5 Things You Don’t Want in Baby Food

It’s an exciting time when your baby moves away from breast or bottle to eating more table food, but it’s hard to know what foods are best to achieve optimal nutrition for your child’s growing body. Making your own baby food is a budget-friendly and healthful alternative to commercially available jarred food, but sometimes there just isn’t…

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How to Raise Health-Conscious Kids

When you become a mom, the most important task on your to-do list is keeping your baby healthy. You followed all of the guidelines for doctor’s visits and immunizations, you checked safety ratings on cribs and buckled your baby into a properly installed car seat. It’s a given that you fed your baby food that…

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5 Fun Games for Toddlers (No Computer Needed!)

Every season has weather that makes outdoor play impossible. The winter ushers in freezing cold temperatures and icy sidewalks, the spring and fall bring rainy spells that can last for days, and summer’s heat and humidity are sometimes unsafe for little ones. Days when everyone is stuck indoors can drag on and on, with children’s…

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You Time: 3 Easy Ways to Recharge

From the crack of dawn until hours past the sunset, the modern parent’s day is jam-packed with action. The energy it takes to get children dressed, fed, transported, educated, entertained, fed repeatedly, bathed and put back to bed seems enough to power a small city. In the midst of all this—the playdates, the pancakes, the…

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Kitchen Hacks: 4 Top Tips for Busy Moms

While it’s tempting to aspire to making everything your family eats by hand and from scratch, busy moms know that it’s simply not possible. With limited hours and many meals, they know that taking shortcuts is the only way to get dinner on the table. There are more ways than ever to employ savvy kitchen…

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To Cloth or Not to Cloth—The Diaper Question

New babies come with lots of surprises: how impossibly tiny their little toenails are, how much personality they have before they even say a word, and how inaccurate the phrase “sleeping like a baby” is. But perhaps the biggest shock is how many diapers a baby uses in one day. Whether breast- or formula-fed, babies…

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Mom How-To: Make Your Own Baby Food

It’s an exciting time when a baby is ready to try solid foods: Parents and caretakers are slowly freed from the rule of the breast or the bottle, and it’s fun to watch little ones explore the vast and wonderful world of food. The first few months will be all about the experience—most of baby’s…

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Our Four Favorite Quick Meal Websites

The days may take many shapes, some flying by at breakneck speed, others unfolding at a slightly more leisurely pace. But one thing is for certain: At the end of all of the days, dinner of some kind or another must be served. When you’re tired and the family is hungry, it can feel like…

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Mom How-To: Pack an Award-Winning School Lunch

Sending your kids off to school each day with lunch in hand takes more effort than meets the eye. “What’s the big deal?” a nonparent may ask. “Just throw a peanut butter sandwich in a brown bag and be done with it. Or give the kid a couple bucks for a cafeteria lunch and that’s…

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