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Get Your Kids to Drink Milk – Try These

My kids have never really been big fans of drinking plain white milk.  I’ve tried dairy, soy, rice and almond all with the same results.  Sure they will drink chocolate and strawberry milk, but that adds a ton of unneeded sugar into their diet.  So my challenge became, how do I get my kids to drink milk and benefit from all the nutrition milk provides?   Then one day I found Got Milk? Magic Straws at...

Selecting the Best Pediatric Dentist

You may be afraid of going to the dentist, and that’s OK. For your child, however, it is an entirely different issue. Just like you wouldn’t trust your child’s medical care to any doctor, you should take time and select a pediatric dentist you—and more importantly your child—feel comfortable with. But with so many options, where do you start? Follow these tips for a few helpful pointers. Ask. If you have friends with children older...

6 Common Parenting Mistakes

Being a parent is perhaps the most difficult profession in the world.  Parents play a crucial role of rearing their children who will soon take their place in the society that they are currently living in.  This is one of the reasons why parents will always do their best to train their children in the most proper way they can. However, some parents are not aware about some mistakes that they have been committing all...

4 Things Around Town to Do in April

As a parent, I think that it’s important to remember that you are a person with outside interests beyond your children. Here are some fun things going on this month in central Iowa that don’t necessarily include your kids! Thursday, April 4 @ 7 pm – FREE Carly Rae Jepsen concert at The Point in Clive. I repeat myself – FREE. The catch? Only the first 250 people will get in. Call me maybe? Friday,...

The Real Connection Between You, Your Child and Good Health

Today was a day like most any other day, as it included what I affectionately call the "nice-ninety".  The "nice-ninety" are the best 90 minutes of each and every day of the work week.  No, I don’t sneak off somewhere for an extended lunch hour.  No, I don't leave the office to take a nap.  No, it doesn’t include some X-rated activity.  The "nice-ninety" is just as it sounds a nice ninety minutes.  What makes...