Monthly Archives: December 2011

Seasonal Greetings

The kids are part way through the winter break–a time of special events, visiting, sleeping in and staying up later, and a season of special foods and treats. We are months and months away from the summer’s fruits and what … Continue reading

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Holiday Safety

The link to the annual holiday safety round up from the American Academy of Pediatrics for those making a list and checking it twice is here. This year there’s information about trees, lights, decorations, holiday food and drink safety, and … Continue reading

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Baby’s First Holiday Season

Here are some toy ideas for the babies on your holiday gift list: 6 months and up: board and cloth books. 7 months and up: cups, balls, empty boxes, stacking toys, busy boxes, toys to push and pull, squeeze toys. … Continue reading

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Holiday Baking

My mother collected cookie cutters for all the seasons but could never seem find a recipe that was easy to roll out and cut. I finally found one in a parenting magazine and have enjoyed getting out the old cookie … Continue reading

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