Apr 292014

Huge IKEA recall of Children's Wall Mounted Lamps

IKEA recall reannounced and expanded


Number of Units being recalled:

About 3.5 million in the United States, 1.4 million in Canada, 30.2 million worldwide.


Children can get entangled in the electrical cord that hangs from the children’s wall-mounted lamps, posing a strangulation hazard.

More info: http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2014/IKEA-Reannounces-and-Expands-Recall-of-Childrens-Wall-Mounted-Lamps/

Jun 082012

Dad brushing teeth with Toddler

Guest Post by Dana Mulder

Kids in general either hate brushing their teeth or they simply couldn’t care less. However, it is important to teach your kids how to brush their teeth to avoid dental and other health problems. With a little patience and creativity, you should be able to get your kids to brush their teeth in no time. Continue reading »

Nov 082011

I was going through email this morning and came across an ad for the new Huggies Little Movers Santa Diapers. My twins are too old to try them, but I would love to know what moms think of them. Do you think you’d buy these?



Huggies is promoting these Little Movers Santa Diapers as: The festive design of these Christmas diapers lets you spread holiday joy—and make your little one the coolest and cutest around.

I’m not so sure these diapers are helping to spread the joy, but I guess they’re kinda cute. What do you think?

Definitely different!

Jun 072011

Here’s a bit of niceness in the world. John Ratzenberger (played Cliff Clavin on Cheers) has worked with Autism Speaks to coordinate a special sneak peak of this much anticipated Disney Pixar flick for autistic children in New York City this Saturday. To accommodate children with special needs, the volume will be turned down lower and the lights will be kept on–likely to miminmize over stimulation for the kiddos. They’re also providing a special quiet room for anyone who needs a break. Cars 2 opens to the public on June 24th.

FREE Child ID Kit

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May 122011

To help promote child safety, Masonic Lodge No. 1435 will be holding a free “Child ID Kit” session this Saturday May 14, 2011 from 9:00 AM until 12 Noon.

From their website:

These kits can provide the police department with a four to six hour head start in case of an emergency because the information they need is immediately available for their use. A parent/guardian’s permission is required before we can start making a kit. The Lodge retains only the permission slip. Once a kit is completed, we destroy all information about the child. It can take up to 30 minutes to complete each kit. In order to help speed the process up we request that parents come prepared with information about their child such as: their physicians name, address and phone number; a list of their medications; height and weight; emergency contact phone numbers and, if desired, their social security number.

Location: 101 N. Allen Drive, Allen, TX 75013

Visit their website for more info.