Ronald McDonald House’s OcTABerFest

Go through the recycling bin for those pop cans and help area families stay together! The local Ronald McDonald House is hosting OcTABerFest on Saturday, October 5, collecting as many aluminum pull tabs as possible. The House recycles them and uses the funds to purchase food for the families who stay at the facility. The

Transition Time

Helping kids ease into new routines September is here and with it comes a sense of transition and change for our family. Some of the change is welcome and expected like the start of school and the change of weather from the heat of summer to cooler, breezier days. But change can also bring a

My Daughter’s Messy Room Drove me Crazy, Now I Miss It

Our teens are back in their rooms and I am prepping dinner in the kitchen when my husband comes home from work. I gesture to the kitchen bar. It is covered with our daughter’s stuff—hairbands, bobby pins, ear buds, iPod shuffle, textbooks, notebooks, binders, laptop, journal and the current book she is reading. Her messes

A Healthier Way to Take in the Rays

The next time you lather on sunscreen protection from the sun’s harmful rays, consider what you’re putting on your, or your child’s skin. Recent research has revealed potential dangers from the chemical components of commercial sunscreen. Tamara Willingham, owner of Tamara TMC, in Maumee, Ohio, offers a healthier choice of sun protection, mineral sunscreen. “The

Ten Destinations For Animal Encounters

Hoping to get an up-close experience with animals? You can do it without buying the farm! Here are some fun destinations where kids can touch and learn about animals. No chicken coops and stall mucking required!   Duke Farm Petting Zoo 44 Samaria Rd., Temperance 419-410-7193 Open 10-5PM If the gates are open, stop in

Imagination Station Breaks Ground on KeyBank Theater

Following the recent debut of the Imagination Station’s H20 Cafe, changes to the science center continued today with the groundbreaking of the forthcoming Key Bank Theater. “This theater will change the way the science center will deliver science education,” Imagination Station Chief Executive Lori Hauser said. “It will be a wonderful impact on our building

Gifts to Grow On

7 Great Gifts For Every Child’s First Birthday That Keep On Giving Here’s what I remember about my daughter’s first birthday: we made a big fuss. She had no idea what was going on. She was not even interested in the carrot cake I had made especially for her. What I wish I had realized