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The Health Benefits of Grandparent-Grandchild Relationships

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In the not-so-distant past, extended families were the norm, with multiple generations residing on the same street, if not in the same house. ... Read full article

Halloween Safety: How to Keep all Ghouls and Goblins Safe This Year

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As all the ghouls, goblins, and ghosts make their appearances this Halloween, remember that safety is the most important thing for our little trick-or-treaters.... Read full article

Lessons From the Ballpark

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I’m a baseball mom. I live at the ballpark from February through July. For the last seven years, I’ve sacrificed my weekends (and sometimes sanity) to drag an unearthly amount of stuff to every ballpark imaginable so our boys can do what they love.... Read full article

Have You Had A COVID Test Yet? Here’s How it Went for Me

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The meme about Schrodinger’s virus speaks to me. We don’t know if we have COVID-19 at any given time, but we have to act as if we do while interacting with others to keep them safe. And we have to act as if we don’t have COVID-19 to remember to take ... Read full article

10 Questions to Ask Before Choosing a Child Care Center

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For your child’s well-being and your own peace of mind, it pays to get picky and there’s a lot to take into account before making your decision.... Read full article



Switching Schools

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One mom's story.... Read full article

Raising the Next Gene Kelly

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Expectations and gender roles are defined for young children long before birth.... Read full article

Pumpkin Carving Safety Tips

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What are the best ways to include younger children in the pumpkin-carving festivities while keeping everyone safe? ... Read full article

Raising an Expressive Child

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Does your child throw temper tantrums when things don’t go his way? Does he hit siblings when he is mad? Does he throw toys across the room when he is frustrated?... Read full article

Let it Geaux: 7 Things to Stop Worrying About

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Worrying, it’s something all parents do. I am guilty of it, especially when I lie awake at three a.m., with the silence of the house ringing in my ears. I worry about what I forgot to do, what I need to do, what I should have done, and what I already... Read full article

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