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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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    Maintaining Weight Loss
    Calorie Intake for Weight Loss and Weight Management
    Counting the calories in each morsel of food that you eat is not the way to go. But you can get a general idea of how many total calories you should eat each day, to either maintain or lose weight, with the following formula: First find your BM...
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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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    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
    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
  • Life After High School: Top 10 Alternatives to College
    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...
  • Mom and daughter having a conversation
    Family Life
    50+ Questions to Ask Your Kids to 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
  • collage of the best dog breeds for kids
    Family Life
    The Best Dogs for Kids and Families
    Thinking about which dog breed is right for you and your family? Dogs make great pets for families with kids of all ages. They are loving, loyal, and great companions, who will not only help teach your children learn about responsibility, but als...
    Erin Ollila
  • Family Life
    Ideas for the Perfect Godparent Proposal
    Have you heard of a godparent proposal? It’s the latest craze to make sure that the chosen people in your little one’s life have a memorable moment, along with a gift they can treasure to mark this special milestone in their lives. You can c...
    Charise Rohm Nulsen
  • dad and baby peering into fence of the white house
    Politics and Government
    How The Government Shutdown Is Impacting Kids and 4 Ways You Can Help
    No matter where you turn right now, news of the government shutdown is everywhere. People are talking about how it affects government workers and airport security lines and the related politics, but there is one area that is not getting enough f...
    Charise Rohm Nulsen
  • Family Life
    The Top Parenting Podcasts According to Real Parents
    Podcasts are perfect for so many parents. They are easily incorporated into various lifestyles from commutes, to late-night nursing sessions, to waiting in the pick-up line. These podcasts cover everything from pregnancy, to parenthood, to being ...
    Charise Rohm Nulsen