Water Fun in the Sun

A few years ago, we got caught up in the same back yard instant pool bug that everyone else seemed to have. It seemed like such a simple and easy solution...unroll, put in water and Voila! Instant backyard pool with hours of endless lounging and backyard fun. Well, that was the fantasy. The reality? The pool never held its water. The pool top kept flying. And, the ladder barely fit over the pool’s … [Read more...]

Childish Fun in the Sun

The lazy days of summer are quickly approaching. Before long, carpools and homework will be a distant memory and we will fill our days with all sorts of outdoor adventures. What we all have a tendency to forget, though, is as soon as the sun feels warn on our skin is the time to pull out the sunblock.  For most of us, that means early spring! Think about it. How many times have you had the … [Read more...]

Bug of the Month: Sprains and Strains


Technical Names: Sprains, Soft Tissue Injuries, Musculoskeletal Injuries NickNames: twisted arm or leg, thrown joint What it is: a pulling and/or tearing of the soft tissues of a joint, the ligaments, tendons, and muscles. The ankle is the most commonly sprained joint in kids and often sports related. Typical Ages: Any and all ages. Etiology: trauma - intentional and nonintentional, … [Read more...]

Don’t Forget Fun and Free Time This Summer For Your Kids


A couple years ago, I watched a fantastic episode of Chronicle HD just around the time school was getting out for the summer. During that show, the host, Ted Reinstein, concluded with a particularly witty and poignant on air column: "Let Summer Be Summer". The entire show was about summer and Ted had just a few opinions about what that should be about for kids. Here are a few highlights from the … [Read more...]