Join Crayola & Lisa Loeb for the First “Inside the Crayon Box” Live Chat Today March 7 at 9 p.m. EST.

    When creativity is practiced every day, kids become the critical thinkers, problem solvers, and leaders in the classroom, and they´re better prepared for professions of the 21st century. Crayola wants every child to be creatively alive, so they´re inviting parents "Inside the Crayon Box," for a special live chat with celebrities and trusted parenting experts that will inspire and spark ideas to expand your child´s creative thinking. If you find yourself looking for…

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Recalled Products Originally Sold By Meijer Found to Have Been Resold By Discounters After Recall Date

RECALL The U.S. Consumer Safety Commission (CPSC) is warning shoppers that certain recalled products, originally sold at Meijer, Inc., were resold after the recall date due to an error. These previously recalled products which should have been properly disposed of were offered for sale at discount retailers, dollar stores, liquidation firms, flea markets and thrift stores nationwide instead. Effectively being sold after the original recall date, unbeknownst to the below firms who had fully complied…

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Another Birth Control Pill Recall–Does It Affect You?

    In case you missed it, on February 24th, 2012 there was another birth control pill recall. This time from  Glenmark Generics Inc.,  Norgestimate and Ethinyl Estradiol Tablets USP, 0.18 mg/0.035 mg, 0.215 mg/0.035 mg, 0.25 mg/0.035 mg.   The tablets were distributed to wholesalers and pharmacies nationwide between September 21, 2011 and December 30, 2011 which means you very well could have some in your possession. “The recall is being implemented because of…

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Study Shows Babies Colic May Be Linked to Mother’s Migraines

BABIES’ COLIC LINKED TO MOTHERS’ MIGRAINES UCSF Study Reveals Possible Cause of Common Excessive Crying Problem A study of mothers and their young babies by neurologists at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) has shown that mothers who suffer migraine headaches are more than twice as likely to have babies with colic than mothers without a history of migraines.   The work raises the question of whether colic may be an early symptom of…

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One “like” = One Dollar to Help Create A Bright Future For Children–Please Take a Moment to Help

As a blogger and as a parent I love to be able to help spread a message in order to help a worthy cause. Especially when that cause is for children.  That’s why today I want to introduce you to Bright Future International (BFI), a charitable organization that helps underprivileged children achieve a better future by infusing them with compassion, strong self esteem and hope.   This February, BFI launches Bright Future for Children, a…

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Please Read – Help Protect Infants From Deadly Meningococcal Meningitis

  Making an Informed Decision When It Comes To Vaccinating Your Children When I had my first child in 2008 there were a lot of questions regarding childhood vaccinations. A lot of accusations and speculation regarding some vaccines that people thought were connected to Autism. After my niece on my in-laws side was diagnosed with Asperger’s I got caught up reading a lot of the debates and to be honest, it scared me. However, in…

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Send a Hanes Virtual Comfort Package On FB & They Will Donate $1 to the National Breast Cancer Foundation

  Hanes has created a new Facebook app that lets fans personalize and send free virtual Comfort Packages to friends and family. For each package sent, Hanes will donate $1 to the National Breast Cancer Foundation, Inc. (up to $25,000) to promote early cancer detection and provide mammograms for those in need.   “Hanes knows that comfort can also come from memories, music and a kind word of encouragement from a friend. Hanes created the…

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Known Rafflecopter Problems–Are Your Odds of Winning Skewed?

I have experienced a number of Rafflecopter problems since I started using it with giveaways. This post is to inform my readers and other blog owners of issues they may encounter while entering/hosting giveaways that use the Rafflecopter form.   Because Rafflecopter is still in Beta I have personally decided to continue to use it (We all know how much easier it is to use than the old way!) and hope that the issues will…

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Recent MU Study Indicates That Exposure To BPA Has Been Underestimated

COLUMBIA, Mo. – A new University of Missouri study shows that the exposure to the controversial chemical Bisphenol A (BPA) through diet has been underestimated by previous lab tests. In the study, researchers compared BPA concentrations in mice that were given a steady diet supplemented with BPA throughout the day, compared to the more common lab method of single exposure, and found an increased absorption and accumulation of BPA in the blood of mice. Cheryl…

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What Every Parent Needs To Know About Foodborne Illness

This post is brought to you by the folks at STOP (formerly known as Safe Tables Our Priority) who were gracious enough to put together this very important post for you, my readers. We know most of you are Moms, whether soon-to-be, new, or old and we want to make sure that you have access to this very important information regarding foodborne illness, especially in this time when the economy is sluggish and a lot…

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