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5 Easy Suggestions for Fighting the Cold and Flu – The Natural Way!

Posted April 3, 2008 by Lori Kerrigan

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Are you battling the flu or cold? Are you tired of medicating your family with over-the-counter drugs? Take a look at these 5 easy suggestions for fighting the cold and flu, the natural way.

Questions to Ask a Potential Pediatrician or Family Doctor

Posted April 2, 2008 by Corina Fiore

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Sometimes, as parents, we feel strange asking too many questions of a doctor. We then defer to a doctor’s judgment, without trusting our own instincts or getting our concerns addressed. By asking these questions of a potential doctor prior to or during the first visit, you will be able to determine quite quickly how comfortable you will feel with the doctor and whether or not this doctor is the right one for you.

Baby Jamz Rocks!

Posted March 27, 2008 by Lela Davidson

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Need a little more umph to your Toddler Tunes? Baby Jamz are energized with pop sound that kids will love!

New TLC Show Continues The Greatest Debate

Posted March 24, 2008 by Sherry Pardy

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Who would've thought Tracey Gold, of all people, would find herself at the epicenter of a firestorm. A debate war of the worst kind...a Mommy war.

Staying Together...for the children?

Posted March 17, 2008 by Maggie Wells

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You and your beloved husband are no longer the apple of each others' eye. Should you stay together or should you join the ranks of the single parents out there? What's more important at this stage of the game, your own emotional and sexual fulfillment or both of you being there day in and day out for your children? Is there a hope of rekindling?

Nine Reasons to Enroll Your Child in Suzuki Talent Education

Posted March 11, 2008 by Catherine Shaffer

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When my son began Suzuki violin training at the age of five, a lot of people asked me why I was "forcing" violin lessons on him at such a young age. The very fact that our society views violin lessons as unnecessary torture is telling. However, the truth is that at that time my son totally agreed with it, and would have rather spent his time doing other things. So why did we persist?

How I Learned to Quit Hating Star Wars and use it as a teaching tool

Posted March 7, 2008 by Maggie Wells

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In the beginning, I was against my five year old watching Star Wars but now it's become a convenient if imperfect way to explain everything from local elections, my big crushes, and American foreign policy.

Healthy Eating -- Getting Kids To Eat More Fiber

Posted February 28, 2008 by Jo-Lynne Shane

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Feeding kids well is not as hard as it seems. The trick is having lots of good choices available. Fiber is a crucial part of a healthy diet. Here are a few easy ways to incorporate fiber into your kids' diets (and your own!)

How to Relocate With Kids

Posted February 18, 2008 by Corina Fiore

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Moving is always stressful. The packing, finding help, the lifting, the maneuvering, the unpacking, the saying goodbye. Now the task with kids underfoot. The kids have an attachment to the old home, old friends, an old school. Moving with kids can be tricky. But with these tips, you will be able to make the transition an easier one.

Four Reasons You Should Join a CSA

Posted February 17, 2008 by Caitlin Giles

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Looking for a cost-effective way to feed your family organic, locally-grown, delicious food? Join a CSA!

Grocery Shopping with Kids

Posted February 11, 2008 by Catherine Shaffer

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Personally, I give each and every one of you permission to shop without your kids, if that works for you. I rarely take mine along. I would rather get in and out quickly, and avoid negotiations over treat items. However, when my son was a toddler and a preschooler, I pretty much had to take him with me. He was just always there, you know? It's like he didn't have his own life or something.

Making A Memorable Valentine's Day Treasure

Posted February 7, 2008 by Julie Rains

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Looking for a creative, memorable, enriching, and fun Valentine’s Day activity? Here’s an easy one that will help spread kindness and appreciation.

Survival Tips for Future Film Buffs

Posted February 5, 2008 by Linsey Knerl

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I can think of no worse way to spend an afternoon than taking a toddler to a movie. You are guaranteed to miss all the good parts, and should plan on adding it to your rental queue. There are some tricks to making the experience go a little smoother, however, and like most outings, preparation is the key.

Montessori in Your Home

Posted January 30, 2008 by Caitlin Giles

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Tired of tripping over blocks and toy cars? Looking to organize your cluttered and chaotic play room? Here are a few tips on how to incorporate Montessori principles for a prepared environment into your child's play space at home.

Valentines Day Isn’t Just for Lovers

Posted January 29, 2008 by Linsey Knerl

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While the idea of a romantic getaway with a significant other may sound like the perfect way to spend Valentines Day, this year it may be impossible to manage. Depending on your unique circumstances, the holiday might not be everything you imagined. Families can still find a way to make the day special; share the love this year with these super ideas!

Waiting For The Impulsive Brain To Mature

Posted January 24, 2008 by Julie Rains

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ScienceDaily reports “In youth with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), the brain matures in a normal pattern but is delayed three years in some regions, on average, compared to youth without the disorder...” What does this mean for parents of overly active, somewhat impulsive, and imperfectly inattentive children?

Negotiating Flexible Work Arrangements: Part 2 – Nailing Down the Details

Posted January 23, 2008 by Lela Davidson

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Want to work from home? Reduced hours? Job-share? When neogitiating flexible working arrangements, presentation is everything. Read through this advice before sitting down with current or potential employers.

Negotiating Flexible Work Arrangements: Part 1 – Set Yourself Up For Success

Posted January 22, 2008 by Lela Davidson

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Read this before you sit down with a current or future employer. Worker bees are plentiful, but if you've got valuable skills you can negotiate whatever terms you like. All you need to do is bulk up your confidence and do your homework. The keys are selling yourself and knowing your worth.

Cutting the Cost of Having Kids

Posted January 22, 2008 by Meredith Cole

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Everyone says that having a baby is expensive. And they are right… But there are a few things you can do to make sure some of your cash goes where it belongs—into that college fund.

Making the Most of Realtor.com

Posted January 21, 2008 by Lela Davidson

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Use these tips to get maximum value from your real estate browsing time. Learn how to avoid common mistakes when scoping out potential homes online. Lela is a veteran re-locater and avid searcher on Realtor.com.

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