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Dig In! Garden with Your Kids
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Dig In! Garden with Your Kids

By Cheryl Tallman, www.FreshBaby.com The U.S. Department of Agriculture estimates that more than 60 percent of our children do not eat the recommended amount of fruits and vegetables they need. Gardening is an excellent way to encourage and increase your child’s consumption of these vitamin-rich foods. Gardening is fun, plain […]

The Family Budget: A Guide to What Teens Should Be Paying For Themselves
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The Family Budget: A Guide to What Teens Should Be Paying For Themselves

According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, it costs $241,080 to raise a child until the age of 18. If you’re the parent of teenagers, you probably already feel these staggering costs—there are the name-brand clothes, monthly phone bills, entertainment expenses, and if any of them are driving, gas and […]

Is Your Kid Headed for Spring Break? Relax, and Read These Safety Tips
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Is Your Kid Headed for Spring Break? Relax, and Read These Safety Tips

“Mom, Dad, I’m going away with my friends for spring break.” If you’re like most parents, you probably feel a mix of emotions when you hear those words—a twinge of sadness that your college student won’t be coming home, joy in the fact that he or she is becoming independent, […]

Turn Your Mom Powers into Moneymakers
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Turn Your Mom Powers into Moneymakers

A 20112 Gallup poll found that 14 percent of mothers with children under the age of 18 did not work outside the home. Those with the least education were also the most likely to remain out of the labor force; slightly less than half of those who had a high […]

4 Tools to Help Teen Drivers Learn Good Driving Habits
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4 Tools to Help Teen Drivers Learn Good Driving Habits

The California Department of Motor Vehicles reports that teen speeding violations top the list of auto-related violations at 52 percent, followed by improperly following signs or signaling at 25 percent. Introduce your teen to tools and resources that help them understand the importance of safe driving techniques—like stopping completely at […]

5 Tips to Allergy Proof Your Home
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5 Tips to Allergy Proof Your Home

According to the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America, one in five Americans experience allergies or asthma. If you or one your family members has allergies, it may feel like there’s no rest at work or home. Use these 5 tips to allergy-proof your home from common environmental allergies and […]