Recall on Highland's Teething Tablets

These teething tablets were recently recalled due to one of the ingredients, belladonna, not being a consistent amount in each bottle.  I had used these tablets for one of my kids until my pediatrician had told me not to do so.  She had informed me that belladonna is an opiate.  I stopped using them a long time ago, but now many have been recalled.  

I know as a mom of 3 kids, it's so hard when your baby is teething.  You just want to help take the pain away.  The natural way that I tried to help soothe my kids pain was by getting a washcloth wet and placing it in the freezer for a while.  Once the washcloth was good and frozen, I'd give it to the kids for them to gnaw on.  I think it served as a soothing agent AND a distraction.  

To find out specifically which bottles are included in the recall follow the link provided.

Santa Arrives at The Avenues, Nov. 5th

Families are invited to welcome Santa from the North Pole as he arrives at The Avenues.

After traveling all the way from the North Pole, Santa will make his home-away-from-home at The Avenues. He will be posing for photos and listening to holiday wishes in his winter wonderland through Christmas Eve.                

FREE and open to the public

Friday, November 5 from 6:30 p.m. – 8 p.m.

The Avenues – Center Court

10300 Southside Boulevard

Jacksonville, FL 32256

674 Children in Need of Holiday Gifts

Episcopal Children’s Services is launching its annual Holiday Outreach program this week. With the help of the community, the program will provide 674 children and families in Clay, Baker, Bradford, Union, Nassau and Duval counties with Holiday gifts.

MOSH: Bryan-Gooding Planetarium, Nov. 11

The wait is almost over!  The Grand Opening Celebration of the Bryan-Gooding Planetarium is set for November 11th through 14th.  The opening will begin a new chapter in the Museum of Science & History’s 59-year history of space science programming.  

St. Johns Town Center Holiday Spectacular Saturday, November 20th

Holiday shoppers and families are invited to make merry with a full day of free festivities at St. Johns Town Center, culminating with a spectacular tree lighting and fireworks show. Retailers will also offer great holiday shopping opportunities, in-store promotions and specials.

For Families in Need this Holiday Season

Toys For Tots will be taking applications starting November 1st through November 5th for any family that will be in need of assistance during this upcoming holiday season.

Applicants may start applying online the morning of November 1st at 9am, pace yourself because we don't want the site to be over loaded all at once. You will have a full week to apply. And anyone who would like to help toys for tots can visit the web site or call the office.

(904) 714-7454 Office

jacksonville-fl.toysfortots.org Or toysfortots.org

Autism Spectrum Disorders Open House with Behavior Management Consultants, Inc., Nov. 3rd

One in 110 children in the United States is diagnosed with an Autism Spectrum Disorder.  Autism is the fastest-growing developmental disability with an annual cost of $60 billion a year, but there is hope and help.

Behavioral Management Consultants (BMC) Center for Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) announces its Open House, Wednesday, November 3rd, 2010 from 5:30-7:30 pm at 6620 Southpoint Dr. South Suite 210 in Jacksonville.