I have always thought hosting a foreign student would be so fun and educational. What a great way for my son to learn first-hand how others live in different parts of the world! It will also be a fun way to learn a few words of another language and help a child practice their English skills.
Now is the time to get involved if you can. United Cultures is still in need of host families for their upcoming trip July 1st, 2013. Here are some questions you may have.
t’s natural to find raising an autistic child extremely challenging and tiring. The nature of this ‘spectrum’ disorder means that children with autism have unique behavior issues, and every autistic child is different. However there are a few rules that will apply to most parents with an autistic child:
The more you know and expand your knowledge on autism spectrum disorders and autism care the more prepared you will be to face the challenges that will occur. Learning about autism care and how to respond to your child’s behavior and communication will prove particularly helpful when your child does something that seems out of the norm.
It is very important for your child to be examined by a professional and diagnosed as you will only be able to start looking at treatment options once a diagnosis has been made. Your main objective should be to treat all of your child’s symptoms and to do that you may need to combine a few treatments that are available.Read More
Happy Anniversary Shinning Light! After serving 506 pregnant woman they are celebrating their one year anniversary in Lawrenceville, a section of Pittsburgh.
They have made their new studio bright and welcoming. You will feel right at home. They have a library of books and yoga classes for everyone. Please go check them out at their one year anniversary event.
- Sunday, January 27
- 1:00 – 4:00 pm
- Open to all. Babies and children welcome!
- Open House – meet instructors, check out our classes, etc
- Give-aways from: A Mother’s Boutique; Green Cheeks Diaper Service; Tiny Toes Portraits; Shining Light Prenatal Education; And More!
- Maternity and Baby Clothing Swap. Bring the maternity clothes you no longer need, and the baby clothes your child has outgrown. We’ll set them up in the back room, and folks can take what they need. Whatever is left over will be donated to Genesis Center, a facility for pregnant women and new mothers in poverty.
- Light refreshments provided
- Oh yeah, and since Deena’s birthday is in January, there’ll be cake!
We are also running an Anniversary Special, available Jan 21 – 31, 2013 only.
- Buy any Package get a $30 gift certificate for you or a friend to use on any other class, workshop, package or private session here at Shining Light!
- Buy Illuminate get a $50 gift certificate for you or a friend to use on any other class, workshop, package or private session here at Shining Light!
- Packages must be purchased between Jan 21 and Jan 31, 2013 to qualify!
Hope to see you there! Tell them Dinker & Giggles sent you!Read More
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Health Canada, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.
Name of Products: Sassy®-branded Hug N’ Tug Puppy and Monkey and Carter’s®-branded Hug N’ Tug Monkey Toys
Units: About 45,300
Importer: Sassy, Inc., of Kentwood, Mich.
Hazard: The beads inside the clear plastic sphere at the center of the toys can be released and pose a choking hazard to young children.
Incidents/Injuries: The firm has received 12 reports of beads being released from the plastic clear plastic sphere body on Sassy-branded toys. There have been no such reports on the Carter’s-branded toys. No injuries have been reported.
Description: The recalled toys for infants can be attached to a stroller or car seat using a ring connector on the toy’s head. They have arms and legs that can be easily pulled back and forth for play. The toys are approximately 12 inches tall, made of multi-colored fabrics, contain rattle beads inside a clear plastic sphere body and have the face of either a puppy or monkey. Recalled styles include: Sassy Hug N’ Tug Puppy, model #80213; Sassy Hug N’ Tug Monkey model #80214 and Carter’s-branded Hug N’ Tug Monkey, models #61083 that were sold on a blue packaging card and #61540 sold on a grey packaging card. Sassy®-branded toys have “Sassy®” written on the sewn-in label located on the back of the character’s head. The Carter’s®-branded toys have “Carter’s®” written in red on the blue plastic ring connected to the toy’s head and also the sewn-in label located on the back of the character’s head.
Sold at: Mass merchandisers such as Toys R Us and Target, independent specialty stores nationwide and online retailers such as Amazon.com and Carters.com between July 2012 and October 2012 for Sassy-branded models; and from August 2011 to October 2012 for the Carter’s-branded models. Carter’s-branded models were also sold in Carter’s retail stores. The Sassy-branded models sold for approximately $8 and the Carter’s-branded models for approximately $14.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should immediately take the toys from children and contact Sassy for instructions on how to return the product for a free replacement toy.
Consumer Contact: Sassy at (800) 323-6336 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit the firm’s website at www.sassybaby.com and go to the Product Recall Information link.
Note: Health Canada’s press release is available at http://cpsr-rspc.hc-sc.gc.ca/PR-RP/recall-retrait-eng.jsp?re_id=1743Read More
Did you receive an abundant supply of receiving blankets at your diaper shower? Carly shares how to fold a receiving blanket in order to use it as a cloth diaper.