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Honey Better Than Drugs for Kids’ Coughs

By Kay on Tue, Dec 4, 2007

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Parents might consider giving their coughing child honey instead of medicine, according to a study released Monday.

Buckwheat honey — a dark variety sold in most grocery stores — relieved children’s coughs and helped them sleep better than dextromethorphan, the drug in most over-the-counter cough suppressants, according to a report published in the Journal of the American Medical Association. Honey also beat out no treatment at all.

“(Honey) is a cheap and effective treatment,” said Dr. Ian Paul, lead investigator for the study. “Consider using this as a treatment before going to the pharmacy to pick up an over-the-counter cough and cold medicine.”

Click here to read the rest of this article, courtesy of the Houston Chronicle.

It’s Too Quiet… Again

By Kay on Sat, Nov 17, 2007


If you’re an avid reader of my blog (aren’t you all? 🙂 ) then you’ve read my previous post entitled, “It’s Too Quiet…” about my oldest two kiddos’ fun in their bathroom. If that were a movie, then this would be the sequel…

I was sitting in my living room on the couch with my oldest, Kate, just enjoying catching up on emails and skimming through my favorite blogs when it suddenly hit me… I had been smelling something quite strong for the last few minutes. I stopped emailing mid-sentence, looked at Kate and said, “What’s that smell?” As soon as the words came out of my mouth, I knew what I was smelling and it caused me to immediately throw my laptop on the side table next to the couch and jump up to run into MY bathroom to investigate further. Continue reading…

Product Review: Step 2’s Sand and Water Table

By Kay on Wed, Oct 10, 2007

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When I decided to buy an outdoor activity table for Kate, I did lots of research. I knew that she LOVED playing in the sand, but didn’t want to necessarily build a ‘real’ sand box in our back yard. So, I went to Amazon.com (of course) and started reading reviews on all the different brands of sand and water activity tables out there. Many of the brand names that I normally would have trusted to make a good quality table got bad reviews and so I wound up purchasing the “Naturally Playful Sand and Water Activity Center” by Step 2 and I’ve never regretted it!

Here’s the product description from Step 2…

This adorable Sand and Water Activity Center features wood crafted styling and nature’s colors that blend with traditional landscapes in residential outdoor living areas. It’s divided into two separate sides – one for water, the other for sand. Continue reading…

Free Shipping on Gerber Onesies

By Kay on Mon, Oct 8, 2007

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Gerber is celebrating the 25th anniversary of the onesie! Not only are they hosting a sweepstakes for a $25,000 savings bond, but BabiesRUs is also helping them celebrate by offering free shipping on all their onesies. Check it out…

Free Shipping on Gerber Onesies at  BabiesRUs.com

Crafty Ideas

By Kay on Sat, Sep 29, 2007

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Are you looking for cheap, crafty things to do with your kiddos to keep them from driving your batty? I stumbled across this blog the other day and thought it had some great and creative ideas for doing artsy types of things with kids and for repurposing all sorts of things around the house, too…

Check out scrumdilly-do and have hours of fun!!!

scrumdilly-do project

Holy cow!! Great use of visuals to help explain the proposed budget cuts and their actual impact on the overall budget.

You’ll never fold tshirts the same way again!

If you ever wanted to hear someone put a mommy’s day into a song, try this one! (I guarantee you’ll laugh your butt off.)

A little on the political side, but interesting nonetheless…

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