parenting

  1. K-12

    Home packed lunches banned at Chicago school

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    We all know how important healthy eating is, especially given the obesity epidemic in our country. But is banning home-packed...
  2. Parenting

    An ecofriendly prom: Green prom party fun

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    Prom, that memorable adolescent rite of passage, is just around the corner. Every year, high schoolers around the country stress...
  3. K-12

    Teaching kids to set goals

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    Most of us are familiar with the concept of setting goals and we'd like to teach our kids how to do so. But few are familiar with...
  4. Tips & Advice

    Monday Mom challenge: Acknowledge your anger

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    Society and media expect perfection from moms: perky, bright-eyed, even-tempered icons. Not you? Welcome to the club. Motherhood is...
  5. Tips & Advice

    Your kids AND your marriage: Both are important

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    It’s easy to get caught up in the daily responsibilities of life with kids – doctor’s appointments, extracurricular activities,...
  6. Family Fun

    Your baby's first outdoor experiences

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    Spring is here, summer will follow soon enough and you're eager to burst the bonds of winter and explore nature with your new baby....
  7. K-12

    How to raise compassionate kids

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    Many of us know families that are dealing with some sort of difficult situation, whether it be a child's illness, a divorce or a...
  8. Toddler & Preschoolers

    Preschooler sleep problems solved

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    Your preschooler was sleeping through the night...until suddenly they weren't. Or maybe yours can't seem to tire enough to go to...
  9. Baby Names

    How to make popular boy names unique

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    If you are searching for a new twist on traditional boy names, you will love our ideas on how to make popular boy names unique. From...
  10. Tips & Advice

    Having a tough time making mommy friends?

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    Playground dynamics are not limited to the kids on the swings and the slides. Moms have a chance to interact during playgroups,...
  11. Tips & Advice

    How to stop hyper-parenting and just relax with your kids

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    If you’re a hyperparent, you might not even know it -- we parents tend to be in denial about that sort of thing. But if you are, you...
  12. Tips & Advice

    Could you handle being a work-at-home parent?

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    It sounds like the ideal situation -- working and being home with the kids all at once. But not everyone is cut out for the special...
  13. K-12

    Prom queen and king: Should your teen run for prom court?

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    When it comes to running for prom queen or king, this teen prom popularity contest can have two sides. From dealing with...
  14. Tips & Advice

    Healthy & eco-smart hair care

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    If you've committed to "greening" your beauty routine, you are probably inundated with information about skin care products, but...
  15. School & Education

    How to help your teen become prom queen

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    The coveted role of prom queen is a dream for many teens, but it takes a lot of support and teamwork. Although it's your job as a...
  16. Baby Names

    How to make popular girl names unique

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    If you are looking for a girl name that will stand out in a crowd, check out our unique twists on popular baby girl names. From...
  17. Tips & Advice

    Get ready for the big spring family clean

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    What is it about spring and the desire to clean? Clean up and clean out. It’s that starting fresh thing, the rebirth thing….totally...
  18. Tips & Advice

    How do you tell your family you're adopting?

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    I recently received an email from someone who asked me how I shared the news that I was adopting with my family and friends. It is a...
  19. Toddler & Preschoolers

    Potty training praise and encouragement: How much?

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    When your child is learning to use the potty should you give lots of applause and praise, or simple, matter-of-fact acceptance?...
  20. Tips & Advice

    Disabled mom wins right to visitation with her triplets

    A medical error left Abbie Dorn paralyzed after giving birth to her triplets. Now divorced and with limited ability to communicate,...