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Coloring Easter Eggs

Coloring Easter Eggs

I think it's only natural to want to continue some of the traditions you had growing up with your own kids.  Coloring Easter Eggs...

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How to Raise a 'Globally Minded' Child

I was lucky enough to study abroad during my junior year at Trinity College. ...

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Seasonal Allergies

Seasonal Allergies

It just might be the only unwelcome sign of spring: Seasonal Allergies.

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How to Involve the Kids in Passover

How to Involve the Kids in Passover

The Jewish holiday of Passover begins next Monday evening with the Seder, a ritual feast.  Friends and family gather together to retell...

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'Strut 4 Autism' Benefits New Nanny Care Service

'Strut 4 Autism' Benefits New Nanny Care Service

Hope 4 Autism's 5th annual signature benefit, Strut 4 Autism, is being held on...

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Working Moms by the Generation

What is the real definition of a working mom?

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'Spectrum of Kindness' Debuts on Autism Awareness Day

Today, at the State Capitol's Autism Awareness Day ceremony, the Hospital for Special Care,...

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Ten Easter Basket Alternatives To Candy

Ten Easter Basket Alternatives To Candy

The kids expect a visit from the Easter Bunny, who might have a bit of a guilty conscience about causing so many cavities and crazy...

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Care 4 Kids Helps Struggling Families With Summer Camp Expenses

Overnight camp, park and recreation, sports programs. None of these summertime activities come cheap. "I'm a single parent with two kids,"...

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Autism Awareness Day

Expect to see a whole lot of blue tomorrow in Connecticut and around the world!

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'Camp Week' Round-Up: Prep for Summer with Tons of Tips

'Camp Week' Round-Up: Prep for Summer with Tons of Tips

According to the American Camp Association, more than 11.5 million children, youth...

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Chicken Nugget Recall

A heads up for anyone who has chicken nuggets in their freezer.

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Grief Counseling And Support Groups Increasing For Children

When the unthinkable happens, sometimes parents struggle to come-up with answers. "My husband passed away 7 years ago," says Darlene...

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Epinephrine for Dummies

Click right here to watch my...

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Talking To A Verbally Challenged Child Can Make A Difference

My son, Cash'an, has really good receptive language. That is, he receives and follows through on most directions, even though he does not...

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Birthday-Party Mishaps Stress Out Parents, But The Kids Don't Sweat It

Considering that I've probably thrown at least 30 kid birthday parties over the past 17 years (good Lord, what is wrong with me?) I've...

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'Cut-A-Thon' to Benefit Southington Toddler with Blood Disease

'Cut-A-Thon' to Benefit Southington Toddler with Blood Disease

Need a haircut?  Get one Sunday for a good cause. 

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Bonus for Moms with High Risk Pregnancies

Bonus for Moms with High Risk Pregnancies

Any woman who has ever been pregnant knows just how much you get poked and prodded along the way.  There's the first visit to the OB/...

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Kit Allows Kids To Grow Their Own Grass For Easter Baskets

Kit Allows Kids To Grow Their Own Grass For Easter Baskets

Signs of spring are finally popping up and there's a new way to bring the outdoors inside to celebrate the season. "We had always grown real...

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Overbooked and Stressed Out

And I thought I was busy as a young person. Today's youth are pushing themselves (and being pushed) to...

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And babies make... 8!

I often vent to my husband about the day to day challenges of raising two young daughters, but 6 children, 5 of them at once, WHOA!

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How to Introduce a New Pet to the Family

How to Introduce a New Pet to the Family

Our wonderful, old cat died in January and we miss him like crazy.  There is such a void in the house.  We are thinking we might...

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Even A Simple Haircut Can Be A Challenge  For An Autistic Child

Even A Simple Haircut Can Be A Challenge For An Autistic Child

It’s easy to take the day-to-day routines with children for granted: playing with friends, taking a simple stroll in the mall or...

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Should Pediatricians Treat Non-Vaccinated Children?

Years ago I told our family’s pediatrician about a friend who was delaying her children’s...

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My Son Just Started Texting...And I Like It

My Son Just Started Texting...And I Like It

I am the mom who flags articles like this one,...

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Childhood Vaccinations

Childhood Vaccinations

The decision to vaccinate your children: a parents choice or public health risk?

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Parents of Down Syndrome Children Support Each Other Through First Call

Parents of Down Syndrome Children Support Each Other Through First Call

Bristol mom Samantha Myers didn't know her son had Down Syndrome until he was born: "It was probably the most profound shock of my life."...

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A Break From Routine Is Celebrated Progress For An Autistic Child

I recently began a job at a Connecticut University where my son’s school for autistic and other special-needs children is also...

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Vacation Without Baby

Vacation Without Baby

There's sleepless nights, guilt and tantrums, but there's also pure happiness, pride, joy and unconditional love!

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Little Chefs In The Making: Cooking Classes For Kids

Little Chefs In The Making: Cooking Classes For Kids

With miniature aprons and plastic gloves folded neatly in front of them, nine kids paired in groups of three sit at a long table in the...

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Homemade Chicken Nuggets Better Choice For Kids

Homemade Chicken Nuggets Better Choice For Kids

This is one of those "if you can't beat them, join them" ideas. Kids love chicken nuggets. Bread and fried chunks of white chicken meat have...

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Your Favorite Pediatrician

Your Favorite Pediatrician

Finding the right pediatrician is an important decision for any family. When I first found out I was pregnant, I asked my mom, who is a...

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Is Breastfeeding Best?

Is Breastfeeding Best?

For the record, I breast fed both of my daughters.

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This Mom Says Parenthood Is A Lot Like Climbing A Mountain

This Mom Says Parenthood Is A Lot Like Climbing A Mountain

Motherhood is like climbing a mountain. At least, that's what Sophie Helenek thinks. "You have ups and downs. You have sleep deprivation....

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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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