The Raise Foundation's Blog – October 2012 Archive (7)

Guest Blogger: Becky Shattuck

Prioritizing time as parents

By Becky Shattuck, guest blogging from “I’m going to make it (after all)” (

It’s been said before. Parenting is both the hardest and most rewarding job in the world. I’m a stay at home mom. I’m with my kids pretty much all day long, every day, so I can attest to that personally.

Little kids need a lot of attention. Actually, that…


Added by The Raise Foundation on October 6, 2012 at 3:13pm — No Comments

Alternative Treats for Halloween

Who says treats are limited to candy?  No one wants to be “that house” during Halloween, but there are plenty of little trinkets and snacks kids will enjoy that aren’t packed with sugar.  Read the rest at our blog!



Added by The Raise Foundation on October 6, 2012 at 3:08pm — No Comments

Safety Recalls

Dillon Importing Co. has recalled Captain Cutlass Pirate Toy Guns

About 6,970 toy guns have been recalled to due violation of lead paint standards.  While no incidents or injuries have been reported, it has been discovered that the surface paints contain excessive levels of lead. The US Consumer Product Safety Commission advises that consumers contact Dillon Importing to return the toy gun and to receive a full refund.…


Added by The Raise Foundation on October 6, 2012 at 3:05pm — No Comments

State Preschool Program Available

A preschool program in Irvine, CA is now available for free or on a sliding scale.  Families on Cal Works or Public Assistance automatically qualify.

Added by The Raise Foundation on October 6, 2012 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Anaheim Harbor FRC

Come check out what's happening at the Anaheim Harbor Family Resource Center and at the …


Added by The Raise Foundation on October 2, 2012 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Guest Blogger: Kristi Bernard

Baby Bumps and Books - Building Your Child's Library

Starting a home library for your child doesn’t have to begin when children learn to walk or talk. The best time to start buying and reading books for a child is at…


Added by The Raise Foundation on October 1, 2012 at 2:30pm — No Comments



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