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12 Ways for Your Child to Have Fun During a Hospital Stay

Posted May 9, 2013 by Nancy Flanders

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Children get bored easily. Children in the hospital get bored really easily. Here are some ways to keep them entertained and happy.

5 Ways to Help Your Child Take Frequent Meds

Posted May 9, 2013 by Nancy Flanders

Sometimes, our children with special health needs must take numerous medications or deal with a ton of therapy. It can be draining emotionally and physically. You can help them cope and succeed.

6 Ways to Help Your Over-Anxious Child

Posted May 8, 2013 by Nancy Flanders

Kids are anxious and that's normal. But some children are overly anxious and deal with a great amount of stress because of it. Therapists can help, but some changes at home can make a difference too.

How to Prepare Your Child for Surgery

Posted May 1, 2013 by Nancy Flanders

At some point, your child may need surgery, Whether minor or major, it will be a scary time. But you can help him feel at ease.

Spring Veggie Frittata With Grilled Asparagus and Mesclun Salad

Posted April 27, 2013 by Fred Lee

Spring vegetables bring meals to life with color, nutrition, and great flavors.

Staying Positive for Our Children in the Aftermath of Terrorism

Posted April 22, 2013 by Nancy Flanders

The bombings at the Boston Marathon shocked us all. But any children who witnessed the tragedy are likely feeling a range of emotions. How we react is vital.

17 Reasons to Start a Family Garden Project

Posted April 20, 2013 by Fred Lee

Gardening is a great way to spend time together as a family. Celebrate the arrival of spring and learn where your food comes from!

6 Ways to Help Your Child With Special Needs Gain Weight

Posted April 18, 2013 by Nancy Flanders

There are so many low calorie snacks for kids today that it can be hard to find ways to get calories into children who are struggling to grow. But it's still possible.

How to Make Sure Your Children Are Safe at Camp

Posted April 6, 2013 by Nancy Flanders

Summer camp. It's fun. It's exciting. It's nerve-wracking for parents. Here's how to make sure your kids are safe at camp.

7 Reasons to Eat Meals at Home and 7 Ways to Get It Done

Posted April 5, 2013 by Fred Lee

Family meal time is becoming increasingly compromised in our busy world, but this comes with consequences. It is in the best interest of families to preserve this important institution.

11 Questions to Ask a Special Needs Camp

Posted April 3, 2013 by Nancy Flanders

Sending your child with special needs to camp is a big step. Make sure you make the right decision by asking the right questions.

Mom Food Bloggers Team Up Against Kraft and Food Dyes

Posted March 19, 2013 by Nancy Flanders

Artificial food coloring has been linked to everything from hyperactivity to cancer. Despite using natural ingredients to color their European mac and cheese, Kraft uses artificial coloring in its U.S. product. Now two moms are taking on Kraft — and you can help.

ProSquad: When Your Preschooler Transitions Out of a Daily Nap

Posted March 6, 2013 by Rhonda Franz

Your child's transition out of a regular nap may be hard on you, but it's a sign of a normal developmental milestone in your child. Nationally published sleep journalist and ProSquad expert, Malia Jacobson, offers help for parents whose children are at this stage.

5 Childhood Fears and How to Calm Them

Posted March 1, 2013 by Nancy Flanders

Children have lots of different fears. Help them defeat those fears without belittling them.

Taking Care of Us: Join Our Tweetchat Today, 02/28 2:00 EST for a Chance to Win!

Posted February 28, 2013 by Rhonda Franz

How do you care for your relationships in your life with kids around? And how do you take care of yourself? Come chat with other parents today on the topic for a chance to win.

8 Reasons to Think Twice About Non-Stick Cookware

Posted February 27, 2013 by Fred Lee

Non-stick pans offer a lot of convenience, but the potential health consequences of the chemicals used to make them could come at a high price.

5 Quick Dinner Ideas for Busy Nights

Posted February 26, 2013 by Nancy Flanders

Sometimes we forget to plan dinner, but it's easy to throw together a quick meal that your children will love.

8 Tips for Preparing a Birth Plan

Posted February 21, 2013 by Alyssa Chirco

Are you writing a birth plan? Here's what you need to know!

How to Evaluate and Choose a Pediatrician

Posted February 20, 2013 by Kelli Robinson

How do you choose the best pediatrician for your child? Do your research, ask the right questions, and trust your judgment.

5 Benefits of Sports for Girls

Posted February 19, 2013 by Nancy Flanders

Girls and sports are a great mix. The benefits are immediate and life-long.

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