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The Autism Center at Hospital For Special Care Grows & Evolves

The Autism Center at Hospital For Special Care Grows & Evolves

Hospital for Special Care in New Britain is growing, emerging as a nationwide leader in autism care.

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Week of the Young Child: Take a Pledge to Give a Hug

Week of the Young Child: Take a Pledge to Give a Hug

In honor of the Week of the Young Child (April 12-18), the

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When to Have 'The Talk' about Underage Drinking

Because research shows 2nd and 3rd graders are starting to weigh the pro and cons of underage drinking, M.A.D.D., or Mothers Against Drunk...

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'Bowl For Life' Raises Awareness About Organ Donation

'Bowl For Life' Raises Awareness About Organ Donation

Sunday is a very special day for a Stratford boy named DJ.

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Give Me A Beat!

Give Me A Beat!

Tap, shake, sing and dance!

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Breast Milk Bought Online Might Contain Cow's Milk or Formula

Researchers at Nationwide Children's Hospital in Columbus, Ohio are warning moms:  breast milk bought online may not be 100% breast...

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Playground Safety Week

Playground Safety Week

An important reminder for parents and caregivers as the weather warms up and you head to the park with the children.

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Summer Camp Teaches Kids Chinese Language, Global Appreciation

Gone are the days that "camp" meant only swimming, kayaking and archery. Kids can participate in summer programs that revolve around...

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Hartford Mom Creates 'Autism Nanny Program'

The upcoming Strut4Autism fashion show, created by Hartford mom, Carmen...

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Earth Day 2015

Last week I bought my very first case of bottled water. It nearly killed me. I also took this season’s first drink of water straight...

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At What Age Should a Child Understand a Family's Budget?

I’ve never quite understood why parents are so reluctant to discuss finances with their kids. Knowing how much things cost compared to...

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Parents Of Children With Autism Can Get Help With Travel Plans

Before heading to Florida with her 10-year-old son, Lisa Patnoe called the TSA to alert them that Benjamin is on the autism spectrum and has...

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Camp Week Round-Up: Tons of Useful Links for Parents

Camp Week Round-Up: Tons of Useful Links for Parents

Just finished-up year three of Camp Week, a special series I produce and host for Fox CT in April, during the...

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Chicken Run

The Strong Family Farm in Vernon is hosting a family-friendly tradition this weekend, the Chicken Run!

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Text To Connect

If you can't beat them, join them, right?

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Best Friends Join Forces To Raise Awareness And Money To Fight ALS

Best Friends Join Forces To Raise Awareness And Money To Fight ALS

Memories. That's what Kelley Solomon and Kati Connors share, the result of a friendship that's lasted more than 20 years. "Her parents...

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New Study: Placenta Shows Arsenic Exposure to Mom & Baby

According to a new study by researchers at Dartmouth College in Hanover, New Hampshire, the placenta can...

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'Daniela's Dream' Becomes a Book about Cooley's Anemia

A book was recently published to raise funds for 2 year old Daniela Ciriello, a Southington girl battling Cooley's Anemia, a rare and...

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Waiting Game

Waiting Game

"Just a minute", "Wait a minute", "What did I say? I'll be there in a minute!"

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Blog About Breakfast

Today’s blog is totally trendy: It’s a DIY blog. Do it yourself! That’s right, why read someone else’s ideas or...

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New Hartford Mom Grateful To Others For Donor Tissue For Breast Reconstruction

New Hartford Mom Grateful To Others For Donor Tissue For Breast Reconstruction

Amy Creaco was 29 years old with four small kids, when she discovered a lump in her breast. "We were on vacation, swimming, and I felt it...

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What Do You Learn From Your Kids' Books?

What Do You Learn From Your Kids' Books?

Here's one good thing about the recent snowy, freezing winter: it was perfect reading weather.  My...

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Canton PE Teacher Promotes Outdoor Fitness For Her Teen Students

Canton PE Teacher Promotes Outdoor Fitness For Her Teen Students

It's a cold Tuesday morning in Canton, and snow still covers the property surrounding the high school. It's been a long winter, especially...

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Got a Thumb Sucker?  A CT Mom Has Solution!

Got a Thumb Sucker? A CT Mom Has Solution!

Does your child suck his thumb?  It's very common:  15% of kids in the United States between the ages of 5 and 9 years partake...

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Mama's Got an Interview!

Mama's Got an Interview!

Maybe you used to work full time before you had kids, or switched to part time and want to increase your hours now that the kids are in...

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CT Woman Creates 'Momford County'

CT Woman Creates 'Momford County'

A local mom, Angelina Capalbo of Unionville, has created a web site called Momford County: Sharing...

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Mother Fighting To Overcome Effects of Young-Onset Parkinson's Disease

Mother Fighting To Overcome Effects of Young-Onset Parkinson's Disease

The signs were slight at first. "I would be standing at the sink doing dishes and my toe would just twitch and twitch," says Jennifer Bona,...

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National Nutrition Month

National Nutrition Month

Do your children turn their nose up at anything green? Or, maybe they'd rather live on a diet of chicken nuggets and pizza.  As a mom...

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CT Mom Helps High Schoolers With Ad Campaign

CT Mom Helps High Schoolers With Ad Campaign

She calls it a "real world project".

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Paddington Teaches CT Kids To 'Be Homeful'

Paddington Teaches CT Kids To 'Be Homeful'

The Connecticut Coalition to End Homelessness

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Scared Parents in a Safe World

Every time I say that the reason we think it's not safe to let the kids play outside unsupervised is the 24-hour news cycle, nobody ever...

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Turn on the TV!

Turn on the TV!

"I probably watched too much TV when I was little, and I turned out ok." Direct quote from my husband. It's one of the many subjects we...

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Do's & Don'ts of Tantrums

Do's & Don'ts of Tantrums

Three is proving to be a challenging year for my oldest daughter, and if I'm being honest, me as well.

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Fresh Air Therapy

Fresh Air Therapy

Ahhh! It's been three straight days of walks, and boy did I need them!

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Princess and the Prom Accepting Dresses, Volunteers

Princess and the Prom Accepting Dresses, Volunteers

Hey, Moms: do you still have bridesmaid dresses in the closet? Or did your daughter head to college, leaving behind a bevy of fancy frocks...

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Like A Girl, The Sequel

Like A Girl, The Sequel

"You throw like a girl!"

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Food Allergy Experts Clarify Recent LEAP Study

Food Allergy Experts Clarify Recent LEAP Study

The recent release of the Learning Early About Peanut (LEAP) study,...

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World Birth Defects Day

World Birth Defects Day

Today is the first-ever World Birth Defects Day.

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On Education


Sarah Cody
My boys have expanded my world in many, many ways. I know I'm supposed to discourage potty humor but, truthfully, I find it pretty funny, too. Read more…

Teresa M. Pelham
I am a freelance writer and mother of three boys. Unless you have three boys you can't imagine how oddly people react when they hear that. Read more…

Kristin Callinan
For 15 years, I spent my days rushing to make deadline. Now the most important thing in my world is my children. Read more…
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