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How to Make Your Life Easier with Meal Plans

  If you’re searching for ways to save money and time in the kitchen but still create nutritious meals each day, starting with a menu …

Your Baby’s First Test: Understanding the Apgar Score

  The Apgar score is a test that was designed by Virginia Apgar, an American anesthesiologist, to evaluate the condition of newborns immediately following birth.  …

5 Tips to Help Students Write Better Papers

In this era of text messaging and Facebook, many kids don’t spend a lot of time honing their formal writing skills. This can be a …

Why You Should Give Your Teenager Food Independence

Adolescence is difficult. Older children and young adults are appropriately battling to find out who they are and where they fit in. They want to …

6 Major Benefits of Breastfeeding

Deciding whether or not to breastfeed your child is a deeply personal matter and supporters on both sides of the issue tend to have strong …

5 Methods for Motivating Your Family to Clean

Are you tired of nagging your kids to clean their rooms? Are you tired of asking your partner to clean out the basement? When you’re …

Family Hiking 101

  You don’t have to trek hours into the woods lugging a backpack and camping supplies to reap the benefits of hiking. Hiking and walking …

3 Signs That Your Child Is Overscheduled and What To Do About It

Children are resilient and adaptable. They have a myriad of interests and they’re generally not great at setting limits for themselves, and it’s tempting to …

Seven Tips to Help Moms Enjoy Summer

It’s been a long, hard winter, hasn’t it? Summer is finally here and it’s time for you to get out of the house and enjoy …

Fun Summer Idea for Kids: Writing/Journaling

Writing is an important skill children practice every day in school. When school is out for the summer don’t let the writing stop. Check out …

No Cost, Fun Summer Activities for the Whole Family

Although you may not be able to afford a summer vacation this year, there are many low-cost, fun summer activities for the whole family. Here …

Summer Food Safety Tips

Like cold and flu season, there seems to be a food-borne illness season – food-borne illnesses are at their peak during summer months. The warm …

Tips for Keeping Your Teen Safe on the Road This Summer

Your teen has just received his license and the worrying begins. Summer is just around the corner and your teen will be spending more time …

Fun Summer Ideas for Kids: Reading

As kids look forward to the last day of school, teachers remind their students to read at least 25 books over the summer. While this …

How Old Should My Child Be Before They Go to Summer Camp?

Children love to spend time with their friends, and as summer approaches, they may ask if they can go to the same camp as their …

Choosing good Friends

Friendship is an important part of your child’s healthy development.  Companionship helps children mature emotionally and morally and also teaches them social skills such as …