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Let's Ditch Those Tests And Let Teachers Teach

It's springtime, and that means it's time to test the kids.

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Sticker Charts for Toddlers

Sticker Charts for Toddlers

I'm willing to try just about anything.

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Common Core 101

Common Core 101

I got schooled in Common Core.

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MADD Sponsoring 'PowerTalk 21' Campaign To Stop Underage Drinking

MADD Sponsoring 'PowerTalk 21' Campaign To Stop Underage Drinking

Today is "PowerTalk 21" day, a Mothers Against Drunk Driving event, inspiring parents to be their chid's primary advisor in saying "no" to...

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Seasonal Allergies

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

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'Summer Infant' Recalls Video Monitor Batteries

'Summer Infant' Recalls Video Monitor Batteries

Summer Infant of Woonsocket, RI is recalling 800-thousand rechargeable batteries for video baby monitors due to a burn hazard.  There...

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Kraft Recalls 96,000 Pounds Of Wieners Over Undisclosed Milk

Kraft Foods Group Inc. is recalling about 96,000 pounds of Oscar Mayer Classic Wieners because the packages may instead contain Classic...

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'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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We Are All Good-Enough School Moms

It seems like a lifetime ago. I’d bring my kiddo to an orientation session at his new preschool, and...

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'Rio 2': A Mommy Minute Movie Review!

Headed to the movies this weekend?

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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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Tips for Preventing Pink Eye

Tips for Preventing Pink Eye

All of our kids have had it.

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Easter Egg Hunt

The venue changed, but the competition is fierce.

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'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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Earth Day 2014

Earth Day 2014

When I was little, I remember our school distributing seedlings on Earth Day to encourage us to plant a tree.

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'Baby Trend' Recalls Thousands of Car Seats

Baby Trend is recalling 16-thousand "TrendZ FastBack" 3-in-1 child safety seats.&...

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Epinephrine for Dummies

Click right here to watch my...

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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 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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Working Moms by the Generation

Working Moms by the Generation

What is the real definition of a working mom?

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Care 4 Kids Helps Struggling Families With Summer Camp Expenses

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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Chicken Nugget Recall

Chicken Nugget Recall

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

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How to Raise a 'Globally Minded' Child

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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'Spectrum of Kindness' Debuts on Autism Awareness Day

'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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Autism Awareness Day

Autism Awareness Day

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

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Grief Counseling And Support Groups Increasing For Children

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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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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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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