September is Baby Safety Month

September is Baby Safety Month; a great reminder to make sure everything is as safe as possible for our little ones. As all parents know, babies come with A LOT of gear. It’s important to make sure everything you use with your child is 100% safe. Here are some common baby items and ways to [...]

Happy Grandparents Day!

The Sunday after Labor Day is dedicated to celebrating the people, who bake us fresh cookies, knit us warm hats and take us fishing. It’s Grandparents Day! Today is a great reminder to spend time with our elders who we love dearly. Grandparents adore their grandchildren so just visiting can be the greatest gift you [...]

Fall into the end of summer!

The first official day of autumn is September 22nd but once Labor Day comes and goes we all go into fall mode. Here are some interesting facts to ponder as you enjoy the last few hazy, lazy days of summer.
Fall begins with the autumnal equinox; this is the day when day and night are the [...]

Reduce back to school stress

Whether it’s their first day of kindergarten or they’re used to the routine, preparing to go to school can be stressful for the whole family. Everything is new and different and it can take some getting used to. Here are some ways you can manage the stress so going back to school is a breeze.
Keep [...]

Celebrate Family Fun Month!

August is Family Fun month, a great opportunity to celebrate the end of the summer with those you love. Dedicating family time during August is a great idea before the busy school year starts. Here are some fun suggestions:
Check out Funkoos Activity Finder for fun events and places in your area! (http://www.funkoos.com/kids-activity-finder.html)
Have a family movie [...]

Celebrating the Olympic Games

Today marks the beginning 30th Summer Olympic Games. This year they will be London, England and the whole world can’t wait for the exciting games to start! Here are some fun facts to share with fellow Olympic fans.
204 different countries are participating in this years Olympics for a total of over 10,000 athletes.
London has focused [...]

Child Water Safety

Nothing is more refreshing on a hot summer day than jumping into a pool. Or the lake, or ocean or any other cool body of water. But swimming can be dangerous for kids. Drowning is the 5th leading cause of death in the U.S. For kids age 1-14 it’s the second leading cause. This can [...]

Fourth of July with Kids

Fire up the grill and wave the American flag because this week we’re celebrating Independence Day! Between parades, parties and fireworks there are so many great ways to celebrate the adoption of the Declaration of Independence in 1776. Here are some facts and ideas to share with your children as you celebrate our nation’s day:
There [...]

Child Play Yard Safety

Play yards and playpens can be so helpful for parents, keeping wandering babies in place and safe. Except over the years there have been thousands of recalls on play yards because they’ve been deemed unsafe for children. Advocates have been stepping up and letting the government know that safety is every parent’s number one priority. [...]

Use the movie guidelines to guide your movie choices!

Summer is when all the good movies come out, it’s great to see the blockbusters. But every movie has a different rating and it’s important to know what they mean before taking your family for a movie night. Remember that the movie ratings you might have known as a kid have changed over time. The [...]