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Get Smart About Antibiotics!

Get Smart About Antibiotics!

You may have read recent media reports about the dramatic rise in Superbugs — dangerous bacteria that are resistant to multiple antibiotics intended to treat them. To help you understand the facts about antibiotic resistance, we are reprinting this Q&A from the Centers for Disease Control, followed by a link to a fun quiz to […]

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Take ‘Em to BOOK Camp!

Take ‘Em to BOOK Camp!

The other night, Husband and I popped in to to our local pizza and salad spot for dinner. You know, the one with those gourmet, individually-sized, overpriced servings? As we approached the front station to be seated by an enthusiastic teen who appeared to be no older than 12, we passed a large crowded booth […]

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The Glass is (at least) Half Full

The Glass is (at least) Half Full

While Mamas always try to focus on the positives of raising healthy, happy kiddos, sometimes the events of the day force us to explore disturbing topics and offer teachable moments on trends that — frankly — scare the bejeezus out of us. So it’s with great pleasure and some relief that we bring you a […]

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The Super Agent Parent – Could YOU Be at Risk?

The Super Agent Parent – Could YOU Be at Risk?

Over the last few years there’s been a lot written about the overly close parenting style that’s become increasingly common. You probably know the type – the moms and dads who habitually over manage and overprotect their kids to the point of being ridiculous – and potentially damaging. One particular strain of this “disease” shows […]

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Mother’s Love Changes a Child’s Brain

Mother’s Love Changes a Child’s Brain

It’s not like we didn’t know, but it always helps when research provides medical evidence for what we thought all along …

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Baby, What a Big Surprise!

Baby, What a Big Surprise!

10 things that may amaze you about kidlet’s first year. Actually, 11.

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Does Your Child Have “Affluenza?” Uh Oh.

Does Your Child Have “Affluenza?” Uh Oh.

A recent study finds that teens today are 5 times more likely to be suffering from anxiety or depression than they were during the Great Depression! But why, and is yours at risk?

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Give, Not Gimme

Give, Not Gimme

Are you a bit stressed out about the whole holiday-present- buying thing? Short on time and, maybe, short on funds? We sure are, but the good news is that it’s easy to make the holidays less about material gifts, and more about the feelings behind them — especially for the littles in your life. One […]

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Peer Pressure – It’s Not Just For Kids

The experts talk a lot about the power of peer pressure and how to help kids resist its pull as they enter adolescence. We are taught that the peer group has a remarkable and sometimes frightening ability to sway our kids away from the path they know to be right – the one we work […]

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