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    1. Back-to-School Homework Routine

      Summer vacation's over, and your child probably feels just like you do -- not quite ready for all that schoolwork yet! You can both ease back into the homework routine with these tips from Deborah Linebarger, PhD, associate professor of education at the University of Iowa. Kick it off. Even if you d

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    2. Your Premature Baby: Milestones for the First 18 Months

      All parents are concerned about their children hitting certain milestones on time. But when your baby comes early, those first few months and years can be a time of watching and waiting. Because preemies face greater health risks, you may worry more about whether your child will do certain things on

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    3. How to Take Care of Your New Arrival

      Like most first-time moms, Brittany Shives had high hopes for the birth of her first baby. But just about every one of those plans fell apart when she gave birth nearly 7 weeks before her due date -- and wound up camping out in the hospital parking lot while her newborn daughter remained in the neon

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    4. Tips for Bottle-Feeding Your Baby on the Go

      Baby's first outing: It's a milestone that you don't hear much about because it's more of a feat for the parents to achieve than their infants. It doesn't matter if you take your baby to the park for an afternoon, to the beach for a week, or clear across the country. You'll need to be ready to feed

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    5. 8 Tips to Avoid Summer Bummers

      Heading out for a hike, camping, or just to the neighborhood pool? There are so many ways to enjoy the great outdoors and warm weather. Use these easy tips to avoid bug bites, sunburn, and other pesky problems. And get out there! To insects, that is.Scented soaps, perfumes, and hair sprays can attra

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    6. Q&A With Jaime King

      Hart of Dixie star Jaime King is no stranger to the spotlight. A model before her acting career took off, King graced the pages of A-list fashion magazines from Vogue to Harper's Bazaar. Now that her TV series has ended and she's become a mom, the talented beauty is taking a stab at a dream that's c

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    7. How to Talk to Your Baby

      Babies and toddlers need lots of sleep, playtime, and love. They also need a parent who can carry on a conversation, and that doesn't mean baby talk. Vocabulary and communication skills should start early in life, with a steady stream of meaningful dialogue. Moms and dads need to make talking and bu

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    8. When Dad Does Chores, Girls Benefit

      Dads, did you know that doing your part with the dishes, laundry, and other household tasks might help your daughters see unlimited opportunities for their future? Fathers who did their fair share of domestic chores raised daughters who were more likely to dream of careers not limited by stereotypic

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    9. Heidi Klum: Supermodel, Super Mom, Super Mogul

      Heidi Klum RULES. She dominates the airwaves, celebrating her 14th season in August hosting Project Runway, for which she's won an Emmy, her 10th season hosting Germany's Next Topmodel, and her third season as a judge for America's Got Talent. And she reigns over her domestic front as a single mom t

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    10. Does Parent Stress Affect Baby?

      Ever heard this saying? “When mama ain’t happy, ain’t nobody happy.” That saying can ring true because your baby’s feelings are likely to mirror yours. People say babies are like sponges. They soak up information from the world around them and learn things at a fast pace. They’re also watching you.

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