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The Best Self-Tanners for Children

The Best Self-Tanners for Children

I try to avoid exposing my children to unnecessary chemicals, whether that means using BPA-free sippy cups or skipping the popular brands of macaroni and cheese and choosing a non-GMO organic brand instead. I feel the same way about what I put on the ...
10 Tips for Raising Tidy Kids

10 Tips for Raising Tidy Kids

In some ways, it’s easier to let your children be slobs and do all of the cleaning yourself. That way, you can fluff your pillows exactly the way you want them fluffed, avoid getting cut by a butter knife when you reach into the place where you keep ...
5 Ways to Add More Fiber to Your Kid’s Diet

5 Ways to Add More Fiber to Your Kid’s Diet

Unless your child is the rare bran muffin addict or prune junkie, chances are that the foods he or she is clamoring for are scant on fiber. (Those chicken nuggets, macaroni and cheese and white bread sammies most kids are clamoring for aren’t e ...
Stay-Well Tips for the Entire Family

Stay-Well Tips for the Entire Family

Staying healthy when you have a house full of walking, talking petri dishes ““”“ I mean kids ““”“ is no small feat. And while I don’t recommend you put your kids in a bubble until those spring bulbs you planted spout abo ...
How to Potty Train Your (Stubborn) Toddler in 3 Days

How to Potty Train Your (Stubborn) Toddler in 3 Days

To win the war of the wills with my adorable-but-stubborn 3-year-old, Charlie, I have to give him choices. “Milk or water?” when he asks for juice; “Do you want to play with your books or your blocks?” when he demands to wat ...
Can You Choose the Gender of Your Baby?

Can You Choose the Gender of Your Baby?

My husband is one of eight grandsons, with no female first cousins.  After my first son was born, I got lots of knowing smiles from those familiar with his male-dominated family tree and comments like, “Aren’t boys great? It will be so cu ...