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Spring Cleaning: The Dirtiest Places in Your Home

Posted March 28, 2012 by Nancy Flanders

It's time to throw on some old clothes and tackle your spring cleaning projects — and we're here to help. Dust and germs are great at hiding and great at ruining our plans so get 'em out and keep 'em out.

How to Access Fresh, Local Produce

Posted March 20, 2012 by Nancy Flanders

You don't have to visit the grocery or health food store to get fresh and organic produce. Accessing farmers markets, using community gardens and co-ops, or even starting a garden in your own backyard are all great options for eating healthier, supporting the local community, and spending less money.

Online Videos Help Special Needs Families Connect

Posted March 14, 2012 by Nancy Flanders

The internet is proving to be a remarkable source for parents of children for special needs. Online support groups and personal blogs are helping connect families from around the world. And now, through videos, families are getting to know each other and help each other on a more personal level than ever before.

11 Ways to Be a Better Husband to Your Pregnant Wife

Posted March 10, 2012 by David James

Guys, we have lots of work to do when our wives get pregnant. Don't miss these foolproof ways to make her life easier.

What to Say to Parents of Children with Special Needs

Posted March 5, 2012 by Nancy Flanders

When learning about a child's diagnosis or meeting a child with a special need for the first time, we often struggle to find the right words. Parents of children with special needs are willing to talk and wanting to be friends. It's easier than you think to show your support and forge a friendship.

How to Choose a Guardian for Your Child

Posted March 3, 2012 by Nancy Flanders

It's tough work to choose people to care for your child should you die unexpectedly. But going with your gut and taking a few things into consideration can help make the process easier.

Postpartum Recovery Tips for New Moms

Posted March 2, 2012 by Alyssa Chirco

We've rounded up lots of postpartum recovery tips for new moms, including details about the Mexican tradition known as a "cuarentana." Never heard of it? Click here to learn more!

Do You Use Household Help? Come to Our TweetChat Today, Thursday, 3/1 and Join the Discussion

Posted March 1, 2012 by Rhonda Franz

Come chat it up with us about household help at our weekly Tweetchat on Twitter (#pschat) at 1:00 CST for a chance to win an Amazon gift card!

4 Pregnancy Apps to Keep You on Track

Posted February 28, 2012 by Nancy Flanders

Now you can have everything you want to know about your pregnancy at your fingertips. Any of these 5 great pregnancy apps are perfect for the new or experienced mom as she navigates through those 40 exciting weeks. Connect with other moms, track your baby's development, and keep track of appointments easily.

What Not to Say to Parents of a Child With Special Needs

Posted February 27, 2012 by Nancy Flanders

It's hard to know what to say when you learn of a child's diagnosis. But saying the wrong thing could damage the relationship you have with the child's parents, or prevent a friendship from starting. Avoid saying these 7 common sentences that hurt parents of children with special needs.

The Benefits of Equally Shared Parenting

Posted February 23, 2012 by Nancy Flanders

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Parents often face the difficult question of whether to work or stay at home. Equally shared parent allows for both. Moms and dads can work together to let go of guilt, reduce anxiety, and keep their kids home.

Quick, Easy Access to Medical Advice

Posted January 28, 2012 by Nancy Flanders

Parents often question the development of their children as well as whether or not any symptoms they exhibit are serious. But sometimes, getting to the doctor immediately is impossible. Now there is help available right at our fingertips.

3 Alternatives to Traditional Baby Showers

Posted January 27, 2012 by Alyssa Chirco

Tired of traditional baby showers? Check out these 3 trendy alternatives!

5 Common Car Seat Mistakes

Posted January 25, 2012 by Nancy Flanders

Children can be easily injured in a car accident if they are not buckled correctly. Yet, car seats are often either installed incorrectly or the children are buckled incorrectly. Avoid these common mistakes and protect your children.

Lack of Mother-Toddler Bond Can Lead to Teen Obesity

Posted January 21, 2012 by Nancy Flanders

A new study shows that when a mother and child don't bond well, the child is more likely to become obese. Ensure that you are your children have a strong relationship while building up their emotional health.

11 Ways to a Cozier Home

Posted January 9, 2012 by Nancy Flanders

Just because you have children doesn't mean your home has to be a clutter-filled, uncomfortable ball of chaos. You can turn your house into your own cozy corner of the world and make it a place where children and guests feel right at home.

Nanny Taxes: Everything You Want to Know But Are Afraid to Ask

Posted January 2, 2012 by Jacoba Urist

You may have to pay taxes on your nanny or regular babysitter. Make sure you are in the know this year with financial advice from our legal expert.

VIDEO: Top Baby Names of 2011

Posted December 31, 2011 by Rhonda Franz

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BabyCenter.com has the top ten list of most popular baby names for 2012, and the site's Editor-in-Chief Linda Murray talked with Parenting Squad about it. Check out this short video to find out about what influenced parents this year when picking a name for their child.

How to Reduce the Risk of Birth Defects

Posted December 29, 2011 by Nancy Flanders

Maintaining a healthy pregnancy can help reduce the risk of birth defects. Before you even become pregnant, you can begin taking steps to ensure a healthy life for your child.

Making Our List, Checking It Twice...

Posted December 23, 2011 by Rhonda Franz

Ah, the Family Holiday Card. Preparing each one requires lots of licking, folding, and stamping. Sometimes, you just have make a cut.

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