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Pass Mommy's Juice: 11 Delicious Drinks for Hot Summer Days

Posted July 27, 2011 by Alyssa Chirco

Is it hot where you live? Beat the heat with these 11 refreshing "summer sips" that are strictly for Mom and Dad.

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.

Open Lines of Communication Keep Kids Safe Online

Posted July 26, 2011 by Lela Davidson

Parents everywhere want to know how to keep kids safe online. The answers are surprising simple. Focus on these easy tips to get comfort with children's online lives.

Back-to-School Starts Now: Preparation Tips to Make the First Day Easier

Posted July 25, 2011 by Rhonda Franz

Do not wait until the last minute to get your children, and your family ready for the first days of school. Check here for back-to-school scheduling, saving, and sanity.

6 Essential Safety Rules for Families

Posted July 24, 2011 by Rhonda Franz

Heat illness, water injuries, and cyber-danger: help prevent your children from experiencing these with this safety resources roundup. It's the place to start when searching for ways to ward off potential problems and protect your family.

Safety and the Autonomous Child

Posted July 24, 2011 by Maggie Wells

This summer has brought us reminders of the stranger danger our children face simply by taking a walk. How do we as parents walk a line that gives them their autonomy, keeps them safe, and doesn't go into the gory details of why we are worried?

Theme Park Safety Tips

Posted July 24, 2011 by Nancy Flanders

Theme parks are full of summertime family fun, but they can also be full of danger. Be prepared and stay safe this summer with a few easy tips.

7 Easy Ways to Get the Job Done: Chores for the Whole Family

Posted July 24, 2011 by Rhonda Franz

Everyday housework can be a grind. Step back, check out these articles, and find what works best for you and yours to take the edge off, and keep the household running well.

The 5 Best Ways to Find Inexpensive Summer Fun

Posted July 23, 2011 by Alyssa Chirco

In most communities, there are usually lots of great free and inexpensive activities for kids and families to enjoy. Sometimes, though, parents don't know where to find them.

Tampons and Toxic Shock Syndrome

Posted July 21, 2011 by Nancy Flanders

Every month or so, women everywhere open a box of tampons and insert. And each time, there's that warning about Toxic Shock Syndrome (TSS). And each time we ignore it. But the warning is there for a reason.

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.

July Education Roundup: 4 Family-Friendly Activities to Do After Dark

Posted July 17, 2011 by Rhonda Franz

100+ degree temperatures, scorching heat. Some summer days, it's just too hot to hang outside. Wait until the sun sets, and have some fun and educational experiences the whole family will love.

A Good Kind Of Supersize: 6 Big (Indoor) Toys for Kids

Posted July 16, 2011 by Rhonda Franz

The right toys for children provide great learning opportunities, and help them work on a variety of developmental skills. Check out the big ones that help children get into various positions, and encourage more than just sitting.

How to Get Your Child to Eat Healthy When Sensory Issues Abound

Posted July 15, 2011 by Nancy Flanders

It can be tough to get some kids to eat their vegetables. But for parents of kids with autism, it's a battle with sensory issues. One mom offers her advice.

How to Teach Kids to Save Money

Posted July 12, 2011 by Kelli Robinson

Teaching children the value of money is a lesson for life! Try this three-pronged — or three-banked — approach for helping your kids understand the value of money.

Changing the Game: Toys That Are Fun for the Earth Too

Posted July 11, 2011 by Nancy Flanders

Most toys today are full of chemicals. They're bad for the environment and bad for our kids. Some up-and-coming companies are trying to change all that. Three toy makers have created eco-friendly toys and there are more on the way.

Capture and Share Family Memories With Google Products

Posted July 11, 2011 by Lela Davidson

Tech-savvy parents have a whole new slew of tools to capture and broadcast their children's lives to as public or private an audience as they choose.

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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