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Common Basketball Injuries

Common Basketball Injuries

Basketball is taking the country by storm. It's becoming the number one game in America according to experts (those who love basketball!) In fact, tickets are so hot for professional and collegiate basketball games, that fans will pay more than $1,000 for one ticket!

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Updated: March 26, 2020

Introducing The Prepared Parent

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You probably never thought you would be a teacher (especially for your own kids), but that’s the reality for many of us right now. This unprecedented epidemic has turned all of our lives upside down, and for the first time ever you may find yourself making lesson plans, looking for math worksheets, and wondering why your kids won’t do the homework. Oh, and you are also trying to work from home, shower (or at least dry shampoo), get dinner on the table, and maintain a normal schedule (we’ve got tips for that here).

Setting Realistic Weight-loss Goals

Setting Realistic Weight-loss Goals

Food for Thought

Don't obsess over the scale; it can drive you nuts! Limit the times you weigh yourself to no more than once or twice a week. In fact, avoid hopping on the scale each time you hit the bathroom by packing it away in the closet between weigh-ins, or simply weigh yourself outside your home (at the gym, your doctor's office, and so on).

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Mormon Names

Mormon Names

Name Dropping

Many of the Mormon-created names might be too much for anyone who's not part of this particular religion, but the baby names from Utah are undeniably some of the most interesting out there. It's worth a look at the site just to give your brain a creativity boost, and you'll find some great interpretive spellings of more common names that you may never have dreamed of, such as Taeler (Taylor).

Why Genealogy?

Why Genealogy?

Genealogy is said to be the third (some say the second) largest hobby in the country. Just ask the librarians. They will tell you that their shelves are bursting with genealogy books. The available computers are in continual use with those seeking clues on their lineages. The fascination is hard to describe. Some enjoy “putting the pieces of the puzzle together.” Some love history.
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Keeping Your Preschooler Busy

Keeping Your Preschooler Busy

Mom Alert!

Avoid reliance on rigid routine—it will only frustrate you and your child. Flexibility is the key to a good relationship with your preschooler. As your child grows, introduce new activities and avoid underestimating his or her abilities.

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The Extra Costs of Buying a New Home

The Extra Costs of Buying a New Home

Money Morsel

Remember to consider all the extra costs you'll run into when deciding how much money to pay down on the house. It's great to have a big down payment because it reduces the size of your mortgage. It's not great, however, to be unable to afford to buy what you need for your new home.

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Make the Most of Your Time Together

Make the Most of Your Time Together

Soul Mates

Time is more precious than gold. If we treat our time together as such, our relationship will flourish.

It's ideal to be able to spend many hours every week with your spouse. However, there are always weeks when that seems impossible. You might be working late or going to sleep early after being up all night with a sick child. We all have obligations outside our relationship.

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Part-Time Stepparenting

Part-Time Stepparenting

When there is shared or joint custody (you'll find out more about custody options in What You Need to Know About Custody), you can divvy up the kids' time in a variety of ways. Sometimes you get the weekdays or the weekends. Sometimes it's divided one-third/two-thirds.

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Updated: April 22, 2022

Is It Ever Okay to Leave Your Kids in the Car?

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There are many things our parents did 30 years ago that would have them reported to the Department of Child and Family Services if they were to do it today. Sometimes I fondly think back to my childhood of freely riding my bicycle in the neighborhood for hours on end or being left home alone at a really young age. As a mom of two young children, I shudder at the thought of my own kids doing some of the things I myself did.

Updated: May 15, 2019

Why Most Kids Quit Sports

Why Most Kids Quit Sports

Twenty million kids register each year for youth hockey, football, baseball,soccer, and other competitive sports. The National Alliance for Sportsreports that 70 percent of these kids quit playing these league sports byage 13 -- and never play them again.

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Alimony: Getting the Best Deal

Alimony: Getting the Best Deal

You Can Do It!

When negotiating, start by asking for more than you either need or expect to get. Then, during negotiations, be willing to give up what you don't mind losing.

You Can Do It!

If possible, arrange spousal support through mediation or settlement, not litigation. This will provide both parties with the most flexibility in getting what they deem most important from the arrangement.

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Updated: April 22, 2022

How to Get Started with Homeschooling

You've decided to homeschool - what's next?

You’ve decided to homeschool. Now what? First of all, know that you are not alone. As families face unprecedented challenges regarding health, safety, changing schedules, and new school models during this time of global pandemic, more families than ever are deciding to give homeschooling a try. The good news is that even the least experienced of families can have a wonderful start to the homeschool adventure thanks to the plethora of easily accessible resources available online.

Realistic Goals and Fun Keep Kids in Sports

Realistic Goals and Fun Keep Kids in Sports

20 million kids register each year for youth hockey, football, baseball, soccer, and other competitive sports. The National Alliance for Sports reports that 70 percent of these kids quit playing these league sports by age 13. They never play them again.

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by: Sandra F. Rief, M.A.

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Effective Behavior Strategies for Kids with ADHD

Effective Behavior Strategies for Kids with ADHD

These strategies are designed to help you better cope with and manage the more challenging behaviors exhibited by children and teens with ADHD.

Establish a few specific, important rules/expectations that are clearly understood by all members of the household.

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Childsick Parents

Childsick Parents

The Quiet-House Blues

You've packed your children off to camp for a couple of weeks, maybe the entire summer. Now you can enjoy a lifestyle that doesn't revolve solely around your kids. No more carpooling. No fighting commuter traffic to get to her afterschool program before it closes. No checking to see if homework's been done. It's time to make leisurely lunch and dinner dates with friends. Get reacquainted with your spouse. Catch up on your pleasure reading.

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Genealogy: Filling in Your Family History Details

Genealogy: Filling in Your Family History Details

The events of Anson and Cornelia's lives were chronicled through the records. Census listings were examined; They showed that Anson was a farmer. County records were searched for his estate record. His will revealed that he was in “a very infirm state of health” when he made it in 1852. He left his wife Cornelia in control until the oldest child became 21.

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Updated: May 15, 2019

Getting Along: Tips for Freshmen Roommates

Getting Along: Tips for Freshmen Roommates

Freshman rooming situations can be a nightmare. My midwestern roomie got falling-down drunk every Thursday through Sunday night, while the Louisiana boy who shared a bunk bed with me made frequent ceremonial offerings to a legendary bayou voodoo queen. I realized within days that we were not going to be lifelong best friends. My goal was survival.

Getting great freshman roommates is more a matter of luck than theresult of a college's sophisticated match-up process.

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