Rich chocolate barks just may be the perfect easy holiday treat. They come together in minutes, require no baking and are endlessly customizable based on the goodies your family prefers. Get started with one of these festive recipes, and we're sure that no one will accuse you of barking up the wrong tree.
Infants and young children have trouble chewing completely, so certain foods pose a choking hazard until they reach age 4. Check out our list of foods to avoid giving babies and toddlers -- plus tips for worry-free, healthy eating.
From your first prenatal appointment, you'll hear all about what you should be eating and drinking during pregnancy, like calcium and folic acid. But what about foods to avoid? Advice seems to flip-flop from year to year, and things that were once considered perfectly safe may now be on the no-no list. Here's a look at what to cut out for the next nine months.
Secure all knobs and handles.
Seal off all electrical outlets with safety plugs.
Keep floor skid...-proof. Use nonskid rugs. Wipe up spills immediately.
Install safety latches on all cabinets and cupboards... in a drawer on a shelf, out of your child's reach.
For extra safety, use a stove guard that helps...
Crafting with natural materials provides a wonderful excuse to get outside and explore. (Plus, the supplies are free!) These rustic projects will inspire plenty of fresh-air activity as your kids search for the perfect rocks and branches to paint, wrap, weave, and arrange just so.