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smarty pants vitamins!

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.

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this week in miami!
YUCK
“Animal Grossology”
What: Get the icky lowdown on cows, slugs, and other creatures.
Why: It’ll thoroughly impress your booger-obsessed boy.
When: Mon.-Fri., 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sat., 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sun., noon-6 p.m.
Where: South Florida Science Museum, 4801 Dreher Trl. N., West Palm Beach (561-832-1988). Adults and teens, $12; children 3-12, $9; under 3, free.

CELEBRATE
Oshogatsu

What: Kick-start the new year with a tea ceremony, lion dance, and other Eastern traditions.
Why: Omikuji (fortune-telling cards, $1) show what the future holds.
When: Sun., 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Where: The Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens, 4000 Morikami Park Rd., Delray Beach (561-495-0233). Tickets online at eventbrite.com. Adults, $8 in advance/$10 at the door; children, $4 in advance/$5 at the door.

CHUCKLE
Prissy the Musical Clown

What: Tots sing along with the melodious performer.
Why: Her silly personality guarantees a laugh or two.
When: Today, 3:30 p.m.
Where: Virrick Park Branch Library, 3255 Plaza St., Coconut Grove (305-442-7872). Admission is free.

Photo: Courtesy of Smarty Pants

LOCATIONS
Virrick Park Branch Library
3255 Plaza St
Miami, FL 33133
Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens
4000 Morikami Park Rd
Delray Beach, FL 33446
561-495-0233
South Florida Science Museum
4801 Dreher Trail N
West Palm Beach
West Palm Beach, FL 33405-3017
561-832-1988
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