Preschool

Baby Loves Disco

Posted April 20, 2008 by Maggie Wells

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Giving "Love to Love You, Baby" all new meaning, preschoolers get together for once a month dance parties and bring their parents too.

Errands Without the Stress!

Posted April 15, 2008 by Lori Kerrigan

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Do you know that taking care of errands can actually be relaxing? Check out these top online shopping "hot spot" sites, cozy up to your computer, and get those errands done!

Budget Is Not a Four Letter Word: Surviving a Layoff

Posted April 12, 2008 by Lori Kerrigan

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Did the unthinkable happen...a layoff? We survived it by following a few life adjustments, so can you!

Don’t, Won’t, Can’t, Nope, Noooooo: A 4-Step Action Plan For Communicating Better With Your Child

Posted April 11, 2008 by Rosemerry Wahto...

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You tell your daughter not to walk in the puddle. She walks in the puddle. You tell your son, “Please do not throw the fork.” He throws the fork. Not getting the behavior you’re asking for? Here’s one reason why, and four ways to improve your communication with your child.

Silent No More: How an Early Intervention Program Changed Our Lives

Posted April 10, 2008 by Sherry Pardy

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When one of our twins didn't begin speaking at two years old, we panicked. Then, we called Early Intervention, and it made all the difference.

Kid Friendly Without the Cost

Posted April 9, 2008 by Lori Kerrigan

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Do you need a kid friendly house, but can't be bothered with the cost? Check out these low-cost and free ideas, to transform your home into a place kids love to be!

"Greenupmanship"

Posted April 7, 2008 by Caitlin Giles

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I know that isn't a word. But it should be. What else do you call the annoying trend where people try to top each other with their "green" lifestyles?

Dirty Little Secrets

Posted April 6, 2008 by Sonja Stewart

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I found out I can go four days without a shower. But just because I can, doesn't mean I should. Here's how my family survives my funk.

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.

Fixing a Trainwreck: 5 Positive Ways To End A Tough Day With Your Toddler

Posted April 1, 2008 by Rosemerry Wahto...

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Did you get your buttons pushed today? Is your toddler testing you? Before you go to bed tonight, try these five steps to help you gain perspective, see each other’s sides, remember that you love each other and give yourself a break.

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!

Naked Talk

Posted March 26, 2008 by Maggie Wells

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You have a girl and a boy under five years old. Whether it’s bath time or not, that means there’s lots of talk about body parts and their functions. How do you deal with the body questions? What about when they take their body discussions on the road, into the supermarket, to grandma’s house? Do you tell them the real names for things and the real functions or do you make up words and skip some functions?

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.

5 Things You Can Get Your Preschooler to Do (So You Don't Have To)

Posted March 7, 2008 by Carrie Kirby

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Lazy mothers, take heart: By the time your kid is 3, they can do most activities needed for survival without much intervention from you. Yes, accomplishments vary in the first years, from the self-dressing 2-year-olds to the diaper-wearing 4-year-olds. Still, your preparation and patience have a big effect on what they can do without your help.

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!)

My Winter Bible: The Preschooler's Busy Book

Posted February 27, 2008 by Caitlin Giles

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I don't know about you, but I am not sure how many more sub-zero temperature, snow-filled days I can take. SPRING, WHERE ARE YOU? Here is my secret weapon for surviving the long days indoors with two active little ones.

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