Montessori in Your Home

Posted January 30, 2008 by Caitlin Giles

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Tired of tripping over blocks and toy cars? Looking to organize your cluttered and chaotic play room? Here are a few tips on how to incorporate Montessori principles for a prepared environment into your child's play space at home.

The Fish Dilemma: The facts about mercury, PCBs, and what's safe to eat.

Posted January 29, 2008 by Lynn Truong

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Last week's New York Times article revealed that the tuna sushi from 20 Manhattan stores and restaurants had very high levels of mercury. We've known for years now that many of our fish have high levels of mercury and PCBs. But did you know that certain fish, like bluefin tuna and albacore, even salmon, have such high levels that it is unsafe to eat more than once a month, especially for women and children?

Valentines Day Isn’t Just for Lovers

Posted January 29, 2008 by Linsey Knerl

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While the idea of a romantic getaway with a significant other may sound like the perfect way to spend Valentines Day, this year it may be impossible to manage. Depending on your unique circumstances, the holiday might not be everything you imagined. Families can still find a way to make the day special; share the love this year with these super ideas!

Register Smart to Get What You Really Need

Posted January 28, 2008 by Carrie Kirby

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Ten rules of the registry that will improve your chances of getting what you really need at the all-important baby shower.

My daughter, the princess

Posted January 28, 2008 by Maggie Wells

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My 3 year old daughter is a third generation feminist taught that looks don't mean anything. So why does she want to parade around in pink princess costumes waiting for the day when her brown locks will turn blonde?

Crib Bumpers Not Worth the Risk

Posted January 28, 2008 by Carrie Kirby

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A new study warns that crib bumpers -- even those previously thought safe -- can injure babies. The study reviewed government data and found that bumpers don't prevent serious injuries, they only cause them. The conclusion: Cribs are safer sans padding.

Waiting For The Impulsive Brain To Mature

Posted January 24, 2008 by Julie Rains

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ScienceDaily reports “In youth with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), the brain matures in a normal pattern but is delayed three years in some regions, on average, compared to youth without the disorder...” What does this mean for parents of overly active, somewhat impulsive, and imperfectly inattentive children?

When Binge Eating Becomes a Disorder

Posted January 23, 2008 by Natalie Barnes

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Sometimes a little junk food can be as simple as enjoying treats. But there are some people who overdo it on an ongoing basis and have no control over it, that is when you have to consider Binge Eating Disorder.

Negotiating Flexible Work Arrangements: Part 2 – Nailing Down the Details

Posted January 23, 2008 by Lela Davidson

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Want to work from home? Reduced hours? Job-share? When neogitiating flexible working arrangements, presentation is everything. Read through this advice before sitting down with current or potential employers.

Negotiating Flexible Work Arrangements: Part 1 – Set Yourself Up For Success

Posted January 22, 2008 by Lela Davidson

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Read this before you sit down with a current or future employer. Worker bees are plentiful, but if you've got valuable skills you can negotiate whatever terms you like. All you need to do is bulk up your confidence and do your homework. The keys are selling yourself and knowing your worth.

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