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'Teal Pumpkin Project' Gaining Steam In Food Allergy Community & Beyond

'Teal Pumpkin Project' Gaining Steam In Food Allergy Community & Beyond

A new Halloween tradition is gaining in popularity...one that is all-inclusive, easy and fun.

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Choosing a Preschool

Choosing a Preschool

Choosing a preschool feels a little like the college application process these days. A lot of options, paperwork and deadlines. ...

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Math App

Math App

Math: Love it or hate it, at some point, our kids will likely need help wth their homework. What if I can't figure it out?  I...

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Scary Movies: When is the Right Time to Let Them Watch?

I still remember watching my first, real horror movie.

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Aaaah!  You've Been BOOed!

Aaaah! You've Been BOOed!

We were enjoying a cozy Sunday evening.  The boys were in their jams and I was cleaning-up dinner.

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Miracle League Plans Tricks and Treats for Kids of All Abilities

Pumpkin carving, face painting and lots of goodies are on tap for the Third Annual "Trick-or-Treat Miracle League Style" coming-up on...

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Affordable Ideas for Kids Play

Affordable Ideas for Kids Play

The days are getting shorter and the temperatures cooler.

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Going to School Sick

When I was working full time outside the home, I was allotted 5 paid sick days a year.  I generally didn't use them all before I was...

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Unity Day 2014

"Make it orange, and make it end." It's the theme beyond tomorrow's Unity Day, a time set aside to stop bullying.

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Gift of Adoption Offers Families Financial Aid For Unexpected Expenses

Soccer matches, toe painting, games of hide and seek. The Sullivans of Manchester are having fun with their new children adopted recently...

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Family Therapist Fighting For Bully-Free Communities

Family Therapist Fighting For Bully-Free Communities

For Elizabeth Shulman, life has come full circle. "Growing up, I was overweight," says this native of East Hampton, now 32, who felt...

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Mom Creates Unique Business With Champagne

To properly open champagne, shield the top while turning the bottle, not the cork. The smaller the bubble, the finer the luxurious...

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North Branford Teens 'Take Steps' To Battle Crohn's & Colitis

Many people don't know how debilitating a digestive diease can be...especially for a child.

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Fire Prevention Day: Smoke Alarms Save Lives

Fire Prevention Day: Smoke Alarms Save Lives

Working Smoke Alarms Save Lives is the theme of this year's Fire Prevention Day. The key word in that phrase, being "working." ...

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Are Gifted Students Being Left Behind?

Are Gifted Students Being Left Behind?

Budget problems have erased gifted programs in many schools.  And, in the last decade, there has been a real push in the classroom to...

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Like A Girl

Like A Girl

When did doing anything "like a girl" become a negative connotation?

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Jeter Retires From Baseball, Writes Children's Book

Jeter Retires From Baseball, Writes Children's Book

As a Boston girl, I'm a Red Sox fan, through and through.

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Ray of Light Farm Receiving Help From Fans Who Want It To Survive

Ray of Light Farm Receiving Help From Fans Who Want It To Survive

Children sit atop horses, engaged in therapeutic riding sessions, as sheep bleat and roosters crow, responding to dedicated workers who help...

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Flu Season

Flu Season

The leaves are changing, the apples are being picked and you can find a fair every weekend, but fall also means the start of flu season.&...

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Like Mother, Like Daughter

You're your own worst critic.

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When Can Kids Stay Home Alone?

It was a big deal when my oldest son turned 10 and I let him stay home alone for an hour or so. He had talked about it for months, and one...

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Mother And Son Spend Some Bonding Time At The Mall

My son, Cash'an and I really needed some time together last weekend, just him and me. It was one of those weekends when he spent a lot of...

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West Hartford Moms Open Gym With Workouts, Schedules Especially Appealing To Parents

West Hartford Moms Open Gym With Workouts, Schedules Especially Appealing To Parents

Getting in shape can be overwhelming. "I had this idea of Boot Camp as someone screaming at you," says Laura Keever, who got up the...

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My Friend Has Cancer

My Friend Has Cancer

It was right after Christmas, 1988.

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Perhaps It's Time To Toss The Stained Baby Clothes

Do I really need to keep that colorful-beads-on-wire toy —- like the ones you see in every doctor's office in America —-...

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Are Some Born With The Innate Ability To Carry A Tune?

Are Some Born With The Innate Ability To Carry A Tune?

The experts at Music Together say "no"....that everyone has the ability to...

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TV Time

TV Time

I'm not a big fan of TV.

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Cooking Up Some Resentment

I discovered only recently that cooking can be sort of enjoyable.

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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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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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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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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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Jack & Allie's

Jack & Allie's

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

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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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