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Updated: December 2, 2021

First Trimester of Pregnancy: An Experts’ Guide

What to Expect in the First Trimester of Pregnancy

The first trimester is the most critical time in your pregnancy. Although the fetus at the end of the first trimester is only about 4 inches long and weighs less than 1 ounce, your baby’s development is in full swing. Their major organs and nervous system, heartbeat, arms, fingers, legs, toes, hair, and buds for future teeth have begun to form, making it vital for mom to start right off the bat with a healthy pregnancy.

One to Three Years: Dietary Milestones

One to Three Years: Dietary Milestones

You may think of him as such, but your child is no longer a baby in the strict sense of the word. He's a toddler now, and the name fits kids ages one through three. Talk about rough and tumble! Once standing becomes old hat, toddlers try their luck at walking, and have their share of spills. Making your way around the room with feet planted wide apart for support is never smooth sailing.

Getting Ready for Your Adopted Child

Getting Ready for Your Adopted Child

Once it begins to sink in that you will actually be bringing a new person into your home and family, you'll start to think about just how much there is to do to prepare for him or her. I'll walk you through some of the physical and emotional preparations you'll need to make.

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Updated: May 15, 2019

Reduce Your Amount of Trash

Reduce Your Amount of Trash

The Three Rs

Did you know there are three Rs in Green?
Reduce, reuse, recycle.

Everyone likes the convenience of modern life, but we pay in dollars now and garbage tomorrow for a lot of that convenience. So far it's up to each family to decide for itself where to draw the line. When your family wants to start being green, there's help available.

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Updated: May 15, 2019

Help Your Kids Make New Friends

Help Your Kids Make New Friends

On the Menu: Talking About Making Friends

For Ages: Six and up

THE SCENE
Nine-year-old Kevin loves watching his favorite TV program, but tonight he's barely paying attention. After some prodding, he finally shares the bad news: His best friend Eric won't be attending the summer basketball program with him after all. "I won't know anyone there," he says. "I don't want to go."

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What Should We Play?

What Should We Play?

No matter what game you play, some kids are just not going to get into it. The trick is to start them young and keep the games alive. Try setting up tournaments and championships. Once you get them hooked, they'll come back to the table fast enough—after all, their survival instincts are sometimes even stronger than that of the tired and weary adult. Shut off the TV, computer, and video games and let the answering machine screen the calls.

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Introducing Your New Significant Other to Your Children

Introducing Your New Significant Other to Your Children

When you feel you are ready to move to the next step with your new partner, there are several things you can do to help ease the introduction and transition with your children. 

Here are a few good ways to introduce your prospective husband or significant other to your children:

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Home for the Holidays

Home for the Holidays

They're Baaaack!
They invade from every corner of the country, arriving in trains, planes, and automobiles. They're sleep-deprived and burned out, bearing laundry bags instead of gifts. Yes, the holidays are here, and our college students are back home!

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Basics for Nursing Mothers

Basics for Nursing Mothers

Although nursing is a natural instinct for both mother and baby, it is not unusual to feel clumsy at first. If you are open-minded, your baby can actually teach you how to nurse without much prior knowledge on your part. Just put the baby's little mouth near your nipple and he or she will find a way.

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Teens and Partying

Teens and Partying

You can already guess the drawbacks of entertaining teenagers in your own home (fingerprints all over the walls, no food left in the refrigerator, and so on), but there are some definite advantages. To begin, if they're at your house, you know where they are. In addition, if they're at your house, you'll get to know them (a little, anyway). It's also nice to let your teenager know that you welcome his friends just as you welcome your own.

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Updated: June 26, 2019

Simplify Meal Time: Kid-Friendly Meals You Can Make in a Muffin Tin

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Kid-friendly meals that adults love too can seem like the Holy Grail of feeding a family. Either you find yourself eating mac and cheese and chicken fingers, or you end up making multiple meals customized to each person's age, taste, and dietary restrictions. While one-pot suppers and family crockpot meals are a great catch-all for some families, others need more individualized options that don't require a sink's worth of dishes and all the free hours you can muster.

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When Stepchildren Visit

When Stepchildren Visit

The First Time

The first time that the stepkids come over for a sleepover visit (long or short) is a pivotal moment in the stepfamily's history. As a stepparent, you may feel desperate to please the children, to woo them, to go out of your way to make sure that you're accepted. You may also just want to casually greet them and go on with life, letting the kids fit in as they can. Both these emotions may exist at the same time.

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Strategies for Handling Life Changes

Strategies for Handling Life Changes

Experts say that when change occurs, it's important to recognize and acknowledge it, rather than trying to ignore or avoid it. Once you acknowledge change, you can effectively work toward accepting it. Some tips for dealing with change are listed here. Although some of them may seem obvious, they're all important.

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by: Katy Abel

Ten Ways to Make More Time for Your Kids

Ten Ways to Make More Time for Your Kids

The Frenzied Family
As you head into the back-to-school year, you wonder: Can you really do it again? Pack lunches at dawn, dash from carpools to business meetings, apply mascara at stoplights, help with homework, race to piano lesson pickups -- only to return home, rush everyone off to bed, and then wake up to a go-go weekend of hockey practice, soccer games, and birthday parties?

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by: Ruth Anne Hammond

10 Ways You Can Help Your Baby Learn

10 ways to help your baby learn

As a new mother, I remember feeling so anxious about how we were going to teach our son everything he needed to know to succeed in life. Having been raised by a mother who thought of her children as empty vessels who needed to be filled up by adults,
I imagined the exhaustion of years of trying to pack everything into his head.

by: Lindsay Hutton

USDA's Guidelines for a Healthy Family Diet

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USDA's Guidelines for a Healthy Family Diet

Eating a healthy, well-balanced diet is essential for your child's proper growth and development, but how do you know if your child is getting the nutrients he needs? The following guidelines laid out by the USDA are recommended for everyone over 2 years of age, and can help you make make smart food choices for your family and promote overall general health.

The USDA recommends you eat foods that help achieve and maintain a healthy weight, promote health, and prevent disease.

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Soccer Safety

Soccer Safety

The soccer craze is sweeping the nation, but a new study shows that heading the ball could cause memory loss. See what the experts are saying.

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Crazy Eights

Crazy eights is a great card game for kids

Crazy Eights

Crazy Eights was perhaps the most popular card game in my family. It was easy and all the kids could play. It is played by two or more players; the object is to exhaust your hand by placing your cards in a discard pile according to number (or rank) and suit. There are many variations to the game but here are the basic rules to guide you.

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Essential Pet Supplies

Essential Pet Supplies

Shop for your new buddy before he comes home. That way you'll be able to devote yourself to getting to know each other instead of scurrying off to the store during those first few days. Let's see what you need.

Doggerel

A crate is like a den. Crates come in many forms—wire, plastic, aluminum, on wheels, with handles, and in various colors and sizes. For potty training, safe travel, and confinement if the dog is injured or ill, you can't beat a crate.

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