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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.

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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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Weddings, Graduations, and Other Special Events for Stepfamilies

Weddings, Graduations, and Other Special Events for Stepfamilies

They're the times of celebration and rejoicing: family weddings, graduations, your partner's parents' 50th wedding anniversary. But complications also loom. Who'll host the graduation party, Mom and her partner or Dad and his? Both? Can they really get along that long? What about weddings?

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by: Lindsay Hutton

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When Your Teen Is an Addict

When Your Teen Is an Addict

According to Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD), half of all high school students have tried drugs by the time they graduate from high school. Most teens try drugs and alcohol to fit in and have a good time with friends. They look at drugs as a casual way to relieve stress. However, recreational use can quickly become an addiction, and choosing to do drugs becomes a physical and psychological need.

Living with an addict can tear a family apart.

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Updated: January 7, 2022

The 11 Weirdest Pregnancy Cravings And What They Mean

Pregnancy Cravings

Sweet, salty, sour, spicy — cravings during pregnancy can run the gamut. While certain cravings may indicate a nutritional need, many can be attributed to the amped-up hormones coursing through your body. So what types of food (and non-food items!)do pregnant women crave the most? Check out our list below to get the scoop on pregnancy cravings.

More: 12 Pregnancy Superfoods

Updated: April 23, 2022

Migraines During Pregnancy Could Lead to Serious Complications

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Being pregnant is challenging enough but when you add additional complications on top of that it makes it such a struggle. Nine months can quickly stretch into an eternity. Women are far more likely to suffer migraines and that continues to increase during a woman’s childbearing years. The good news is that for many women pregnancy helps with this issue or at least resolves itself after the first trimester. But for some, migraines can increase. For the women who experience migraines during pregnancy, it can be horrendous. Can you relate? 

Dealing with the Loss of Your Cat

Dealing with the Loss of Your Cat

Losing a beloved pet is very difficult. Be kind to yourself. Try to plan for something to do for the rest of the day, and try to be with someone who understands your grief. Don't share your feelings with people you don't think will understand. The last thing you need is for someone to say, “It was just a cat.” The cats who share our lives are part of us. Don't allow anyone to belittle your feelings.

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Stepchildren with Problems

Stepchildren with Problems

A stepchild with problems creates problems for the entire family. High-stress behavior never happens in a vacuum; even one member of the family “losing it” is one too many, and this affects the stepfamily as a whole.

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Making Time for Arts & Crafts

Making Time for Arts & Crafts

You may be wondering when you're going to do all these arts & crafts when you're running to soccer games, trying to get the laundry done, rushing to finish a project for your boss on time, and struggling to get a meal on the table every night.

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Dental Care for Preschoolers

Dental Care for Preschoolers

Try to get your preschooler to drink some water after snacks and lunch. This helps rinse her mouth between brushings.

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Use "disclosing" tablets (which color areas of plaque) or apply a drop of food coloring on your child's teeth with a cotton swab. That way, your child can brush away the color and see for herself what a good job of toothbrushing she does.

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Updated: June 19, 2019

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Postpartum: Starting to Exercise Again

Postpartum Exercising

Postpartum: Starting to Exercise Again

Starting a moderate exercise program during the postpartum months is beneficial in many ways. Regular exercise improves immune function and increases the production of antioxidant substances in the body. It helps you to sleep better at night and feel more energetic during the day. A brisk walk does wonders for depression or anxiety. A bout of exercise helps to suppress your appetite for sweets and junk food and increases your appetite for natural, nourishing foods.

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Is My Baby at the Correct Weight?

Is My Baby at the Correct Weight?

As the months pass, you may become concerned about your child's size or shape. Is your baby growing properly? Is your child getting too fat? Or is he not growing fast enough?

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Your Family's Reaction to Adoption

Your Family's Reaction to Adoption

If you have no children now and you plan to adopt, you can bet that your lifestyle will change. Your parents probably realize it. They know parenting isn't for sissies. Here are a few issues that might concern your parents and some thoughts that might be running through their minds:

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Mapping Your Strategy for a Genealogy Research Trip

Mapping Your Strategy for a Genealogy Research Trip

Become familiar with the county you're interested in and its surrounding counties by studying several kinds of maps before your trip. You need present-day highway maps to find your way around and to give you an overview of the local scene. But even if your ancestor's town still exists on present-day maps, try to find maps contemporary with his life.

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Updated: August 22, 2019

Using Baby Books as a Genealogy Tool

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Looking at old baby books may be a good place to learn more about your family and its history. 

Many people seek to learn more about their family history. Some wish to preserve this information for future generations, while others may want to research a hereditary illness. Those who have lost touch with their past yearn to rediscover their relatives. All of us have a deep desire to know who we are, and where we came from. Plus, learning about family history can be just plain fun. 

Updated: May 15, 2019

Kidney Stones on the Rise in U. S. Children

Kidney Stones on the Rise in U. S. Children

If you need another reason to avoid feeding your children processed and junk food, you've got one: It's a suspected cause of a growing health problem in young children – kidney stones.

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Updated: July 14, 2021

I Hated Being Pregnant and That's Perfectly Okay

I Hated Being Pregnant and That's Perfectly Okay

I’m transparent in my articles for FamilyEducation, and here I go again with a confession: I am crazy in love with my daughters, both under age 5, but struggled with pregnancy. I was high-risk both times and even though I understood and did appreciate that I was growing life, I felt incredibly self-conscious about my 80 lb. weight gain with Baby #2. In the last few weeks of pregnancy with #2, I woke up every morning and silently prayed that today would be the day my water broke.

Updated: February 12, 2020

Kitchen Magic for Easy Meals: 10 Uses For One Bag of Frozen Veggies

Medley of Frozen Vegetables

Making easy family meals is a lot like the If You Give a Mouse a Cookie books... When you think of making easy family meals, the first thought is to reach for something ready-made. Your second thought is probably about the guilt that goes into serving your kids something that has more than 5 ingredients with many you can't even pronounce.

Holidays Without Debt

Holidays Without Debt

Avoid overspending in the middle of this Season of Greed? That seems as likely as not overeating at a mile-long dessert buffet! Stay true to the real spirit of the holidays by sticking with our easy-to-follow tips for a debt-free -- and carefree -- season. So read up, slow down, and save big. It's a great way to end the year -- and start a new one.

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Family Meetings

Family Meetings

How does all this happen? You're leading busy lives—what family isn't? Few of us are used to sitting down together and working on lists of values, rules, and goals. First, don't try to do it all at once! Schedule a few sessions to do it.

A good place to write your family value statement and define your family's rules is during a family meeting.

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