween Snack Ideas

October 27, 2012

To make sure your kids’ Halloween is full of fun and not just sugar, we found some fantastic kid-friendly activities with a focus on spooky-but-healthy snacks! Get your kids involved in preparing these simple recipes, and they’ll have the added benefit of filling up your little monsters on healthier fare before they head out trick-or-treating…less [...]

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Tips to Tame the Halloween Sugar Rush

October 26, 2012

Halloween is upon us once again and that means one thing: an avalanche of candy abounds. In the weeks leading up to Halloween, Americans will spend close to two billion dollars on candy…and that boils down to A LOT of sugar. Everyone knows that the empty calories contained in sugar cause unwanted weight gain in [...]

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Concussions: How to Keep Your Head in the Game

October 4, 2012

While the head injuries of high-profile athletes (i.e. Troy Aikman, Sidney Crosby, James Harden) have started to make the news in recent years, it’s a poignant story from Washington State that’s really changed how young athletes are treated. Zackery Lystedt, a gifted 13-year-old junior high football player, played hard. He was driven to succeed, both on and [...]

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Preparing For Our Second Child

September 19, 2012

One evening during bedtime cuddles, my son Ryan opened up with concerns about the upcoming arrival of our second child. “I don’t know how to be a big brother,” he said. “What do I do when the baby cries? I don’t know how to take care of a baby! Also, you know how I’m reading [...]

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