If you’re not pushed over the bad-mommy edge by one glaring headline (“Study Shows Kids Need Extra Vitamin D!”), another will come and take you down (“Omega-3 Fatty Acids Are Essential to Brain Development!”).
Pull yourself up with the help of SmartyPants, an all-in-one vitamin that takes the busywork out of raising healthy kids.
Each gummy supplement is fortified with Omega-3s from ecofriendly fish sources (no need to worry about mercury) and 100 percent of the recommended amount of vitamin D3 (take that, sunblock). And instead of high-fructose corn syrup, they have the real stuff — just five grams of organic cane sugar per serving.
Plus, for every bottle you buy, the company gives a matching nutrient grant to a child in need through the nonprofit Vitamin Angels.
Making way for a new headline: “Mom Helps the World While Raising Healthy Kids!”
Available online at wearesmartypants.com, $22.
Our No. 1 resolution in 2011: to help you keep your family healthy, active, and organized. Find out how.
Junior Julep Manicure
What: Petite primpers get their nails spruced up for just $18 (ages 8 and under).
Why: Get a free bottle of Vanessa or Dakota, two of the spa’s glittery polishes, when you pay for the manicure and mention DailyCandy Kids.
When: Thru Jan. 31.
Where: Julep Nail Parlor; locations and hours online at julep.com.
Friday Fun Camp
What: Keep ’em busy with a rotating lineup of weekly activities (ages 2½-5).
Why: Yoga, music, and crafts shake off the winter blues.
When: Ongoing. Fri., 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Where: Orange Blossom Society, 16715 NE 79th St., Redmond (425-883-2400). Cost is $10-$25.
Anansi the Spider
What: Four West African and Caribbean tales about a trickster arachnid.
Why: Expand his knowledge of web spinners beyond the all-American Charlotte.
When: Sat.-Jan. 23. Sat. & Sun., 1 & 3 p.m.
Where: Northwest Puppet Center, 9123 15th Ave. NE (206-523-2579). Tickets at 800-838-3006 or online at brownpapertickets.com. Adults, $10.50; children, $8.50.
Photo: Courtesy of Smarty Pants