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Updated: July 19, 2022

Swimming Lessons for Kids: How to Prepare Them for the Pool

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Swimming is an amazing skill that will not only keep your kids active, but it could also save their life. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) notes that “drowning is the second-leading cause of unintentional injury death behind motor vehicle crashes for children ages 1–14.” They also report that an average of 11 children under the age of 14 die every single day from drowning.

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Preparing for a Move

Preparing for a Move

Moving is a tiring and stressful time. Any advance planning you can do may make the event a little easier. As soon as you find out when you'll be moving, make a list of everything you need to do.

Prioritize the jobs on your list, and try to estimate about how much time you'll need for each task. Then start enlisting help.

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Western Names from the Big (and Small) Screen

Western Names from the Big (and Small) Screen

Name Dropping

If you're fond of classic or traditional names (or trying to strike a compromise with someone who is!), remember that many of them can easily be turned into western-sounding names. Many popular western names are shortened forms or nicknames taken from classic or traditional names: Matthew = Matt, William = Billy, John = Jack, Anne = Annie, Charles = Chet, Ezekial = Zeke. Don't be afraid to experiment!

Updated: April 22, 2022

What's a Normal BMI for Women? (Explaining Weight and Body Fat Percentage)

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If you're trying to lose weight while trying to gain muscle mass, and figure out how to do it all while still maintaining good overall health, you're not alone. Understanding what your healthy range should be when it comes to normal weight and your BMI (Body Mass Index) can get confusing. 

That's why we've sorted it all out for you with the help of The Active Woman's Health and Fitness Handbook and some handy charts.

More: Setting Realistic Weight Loss Goals

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Updated: March 2, 2021

8 Days of Hanukkah Gifts for Kids

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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 featured in this post, we may receive a small commission for it.

So you have eight nights of gift giving to contend with and don't even know where to begin? Hanukkah is a perfect time to choose gifts that the whole family can participate in to make the most of the family aspect of the holiday.

Adoption Facilitators

Adoption Facilitators

Some states, including California, allow people who are not agency social workers or attorneys to help people find birthmothers (for a fee). These people are called adoption facilitators or adoption consultants.

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Updated: March 2, 2021

3 Pitfalls To Avoid When Apologizing To Your Child

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Have ever completely lost it with your kids? You’re not alone.

As parents we're overstressed and sleep-deprived, strung out from juggling the demands of job and home, and teetering on the edge of sanity as we deal with our children's worst behavior, toddler meltdowns, fights over the video game controller, texting at the dinner table.

Updated: February 12, 2020

What to Do When You Don't Like Your Teen's Boyfriend

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Each stage of parenting offers its own unique challenges for very different reasons. Newborns make for a complete shock to your way of life. Toddlers let you know very quickly that you're not in charge. Elementary school kids can at least communicate with you though they might not – scratch that – they probably won't listen. And then there are the teens. Teen behavior is proof that extraterrestrial life does exist. Be prepared for five or six years of mental chess.

Updated: February 12, 2020

The Causes of Down Syndrome During Pregnancy and How to Test for It

Baby Boy With Down Syndrome in NICU

You may have heard about genetic testing for Down Syndrome during pregnancy. But what exactly is Down Syndrome? What are your chances of birthing a baby with this condition? Researchers do not know a lot about what causes Down Syndrome, but they do know a lot about how it works. There is also a lot of knowledge out there about some specific risk factors that increase your chances of having a baby with Down Syndrome. 

More: Screening Tests During Pregnancy

Updated: April 15, 2022

When Do Babies Start Crawling?

Baby Crawling

It seems like infants learn something new every day, and it’s pretty magical to watch baby development. At some point after learning to roll over and get into the sitting position, your little one will learn to crawl.

Crawling changes everything because once your baby learns it, they are mobile. Suddenly you have to keep a tight watch on them and make sure that your living space is baby-proof.

Updated: April 16, 2022

3 Tips for Negotiating With Toddlers Inspired by Mindy Kaling

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We all know toddlers are a strange species. They are temperamental, erratic, and emotionally unstable. At this age they become far more cognitively aware of their needs and how they manage in relation to their environment and their caretakers; however, they lack the verbal skills needed to convey their big feelings and thoughts leading us to the treacherous territories of toddlerhood.

More: 10 Gifs That Perfectly Sum Up Life With a Toddler

Updated: April 20, 2022

What Are The Odds My Baby Will Have Blue Eyes Based on Genetics? (Use Our Eye Color Chart!)

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Do you or your partner have blue eyes? Curious if your baby will too? This genetic explanation and handy baby eye color chart can help you answer the question, "Will my baby have blue eyes?”

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 featured in this post, we may receive a small commission for it.

Quiz: Your Values and Money

Quiz: Your Values and Money

Before you try to instill values in your child, you'd better be clear on exactly what those values are. If you hold to one set of values but want your child to adopt a different set, it probably won't work. Your actions in following your own values will undermine your efforts.

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Updated: January 14, 2021

A Parent's Guide to Walmart's Car Seat Trade-In Program

walmart store offering car seat trade-in program

Walmart is getting ready for its next car seat trade-in event. We've got the details on what you can trade in, coupons you will receive, and more.

Did you know that car seats expire? If you have an expired car seat or even just an old car seat your child has outgrown, hang on to it so you can bring it to Walmart in time for their next car seat trade in! At the 2019 car seat trade in event, parents were eligible for a $30 Walmart gift card with every car seat trade-in, and it looks like they'll be similar benefits next time around.

Genealogy: Developing Your Home Support System

Genealogy: Developing Your Home Support System

Add to the references and resources you keep handy at home. Tapes, books, catalogs, computer programs, Internet subscriptions, and CD-ROMs can all advance your research from the comfort of home.

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Updated: July 7, 2021

Top 12 New Outdoor Toys for Summer

Top 12 New Outdoor Toys for Summer

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 featured in this post, we may receive a small commission for it.