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You don't always get what you pay for when buying eyeglasses online
Learn why buying eyeglasses online isn't the best idea.
 
Baby safety checklist: Steps to eliminate hidden dangers in the laundry room
Babies are curious and even at very young ages, they tend to get into things they shouldn't. That's why there's no better time than today to take steps toward securing your home, and the laundry room is a great place to start.
 
How to make sure your kids don't get schooled by germs this school year [Infographic]
Learn more about the spread of germs so you can keep your kids healthy this school year.
 
Avoid a blizzard of bills this season with these energy efficiency tips
Follow these tips to keep your home energy efficient this winter.
 
Reclaim bathroom space of your own [Infographic]
Do partners have enough space for their own products in the bathroom?
 
Restless legs syndrome: 'no laughing matter'
RLS is a neurologic disorder that causes these symptoms and it is no laughing matter. It can impact day-to-day activities and a person's sleep.
 
Treats without tricks: Safety and nutrition tips for Halloween
Keep the fun and ditch the worry with these safety and nutrition tips for Halloween.
 
Ways you can support your kids' school and teachers
Looking for ways to keep the extracurricular programs at school going strong? Here are some ways you can help out.
 
How a tape measure and scale can save your child's life
Learn why abandoning the booster seat too soon is dangerous.
 
Meal time is family time [Infographic]
Learn why meal time with your family is about so much more than just what you eat.
 
Parents: School is back in session, time to teach kids vital financial lessons
Parents are the most important source of financial education for kids. Here are ways to share money knowledge with kids of all ages.
 
4 tips for conserving 'invisible' water every day
Are you aware of how much water your family really uses every day? Consider these tips for curtailing "invisible" water consumption.
 
Pressure to perform can outweigh the benefits of children's sports
Playing sports can increase a child's potential for suffering from anxiety, stress or feeling burned out. Tips for parents to keep in mind for cheering their children on the athletic field.
 
Most people underestimate their family's need for life insurance
Life insurance should be thought of as a long-term legacy that can benefit one's family for many years to come.
 
Prime preschoolers for the classroom with developmental games
Parents, experts, and toy makers are learning that building block toys are a great way to inspire back-to-school excitement and build vital skills in preschool aged children.
 
Flu fighters: Busting six sickening flu myths
Here is the truth behind six sickening myths about the flu.
 
Uncontrollable laughing and crying: A stroke survivor's unexpected diagnosis
At 33, Delanie Wilson had a stroke and life never was the same again. Delanie's road to recovery was challenging and involved months of rehab. With time, Delanie saw improvements in her speech and movement, but began experiencing uncontrollable bouts of crying and laughing
 
How to handle student-teacher conflicts for the benefit of your child's education
Learn the skills to find common ground between your student and his or her teacher.
 
Favorite fall flavors and activities guaranteed to enhance your autumn
From favorite fall flavors to awesome autumn activities, everyone has something to look forward to as the season changes. So what types of things are high on Americans' to-do lists this year?
 
Dry mornings are happy mornings [Infographic]
Learn where your baby's happy mornings come from and what you can do to make more of them.
 
Dry bottoms and rockin' tunes: The recipe for happy babies, survey says
Find out what helps baby to wake up happy.
 
Fall in love with a trip to the Lone Star State
Learn what amazing experiences await you in Texas.
 
Don't let germs hitch a ride home from school
By simply touching their desks and lunch tables and swapping school supplies with classmates, kids are likely to bring home germs from school, and then spread them to family members.
 
Pet-proofing your home in preparation for adopting a shelter animal
Adoption is the most rewarding way to obtain a pet. A few pet-proofing precautions can ensure your pet enjoys a warm welcome to his new home.
 
Childproof your finances: Tips for new parents
Adding a child affects a family's budget. Here are tips to child-proof your family's finances.
 
The simple DIY trick to eliminate pesky floor squeaks
Annoying at best and disruptive to work and sleep at worst, floor creaks are easier to eliminate than you may think.
 
Find relief from occasional allergy symptoms this fall
Allergy-proof your fall fun with these tips for managing triggers and symptoms.
 
Babies and bills: What you need to know to be prepared [Infographic]
The average cost of pregnancy and newborn care is $37,000. Do you know what your insurance will cover?
 
Boost kids' nutrition with tips on creating a balanced plate
Parents looking to improve kids' nutrition can achieve better balance with some meal makeover tips.
 
