Sleep Awareness Month

March brings us springtime, flowers, and a break from the cold weather. But, it also means daylight savings time, days are longer and nights are shorter. Even though, daylight savings only means one hour of sleep loss, that one hour can drastically change our sleeping habits and schedules. This change can have a lasting effect on people both young and old. March is Sleep Awareness Month, and it’s the perfect time to re-evaluate and re-learn how important sleep is to our health and overall wellness.

The Internet Is Divided On How Many Times You Say ‘Chugga Chugga’ Before ‘Choo Choo’

The internet is an interesting place. We find our news here, delicious recipes, fun craft ideas and, we also use it to settle debates. Today, I came across the fact that The Internet Is Divided On Ho

DIY Frushi

Sushi is one of my favorite treats. The kids have enjoyed a slice or two, but none of them ask for seconds. It’s always been “Mommy’s”. Then we discovered fruit sushi! It is sushi, only the f

Deep Cleaning Hacks

You don’t need to spend a ton of time or buy fancy products to get your house spic-and-span. These deep cleaning hacks will help you make the most out of your time, and your wallet!   Use Items Y

Essential Oils to Help You Fall Asleep

Do you struggle with insomnia? Do you have trouble falling asleep at night, or find that you fall asleep quickly but can’t stay asleep? Do you toss and turn all night, or wake up too early and find

22 Totally Delicious Easter Treats

If you have a sweet tooth you’re going to love these easy to make Easter treats. These would be really fun to have at a family gathering, or just as an excuse to get in the kitchen and bake with y

50 Packable School Lunch Ideas

Don’t sweat school lunch! Get fresh ideas from our huge list of healthy, simple, and packable lunches. Packing a school lunch: how hard can it be? Slap together a sandwich, add a piece of fruit...

Wednesday is FREE ICE CREAM DAY!

There are few things in this world better than ice cream, but dare I say it, FREE ICE CREAM is way way better.  Well, get excited because THIS WEDNESDAY, March 20 is FREE CONE DAY in honor of spring

Easter Chick Bookmark Designs

If you are a regular reader or more to the point YouTube viewer of Red Ted Art, you will know, that I am currently creating WEEKLY new DIY Corner Bookmark Designs.. mainly because the bookmark corner

Easy Origami Bunny

Time for some Easter Origami. It has been well over a year since we first made this easy Origami Bunny! At the time, I did write about it here on Red Ted Art, but as a Pokemon Origami project, as I t

How to Be Your Own Medical Advocate When a Doctor Dismisses You

One of the most important lessons to learn, whether you live with chronic illness, or not, is how to be your own medical advocate. Living with multiple chronic illnesses, I thought I’d heard it all

Genius Mom-Office Ideas

Every house has that area where they collect school work, bills, and random tasks that help keep a family organized. This space is even more chaotic if you, like me, work from home! Here are some Gen

Why My Kids Don’t Watch YouTube {And What We Do Instead}

I will never forget the first time my son said the “s” word.  No, it’s probably not the four-letter word you’re thinking of. I mean S-T-U-P-I-D. That’s not a word that we allow in our hou

{Adorable} Paper Plate Bird Craft

Your kids will love making these adorable paper plate birds! One of my go-to craft supplies is the humble paper plate.   I always have a stack of them in my craft cupboard because they’re inexpens

How to make paper rabbits step by step!

Our love affair with Paper Crafts continues! Did you know that our my new book is all about paper crafts?! Yep!!! Paper is simply fantastic! But today is all about Easter Crafting.. more specifically

Easter Bunny Paper Puppet – Simple STEAM Activity for Easter

More wonderful Paper Easter Crafts for you. Paper is so fun and magical. Would you like to make a dancing bunny for Easter? This is a super fun STEAM Activity for Easter, introducing kids to the very

Try This Secret Weapon Against Picky Eating

Help your kids turn the tide against picky eating… even if they’re not willing to taste a single bite of the healthy meal you made. Here’s the scene: you’re a new mom, and it’s time... The

Easy Paper Peeps Bunny Decoration

Spring and Easter are just a wonderful time to craft for – all those lovely spring time colours, yellows, pinks, greens and blue. Just lovely. As our Paper Crafts love continue, we have another lov

30+ Recipes Kids Can Make Themselves (By Age)

No matter their age, kids can cook! Get started teaching your kids the kitchen skills they’ll need to care for themselves and their families. Most of us have baked cookies with our kids at one... T

Easy Sheep Cupcakes – Farmyard Party!

