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How to Eat Organic on the Cheap

Posted October 8, 2011 by Nancy Flanders

Pesticides are now being linked to ADHD, among other conditions. You may have considered buying organic foods, but the price tag scared you away. But if you want to eat organic, you can, even on a budget.

Help Your Child With Autism Enjoy Trick-or-Treating

Posted October 7, 2011 by Nancy Flanders

For many children with autism, Halloween causes a complete sensory overload. But with some preparation, you and your child can enjoy trick-or-treating or some other holiday fun.

7 Surefire Ways to Survive Your Mother-In-Law

Posted September 30, 2011 by Alyssa Chirco

Love her or hate her, your mother-in-law is hard to avoid. But don't worry — no matter what kind of relationship you have, you'll love these 7 surefire ways to survive it!

8 Things Your Community College Bound Kid Needs To Know

Posted September 16, 2011 by Maggie Wells

Print this out and give this to your 18-year-old as he or she goes out the door to attend community college!

7 Simple Ways to Make Family Dinners Work for You

Posted September 8, 2011 by Alyssa Chirco

Studies have shown that eating together as a family has many benefits, but it's not always easy to accomplish. Need help? Here are 7 simple ways to make the family dinner work for you.

For the Love of Aimee: The Importance of a Grandparent to a Child With Special Needs

Posted September 8, 2011 by Nancy Flanders

Some grandparents are hands on. Julie Riera Matsushima is one of them. When one of her twin newborn granddaughters is diagnosed with severe brain damage, Matsushima begins a new journey determined to help her granddaughter beat the odds.

Preventing and Treating Sports Injuries in Kids

Posted September 6, 2011 by Alyssa Chirco

Over 3.5 million kids are injured participating in sports each year. Learn tips for preventing these injuries, and find out about a special free webcast from St. Louis Children's Hospital that will help parents stay informed.

Are Single Parents the Downfall of Society?

Posted September 1, 2011 by Nancy Flanders

Single moms work hard. According to Ann Coulter, it isn't enough. In her book, Guilty, she discusses the connection between single parenting and criminals. Are young, single moms raising the next generation of delinquents and murderers?

8 Gift Ideas for Grandparent's Day

Posted August 29, 2011 by Rhonda Franz

Don't let Grandparent's Day slip by without making it a special family celebration. Get all the children involved and make special mementos or memories for these special people.

How to Make Face Paint

Posted August 25, 2011 by Nancy Flanders

Millions of us will dress our kids up for Halloween this year and unknowingly put toxins directly onto their faces. Store-bought face paint is full of contaminants. Make your own easily in your kitchen.

13 Style Tips for Busy Moms

Posted August 22, 2011 by Rhonda Franz

You don't have to paste on a 30-minute facial makeover every morning. Run through these tips for some real simple, time-saving tips to look good in a few minutes or less.

Book Review: The iConnected Parent

Posted August 21, 2011 by Katrina Simeck

Throughout her first year of university, my daughter and I texted, called, emailed, Facebooked, and Skyped. After reading "The iConnected Parent: Staying Close to Your Kids in College (and Beyond) While Letting Them Grow Up"...I felt like I might have done it all wrong.

Using Crowdfunding to Help Cover Medical Expenses

Posted August 20, 2011 by Sharon Rowley

If someone in your family is diagnosed with a serious illness requiring expensive medical treatments and hospital stays, your out of pocket expenses can be staggering. Many times family, friends, and neighbors want to help, and one of the ways to mobilize the efforts of those who want to assist is through “crowd sourcing."

Back to School With Learning Disabilities

Posted August 11, 2011 by Nancy Flanders

Back to school time can be stressful for all children, particularly those with a learning disability. The new school year can bring on fears of homework, speaking in class, or being bullied. Help your child make this year her best yet.

Back-to-School Tips for Children With Autism

Posted August 8, 2011 by Nancy Flanders

Going back to school is exciting and stressful. This is especially true for children with autism. Help them prepare for the first day back by easing their anxiety.

Labor Day Cooking: 4 Ways to Turn Your Party Food Into Simple Meals

Posted August 3, 2011 by Rhonda Franz

Labor Day is just around the corner. While you're firing up the grill and creating your party menu, plan ahead for lunches and suppers for the next couple of weeks.

21 Fun Things to Do Before School Starts

Posted August 2, 2011 by Rhonda Franz

Summer days are almost gone. Make the most of the countdown to class by sneaking in fun with family. Keep reading for 21 great ideas.

6 Essential Safety Rules for Families

Posted July 24, 2011 by Rhonda Franz

Heat illness, water injuries, and cyber-danger: help prevent your children from experiencing these with this safety resources roundup. It's the place to start when searching for ways to ward off potential problems and protect your family.

Tampons and Toxic Shock Syndrome

Posted July 21, 2011 by Nancy Flanders

Every month or so, women everywhere open a box of tampons and insert. And each time, there's that warning about Toxic Shock Syndrome (TSS). And each time we ignore it. But the warning is there for a reason.

Protect Your Family From the Danger of Cell Phones

Posted July 18, 2011 by Nancy Flanders

We have come to rely on the cell phone to call home when we are late or just to say hi to a friend while waiting for the kids. But cell phone use has now been linked to cancer, and children are even more susceptible than adults.

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