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Baby Teeth: To Brush or Not to Brush
We all know the drill, no pun intended. Your child hands you his toothbrush and bares his teeth. He giggles and grins as each tooth is expertly...

A Brighter Smile
I recently read an alarming statistic in January ‘s issue of Parents magazine: “52: The percentage of kids ages 2 to 4 who had one dental visit...

New Year’s Resolution
Last time my kid went outside, he fell in some mud, dribbled strawberry juice down his face and shirt, picked up a variety of dirty branches, leaves...
English: Thomas Nast's most famous drawing, &q...
Three Wise Men
It’s the holiday season again, and once more my wife and I have found ourselves swept up in the wave of Christmas shopping; getting together...

Sugar Solution
Despite having a terrible weakness for sugary drinks, my family last summer accepted Potter the Otter’s challenge to choose more water as part of...
Boy with pacifier.
Pacifiers: The Great Debate
One day when my son Adrian was not yet 1, I took him grocery shopping. As usual, Adrian was using his pacifier to distract him from the discomfort of...

Get Organized for Back to School Success (& Sanity!)
First 5 LA is pleased to welcome guest blogger and expert organizer, Kristin Borostyan, to share some tips on how to tackle the beginning of the...

Get Out & Collect
On a camping trip last year, my kids found in the dirt all around our site little colored balls that we assume are pellets from air soft guns. They...

Cherry Frozen Yogurt
I like to go to farmers’ markets and buy all the fresh cherries I can find during the season. My kids are big fans of fresh fruit and, while we...

Father's Day: Who's In Control?
Have you ever battled a toddler over the television remote? Some say it’s easier to pull a steak from the jaws of a hungry pit bull than to get...

Lemon Zest Fries
Once a year I get a giant bunch of lemons and come up with recipes just to use them up. The best part of the lemons can be the zest — it...

The Day I Let Go
After five years as a working mom, I hit the wall. Actually, the wall hit me. Tired beyond words from a demanding job and two even more demanding...

Kindergartner Handcuffed and Taken Away By Police for Acting Out
As I read this article about a kindergartner being hauled off in handcuffs by the police for acting out in school, I tried to picture all of this...

Eat Healthy, Grow Strong: Would You Rather Have a Banana or a Scooby-Doo Stickered Rock for Breakfast?
When my younger son was about 15 days old and his brother was 2 years old, my husband and I watched a shocking episode of Dateline where preschoolers...

Eat Healthy, Grow Strong: Lettuce Wraps
Many thanks to guest blogger justJENN from our parent friendly website...

Eat Healthy, Grow Strong: Packing Kids’ Lunches
When it comes to school lunches, I like to make sure the kids get a well-rounded meal. Packing the same sandwich day in and day out can be dull &mdash...

Use Your Words!
“Agua.” “Banana.” “Dada.” “Gogigo.” And, one time…“ank u.” My son once had words...

Eat Healthy, Grow Strong: Fresh from the Farm
We have a lot of healthy eating “rules” in our house that, not surprisingly, the kids don’t follow. For example, we tell them they have to take...

Eat Healthy, Grow Strong: Lettuce Wraps
Many thanks to guest blogger justJENN from our parent friendly website...

Two Front Teeth
There was a time not too long ago that my 1-year-old son loved to bite. Get anything within a few inches of his face, and he’d take a chomp...
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