Time for some Easter Craft Inspiration.. a YUMMY Easter Craft!! So… this is the first of an exciting set of “guest posts”.. or more importantly “guest vloggers”. Today, I have the gorgeous

How to Make Seed Bombs Recipe

Making this Seed Bombs Recipe is quick and easy – it is a great gardening for kids activity and also makes a good gift that kids can make. I particularly like to give Seed Bombs as Easter Gifts or

Paper Teacup Printable & Tea Party Games

So… we have just had a WONDERFUL few days behind us – we had a very special Family Wedding – an Alice in Wonderland Wedding!!! Though I can’t share pictures of the gorgeous bride and groom, I

How to Make a Great Green Smoothie

Become a green smoothie pro! Learn the fool-proof formula for creating these delicious, powerhouse drinks for kids. Green smoothies, like our Basic Green Smoothie and Cherry Pineapple Smoothie, can

Egg Carton Crafts: Treasure Box

So. This little egg carton craft – our treasure box – came about all “by accident”. I also think that these treasure boxes make a quirky DIY Gift Box Idea! We were on holiday and Pip Squeak n

How To… make Egg Candles for Easter

Welcome back to this week’s How To where I show you how to make a candle again – this time Crayon Egg Candles in time for Easter – so if your are looking for Easter Egg ideas or great Easter G

Spring Veggie Egg Cups

Celebrate spring with cheesy egg cups packed with fresh spring vegetables! Make these ahead for a quick breakfast option during the week. What tastes fresh and filling, is packed with veggies, and co

Easy Weeknight Mexican Skillet Enchiladas

Your next Taco Tuesday recipe is here! Warm, bubbly Mexican Skillet packs in veggies and beans for a complete, vegetarian, one-pan meal. If you choose gluten-free enchilada sauce, you’ll also make

Shepherd’s Pie with Sweet Potato Topper

Balanced, comforting, and just plain tasty, this shepherd’s pie with a sweet potato topper hits all the right notes for a great family dinner. Try it as a make-ahead meal! It’s hard to resist a..

Instant Pot Chicken Parmesan

Classic Italian flavor in your Instant Pot! Fall in love with the simplicity of this juicy, tender chicken coated in breading and smothered in a savory tomato sauce and cheese.  Call it Chicken Parm

Broccoli Mashed Potatoes

Fresh broccoli gives creamy mashed potatoes a boost of flavor and nutrition. Make this savory side in one pot! Here’s one of our most tried-and-true techniques for turning picky eaters onto a new f

Berry Baked Oatmeal

No more boring stove-top oats! Warm, chewy, sweet baked oatmeal is bursting with berries, bananas, and walnuts. Slide this simple concoction into the oven and earn some hands-off time before breakfas

Estimated Nonreimbursed Costs for Care Coordination for Children With Medical Complexity

BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Multidisciplinary care teams may improve health and control total cost for children with medical complexity (CMC). We aim to quantify the time required to perform nonreimb

Positive Predictive Value of Administrative Data for Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome

OBJECTIVES: Neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS) is a postnatal withdrawal syndrome experienced by some infants with opioid exposure. Hospital administrative data are commonly used for research and sur

An Educational Intervention to Improve HPV Vaccination: A Cluster Randomized Trial

BACKGROUND: Human papillomavirus (HPV) infection can lead to serious health issues and remains the most common sexually transmitted infection. Despite availability of effective vaccines, HPV vaccina

Home Health Care Availability and Discharge Delays in Children With Medical Complexity

BACKGROUND: An increasing proportion of pediatric hospital days are attributed to technology-dependent children. The impact that a pediatric home care nursing (HCN) shortage has on increasing length

Neonatal Head Circumference in Newborns With Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome

OBJECTIVES: To compare head circumference (HC) in neonates treated for neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS) with control neonates without antenatal opioid exposure. METHODS: Our prospective cohort stu

Mupirocin for Staphylococcus aureus Decolonization of Infants in Neonatal Intensive Care Units

BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Staphylococcus aureus (SA) is the second leading cause of late-onset sepsis among infants in the NICU. Because colonization of nasal mucosa and/or skin frequently precedes

Insurance Mandates and Out-of-Pocket Spending for Children With Autism Spectrum Disorder

BACKGROUND: The health care costs associated with treating autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in children can be substantial. State-level mandates that require insurers to cover ASD-specific services may

Meningococcal Disease Among College-Aged Young Adults: 2014-2016

BACKGROUND: Freshman college students living in residence halls have previously been identified as being at an increased risk for meningococcal disease. In this evaluation, we assess the incidence a

Postdischarge Mortality Prediction in Sub-Saharan Africa

BACKGROUND: Although the burden of postdischarge mortality (PDM) in low-income settings appears to be significant, no clear recommendations have been proposed in relation to follow-up care after hosp

Early Caffeine Administration and Neurodevelopmental Outcomes in Preterm Infants

BACKGROUND: Although caffeine use for apnea of prematurity is well studied, the long-term safety and benefit of routine early caffeine administration has not been explored. Our objective was to deter

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