Like Giving Candy to a Baby

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 seattle!
Junior Julep Manicure
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

Julep Nail Parlor
4751 Point Fosdick Dr NW
Gig Harbor, WA 98335
Julep Nail Parlor
221 Bellevue Way SE
Bellevue, WA 98004
16715 NE 79th St
Redmond, WA 98052
9123 15th Ave NE
bt NE 91st & 92nd Sts
Seattle, WA 98115
1427 5th Ave
bt Union & Pike Sts
Seattle, WA 98101
5001 25th Ave NE
@ NE Blakeley St
Seattle, WA 98105