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Young Cancer Survivor Working On Invention To Help Other Kids

Young Cancer Survivor Working On Invention To Help Other Kids

For last year's Invention Convention, 11-year-old Kylie Simonds of Naugatuck had to come-up with a solution to an everyday problem. "I...

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'Piggie & Elephant' Go To Yale

'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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Make Afternoons Easier With A Homework Routine

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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The Death of the Big American Family?

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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Why Nursery Rhymes Work

Why Nursery Rhymes Work

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

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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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Adjusting to Preschool

Week one: Smiles and no tears. 

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IKEA Issues Urgent Recall of Child's Swing

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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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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Ice Buckets, Taylor Swift and Family Fun!

On the last day of a blissful, relaxing vacation, full of laughing, swimming and board games, our eldest son accepted the now-infamous Ice...

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Jack & Allie's

Jack & Allie's

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

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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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Brushing Babies Teeth

I know you're SUPPOSED to brush twice a day, floss and visit the dentist every 6 months, but I think this new recommendation seems like...

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Dietitian Offers Practical Meals To Satisfy Picky Eaters And Adults

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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Breastfeeding Support

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

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Parents Need An Education In Social Media Sites Their Kids Favor

"Incoming freshman advice: First one to get pregnant wins."

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Why I Didn't Post First-Day-of-School Pictures

I’ve got years’ worth of photos taken at the bus stop with various neighborhood kids holding up...

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Road Trip with the Kids

Road Trip with the Kids

"Are we there yet?"

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Driving with Kids

Driving with Kids

It's probably like putting on makeup, eating and talking on your cell phone all at once, I'm talking about when your kids are in the car...

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Yes, She's Writing About Sunscreen Again

Since you’re supposed to apply sunscreen 20 minutes (or something) before going in the sun, the idea of spray-on sunscreen never...

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Hope For 'Lotus Leaf' After Unsuccessful Kickstarter Campaign

Hope For 'Lotus Leaf' After Unsuccessful Kickstarter Campaign

A few weeks ago, I profiled Julie Robbins, a pre-natal massage therapist and creator of a pillow-based sleeping system for expectant moms,...

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Suffering A Concussion Is Risk For Children Playing Contact And Non-Contact Sports

Suffering A Concussion Is Risk For Children Playing Contact And Non-Contact Sports

The start of school means the beginning of fall sports for many kids but, this year, education will also rule the field. "Connecticut has...

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Goshen Animal Kingdom A Refuge For Tech-Addicted Families

Goshen Animal Kingdom A Refuge For Tech-Addicted Families

For many years I had driven by the story-high stone mountain on Route 4 in Goshen and wondered "What is that?"

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Tired Parents

Tired Parents

The timing of this Parents magazine article...

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To Peek or Not to Peek

I was one of those rare expectant mothers who did not want to know the gender of any of my babies until they...

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A Summer Adventure: The Columbus Zoo & Aquarium

A Summer Adventure: The Columbus Zoo & Aquarium

If you ever have occasion to travel to Columbus, Ohio, be sure to check-out a fabulous attraction.

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Art Bra

Art Bra

Think catwalk, creativity and cancer survivors!  Tickets are still available to Art Bra 2014.

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Tracking Device Can Dispatch Emergency Services If Needed For Elderly

Tracking Device Can Dispatch Emergency Services If Needed For Elderly

Diane Ragali is part of the "sandwich generation", planning her son's wedding, working part-time in a temp agency and taking care of her...

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Harry Helping Kids Relate to Others

Talking to kids about diversity and tolerance is not something that happened when we 40-somethings were...

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Temper Tantrums

Temper Tantrums

I've been here before, aren't I supposed to be an expert by now?  So why do I feel like a first timer? 

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Tips to Tackle 'Back to School' Anxiety

Tips to Tackle 'Back to School' Anxiety

New sneakers, freshly sharpened pencils and lunch money.

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Meal Train

Meal Train

It's a genius idea... and it's always necessary!

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Summer Learning Program Keeps Children Focused, Gaining Skills

Summer Learning Program Keeps Children Focused, Gaining Skills

Last spring, organizers of Y-BELL, an innovative, educational program for Hartford's youth, were trying to raise money to help more kids...

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The Sordid Yet Successful Tale Of The Sea Monkey

The Sordid Yet Successful Tale Of The Sea Monkey

Is it just me or is it nearly impossible to successfully complete a kid's science kit?

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Do You Protect Your Child's Eyes During The Summer?

Do You Protect Your Child's Eyes During The Summer?

Most of us parents don't know how important it is to protect our kids' eyes during the summer months.  “They think about...

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Dollar Tree + Family Dollar = Fewer Choices

Fruit is really the one thing to which I attribute being able to fit into my pants. I've tried all sorts of...

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Doula Develops Pillow System To Help Pregnant Mothers Sleep Better

Doula Develops Pillow System To Help Pregnant Mothers Sleep Better

The stomach muscles pull and, oh, the ankle swelling won't subside. "My husband, for about half the pregnancy, has slept on the couch...

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Local Mom Participates in 'Shave for the Brave'

Local Mom Participates in 'Shave for the Brave'

Carina Shaw of Enfield participated in an amazing...

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IMAX Movie Helps Kids Connect Around The Globe

IMAX Movie Helps Kids Connect Around The Globe

You know what I love most about the summer?

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Parents of Autistic Children Need To Know It's OK To Feel Fatigue

Parents of autistic children often wear a mask. We don't let the world see our weakness. We don't let ourselves breathe or lose focus on the...

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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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