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    1. A Simple Guide to Baby Supplies

      When you're pregnant, it's a delight to browse the baby stores for those adorable outfits, colorful playthings, and stylish strollers. You might be tempted to scoop up lots of baby gear all at once, but so much shopping can be overwhelming, not to mention expensive. Relax. Realistically, you'll have

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    2. How Christina Applegate Stays Healthy and Happy

      Raised in Los Angeles by a single mother, comedic actor Christina Applegate, 41, remembers feeling the same pressures we all face growing up: trying to fit in with other kids while also forging a healthy sense of self. Applegate, who returns next month to the big screen in Anchorman 2: The Legend Co

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    3. Q&A With Sugarland's Jennifer Nettles

      Your son, Magnus, is now 11 months old. What's been the biggest revelation about being a new mom? Children require you to be truly present in the moment. I tend to be one of those people who thinks about four to five steps ahead. That has served me well in my life and in my career, and in my success

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    4. Cord Blood Banking

      Are you considering storing your baby’s your cord blood? Or donating it to a bank? Here are a few things to know. Cord blood is rich in stem cells, which can be used in place of bone marrow stem cells to treat more than 80 life-threatening diseases. “Cord blood transplants are increasingly needed to

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    5. Everyday Calorie Burners

      Is your day jam-packed with commitments -- work, school, errands, housecleaning, child care? Do you laugh at the notion of even having 30 minutes to fit in an exercise DVD, much less time to run to the gym? That doesn’t mean you can’t get a good workout every day, just as part of your daily routine.

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    6. Eating on the Road: Healthy Strategies for Your Family

      Road trips to summer vacation destinations can be a fun, economical alternative to flying. But as hours on the open road add up and fast food wrappers stack up, tempers can flare, setting a stressful tone for what should be pleasurable days ahead. “Long car rides can have several negative effects on

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    7. How to Teach Your Kids about Positive Self-Talk

      Kids face new experiences all the time. Making changes, like trying something new or starting healthy habits, can test even the most seasoned grown-ups. So how do you teach kids to motivate themselves in the face of a challenge? That's where the power of positive self-talk comes in. Whether you’re t

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    8. How to Meditate

      Stress can affect everyone in the family. Your kids can get stressed by school work, friends, and lots of after-school activities. You can get it from work or being busy with carpool and keeping everyone happy. All that stress can lead everybody to make unhealthy choices -- like skipping exercise to

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    9. Make a Family 5K Plan

      Looking for a great way to get everyone moving? Train as a family to walk or run a 5K race. Think about all the benefits: Working together toward a common goal helps keep everyone motivated to move. When you move more, your family will feel better mentally and physically. That helps everyone avoid u

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    10. Ways to Get More Physical Activity Into School

      Does your child get enough exercise every day? Does she breathe fast and break a sweat for 60 minutes, as is recommended to keep kids healthy? That's happening while she's at school, right? Maybe not. Only about half of kids 11 to 16 are active at least 5 days a week, one study shows. If you’re coun

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