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Updated: March 31, 2021

Holiday Gift Guide: 15 Gift Ideas for New Moms or Moms-to-Be

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Gift giving can be hard, but it makes it even more challenging when someone is in a very specific category or place in their life. Let’s say an expectant mom!

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Preventing Unwanted Behaviors in Your Cat

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Spraying

Although all cat pee is pretty much the same to most people, to your cat, there's a big difference between urinating to relieve a loaded bladder and spraying urine onto vertical surfaces to proclaim ownership of territory and things. Intact males and cats who live in multi-cat households are most likely to spray.

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Manners and Mealtime Just Don't Mix

Manners and Mealtime Just Don't Mix

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Most toddlers (and preschoolers) do not have very exotic tastes. So if you and your partner prefer foods that your child doesn't like, try to make something simpler for him.

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Office Parties

Office Parties

Although your co-workers might not be your first choice for party guests, if you approach an office party with the same attitude as you would a party in your home, it can actually be an enjoyable event.
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Three to Six Years: Dietary and Developmental Highlights

Three to Six Years: Dietary and Developmental Highlights

Around three, children become increasingly social, more independent, and even more fun to be with than they were before. Preschoolers are particularly playful people who can be quite jovial and entertaining. They love to run, jump, dance, climb, and roughhouse. They find humor in the ridiculous, often laughing easily at the drop of a hat. Clownlike behavior is par for the course.

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Why Eat Together?

Why Eat Together?

Family meals are much more than a time for kids to sit at the same table with siblings and parents. Kids crave ritual and family meals are a part of a routine they can count on and take comfort in. Mealtimes may be one of the only parts of the day when children get to talk with their parents without a lot of other distractions, including the television and radio. In fact, research shows dinner conversation boosts a child's vocabulary, which could translate into improved academic performance down the line.

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Understanding Bulimia Nervosa

Understanding Bulimia Nervosa

The eating disorder termed bulimia is at least two or three times more prevalent than anorexia nervosa. In fact, recent surveys report that about 1 percent of the general population and 4 percent of women aged 18–30 suffer from this troublesome disease.

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Updated: February 12, 2020

Natural(ish) Parenting: A Lesson in Flexibility

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Before getting pregnant and having my son, I had a lot of plans for the kind of parent I wanted to be. When I thought about what my parenting philosophy would be, it would have been heavily categorized under the “natural parenting” label. Leave it to my strong-willed and life-lesson-teaching son to show me a thing or two about being flexible with my plans.

Updated: April 23, 2022

150 Would You Rather Questions for Kids (& Free Printable)

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If family dinnertime conversation is falling short, these fun and silly "Would You Rather?" questions are a great way to get everyone talking.

More: Family Dinners: The Recipe for Connectedness

Ever played the “Would You Rather?” game with your family or friends? We love this game because it appeals to all ages. You can play it with everyone from toddlers through grandparents, and learn something new about your loved ones.

Making the Move to "Real Foods" for Baby

Making the Move to "Real Foods" for Baby

Introducing solids to the baby should be a matter between you, your baby, and your pediatrician. There are many schools of thought on the subject. Earlier generations of moms, for example, believed that starting solids early was necessary to get a child to sleep through the night. Cereal may help a child feel fuller, but many children who are not given solids early sleep through the night, too.

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Four Months to One Year: Dietary Milestones

Four Months to One Year: Dietary Milestones

Babies change a lot between four and twelve months. During this critical period of growth, an infant's physical development not only affects what they eat, but how. In eight months, infants go from total dependence on breast milk or formula to consuming finger foods and drinking from a sippy cup while sitting up.

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Sanitizing Your Home to Keep Rodents Away

Sanitizing Your Home to Keep Rodents Away

Sanitation means keeping food away from rodents and making your home and its sur-roundings less rodent-friendly.

Food Sanitation

A Fine Mess

All three control measures -- sanitation, rodent-proofing, and reducing populations -- are essential for a successful rodent-control program. Don't skip one of these steps!

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Updated: March 2, 2021

5 Ways to Bond With Your Teen Before College

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The time is approaching to send your teen off to her first year of college. How did this time possibly arrive so fast? Don’t you remember getting dropped off at college yourself like it was yesterday? Though your head and heart may be spinning with questions and emotions, this summer is essentially a milestone moment for your family. Thinking through how you would like to ensure that you get in some bonding time with your teen in advance is important so you can both make the most of this special summer.

Breastfeeding: The Hospital Experience

Breastfeeding: The Hospital Experience

After months of preparation and anticipation, your baby has finally arrived. Exhausted and exhilarated, you are ready to begin your breastfeeding experience: your pregnancy has culminated in this special moment. After nourishing your baby in the uterus, your body is prepared to continue to provide all your baby's nutritional needs outside the womb.