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  1. How to Get Your Kids Back on Track

    Maybe things got lax during school vacation and the kids stayed up late playing video games. Or life has just gotten so hectic that you’ve had to rely on the TV as a babysitter and takeout meals to survive. Whatever the reason, your family’s healthy habits have gotten off track. It’s happened to all

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  2. Budgeting for Baby: 13 Money-Saving Strategies

    You have almost 10 months to prepare for your little one's arrival. Just think of all the fun things you need to buy -- a stroller, cute little outfits, and toys of all shapes and sizes. In the excitement of your baby's arrival, you may want to shower your baby with the newest and best of everything

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  3. New Dads: What to Expect After Baby Arrives

    You know that becoming a dad will change your life. What you can't know is how, and in what ways. Nothing can fully prepare you for the joys and challenges of parenthood. But learning what to expect now may reduce the number of big surprises ahead. Here's a preview of how your newborn may change you

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  4. Budgeting for Twins: Tips to Save Money

    You have almost 10 months to prepare for your twins' arrival. Just think of all the fun things you need to buy: a stroller, cute little outfits, and toys of all shapes and sizes -- not to mention diapers and formula. In the excitement of their arrival, you may want to shower your twins with the newe

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  5. Stocking Your Pantry and Refrigerator for Health

    With the right foods in your kitchen, you can put together a meal that’s more nutritious, lower calorie, and less expensive than take-out pizza – and you can do it faster. Cheese (reduced-fat): Keep sliced or pre-shredded cheese on hand for quick meals. It can be the feature of a meal – grilled chee

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  6. Is Dirt Good for Kids?

    It's the basic nature of young children to touch the very things in their environment that their parents find most disgusting. Just try to keep your 1-year-old from sticking the dog's bone in her mouth! Epidemic-scale flu seasons have health authorities imploring regular hand washing, and with talk

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  7. Fit Kids: Why Children Need Exercise

    Do you find yourself reaching for a tall cup of java each afternoon to power yourself out of that 3 p.m. energy slump? I feel your pain -- being a mom takes energy. As a pediatrician, though, I have a better fix: a 15-minute power walk. And what works for your midday slump works for your kids, too.

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  8. Could Your Child Have Sleep Apnea?

    When her son was in preschool, Cynthia Chin-Lee remembers teachers saying he would fall asleep during playtime. Now, 10-year-old Joshua is impossible to rouse in the mornings, saying, "I need to sleep 10 more minutes. Leave me alone." Joshua seems tired, he has bags under his eyes, and he's not doin

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  9. Help Your Teen's Mood Swings

    "Help! My teenager is so moody and cranky." Does that sound like someone in your household? Teens have a lot on their plate: homework, friendship dramas, maybe a new relationship or a breakup. Plus, their bodies are changing and they're starting to separate from their parents. That's all normal. But

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  10. Taye Diggs: Actor, Parent, Author

    We're just coming off a night where Walker woke up at 5 a.m. and wouldn't go back to sleep. It's not for the faint of heart! I'd say sleep before you have any young ones. But it's a wonderful project in life, trying to raise this other person. He can be a buddy, then we're mentoring him, then he's t

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