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Light Up Marble Racers Review & Giveaway by Dealectible Mom Posted Wed 19 May 2010 12:27pm Summer is quickly approaching and parents everywhere are looking for fun activities to keep their kids engaged during the summer months.  It’s hot here in sunny California and although we have a few weeks of good ol’ outdoor fun, it begins to get a little too hot to go outside.  At temperatures spiking 113 deg., it’s important to find fu ... Read on »
14 Green Toys and Gifts: 2010 Eco-Friendly Holiday Guide by Jennifer Lance Patient Expert Posted Thu 11 Nov 2010 12:00am Hello there! If you are new here, you might want to for updates on this topic. Powered by WP Greet Box WordPress Plugin The following green toys recommendations are based on our favorite product reviews from 2010.  We hope it gives you some great ideas for your holiday gift giving, as well as helps you choose gift ... Read on »
Best Toys For The Holidays - Blocks and Building Toys by MC Milker Healthy Living Professional Posted Wed 25 Nov 2009 10:00pm A few years ago I wrote a series of posts on the "best toys for the holidays"...from a Not Quite Crunchy Perspective. Since then, my child has aged...so I'm a bit more hip on toys for elementary age kids and I was involved with a contest to find the "Best Green Toy". So I thought I'd update a few of my "Best Toys" posts. First, if you're looking ... Read on »
Best Toys to Buy For Christmas – Blocks For every Age Group by MC Milker Healthy Living Professional Posted Tue 26 Aug 2008 11:36pm A Not-Quite-Crunchy perspective... Yesterday, we scored a big box of unit blocks on Craig’s List for $50.00, an early Christmas present for The Hamster. I was ecstatic. I danced around. I gloated. I was perhaps a bit silly. My DH commented, “They must be gold encrusted.” when he observed my glee. I was perhaps a bit too jubilant. But t ... Read on »
Best for Kids 2007 Toy List by Sondra .. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Sun 24 Aug 2008 5:43pm “BEST-FOR-KIDS” TOY LIST 2007 AMERICAN SPECIALTY TOY RETAILING ASSOCIATION (ASTRA) This one-of-a-kind, annual list recognizing the best play products available for children is based on input from independent toy store owners around the country. These toys meet ASTR ... Read on »
More Thoughts about Choking in Children by Dr. Charlotte Thompson Medical Doctor Posted Sun 10 Apr 2011 12:16pm I have written a previous Blog about what can cause little chidlren to choke but a recent article in the American Academy of Pediatrics newsletter added some more information. According to the article, the ten more common objects that could cause a little child to choke are: hot dogs, hard candy, nuts, grapes, carrots, apples, popcorn,  pean ... Read on »
don't lose your marbles by Linda and Cara .. Healthy Living Professional Posted Fri 21 Aug 2009 10:52am We've had a slew of bad behavior in our house lately. I'm not sure if it's because my kids, together, hit the potty language, the talking back and the do-you-have-cotton-balls-in-your-ears phases all at the same time. I mean, they are four and five. I felt like I had a double whammy of words like "pee pee," "butt" and "poo poo" coming at me all ... Read on »
Marble Run and Track Creations by StrandedMom Posted Thu 30 Aug 2012 8:54pm So I said I would share some cool things K has been doing recently. There was a time in our RDI life, when I would pass a piece of track to my son, and he would reference me then I would either point or look in the direction of where it goes and we would build a track for the Thomas train together. This was not so long ago. However recently ... Read on »
Marble Run Design and some RDI challenges by StrandedMom Posted Fri 07 Sep 2012 6:11pm So the marble building has been my son's activity of choice for the past week. It was trains for the longest time and now it is the marble run. I think it is because he is finally competent at making his own designs without having to follow a manual. It is an old toy we have had for 4 years and he has always loved playing with it but never enjoye ... Read on »
Health Tips for June 4 by Meredy Registered NurseHealth Maven Posted Thu 23 Oct 2008 2:23pm Health Tip: Why Can't I Sleep? Plenty of sleep is a vital part of a healthy lifestyle. But most people have sleep problems at some point in their lives. Here are common causes of insomnia, courtesy of the National Sleep Foundation: * Stress, depression or problems in work or personal life. * Drinking alcohol or caffeine late in t ... Read on »