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10 Ways to Help Reduce the Risk of Birth Defects

Posted January 26, 2014 by Fred Lee

Expecting a child is a mixture of excitement and anxiety, and the National Birth Defects Prevention Network wants expecting mothers to know that there are things they can do to protect their babies.

More Fathers Are a Prominent Role in Their Children's Lives

Posted January 23, 2014 by David James

Studies show more fathers are playing a prominent role in the lives of their children. The benefits are endless!

House Rules: Join Our TweetChat Today at 2 pm EST for a Chance to Win!

Posted January 23, 2014 by Nancy Flanders

We're talking about your household rules. Join us on Twitter at 2 p.m. EST.

10 Things to Teach Your Kids for National No Name Calling Week

Posted January 19, 2014 by Fred Lee

Name calling can be hurtful and cruel. National No Name Calling Week is a good time for parents to teach their kids that it is not acceptable.

The Toddler Years: Join our TweetChat Today at 2pm EST for a Chance to Win!

Posted January 15, 2014 by Nancy Flanders

Join us today at 2 p.m. EST on Twitter to talk about all things toddler!

11 Reasons You Should Have a Parental Sense of Humor

Posted January 14, 2014 by Fred Lee

Parents should remember to celebrate “Someday We’ll Laugh About This” week every day of the year, because as difficult as things can be, someday we truly will look back and laugh about all this.

Volunteering: 10 Reasons Why It's a Great New Year’s Resolution

Posted January 1, 2014 by Fred Lee

Volunteering is a great way to spend quality time with your family, do good for your community, teach your kids important life lessons, and it may even help you live longer.

Merry Christmas!

Posted December 26, 2013 by Nancy Flanders

Have a Merry Christmas with some of our best holiday tips!

6 Tips for Setting Limits of Grandparents Giving at the Holidays

Posted December 17, 2013 by David James

One of the most important things you can do this holiday season is put limits on the amount of gifts the grandparents get for your kids. Follow these tips to make sure your kids get what they want, grandparents get the enjoyment of giving, and your children don't get spoiled in the process.

A Very Techie Christmas: Join Our Tweet Chat Today at 2pm EST for a Chance to Win

Posted December 11, 2013 by Nancy Flanders

Your children are excited for gifts of technology this year, but are you ready to give?

Happy Thanksgiving

Posted November 27, 2013 by Nancy Flanders

Happy Thanksgiving! Check out these resources to help you get through the day.

Retro Baby: A Back-to-Basics Book for Parents of Infants

Posted November 11, 2013 by Rhonda Franz

Got too many toys for that new baby in the house? Lots of us do. Retro Baby, the latest book from the American Academy of Pediatrics, is here to assist parents with the basics of infant development.

Nutrition, Michelle Obama, and 10 Tips for a Healthy Diet

Posted November 8, 2013 by Fred Lee

When kids throw away food and go hungry because the food is too healthy and unappealing, something needs to be done on the home front.

5 Co-Sleeping Myths Busted

Posted November 7, 2013 by Alyssa Chirco

The risks and benefits of co-sleeping are largely misunderstood. Get the facts, dispel the myths, and make an informed decision that works for you.

Trick or Treat: Join Our Tweetchat Today, 10/31 at 2:00 EST for a Chance to Win!

Posted October 31, 2013 by Rhonda Franz

No tricking here. We're set for a fun chat all about Halloween and how your family manages it. Candy rations? Homemade costumes? Chat with us today and you could be the winner of our weekly treat!

Our Children's Online Presence: Join Our Tweetchat Today, 10/24 at 2:00 EST for a Chance to Win!

Posted October 24, 2013 by Rhonda Franz

How do you manage your child's time with technology? How about the time he spends online? Join in our Twitter chat today on this topic for a chance to win!

New Paparazzi Law is a Chance for All Parents to Rethink the Laws Surrounding Children

Posted October 21, 2013 by Nancy Flanders

The new paparazzi law to protect celebrity children is an important and necessary one. Let it serve as a reminder that there is much work to be done to protect all children, not just the famous ones.

Snack Time: Join Our Tweetchat Today, 10/17 at 2:00 EST for a Chance to Win!

Posted October 17, 2013 by Rhonda Franz

Grab a snack and join our chat today on your family's favorite snack foods. We want to hear about your family's favorite foods to nibble on (and your favorite Halloween candy). You could be our weekly winner!

8 Healthier Versions of Your Kids’ Favorite Foods

Posted October 14, 2013 by Nancy Flanders

Kids love hot dogs and chicken tenders almost as much as they love cookies and ice cream. Make the switch to the healthier versions to keep your family safe.

Talking Traditions: Join Our Tweetchat Today, 10/10 at 2:00 EST for a Chance to Win!

Posted October 10, 2013 by Rhonda Franz

Talk family traditions with us today at our weekly chat. Halloween, Thanksgiving, and family birthdays — we'd love to hear about your customs, and give you a chance to win!