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Heidi Woodard: Help! I have the mentality of an 82-year old

No offense to any octogenarians out there. I’m just not ready to be you yet.


Dr. Tricia Schmit: 9 ideas for a healthier Easter basket

So, here we are, staring at Easter already and… more candy.


How I Do It: Personal trainer-mom pushes herself and others, all with a smile

She intended to work with children, but her love for health and fitness ultimately took over her career ambitions.


Jacqueline Baez-Leonard: Sometimes being a good parent means less talking, more listening

“Mom, what’s a lesbian? … Someone at school called me one, and I want to know what it is.”


Claire Flatowicz: Spring Cleaning: Signs it’s time to toss your clothes

It’s time to dust off those shelves that never see a dust rag, clean out those kitchen cabinets and my clothes closet.


How I Do It: Working mom Nadira Ford-Robbins

The 28-year-old dishes on discipline, sacrifices (fewer shoes) and her well-mannered 1-year-old.


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snacks

Think of children’s snacks as less like actual snacks, and more like mini-meals.

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tv watching

The study of moms from 1965 to 2010 indicated that today’s moms are more sedentary.

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food in a box

Americans really love their snacks, but will they pay to have them delivered to their mailboxes?

That’s the bet behind new snack delivery services that want to inject an element of surprise into the snacking ritual. Rather than letting people pick what they want, the companies usually assemble packages based on the customer’s general preferences.

Martin Abrams, marketing director of the 301 innovation unit at General Mills, likened the company’s new Nibblr snack delivery service to the music subscription service Pandora, which offers personalized radio stations based on music people like. He called it the attraction of the “controlled surprise.”

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How long should men take for paternity leave?

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spring child

Story time starts promptly at 7 p.m., and lasts about 30 minutes.

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The alphabet. Addition. Sight words.

There’s so much for children to learn. So don’t make it boring.

Yank the remote from your child and plop him or her in front of the computer.

Teach your kids to learn with these 46 mom-approved games and interactive websites…

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Parents of young children, I’m sure you’ve had a long, bumpy road.

I imagine you start the bedtime routine at 7 p.m., at which time you begin coaxing your young child to undress and get in the bath. The process ends sometime after 9 p.m., at which point you wake up next to your child bleary-eyed, wondering how long you’ve been lying there next to him because he insists you lie down with him every night when he goes to bed.

Am I right?

If this scenario sounds familiar, you are not alone.

Know that countless other parents are going through what you’re going through. Also know that developing good sleep habits is like developing good tooth-brushing habits — it takes time for your child to get there, but once he does, it’s second nature.

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kids playing

If you have children it’s likely they’ve made friends with other kids who live nearby in and around your neighborhood.

It can be tricky to have new children in your home as your house rules may be quite different than what they’re used to in their own homes.

We’ve put together a few tips that will help make play dates in your home enjoyable while ensuring neighborhood friends understand your household rules, too.

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april fools

“April Fools Day. Sure. What a joke. My father is lying in a bed in intensive care. He can still joke. I can’t.”

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sibling-rivalry

Dr. Jeremy Toffle of Children’s Physicians offers ways to teach your children teamwork, incorporate cooperation and not competition.

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A few strategies to help you cope while you detox from your old routine…

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amanda push

Ten girls. Three boys. No sets. No adoptions. All from the same parents. Pretty crazy right?

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uncoupling

NEW YORK (AP) — Like any world unto itself, Hollywood has its own lexicon. But Gwyneth Paltrow’s use of the term “conscious uncoupling” to describe her breakup with Chris Martin this week had even Hollywood veterans scratching their heads and reaching — metaphorically at least — for a dictionary.

Of course, there was snark, too. And, on the other hand, some real appreciation for the message and the way it was delivered — in a joint post from the actress and her rock-star husband on Paltrow’s lifestyle website, goop. (Which — surprise! — crashed from the traffic.)

But before we get to that, let’s start with the basics: What the heck does “conscious uncoupling” mean?

Posted on by Josie Loza
Sibling-Rivalry (1)

Dr. Jeremy Toffle of Children’s Physicians in Bellevue gives tips on how to handle the battle of brothers and sisters…

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dog and kennel

Our dog hates his kennel and seems to panic whenever we put him in it. Can you tell us why?

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special ed teacher

It’s a gift — a calling — that stays with special education teachers even on days when some feel like pulling their hair out, or they had a student try.

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mother in law

How can I get this woman to live her own life and stay more out of ours?

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She’d probably forget her head if it wasn’t attached.

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Stop what you’re doing and look outside? Nice, huh?

So what are you waiting for? Go play!

Glance at our huge list of family-friendly activities and go have fun in the city.

smartphone tot

A study reveals that 38 percent of children under the age of 2 have used smartphones and/or tablets.

Two. Whoa! These kids aren’t even talking in complete sentences before they get their tiny little hands on technology.

Common Sense Media, which conducted the survey, told Mashable that “this is a true sign that the digital generation has arrived.”

Indeed, it is.

Posted on by Josie Loza


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