Health & Wellness (38)

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Snacks — summer style!

Every mom at some point needs inspiring ideas for kid snacks so we turned to kitchen Goddess, Catherine McCord, behind Weelicious.com, to suggest five simple summer snacks, as well as one exclusive Mother Company recipe. How cool is that? (It’s actually very cool – perfect for summer!)

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How a Garden Benefits Kids – VIDEO

Samantha Kurtzman-Counter, President of The Mother Company shares the benefits of creating “an edible garden” with her son Jack.

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When Medicating Children Makes Sense

After exploring every other avenue, how do we know when it might be appropriate to look at medication to help our children? Dr. Mani Pavulari offers some insight into this tough decision.

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The Burden of Birth Order

How much are our kids’ personalities shaped by the order in which they were born? Will every middle child have a Jan Brady complex or is there something we can do about it? Renowned family therapist and author, Meri Wallace, helps us combat the birth order blues.

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Why Self-Care Matters

For many of us moms, taking care of our own needs often feels like a “back burner” issue, but if we don’t make sure to fill our personal love bank, things can go from bad to worse in a hot minute. Acclaimed psychologist, author and tv/radio personality Dr. Jenn Mann (formerly Dr. Jenn Berman) shares her thoughts on the importance of self-care for keeping mama — and the family — happy and healthy.

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Sex after Kids

Too tired, too distracted, too…everything. But, Ian Kerner, sex expert says, parents need to get down in order to keep the marriage tip-top.

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Why Compassion Matters for Our Kids

Hear how Ayn Rand was “dead wrong” about sympathy, and why behaving compassionately will improve the quality of your child’s life.

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How to Say “No” to Your Kids and Why They’ll Thank You Later

No one enjoys saying “No” to their kids – the tantrums, the whining – it can be tempting to just give in. But what does giving in really teach our children? Child development and behavioral specialist Betsy Brown Braun explains how best to say “No” and why your children will reap the benefits in the long term.

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Time Away From the Kids?!

A parental getaway? Sometimes it’s a must! Especially around the hectic holidays. How can parents ease their own guilt and make the time apart as painless as possible for the whole family? Susan Stiffelman, family therapist and author, answers this important question from one of our readers.

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