Trampoline Safety - Get a Jump On It

Trampolines are rebounding as the must-have backyard accessory. Back in the day, trampolines had the reputation as too dangerous for even insurance companies to cover, and they lost favor among parents. Today, trampolines are springing back, thanks to new designs that make them safer than ever....more
I have heard of too many accidents with trampolines. In my neighborhood alone, a neighbor's ...more

Indulge with Robin Quivers' vegan Chocolate Coconut Mousse recipe

Could anything be better than chocolate? How about chocolate that's good for you? That's what you get with the recipe below for Robin Quivers' Chocolate Coconut Mousse! It's from her book:  "The Vegucation of Robin: How Real Food Saved My Life" (click for details)....more

Warmachine Tournament

Warmachine Tournament May the odds be ever in your favor!  ~Suzanne Collins...more

10 Reasons to Welcome the Return of Football

As I write this, all 32 NFL teams are in the throes of training camp; the Hall of Fame enshrinement ceremony and game will take place this weekend; and fans are already assembling their fantasy leagues. ...more
I like you, Casey: I can feel your enthusiasm through my computer screen. #GoTeammore

Sight Word Search

Nixon is only 4 and a half so while I know he’s young, I still think it’s important he learns to read sooner than later.  He’s obsessed with books and will sit and ‘read’ in his room for hours if he could.  So the beginning stages of reading are sight words.  So in an effort to make learning fun, I came up with a fun little game!  He absolutely loves it and it was fun for me to make/help him with too....more

Must-Haves for Summer with a Toddler

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7-Year study says fish oil PREVENTS brain shrinkage and cognitive decline

Great news on the Alzheimer's front!Neuroscientists from Rhode Island Hospital did a study of the benefits of fish oil consumption on 3 groups of adults ages 55-90. The groups were:Group A: 229 adults with no sign of Alzheimer'sGroup B: 397 adults who were diagnosed with mild cognitive impairmentGroup C: 193 with Alzheimer'sThey used a combination of neuropsychological tests and MRIs every six months from 2003 to 2010.The results:...more

Let's go bowling

I suck at bowling. (Actual bowling - I rock at Wii bowling.) I lob the ball a bit too far down the lane, I don't take the time to line myself up and I often get gutter balls. But every time I've gone bowling with my son, I've had a blast....more

Same room; different content

Last week, I was wondering how old my son will be when he gets his first smartphone. My husband and I still haven't decided the right age, but agree that it will be when he has reached the right balance of personal responsibility and social need. (We want him to understand the consequences of having the device, but don't want him to be the only member of his peer group without one.)...more