Life, Loss and the Ties That Bind

This week, my family suffered a tragic loss. My brother-in-law, only 29 years old, unexpectedly died.  Once whole, we are a family minus one. A family that lost a limb but can always feel it, like it is still a part of our body. Grief affects us on many levels.  I feel the loss as(…)

Get Poppin’

Get Poppin’

It’s National Popcorn Day, so it’s time to get poppin’.  Toss a bag in the microwave, pop it on the stove top, pour it in the air popper – pop up some fresh popcorn, kick back and enjoy! Did you know that popcorn was the first food to be microwaved deliberately?  Another interesting fact –(…)

How to Choose a Preschool Program for Your Child

How to Choose a Preschool Program for Your Child

Guest Blog Post by Christina Miller, Director, A Great Start Preschool     First you must determine, are you interested in a part-time PRESCHOOL program, or a full time DAYCARE program (to provide care for your child while parent is at work, school, etc)?  Many people do not know the difference, and use the two(…)

How to Celebrate National Hat Day with Your Kids

How to Celebrate National Hat Day with Your Kids

It’s National Hat Day!  Do you have a favorite hat – maybe one from college or your favorite sports team?  How about a crazy hat – like that sombrero you just have to have from Mexico or the jester hat from the summer festival?  What? You don’t have a hat!  We’re here to solve that(…)

There’s an App for That – Safety on the Go Car Seat App

There’s an App for That – Safety on the Go Car Seat App

The 2012 Kohl’s A Minute for Kids program, a partnership between Dayton Children’s and Kohl’s Cares, focuses on unintentional injuries resulting from children and families being “on the go” including bicycle injuries, motor vehicle crashes, teen driving incidents and children being left alone inside hot vehicles. With data from our recent pediatric health assessment as well as information(…)

Simply Sassy Pulled Pork for the Slow Cooker

Simply Sassy Pulled Pork for the Slow Cooker

We recently received some Aunt Sassy’s Sauces and couldn’t wait to try them.  Our family loves pulled pork and it is so easy in the crock pot.  This is great on sliders, waffles, crostinis!  Mix it up and make dinner fun. Prep time for this yummy pulled pork is about 5 minutes with an 8(…)