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Balance MAP May Be the Key to Maternal Bliss

Posted February 3, 2011 by Lela Davidson

As the CEO of Inspiring Moms, and creator of the Balance Map, Amy Hilbrich Davis is on a mission to inspire moms to implement her proven strategies and solutions to create greater balance, success, and happiness in the job of motherhood.

6 Ways for Parents to Encourage Fitness and Improve Their Kid’s Grades

Posted February 2, 2011 by Fred Lee

Exercise is good for kids on so many levels, including their overall health, but also for their self esteem, emotional health, and even their academic performance.

How to Talk About Tragic Events With Your Child

Posted February 2, 2011 by Sarah Winfrey

Talking to your child about tragic events can feel scary and hard. However, it doesn't have to be a difficult conversation. Here are some tips for discussing uncomfortable subjects with children.

From the Vault: Hooking Your Kids on the Western

Posted February 1, 2011 by Maggie Wells

Movies to watch with your kids now that will inspire discussions around the dinner table and beyond.

VIDEO: Superbowl Party Tips From the Experts, Player's Wives!

Posted February 1, 2011 by Lela Davidson

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This video features the best Super Bowl party tips from some ladies who have no choice but to throw a great party: NFL players' wives!

Education Roundup: Dental, Heart, And African American History Month

Posted January 31, 2011 by Rhonda Franz

Hearts, health, and history: the month of February covers a lot of ground, but do not worry — the work is done for you. Browse through the resources available to you to teach your children about heart health, dental health, and African American history.

Do You Really Need a Birth Plan?

Posted January 31, 2011 by Alyssa Chirco

Birth plans are considered an important part of birth today. But what exactly is a birth plan? And is it something that you really need?

How to Help Your Young Teen Get a Job

Posted January 30, 2011 by Tisha Tolar

Teens spend a lot of cash and a job may be the key to learning financial lessons and to start saving early.

Questions to Ask Your Pediatrician About Vaccines

Posted January 30, 2011 by Sonja Stewart

Whether you choose to vaccinate your child or not, it's good to know where your child's pediatrician stands on the issue. Here are some questions you can ask her to let you know where she stands and if she's the right fit for your family.

Get the Most Out of Your 20-Minute Workout

Posted January 28, 2011 by Sonja Stewart

Only have twenty minutes to workout? Here's how to make the most of that time.

Secondhand Television Can Influence a Child’s Body Image

Posted January 25, 2011 by Fred Lee

When children watch television at a friend's house, the influence on how they perceive their appearance can be strong and may even play a role in the onset of eating disorders.

25 Tips to Help Your Children Eat Healthy

Posted January 24, 2011 by Rhonda Franz

Do not make the change to healthy eating more difficult than it has to be. Start first with the tips here that work best for you and your family.

Tax Information for Parents and Families: College Students, Investment Income

Posted January 23, 2011 by Rhonda Franz

See here for tax information about college expenses and investment gifts made to your children that may help in your tax preparation and savings.

6 Dinner Ideas for Under $6 for a Family of 6

Posted January 21, 2011 by Sonja Stewart

Cooking for your family can be inexpensive and healthy with these six meal plan ideas.

Infertility and Depression: Living in Limbo

Posted January 20, 2011 by Lori Kerrigan

Has infertility put a hold on your life causing you to feel in limbo and depressed? You are not alone. Here are three ways to take steps forward when infertility is holding you back.

Bento Boxes: The School Lunch Solution?

Posted January 18, 2011 by Alyssa Chirco

It's easy to fall into a rut when you pack school lunches day after day, but Japanese-inspired bento boxes offer a creative way to pack your little ones fun and healthy lunches they'll love.

Tax Information for Parents and Families: New Babies and Childcare

Posted January 17, 2011 by Rhonda Franz

Kids are worth good money — on your taxes, that is. Make sure you are getting the tax breaks and tax credits that help parents with new baby and childcare costs.

Questions to Ask Your Pediatrician About Your Child’s Development

Posted January 16, 2011 by Rhonda Franz

Your child's regular checkups with the family doctor or pediatrician may be a good place to start when learning about your child's development. Use the general information here to help you ask informed questions of your child's doctor.

Got Clutter? 8 Great Ways to Get Rid Of Your Stuff

Posted January 15, 2011 by Alyssa Chirco

What can you do with all that stuff that's cluttering up your home? Read about the many ways you can get rid of your extra stuff, declutter your life, and maybe make some extra cash too!

Questions to Ask Your Pediatrician About Childhood Allergies

Posted January 12, 2011 by Sonja Stewart

Going to the pediatrician to find out if your child has allergies? Print out this list of questions to take with you, and be prepared.

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