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Kids and Allergies – Interview with Dr. Shahzad Mustafa

I don't know if anyone but me has noticed, but it seems that there are more people with allergies these days, specially children. When my kids were young they  weren't allergic to much.  One of my daughters was briefly allergic to shell fish, but she outgrew that in her late teens.  I recall that a couple of my kids also had mild reactions (a small rash) to a particular antibiotic, but that's about it.  There were no milk  or peanut allergies. So why do all my grandkids have so many ...

The Ultimate Movie Popcorn Mix

I'm sure everyone is familiar with movie nights, but why should it be limited to nights?  There are days when snuggling up to watch a good movie or two is just what's needed! Specially when you can munch on my Ultimate Movie Popcorn Mix! Last week the grandsons and I went to the movies to see the latest Star Wars flick, Rogue One.  We enjoyed it and left trying to place this movie in it's place in the Star Wars story.  This led us to decide we'd need to watch ALL the Star Wars movies in ...

Savvy Nana’s Holiday Gift Guide for Toddlers

It's Cyber Monday!  It's a great time to snap up some deals and start checking off things from your holiday gift list.  If you're lucky you might even be able to finish today without ever leaving home! I know the biggest problem is always what to buy, specially for toddlers.  We're bombarded with ads touting new and improved talking stuffed animal and cool power wheels. Somehow toy manufacturers have convinced us that our kids must have these things, otherwise we'd be somehow remiss and ...

USO Presents The Sesame Street Experience at Fort Carson

The USO, a non-profit organization, has been providing support for US military service personnel and their families for nearly 75 years.  And thank goodness for these dedicated folks who work diligently to keep our brave heroes connected to their families, homes, and country during some of the most trying times.  The USO is there for them from the moment they join the military and throughout their time in uniform; most especially during their deployment. The USO has Airport Centers all ...

Printable Puzzles to Keep Your Kids Busy

Summer is in full swing and I am guessing the excitement of school vacation is starting to wear off.  Is "Mom, I'm bored" starting to become a popular phrase in your household? If that's the case, we have just the activity for you! "Personal Creations" shared these cute printable puzzles that will keep your little ones out of you hair (at least for a little bit). The six word searches are organized by level. There are two puzzles each for beginner, intermediate and advanced. With every level ...

Oahu’s Only Waterpark – Wet ‘N’ Wild Hawaii

I know when you hear Hawaii images of beaches and palm trees swaying come to mind.  I doubt you think "waterpark".  Yes, Hawaii is home to some of the world's most beautiful beaches.  And yes when you visit or live on the islands you will definitely find yourself at one of our world famous beaches, it's what we're known for!  But when you have kids to entertain, and even if you don't, a waterpark maybe just what you need.  Hence a trip to Wet 'N' Wild Hawaii is a good choice. Wet 'N' Wild ...

Easter Neighborhood Game – You’ve Been Egged – FREE Printable

Here comes Peter Cottontail! Hippity Hop! Easter Sunday less than 2 weeks away.  It's a good time to start this fun Easter sharing game in your neighborhood, office, school, or anywhere else you want to share some Easter treats with friends and family. As everyone knows our family loves holidays and celebrate everyone! And we love these You've Been...games.  We think it's a great way to teach young children about sharing.  They love to help make treat baskets!  It's also a great time to ...

Mom’s Night Out at The Melting Pot

The Melting Pot, a fondue restaurant, does a monthly ladies night where they donate a dollar for every person that attends to the monthly charity.  For the month of February the charity was the American Heart Association. I planned my first Mom's Night Out at The Melting Pot, it was a great success.  I had a turn out of seven moms.  Depending on what state you are in the prices average about $25-$30 a person.  They have a special set menu for the event, it includes one fondue of your ...

Mom’s Night Out Ideas – Favorite Things Party

I recently volunteered to be the Mom's Night Out Coordinator for my local  Mom's Club.  This position has been replaced as far as I know about 4 times now.   The biggest complaint I heard was that it's hard to make everyone happy. I decided that I would compose a list of ideas for Mom's Night Out, take it to the Mom's club, and let them choose what they would be more likely to attend.  Here's what we came up with: -Wine Tasting -Comedy Club - Spa Day - Coffee House and Book ...

Apple Watch not for Active Moms

When the Apple Watch first came out in Spring 2015 I was so excited that something was finally invented that could help make the busy life of a mom easier. My husband per-ordered the Apple Watch Sports Edition for me for my birthday so I was one of the first people to get one.  I loved it.  I could answer my phone without having to fumble for it in my diaper bag, I could monitor my activity throughout the day and see how much more steps I needed to reach my calorie goal, I could also send ...