Health & Wellness (38)

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The Social Side of School Readiness

He can write his name and count to 20, but what milestones tell you that your child is socially and emotionally prepared to start kindergarten? We asked two early childhood experts, Brenda Nixon, MA, and Deborah McNelis, M.S.ed, to give us the scoop on school readiness.

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The Room Parent Dilemma: How to Lighten the Load

Feeling strapped with all the volunteering commitments you’ve made at your kid’s school? Amy Mascott, creator of the blog “teachmama,” shares five tips to manage the load more effectively.

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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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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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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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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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