Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Health Update: Babies and Kids Need More Vitamin D

Children aren't getting enough vitamin D, according to a new report from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), which says children need double the previously recommended amount. The group is advising that all children -- from newborns to teens -- get 400 international units (IU), the equivalent of drinking four 8-ounce glasses of fortified milk every day.

Is your child getting enough? Find out more by reading this article.

Sunday, October 26, 2008

The Secret to Better Grades

When you see the latest spelling bee champ crowned on TV, or hear about a kid earning a perfect score on the SATs, you probably assume the winner studies all day...or is just a born genius. In fact, there's usually something else at work. These kids, with their parents' help, have unlocked the secrets to being super-motivated students. They like to study, they like to achieve — and they know how to get results.

In this article, they spill their best strategies to help your children love learning and excel in school (and their future careers).

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Baby Nursery Setup Tips

For most parents it can be an enjoyable experience to set up a baby nursery. A baby nursery will provide a safe corner for your baby to romp and play. For this reason, it is important that you put in adequate thought and care into setting up your baby's nursery.

This article presents some things you will require to furnish a baby nursery.

Sunday, October 19, 2008

The Pregnant Woman's Guide to the Gym

This much is certain: The gym is a great place to be pregnant. If one cardio machine or strength exercise isn't comfortable, there's always another one to try.

However, now that you're expecting, navigating the gym can be extra-tricky. This article presents the goods on what's safe (and what's not), plus the best classes, cardio and weight training for pregnant women.

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Green Your Halloween

Halloween is a time to frighten your fellow man, but it is also a time that can be frightening to the environment. Luckily the National Geographic Green Guide has a few quick, easy and efficient tips to curb your waste while maintaining that Halloween spookishness.

Click here for our green tips.

Monday, October 13, 2008

The Best Pregnant Celebs of 2008

Pregnant is the new black. There's never been a more fashionable time to be preggers as some of the biggest celebs in the universe are rocking the baby bump.

Check out the gorgeous pregnancy photos of the best pregnant celebrities and celebrity moms o see what they're having, when they're delivering, and what they're wearing.

Wednesday, October 08, 2008

Babysitter Solutions: No Pizza Allowed!

Ever feel nostalgic for the days when pizza and sundaes were a special treat for kids during a babysitting job? Most of you probably remember babysitting gigs of old, where you could pig out with the kids and not feel guilty because it was a "date night." These days, with the childhood obesity trend, food scares, rising numbers of child allergies and an increase in lifestyle choices, feeding the kids has become just plain complicated.

Use the following tips to exercise control over what your kids eat — without driving your sitter up the wall.

Sunday, October 05, 2008

50 Simple Ways to Make Your Baby Smarter

Infant-development experts believe that the first years of a child's life are a prime time for learning, but sometimes it may be hard to think of new ways to stimulate your baby.

This article provides fun -- and scientific -- activities that will inspire you.

Wednesday, October 01, 2008

Kids can be easy prey for identity thieves

Because identity theft is typically associated with financial matters like the misuse of credit cards, most people don't consider the possibility that their child's personal information could be stolen and misused. But more than 34,000 reports of identity theft reported to the Federal Trade Commission from 2005 to 2007 concerned children younger than 18.

Because children don't have complex financial lives, there is less opportunity to notice that something has gone awry than for adults who try to access loans, mortgages and credit cards - one major factor that plays into child identity theft going undetected for years.

Learn more on protecting your child’s identity.