Friday night Halloween safety tips

11:06 am Oct. 27, 2014

Halloween is full of fun — dressing up, pumpkin carving, trick-or-treating, and lots and lots of candy.

It’s also an evening fraught with safety hazards — everything from benign tummy aches to tripping over costumes or

How to not go too crazy with the Halloween candy

10:06 am Oct. 23, 2014

The experts at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta’s Strong4Life have analyzed the calories, fat and sugar content of a typical Halloween pumpkin filled treats and the results are frightening.

One pumpkin full of Halloween candy can have

Take the spooky out of Halloween

12:55 pm Oct. 22, 2014

With Halloween right around the corner, many children get excited just thinking about costumes, spooky decorations and candy. But Halloween can also evoke fear and anxiety in some. Hearing the scary stories about ghosts, ghouls and goblins can be quite frightening for some kids and that fear can interfere with their quality of life in the days leading up to Halloween.

“While every child is different and it is

Money tips you and your children can use

12:45 pm Oct. 21, 2014

We like to find out what our kids’ school day was like but more often than not when we quiz them the response is the same: “Fine.”
If you’re like most parents you chalk it up to brooding teenager hormones or sleepy little ones in need of a nap. But experts say it’s important to stop and take the time to think about what your child is or isn’t learning at

Guess how much Georgia kids raise with UNICEF boxes

12:27 pm Oct. 20, 2014

Last year, about $47,000 was raised in Georgia from UNICEF Trick-or-Treat boxes, and $2.7 million nationally.

Here’s one story about how money was raised:

Growing up in southwest Georgia, Audrey Hughes always went trick-or-treating with a jack-o’-lantern

When your kids ask (beg) for a pet . . .

3:38 pm Oct. 17, 2014

Please, please — “can we get a pet?”  It’s a question many of us get from our kids.

Adding a pet to the home is an exciting experience that can be especially rewarding. But for many

Do you really need to vaccinate your kids?

12:19 pm Oct. 16, 2014

I found this really interesting. Maybe you will, too.
According to a recent Reason-Rupe national telephone poll, six in 10 Americans believe children should be required to get vaccinations for childhood diseases like measles, mumps, and whooping cough. Thirty-seven percent think parents should be able to decide whether or not to vaccinate their kids.
A small majority of Americans, 52 percent, says unvaccinated children should be banned from attending public schools while

Celebrate the day by washing your hands!

3:14 pm Oct. 15, 2014

Today is Global Handwashing Day. The simple act of washing our hands is something most of us do every day without much thought.

And while washing our hands may seem like a given, it’s often not done properly. Washing our hands is one of the most effective ways to avoid getting sick and spreading germs. And while a lot is at stake (everything from influenza to E. coli can be spread

Trick-or-treating can put children with food allegies at risk

12:24 pm Oct. 14, 2014

Careful. The onslaught of school parties, trick-or-treating, and other food-centric celebrations around Halloween puts children with food allergies at a higher risk of exposure to allergens than usual. Here are a few tips from the local food allergy experts at Atlanta Allergy & Asthma:
- Get a proper diagnosis. If you suspect your child has a food allergy, visit a board-certified allergist for a proper diagnosis and plan of action before

Easy Kids Can Cook Recipes

4:13 pm Oct. 10, 2014

Now that it’s officially fall, families will be taking advantage of some of the season’s best produce.  FamilyFun magazine has shared with us great ‘roll up your sleeves’ activities from their October issue.

Cooking can be