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Safe Alternatives For Benzocaine Teething Products

A recent article  warned that benzocaine teething products aren’t safe for children. According to Dr. Harold Katz, the FDA was wise in issuing their warning.  However, the FDA advised manufacturers about this potential problem many years ago.  It finally took a strong threat from the FDA for manufacturers to take benzocaine containing “baby” oral care products ... Read More

Protecting Children from Extreme Sun Exposure

As the summer season approaches, pediatric skin cancer scientists at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital are alerting parents of genetic research showing that sun damage contributes to melanoma in children and adolescents as well as adults.  The research underscores the need for precautionary measures necessary to avoid extreme sun exposure for children, including the implementation ... Read More

Mother’s Day Fun for Birmingham Moms!

Several places around Birmingham are spreading the love to Moms this Mother’s Day, here’s a list of some of the things you can take advantage of for free (or discounted!) Celebrate Mother’s Day in Birmingham! Mother’s Day Weekend at The Summit Thursday, May 10th  6:30-8:30 PM: Flying Squirrel Cookie Decorating Workshop Saturday, May 12th  9:00 ... Read More

What Drowning Really Looks Like

May is water Safety Month and as we transition from school to summer, we begin to plan for fun times with the kids. Swimming typically tops the list, but with swimming comes the threat of drowning.  350 children under the age of five drown in pools each year nationwide. Among unintentional injuries, drowning is the ... Read More

Toddler-Friendly Restaurants in Birmingham

We are so excited to be teaming up with Heather from My Life Well Loved for a fun Blog Swap. While my kids aren’t in the Toddler phase anymore, I remember very well how difficult getting a good meal out could be. Heather is breaking it down for us with this list of Local Restaurants ... Read More

Food Safety at your Favorite Farmer’s Market

The month of May means it’s nearly time for America’s favorite food lovers’ tradition: visiting your local farmers market. In addition to all the invigorating colors, exquisite aromas, strong flavors, and spirit of community, the farmers market is also an opportunity to develop one-on-one relationships with the people who produce your food! Their passion for ... Read More

‘The Great Give’ Fundraiser to support local libraries

We love our local libraries, they show up a lot on our events calendar for all of the great events they offer us that help us get our kiddos interested in reading.. Here’s a great way to give back to them! “The Great Give” is an online fundraising campaign that will kick-off Tues., May 8, & Wed. ... Read More

How to Teach Cooking Safety to your Little Chef

By: Wendy Ross Bringing kids into the kitchen is more than a fun way to bond with your little ones. Getting kids involved in cooking gets them excited about healthy foods, teaches them skills for independence, and frees you from fetching snacks every 10 minutes. However, the kitchen can also be a dangerous place for ... Read More

Protecting your Child from Identity Theft

You buckle them into car seats, make sure they wear a helmet when riding their bikes and keep a first- aid kit on hand at all times. As a parent, you do everything you can to guard your children’s physical safety, but do you know how to protect them from identity theft? How Common Is ... Read More

Earth Day Tips

Earth Day is Sunday, April 22nd. While we shouldn’t wait for this day each year to get our green on, it is a good day to remind yourself of the simple things you can do to help protect our environment. Little things make a BIG difference! 1. Turn off lights and invest in products that conserve ... Read More