Often-overlooked back-to-school danger: Tips to pack safer lunches
Parents can pack safer school lunches by following these food-handling and packing tips.
 
Driving tire safety for teens: Road safety begins with the only part of the car that touches the road
Teen drivers don't have the tire knowledge they need to be safe on the road, a new study shows. Take these tips for talking to teens about tire safety.
 
The equation for stronger performance in school begins with a better breakfast
Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, especially for students embarking on a learning adventure. But not all breakfast foods are created equal.
 
Serve and return: learn how early childhood interactions are crucial to learning
How adult interaction with infants and young children helps develop their brains.
 
Your credit scores: What you don't know could cost you
Learn more about your credit scores and how having low scores could negatively impact your future.
 
8 everyday activities that fuel your child's brain development
70 percent of a human's brain development happens during the first three years of life through play.
 
Planning for life's 'what ifs'
It can be difficult to anticipate exactly how much, and for how long, you will need the protection of life insurance. Your policy should evolve over time to fit your evolving needs.
 
5 dietary habits of healthy kids
With so much information available about kids' nutrition - what to eat, how to supplement and more - it's hard to get a firm grasp on what it takes to raise a healthy child. Here's some important expert insight.
 
How to get your kids to eat the food you've prepared
Many children go through picky eating stages, and parents typically need to be a bit creative to get them to consume a well-balanced diet.
 
Fact or fiction? What you need to know about today's TVs
Separate the myths from reality when purchasing a new television this summer.
 
Catch a glimpse of fall colors on these awesome off-road trails
There's no better way to experience the vibrancy of fall but to immerse yourself and the family in the brilliance, and an off-road vehicle provides a front-seat view.
 
5 secrets to keeping your sanity this school year
Keep the school year going strong with these easy tips.
 
Shopping for a new vehicle? 5 questions to ask yourself before signing on the dotted line
Buying a car is a big financial commitment and you want to make sure you do your homework. These five questions can help you find a vehicle that fits your lifestyle.
 
Make this football season a smarter one
Football season is here, and it's vital for parents, coaches and players to take steps to ensure player safety.
 
The 5 essentials to a happy school lunch
 
5 foods for better moods, and 5 more that only bring you down
Nutrition can affect your mood, for better or for worse. Here are foods to boost your mood, and those to avoid.
 
Simple steps people with diabetes can take to improve their quality of life
One of the ways people with diabetes can help manage their disease is balancing food with physical activity. Here are five tips to help you get started.
 
Preparing for back-to-school: backpacks, new jeans and vaccines
Preparing for the upcoming school year? Don't forget to make sure your kids' vaccinations are up to date.
 
Do you know the signs if your child has a concussion?
Concussions are generating a lot of attention these days as an increasing amount of research highlights the difficulties in treating them.
 
Hospice reminds grieving children they are not alone
Grieving for a lost loved one is difficult for anyone but it is especially tough for children. Learn how hospice helps children cope.
 
Personalize your health and wellness to help meet your goals
Experts say the more you customize your wellness plan for your personal needs and style, the more likely you'll support your fitness and health goals.
 
Keeping pre-teens safe as they grow older
As children grow up, it can be difficult for parents to know how to stay connected and keep them safe.
 
3 tips to keep technology safe and accessible while traveling
Using technology while away often requires some advance prep to reduce potential disruptions to Web-based email, apps and cloud storage to reduce the risk of criminal activity.
 
Make peace with fall: Get over your love-hate relationship with autumn allergies
People who suffer from fall allergies no doubt love the fall colors and the festive time of year, while hating the sneezing, sniffling, wheezing and itching.
 
Back-to-school snacking done right
Find some easy back-to-school snacks that are perfect for your busy kids.
 
Stress-free back-to-school shopping tips for parents of teens
Planning, cooperation and a few tricks can make back-to-school shopping stress-free for parents and a learning opportunity for teens.
 
Make sportsmanship part of your child's (and your) game plan
Do you wonder where has sportsmanship gone in youth sports?
 
Making health a family affair
Life is busy. And sometimes - in all of its craziness - it's easy to lose track of what's really important: health and family.
 
Who's taking charge of the back-to-school shopping? [Infographic]
Teens have a big say in the back-to-school items that appear on their shopping lists, and they're using this to make a bold statement about their personality.
 
