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Cute Babies of the Month

Name: Langstyn Grace

Birthdate: Sept. 21, 2012

Favorite pastime: Enjoys playing with her big sisters, Taylor and Krystian. She's fascinated with Dr. McStuffins and has already put her toy stethoscope to use by listening to Mommy and Daddy's hearts!

Name: Brody

Birthdate: Aug. 19, 2012

Favorite pastime: Playing with any kind of ball, shooting basketballs, riding his bike, and exploring nature. He loves to read—especially anything about animals. He enjoys his time with his older brother, Blake.

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Health Note

September is Fruits & Veggies—More Matters month! Dietary Guidelines for Americans recommend that we fill half of our plates with fruits and veggies at every meal, including snacks. All forms of fruits and veggies (i.e. fresh, frozen, 100 percent juice) count. The Fruits & Veggies—More Matters health initiative has a website full of helpful information. To learn more about how to get your kids more interested in fruits and veggies, visit:

Mommy Must Haves: EZ Leaps

EZ Leaps is a shoe-tying tool that’s easy to hold in little hands. Once the laces are pulled through the holes in the plastic card, your child can pause as she figures out the next step: looping the laces. Once this step is complete, the plastic card slips off while the shoes remain tied. EZ Leaps are a perfect back to school gift.

Mommy Must Haves: Sapling Child

Sapling Child is a new company out of Australia that specializes in 100 percent organic cotton baby and children’s clothing. All of the prints are created with organic vegetable or water-based dyes. The greatest baby essentials—T’s, onsies, pants and more—are offered in unisex patterns as well as designs for boys and girls. The Sapling Child line will steal your heart.