parenting tips

  1. Toddler & Preschoolers

    10 Quick sleepy-time tricks for kids

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    You’re completely and utterly exhausted, but what’s a sleep-deprived mom to do when your little one simply won’t go to bed? Finding...
  2. Parenting

    Teens & makeup: What's OK for school?

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    Though many young teens wear makeup on special occasions, your daughter may want to start experimenting and wearing makeup every day...
  3. Baby

    6 Tips for transitioning into mommyhood

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    No amount of books and articles can fully prepare you for motherhood. The best thing you can do is take it slow, be good to...
  4. Pregnancy

    7 New mom resources we love

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    The amount of information online and in the bookstore about pregnancy, baby and parenthood is so staggering that it can be...
  5. Baby

    Bottle-feeding basics

    Botttle-feeding can be a terrific time to cuddle and bond with your baby. Follow these tips to make bottle-feeding easy and enjoyable.
  6. Baby

    When should I use baby powder?

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    When preparing for the arrival of a new baby, parents have a million questions running through their minds. When it comes to...
  7. Family Fun

    How to encourage conversation at dinner

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    “What did you do today?” It’s a common dinnertime question that’s often met with responses like “I dunno” or “Nothing,” if not light...
  8. Family Fun

    How to be the cool mom

    You would think that being an adult and a parent would preclude you from silly high school social games and issues, but many mothers...
  9. Tips & Advice

    How to temper your Type-A parenting style

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    If you’ve always been a Type-A neurotic worrier, can you become a different kind of parent? Perhaps the more important question...
  10. School & Education

    5 Tips for beating back-to-school blues

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    Kids everywhere are feeling the back-to-school blues right about now, but going back to class doesn't have to be a drag. Help your...
  11. Tips & Advice

    Parenting resources we love

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    The web offers a wealth of parenting advice, humor, mom-tested product reviews, and many other tips and tricks. Here's a list of our...
  12. School & Education

    Secrets of smooth school mornings

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    Imagine a school morning like this: You're running around, trying to find your child's other...
  13. Tips & Advice

    5 Secrets of supermoms

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    Supermoms juggle the responsibilities of work, kids and husbands without batting an eye. Somehow, they still have time to host...
  14. Tips & Advice

    Secrets of encouraging kids to eat healthy

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    Fruits, vegetables and whole grains are not always the most popular items on the plate. It is difficult for items like oatmeal to...
  15. Children's Health

    Kids fitness: The power of positive thinking

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    Kids are naturally active and want to expend energy. You can help foster a lifestyle of fitness and happiness to last their...
  16. K-12

    Tips for adjusting kids routine for school

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    You've got the school supplies, you've been carefully talking up the start of school and acknowledging the mixed emotions that come...
  17. Family Fun

    Family vacations: Dealing with the unexpected

    For all the planning and anticipation, sometimes vacations don't go quite as planned. Maybe it's the weather, the hotel, a stomach...
  18. Tips & Advice

    No, life is not fair

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    The other day, I overheard my five-year-old son tell my seven-year-old daughter that, “Life is not fair.” While the heated...
  19. K-12

    Should you let your child quit sports?

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    You have an athletically gifted child who has a passion for a particular sport. You've invested years of time, money, and emotional...
  20. Tips & Advice

    5 Steps to being a more laid-back parent

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    It's no lie: The stress of being a parent can sometimes be overwhelming. This can transmit itself -- whether you want it to or not...