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5 Festive Holiday Drinks for Kids

Posted December 22, 2011 by Nancy Flanders

Clinking glasses is a part of holiday traditions around the world, but the good cheer doesn't have to be reserved for the over-21 crowd. Kids can get in on the fun too.

REVIEW: Momma Baby Mama: Story of a Knocked Up Lesbian

Posted December 21, 2011 by Maggie Wells

Ever wonder what life is like for lesbian parents trying to conceive and plan for their families? It's not that different from what straight moms have done for centuries. And it's very different too.

Parenting Squad Holiday Guide: How to Tip Your Service Providers

Posted December 19, 2011 by Nancy Flanders

The holiday season is the perfect time to thank all of your service providers for their hard work and dedication throughout the year. If you wonder how much to give, consult this handy list. You'll feel good knowing you tipped each person just right.

How to Not Gain Weight Over the Holidays

Posted December 16, 2011 by Nancy Flanders

The holidays are here and if you aren't careful, they will bring a few extra pounds with them. Avoid the holiday weight gain this year and help yourself to a healthier new year.

Travel Tips and Checklist for Parents

Posted December 14, 2011 by Nancy Flanders

Traveling with kids is a tough job. Make sure you are ready to go this season with tips and a checklist for packing, entertaining, and staying safe.

Parenting Squad Holiday Guide: 7 Tips to Set Up the Tree with Minimum Stress

Posted December 8, 2011 by Nancy Flanders

Oh Christmas tree, you bring us joy and stress! Between the fallen needles and tipping trunk, putting up the tree can be a disaster. This year, make it easier with 7 helpful tips.

Baby Budget Buster: Small Steps for Family Finances

Posted November 28, 2011 by David James

In the insightful words of my grandfather, "If you wait until you have enough money before having kids, you'll never have them." How true.

3 Best Ways to Organize Your Child's Medical Records

Posted November 26, 2011 by Nancy Flanders

Keeping your child's medical records in order can be overwhelming. There's paperwork from all directions: doctor visits, the pharmacy, and the insurance company. It can pile up fast. Choose an organizational tool and use it wisely.

Parenting Squad Holiday Guide: Holiday Meal Planning Tricks

Posted November 17, 2011 by Nancy Flanders

Planning a big holiday meal can ruin your party if you aren't prepared. Knowing a few tricks can mean the difference between a stress-free success or a complete mess. Learn how to plan and prepare properly.

The Parenting Squad Holiday Guide: We’re Here for You!

Posted November 10, 2011 by Rhonda Franz

We are bringing you our best tips for pacing yourself and making it through the Christmas season, while still managing jobs, homes, and children. The Parenting Squad Holiday Guide is almost here!

Stay Healthy Tips (and Giveaway!) for Flu Season

Posted November 9, 2011 by Nancy Flanders

Sani-Brand wants to help you stay healthy! You could win a free visit by a professional cleaning crew for the holidays! Plus: Dr. Joanna Dolgoff, a leading pediatrician, shares her tips for staying healthy this winter.

How Your Smoking Affects Your Children

Posted November 7, 2011 by Nancy Flanders

November 17th is The Great American Smokeout. If you smoke, you aren't just hurting your own health, but your child's too. Secondhand smoke is a leading cause of SIDS, asthma, and lung cancer. Consider quitting this month for your child's sake.

Avoid the Toy Takeover

Posted November 7, 2011 by Nancy Flanders

When you have children, toys can take over your home. Too many toys isn't fun for you, your home, or your kids. Scale back this holiday season and your kids will have more fun than ever.

AAP Officially Opposes Use of Bumper Pads in Cribs

Posted November 5, 2011 by Alyssa Chirco

The AAP now officially opposes the use of bumper pads in infant cribs. But are crib bumpers really deadly?

First Foods: Why White Rice Cereal Is Bad for Your Baby

Posted November 4, 2011 by Alyssa Chirco

White rice cereal is a common first food for infants. But did you know that it is also bad for your baby?

Rub-a-Dub-Dub, Poison's in the Tub

Posted November 2, 2011 by Nancy Flanders

Johnson & Johnson is under scrutiny from the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics for using a cancer-causing ingredient in their baby shampoo. Millions are boycotting the company and refusing the buy their products. Learn what you can do to protect children from chemicals in baby shampoo.

Best Coupon Sites for Busy Moms

Posted October 29, 2011 by Nancy Flanders

Clipping coupons use to feel like a full-time job. But with the help of technology and some fun web sites, it's as easy as click and print. Now we can save time and money, which makes shopping fun again.

What to Do When Your Unborn Child Is Diagnosed With Down Syndrome

Posted October 22, 2011 by Nancy Flanders

New noninvasive prenatal testing found that your baby has Down Syndrome. Now what? Learn what steps to take after receiving the diagnosis.

16 Questions to Ask a Pediatrician Before Choosing One for Your Child

Posted October 15, 2011 by Rhonda Franz

Choosing your child's doctor is a big decision. Make sure you have questions to ask that will help determine what pediatrician is right for your child and your family.

Yes, You Can Choose the Sex of Your Baby

Posted October 13, 2011 by Alyssa Chirco

Boy? Girl? Twins? Triplets? With the new gender selection technology that is now available, you can choose the sex of your baby (or babies) and build the family of your dreams. But are you sure you really want to?

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