Easy ways to make senior living affordable
Affordability is a chief concern for many families seeking senior living arrangements. Here are some tips to help make securing care as affordable as possible.
 
Allergy and asthma preparation: an important item on the back-to-school checklist
Don't let your child's allergies or asthma stand in the way of a great school year.
 
Dirty cleaning secrets exposed [Infographic]
Cleaning silverware at restaurants, using paper towels to open public doors and more - Americans have a lot of dirty cleaning secrets.
 
Young adults are getting serious about money sooner than you think
More evidence has emerged that parents are doing a better job teaching kids about money, and young adults are getting better at managing it.
 
Modern parents look to mobile devices for hassle-free meals
Today, more people than ever before are diving into their smartphones and tablets to remove a bit of stress from their day-to-day routines, including planning healthy meals.
 
New national health initiative focuses on Parkinson's patient engagement
Each year, 60,000 people in the US are diagnosed with Parkinson's disease (PD), a chronic, degenerative neurologic disorder that each person experiences differently.
 
3 reasons now is the time to get vaccinated
Vaccines protect you from serious and sometimes deadly diseases. Yet most adults in the United States are not fully vaccinated. Here is what the experts recommend.
 
Grown up snack substitutions to satisfy your inner child's taste buds
Step back into your childhood with these delicious, healthy taste substitutions.
 
Beyond the backpack: Back-to-school shoe-shopping tips to keep kids healthy and parents happy
Shoes are one of the most important back-to-school purchases parents will make. Follow these tips to keep kids healthy and parents happy.
 
Why salt is essential to human life
Learn why salt not only helps your food taste great but is also an important ingredient for your good health.
 
Have you gone mobile with your money? Survey says most Americans have
More Americans than ever are using their mobile devices for banking. You may be surprised at the complex transactions you can do through mobile banking.
 
Preparing to survive: considerations for life after cancer
As cancer survivorship improves, people everywhere are learning new ways to enjoy life after cancer.
 
Keeping your teens healthy this back to school
Most people know little about meningococcal meningitis or how a simple vaccination can protect kids from this deadly disease.
 
What's it take to pack the perfect lunch? [Infographic]
Want to pack the perfect lunch for your kids? Find out what it takes.
 
Spice up your menu with these unique recipes
These new recipes will put a flavorful spin on any menu.
 
Teenagers not driving safe cars, study shows
Used cars can help a teenage driver stay on budget, but new research from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety shows that many teenagers are not driving vehicles that have good crash-protection features.
 
Savvy parents share back-to-school lunchbox and snack tricks
Tips and tricks for parents who want to get an A+ from their kids for lunch and snack-time tastiness.
 
The ABCs of a good balanced diet
Learn more about hidden hunger and who's at risk.
 
It's never too early to start teens on a budget
For teenagers with a limited income and plenty of interests that cost money, learning to manage a budget can never come too early.
 
Ick factor - Why you may be struggling to get rid of those pesky head lice
Head lice are a reality of back-to-school season. Here are some tips for parents dealing with the pests.
 
Gimme some more! A dozen fun facts about s'mores
One of the quintessential flavors of summer, s'mores have been enhancing bonfires and bringing families together for decades. Do you know these 12 fun foodie facts?
 
How to make the start of the school year healthy and happy
Families get busier when kids go back to school and it can be difficult to make healthy choices. Here are some ways to keep things healthy during this busy season.
 
Planning, communication and cooperation help reduce back-to-school worry for parents of students with diabetes
Parents of children with diabetes can take steps to ease back-to-school worries.
 
Deck support: It's what's beneath the surface that counts
Learn why steel framing should be an integral part of your next deck.
 
Resourceful ways to keep living the American dream [Infographic]
Americans are finding ways to be financially flexible while still obtaining the items they need.
 
Why it's critical to make eye exams part of your back-to-school routine
Find out how an eye exam can tell you if your child's vision is ready for the upcoming school year.
 
Teenager danger: Five rules for young drivers
Share these tips with your teen for a safe driving experience.
 
Help your kids make the grade with healthy back-to-school snacks
It's easy to forget nutrition in all the hustle and bustle of getting ready for school each day. Make a pact to embrace healthful eating, whether breakfast on the run, packed lunches or after-school snacks.
 
Back-to-school nutrition primer: Give kids a healthy head start on academic success
One of the most important components of academic success is often overlooked: nutrition. Here are some super foods and ideas for picky eaters so your child is eating healthy and excelling academically.
 
