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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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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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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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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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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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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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Tired Parents

Tired Parents

The timing of this Parents magazine article...

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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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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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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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Tips to Tackle 'Back to School' Anxiety

New sneakers, freshly sharpened pencils and lunch money.

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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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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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Meal Train

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

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Local Mom Participates in 'Shave for the Brave'

Carina Shaw of Enfield participated in an amazing...

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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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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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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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'LastingMatters Organizer' Is Daughter's Tribute To Mother's Memory

'LastingMatters Organizer' Is Daughter's Tribute To Mother's Memory

Death is never easy to discuss. But, an unexpected tragedy in 2006 is inspiring an alum of Miss Porter's School in Farmington to erase the...

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Country Bros in Daisy Dukes

I know it's been done before -- role reversal videos like this one...

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My Daughter's Masterpiece!

My Daughter's Masterpiece!

It's true, you have to keep an eye on your children every second in a parking lot, road, amusement park or store, the list goes on, but as...

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See the Movie, Skip the Turtle

See the Movie, Skip the Turtle

In light of the release of the new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles...

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An Eighth Grader Can Be A Motivator

Six hundred parents stood in line on a sticky almost-summer night, as if we were sleeping out for Phish tickets. Once inside the packed...

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Autistic Children Move Forward With Each Independent Skill

Autistic Children Move Forward With Each Independent Skill

Standing at my kitchen counter recently, I watched my son, Cash'an, methodically butter a bagel for his breakfast. He had taken each slice...

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Sleepover!

Sleepover!

When I was little, my sisters and I would team up with my cousins to ask/badger our parents to sleepover each others houses.  We didn't...

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Horrible, Rotten Parents

Yes, yes, yes. And yes.

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Custom Designed Playrooms Inspire Learning And Imaginations

Custom Designed Playrooms Inspire Learning And Imaginations

Throw some toys on the floor and you've got a playroom, right? Wrong. Three area moms and former educators have created a philosophy, system...

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Apple Camp Is Pretty Darn Cool

Apple Camp Is Pretty Darn Cool

Our youngest son loves video games....and it drives me crazy.

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Farm Day

Farm Day

The look on my daughters' faces was priceless.

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Parents: Do You Have a Will?

Parents: Do You Have a Will?

Who wants to think about death, when you've just brought new life into this world?

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Vegas Showgirl's Daughter Hopes Her Book About Abusive Childhood Will Empower Others

Vegas Showgirl's Daughter Hopes Her Book About Abusive Childhood Will Empower Others

Life was good: She had a great job, a fantastic Manhattan apartment and a caring boyfriend. But, at one pivotal moment, none of that...

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Are You Ditching The Spray Sunscreens?

Are You Ditching The Spray Sunscreens?

All the moms were talking about it yesterday at the pool: the renewed concern about spray sunscreen.

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Here's How it Could Happen to You

I can’t count how many times over the past 17 years I’ve felt a quick panic and thought “...

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Postpartum Depression: Erasing the Stigma

Postpartum Depression: Erasing the Stigma

If I had to pick one word to describe the experience of welcoming a new baby, it would have to be overwhelming.  But as moms know,...

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We Made It!

We Made It!

 It was like that scene in “Home Alone” when they’re running

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When Your Child Is Afraid Of Fireworks

When Your Child Is Afraid Of Fireworks

Many of us will be heading to fireworks this holiday weekend and, there's no doubt, these displays can be alarming for some kids. 

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Sleep Center In Farmington Dedicated To Treating Children With Disorders

Sleep Center In Farmington Dedicated To Treating Children With Disorders

While sleeping, 2-year-old Ashley would shout out, flail her arms and grind her teeth. Her worried mom, Michelle Moon, became accustomed...

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Flying with Baby

Flying with Baby

Vacation is a whole new ballgame for us now.

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Eating at Starbucks? Say it isn't so!

When I first read this story about an "Ottawa mom" who was breastfeeding her baby at a Starbucks I...

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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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