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EnvisionFest: A Cultural Celebration Of Hartford

EnvisionFest: A Green, Cultural Celebration Of Hartford

Long ago, before I-91 cut the city off from its riverfront, Hartford was open to the universe. (It was also open to flooding, but that's...

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Connecticut Venues With A View Of The Season's Foliage

Connecticut Venues With A View Of The Season's Foliage

I love our state's fall foliage. What I don't like is fighting traffic jams on country roads, or...

Fragrant Food, Family Fun At State's Garlic Festivals

Fragrant Food, Family Fun At State's Garlic Festivals

Things are about to get aromatic around the state this fall, as festivals honor the pungent plant in...

Deal of the Day: $5 Deal At Old Sturbridge Village

Deal of the Day: $5 Deal At Old Sturbridge Village

Old Sturbridge Village rolls back admission prices to just $5 on Friday, Sept. 19. (Regular adult...

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Make Afternoons Easier With A Homework Routine

The first few fun, quiet weeks of school have passed...and, now, we are in the throes of it.

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Why Nursery Rhymes Work

When nothing else seems to work, why does, "Hush little baby don't say a word...?"

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IKEA Issues Urgent Recall of Child's Swing

Popular Swedish furniture manufacturer, IKEA, is recalling the GUNGGUNG indoor and outdoor swing for kids due to risk of serious injury.

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Jack & Allie's

It's a cozy nook that doubles as a children's bookstore.

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Dietitian Offers Practical Meals To Satisfy Picky Eaters And Adults

The cardinal rule for discouraging your child from being a choosy eater: Only serve one meal for dinner. "The last thing you want to do is...

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'Piggie & Elephant' Go To Yale

My youngest son, Ben, has this wonderfully quirky taste in books which has led us to finding many funny reads.  A few years ago, he...

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The Death of the Big American Family?

I come from a big family.  I am the oldest of four siblings.  But, how often do you here that anymore?  I feel like a...

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Breaking News: Soda is Still Bad For You

I've done it. I've kicked the crack -- I mean Diet Coke -- habit. After not drinking the poison for...

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Make 'Meet the Teacher' Night Matter

Curriculum Night is coming up.  This "beginning-of-school" chance to really see the new classroom, and meet the new teacher (without...

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March Of Dimes Wants To Help Employers Support Working Mothers

Recently, a group of bloggers, the Connecticut Working Moms, asked the question: Where do mothers with jobs, also breastfeeding a baby, pump...

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Breastfeeding Support

A quarter of a million dollars... that's how much the U.S....

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