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    Family Life
    15 Family History Tattoos to Inspire You
    While tattoos aren’t for everyone, they’re often used as a way to honor someone, or a group of people that are closest to you. Family is something that will almost always be there for you, and many choose to honor them permanently by getting ...
    Jacqueline Weiss
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    Family Life
    5 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Starting Genealogy Research
    Everyone has a story to tell, your ancestors included. But if you're one of the millions of Americans who want to know those stories, you’ll need to connect with your inner genealogist. When my brother decided to wade through centuries of the p...
    Miranda Altice
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    Maintaining Weight Loss
    Calorie Intake for Weight Loss and Weight Management
    Weight loss is a formula of calories in and calories out. People lose weight through a combination of reducing the number of calories they consume and increasing the number of calories their body burns through exercise. How Many Calories Are in...
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    Family Life
    Rebecca Minkoff Features Working, Breastfeeding Moms at NYFW
    Rebecca Minkoff’s recent Spring/Summer 2020 presentation at New York Fashion Week went where few designers have gone before, featuring a breastfeeding model wearing a dress from her collection. Model and mother Mara Martin breastfed her daughte...
    Jacqueline Weiss
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    Kids
    The Importance of Developing a Strong Family Narrative for Your Kids
    As parents, we want our children to have it all. We bend over backwards researching the best of everything, feeding them healthy foods, shuttling them to activities; yet for many of us, we stop short of truly providing our kids with it all as we ...
    Charise Rohm Nulsen
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    Family Life
    Talking to Kids About 9/11 As Part of Their Family History
    It was 9:02 am on September 11, 2001, when I watched United Airlines 175, the second plane, fly into the World Trade Center’s south tower. The scenes from the flames, flying debris, and desperate jumpers are indescribable. My first thoughts soa...
    Miranda Altice
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    Grandparents
    12 Fun Things to Do With Grandkids
    Editor’s Note:We know raising kids can be hard. That’s why we’re dedicated to making your life easier with the latest and greatest parenting advice and products. We wanted to let you know that if you chose to purchase one of the items featu...
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    Family Life
    What to Keep in Your Car for Max Efficiency This School Year
    As soon as the school year starts up, your car will once again take on the role of taxi to and from school, appointments, activities, etc. Some days it likely feels as though you are spending more time in the car than anywhere else! These items a...
    Jennifer Caffelle
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    Family Life
    5 Ways to be a More Mindful Mama
    It’s August. We are eight months into this year. What have you done for yourself this year? If your answer is nothing, we gotta change that, sister. Have you ever heard someone say you can’t pour from an empty cup? Of course you have, but the...
    HeHe Stewart
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    Family Life
    5 Questions Kids Should Ask Their Grandparents
    Asking specific questions can get an interesting and valuable dialogue going between kids and their grandparents. It allows them to connect and learn essential information about their family tree and history. You never know what they’ll learn o...
    Laura Richards
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    College Alternatives
    Life After High School: Top 10 Alternatives to College
    Attending college after high school isn't for everyone. Some teens choose to take a year or two off before continuing their education, while others jump right into the workforce. If your teen is looking to explore his options, check out these alt...
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    Family Life
    How Your Genes Can Influence Whether You’ll Be A Dog Person
    A recent study published by a team of Swedish and British scientists at Uppsala University suggests that becoming a dog owner is heavily influenced by an individual’s genetic structure and make-up. More: An Age-by-Age Guide to Explaining the D...
    Jacqueline Weiss
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    Family Life
    Are Teledoctors a Good Option for Parents and Kids?
    Although telemedicine may sound like a futuristic option for treating your children when they are experiencing health issues, teledoctors have actually been around for many years. It is certainly an option that parents should educate themselves o...
    Charise Rohm Nulsen
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    Family Life
    An Age-by-Age Guide to Explaining the Death of a Pet to Children
    From goldfish to guinea pigs to every pet in between (yes, including dogs and cats, of course), pets are part of the family. Heck, my first pet, the most wonderful Golden Retriever ever (I am NOT biased!) died 17 years ago and I still miss her! ...
    Rachel Sokol
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    Visitation
    Age-Appropriate Visitation
    Age-Appropriate Visitation It's a famous biblical story: Two women were fighting over a baby each claimed as her own. Wise King Solomon had the women brought before him. Appearing to rule fairly, he ordered that the baby be cut in half, with one...
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    Family Life
    60+ Get To Know You Questions to Ask Kids (and Get Them Talking)
    One of the biggest challenges busy families face is finding quality time to connect with one another. With work, school, extracurriculars, screen time, friends, and more all competing for time, parents can be left feeling unconnected as their kid...
    Jennifer Caffelle
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    Family Life
    Authoritative Parenting is On The Rise
    Parenting is a skill, an art form of sorts. If you're good at it, you have goods odds at raising children that succeed and go on to impact the world in great ways. If you're not so good at it,  your children are the ones who pay the price. While...
    HeHe Stewart
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    Cancer
    7 Family Life Lessons We Learned From My Son's Cancer
    I have seven adopted kids. Our family is a hodge-podge of culture, diversity, and challenge. Sometimes, I’m close to pulling my hair out, but if I’m honest, I love it. One thing I don’t love; however, is cancer. More: When a Child Loses a...
    Gary Roe