5 reasons kids should play

10:45 am Jan. 28, 2015

It probably no surprise to anyone that over the last 30 years,  obesity has more than doubled in young children and quadrupled in adolescents, potentially leading to a host of chronic diseases later in

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Yummy Low-Fat Super Bowl Recipes

9:37 pm Jan. 26, 2015

Super Bowl parties are all about the food, why not have a team town themed spread? Make a couple of appetizer snacks representing the best food from both Seattle and New England. Add a vegetable

Measles Outbreak Puts Spotlight on Anti-Vaccine Movement

9:36 am Jan. 26, 2015

The measles outbreak believed to have originated in Disneyland has spread from California to Utah, Washington, Colorado and Mexico, according to news reports.

Authorities say an unknown person incubating a measles infection likely exposed several people in Disneyland, who then exposed others after leaving the park.

Health authorities believe the outbreak was triggered by a measles-stricken visitor to one of the Disney parks who brought the virus from abroad last month, according to the

For all the kids who care about others

10:44 am Jan. 22, 2015

Kohl’s Department Stores will began accepting nominations for outstanding young volunteers beginning next week for its 2015 Kohl’s Cares®  Scholarship Program.

Nominations for kids ages six to 18 will be accepted January 30 –

5 year old gets bill for skipping party, sparks debate

8:16 am Jan. 21, 2015

A five year old boy receives a bill for failing to attend a friend’s birthday party he previously said he would attend.  It’s a story that has gone viral and angered many parents:    http://www.people.com/article/british-boy-sent-invoice-missing-birthday-party

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Just for you moms

10:37 am Jan. 20, 2015

The long cold days of winter are here, and for many moms it’s a season of isolation.

Indeed, weeks of unrelenting snow, slippery roadways, and seemingly endless days spent indoors can begin to feel like a

What to eat to avoid flu — and if you get it

4:05 pm Jan. 16, 2015

With flu season in full swing, everyone is looking for ways to prevent the nasty bug.

And while frequent hand-washing, getting plenty of sleep and getting a flu shot (even now) are important pieces in warding

Parents spending more time doing homework

11:33 am Jan. 15, 2015

According to a survey released early this week by Education. com, 80 percent of parents are spending more time helping their kids with homework than their parents spent with them and 70 percent of teachers  expect them to, well, at least sometimes.

It would seem, therefore, that parents are rising to the occasion and being more actively involved in their child’s education.

But we’re just getting started. The survey also discovered these

Some tips to keep you safe during the cold season

10:50 am Jan. 13, 2015

The winter season promises plenty of fun family activities, but it’s important to keep in mind the hazards of cold weather months.

Whether spending time outside in the snow or staying cozy and warm inside, there are safety precautions parents and caregivers can take to help keep children safe.

The Window Covering Safety Council suggests the following guidelines:

Children love to peek out the window to see the snowfall. Be sure to only