Tips to Prevent Kids from Catching Germs

Winter is usually thought of as the time of year for colds and the flu to spread, especially when kids are cooped up in the classroom because it’s too cold to play outside. Then kids come home from school and spread those germs to other family members and before you know it, the whole family has caught the illness. There’s plenty you can do to try and stop the spread of germs and it’s important to teach kids how to protect themselves. Here are some tips you can follow to keep your family healthy and protected from unwanted germs. Always...

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Seven Ways to Babyproof for the Holidays

  By Mary Gibson   It’s the most wonderful time of the year, y’all. Chilly weather, hot cocoa, mittens, scarves, twinkly lights, a warm feeling in your heart . . . . and a warm feeling in your home as your toddler knocks over your festive candles, setting your heirloom tablecloth ablaze while you have your back turned for only five seconds to dish up another cup of eggnog.  Let’s face it, as parents of crawlers, toddlers, and general mischief-makers, we have a love/hate relationship with holiday decorating. Some of you may have fresh bundles of joy who pose zero...

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7 Holiday Traditions Around the World

We’re in full swing of the holiday season, and to most people this means the celebration and practice of many different fun, festive traditions. Traditions are important for all friends and families, but it’s also nice to learn about the rich customs and celebrations that take place in other countries/cultures. Here are a bunch of great holiday traditions from around the world: Christmas - France Christmas, or Noel, in France has many differences from our traditional U.S. version. First, a figure called Pere Noel, or father of Christmas, makes home visits with gifts. On Christmas Eve, children leave their shoes...

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