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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!”).

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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!
“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.


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.

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

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