RSVP AkronOhioMoms and The Motherhood Volunteer Event at the Akron/Canton Foodbank #SIMPLEService #SIMPLEGiving

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You and your children are invited to the AkronOhioMoms.com and The Motherhood Volunteer Event at the Akron/Canton Foodbank on Tuesday, August 5 from 1-3 PM. Please bring items for kids need for back-to-school: Purell hand sanitizer (most needed), pencils, paper, crayons, folders, wipes, and tissues. We will have a tour of the foodbank, then follow […]

Why Dental Checkups are Important for Kids

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Just like well-visits to your child’s pediatrician, routine dental visits are important for kids and their ever changing teeth. Your child should have his first pediatric dentist visit by the age of 2 unless there is a concern earlier on. Parents should schedule a routine cleaning and exam every six months. Why Dental Checkups are […]

Protect Your Child’s Teeth with Tooth Sealants

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Dental sealants provide a protective barrier on your child’s molars and premolars against tooth decay and cavities. What are Dental Sealants? Dental Sealants are a thin, plastic coating that are placed on the molars and premolars. This coating fills in the grooves – fissures – on the chewing surface. It is sometimes hard or nearly […]

May: Water Safety Month

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Did you know that drowning is one of the leading causes of death here in the United States?  I sure didn’t but when it comes to water and my children I have some pretty major fears. It  feels like all summer long you see stories about children drowning on the news. On average 3,533 people […]

What to Expect at First Pediatric Dentist Visit

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Starting your child out at the dentist young is the best way to establish good oral care habits and to acclimate your child to the dentist office for stress-free visits throughout their life. How to Prepare for First Pediatric Dentist Visit Visit at Early Age. By having your child visit at an early age, the […]

Best Kids Dentist in Akron / Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio – Dr. Adam Pollock Pediatric Dentistry

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Are you looking for a pediatric dentist in the greater Akron, Ohio area? Are you looking for a pediatric dentistry that is friendly, caring, and puts your child at ease? Look no further than Dr. Adam Pollock Akron Pediatric Dentistry, conveniently located in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio. I received services to facilitate this post. Dr. Adam […]

2013 Holiday Assistance for Akron, Ohio Area for Thanksgiving and Christmas

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Below is a list of places in Summit County that offer 2013 Holiday Assistance for Thanksgiving and Christmas in the form of food baskets, toys, coats, and more. Check your local church as well. If you have an organization that offers assistance, please comment below to add. Also see Akron Community Resources post for a […]

Share your Vision for Your Downtown Streets with your City Mayor

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Do you think that the downtown streets in your town could use some work?  Do you have an idea?  Sometimes the hardest part is being able to explain yourself to others – especially when megabucks are on the line. I found this cute little city street planning tool this morning that I found super easy […]

New 2013 Ohio School Report Cards – Summit County

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It took all day for the Ohio School Report Card List to become available from the Ohio.gov website, but we finally grabbed them! You can get full district report cards here: Ohio.gov site . Below is the raw data we gleaned for districts in Summit County.  (Not sure of your district?  See our Summit County […]

Do You Know How to Compare School Districts Near Akron, Ohio?

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Isn’t it always “oh the schools in my city are very good’.  I’ve always found school district knowledge confusing, and a weighty walk reading through school report cards that, now a days, mostly look the same. I decided to put together a map of local school districts near Akron, Ohio.  Below is a complete map […]

Find Local Farms in Ohio

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Summer is unofficially here in Ohio.  Sidewalks are full of tomato plants and planted basil, hanging baskets are on sale for $8.97, and I’m ready for the abundance of fruits and vegetables that will find their way to my table!  I love the farmers market- seeing sometimes bulging fruits and vegetables barely contained by their […]

Smucker’s Peanut Butter Recall 2011

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No doubt, Smucker’s (an Ohio-based food manufacturer) makes good peanut butter.   Not only we support Ohio-based businesses, my family loves Smucker’s Peanut Butter and Strawberry Jelly.  The combination makes a yummy PB&J sandwich that my son takes to school twice a week. Smucker’s Peanut Butter Recall 2011 Anyway,  Smucker’s is voluntarily recalling their 16 ounce jar Natural Peanut Butter  due to salmonella contamination. […]

A Mom’s Disappointment with CVS Pharmacy Photo Center in Copley, Ohio

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As a working mom of two,  I rely a lot on nearby stores for convenience.  I only have a small window of time in the evening. It is between the time I leave work to going home and getting the kids fed and ready for bed. My baby is nine month old.  Though he is only an infant,  with elderly […]

Best Kids Pediatric Dentist in Hudson/Stow, Ohio : Mertes Pediatric Dentistry

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Finding the right dentist for your child is crucial. The right dentistry will help you and your child develop good life-long oral healthcare without the fear and stress so often associated with going to the dentist.  Are you looking for a good Pediatric Dentist in Akron, Ohio? Particularly the Hudson, Stow, Streetsboro, Kent, Tallmadge area? […]

Help for Akron Ohio’s Homeless and How You Can Help

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When you think of the word “homeless” what comes to your mind? Your first response is probably a visual of a man or woman on a corner holding a cardboard sign.  As we drive by, we only have moments to learn about them and evaluate their circumstance.  Sometimes we judge them and mutter words like […]