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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.

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!

Complications in Pregnancy

Posted September 29, 2011 by Maggie Wells

My daughter was less than an hour born when my doctor came into my room and said, "You better never do this again." We'd had complications. I joked with him, "What, because I'm the kind who used to die in childbirth?" I asked. He looked at me gravely. "Yes, you are."

How to Teach Your Child Good Hand Hygiene

Posted September 28, 2011 by Nancy Flanders

Good hand hygiene is a must for all of us. Make sure your child knows how to wash her hands and use sanitizer as she heads off to school during cold and flu season.

Facing the Diagnosis of Your Unborn Child

Posted September 21, 2011 by Nancy Flanders

Pregnancy is an exciting time, but all of that joy can be replaced by devastation if you find out your baby has a disability or genetic condition. But there is hope.

A New Eugenics: Aborting the Child With a Disability

Posted September 21, 2011 by Nancy Flanders

Prenatal testing for genetic conditions has led to an ethics debate. Should unborn children who test positive for certain disorders be aborted?

Breastfeeding and Boosting Your Milk Supply

Posted September 9, 2011 by Nancy Flanders

Sometimes it can be tough for moms who want to breastfeed. Hearing stories from moms who successfully nursed while you are struggling with a low milk supply is frustrating, but there are ways to boost your milk supply and ensure that your baby gets plenty to drink.

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.

9 Ways to Save Money on Halloween

Posted September 2, 2011 by Nancy Flanders

The real trick of Halloween is to save money and still celebrate in style. A few simple changes to your shopping and planning can make a difference in how much money you spend this year and next.

Celebrate Birth on Labor Day With BOLD

Posted September 2, 2011 by Alyssa Chirco

Celebrate Labor Day by learning about BOLD, the Birth On Labor Day movement that empowers women to share their birth experiences and learn more about their childbirth options.

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?

Beyond the Diaper Cake: 16 Easy Tips for Baby Shower Decorating

Posted August 23, 2011 by Rhonda Franz

Planning, inviting, hosting, and cooking...throwing a baby shower is a lot of work! Don't get boggled down in time-consuming decorations. Check out these ideas instead.

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."

7 More Top Meal Planning Apps and Websites for Busy Parents

Posted August 4, 2011 by Alyssa Chirco

There are many great meal-planning apps and websites available to help busy parents. Learn about Grocery Gadget, Big Oven, Dinner Spinner and more to find one that works for you.

Taking Care of You: 6 Outside-the-Box Date Ideas for Parents

Posted July 26, 2011 by Rhonda Franz

Can't do a regular date night? Can't make it work in the evening? No problem. Check out these ideas for creative ways to connect with your spouse, and get that much needed quality time.

5 Reasons Breastfeeding Is Best

Posted July 20, 2011 by Nancy Flanders

The breast is best when it comes to feeding your baby. Numerous studies have proven time and time again that formula can't compete with the health benefits that breastfeeding provides for both you and your child. From antibodies to a lower risk of developing cancer, breast milk protects you both.

Working Mom Alternatives to Daycare

Posted July 19, 2011 by Nancy Flanders

Having it all doesn't mean having to send your baby to daycare full-time. If you don't want to return to work after your maternity leave has ended, but still need to make an income, there are options available.

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.

What Should We Eat? USDA Replaces Food Pyramid With New "Food Plate"

Posted July 13, 2011 by Alyssa Chirco

You're probably familiar with the USDA's Food Pyramid, but it has now been officially replaced. Click here to get all the details about the new MyPlate program that the USDA recently launched with the help of First Lady Michelle Obama.

Baby Sleep Basics: All About Cribs

Posted July 10, 2011 by Nancy Flanders

10,000 children are injured in cribs, playpens and bassinets each year. Recent crib recalls have lead to new safety regulations in crib manufacturing. In addition to these new rules for manufacturers, there are steps you can take to make your child's bed a safer place.

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