Fend off the Flu with Food

by Cristie January 30, 2013


It’s nearly impossible to turn on the television, open a phone news app or an actual paper these days and not see a story about the flu. And forget Facebook and Twitter streams, they’re sick with updates about being sick. I won’t spend time arguing the efficacy of the flu [...]

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Quality Time with your Tween

by Cristie January 21, 2013

Notice anything?  Not a mom in site!

It is a running joke between my husband and I that we maybe shouldn’t have procreated because we’re both talkers and apparently when talkers reproduce they create Uber-Talkers. Since she uttered her first words (early!) our oldest could literally go for hours without shutting her mouth. It’s been both a [...]

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Let’s Talk About S-E-X… Or Not

by Cristie September 28, 2012


Last year, upon the recommendation of one of our fearless leaders here at KidzVuz, I bought the American Girl book, The Care and Keeping of You for my daughter. It’s a book for girls that are heading toward the changes that accompany puberty. It’s wonderfully written, in that it straddles that line between [...]

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Brace For a Big Change

by Sarah September 26, 2012


It’s the phrase parents & tweens dread hearing from the dentist: I’m going to refer you to an orthodontist. Braces are the inevitable outcome of that conversation, and no matter how you feel about how great it will be when they come off, when your tween has braces, it’ll mean [...]

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Tween Girls and Body Image – What’s a Mom to Do?

by Cristie August 1, 2012

girl with microphone

It’s happening. The thing I feared the most as a girl’s mom has reared its ugly head: body image issues. Since the day I found out I was having a girl, I have worried about passing down a positive body image or at least not passing down my negative one. [...]

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