5 simple ways to inspire and improve your inner 'making' skills
Tips to bring your next DIY project to the next level.
 
Nomophobia: When a modern smartphone affliction leads to addiction
For people who are extremely connected to their mobile devices, going without them, even for only a few minutes, can be an anxiety-filled experience. Nomophobia, or the pathological fear of remaining out of touch with technology, is a relatively modern affliction.
 
Why all kids should have the opportunity to go to camp [Infographic]
Learn more about the benefits of Girl Scout camp and how you can help young girls enjoy camp this year.
 
10 incredibly simple ways to ease back-to-school stress
Helping your child ease into the school year sets them up to succeed both academically and socially. Consider these tips for a seamlessly transition from summer to back-to-school season.
 
Natural stress relievers for families busy with school
Back-to-school season can be stressful. Take these natural steps to relieve stress.
 
Smart parent tricks for cutting chaos, streamlining school days
Keep these tips in mind to streamline busy autumn days so the entire family can stay organized and productive while getting back into a daily routine.
 
Plateau-busting tips for avoiding common workout pitfalls
Plateaus can derail your workout and weight loss. Here's how to avoid them.
 
Expert tips for making peer learning part of your child's academic success
A growing body of evidence proves peer learning and study groups are main drivers for academic success.
 
Carpools and school buses: tips for arriving to school safely and on time
Follow these safety precautions to make sure your independent student arrives at school safely each and every morning.
 
Promoting peer engagement through afterschool programs
Interacting with their peers in an afterschool classroom setting can help alleviate some of your child's back-to-school anxiety.
 
Back-to-school shopping a great time to bond with teens [Infographic]
School supply shopping is a great way for parents to bond with their teens. It also gives parents an opportunity to relive their high school days.
 
Taking responsibility for your health: Ask for yourself. Do it for your family
A simple conversation could help encourage your loved ones to take responsibility for their health.
 
What to collect at Comic-Con and beyond
Learn what some of the most popular collectible items are each year at Comic-Con.
 
The college car-safety checklist [Infographic]
Before sending your child off to college, be sure to run his or her car through this safety checklist.
 
Tips for making real, pure ingredients a part of everyday life
Look for these opportunities to incorporate plant-based, nutrient-rich foods into your daily diet.
 
Keep your family organized with these helpful tips
Follow these simple tips to keep your family organized and running efficiently.
 
5 tips to improve reading skills over the summer
Each summer, three-quarters (some 43 million) of America's kids miss out on expanded learning programs, leaving them at risk of falling behind before the next school year begins.
 
5 tips to keep your family healthy and your house clean this school year
Keep your kids healthy so they get the most out of this school year.
 
Learn how to help college students take control of their health
College may provide the first opportunity for many young adults to make important health decisions for themselves. Learn how to help college students take control of their health.
 
Why nutrition is just as important for mom as it is for baby after birth
After baby arrives, all of the attention goes to him, especially when it comes to eating, but many moms may not realize how important it is for them to eat well during this critical time - especially if they are breastfeeding.
 
Thinking of buying a puppy? You may want to think again
Most pet stores sell puppy mill animals. If you're thinking of getting a pet, here's why adoption should be your first choice.
 
How 'big data' is changing your movie-viewing experience
What do movie-kiosk offerings, marketing campaigns and Godzilla have in common? The obvious answer is "the movie industry," but another equally important common element ties all three together: they're all the product of big data.
 
6 tips for a safe and enjoyable summer
Whether you're hitting the road or taking a trip to the local park, summer is time for fun in the sun. And when you're preparing for fun outside, remember that there are safety concerns to consider as well.
 
Make the big move less stressful for the 4-legged members of the family
When moving, you need to remember to make plans for the special members of your family - your pets.
 
Calling all junior chefs: Expert tips make cooking an enjoyable family affair
When kids learn to cook - from meal prep to cleanup - they gain valuable skills and make lifelong memories. Fortunately, inspiring kids in the kitchen is simple with a few expert tips.
 
Help kids get organized and inspired
With the right tools, creating good organization habits in the spaces kids use the most, is easy and can help prepare them to be more independent later in life.
 
Seven tips for a greener back-to-school season
You can ensure your family remains eco-friendly this back-to-school season with some simple tips.
 
5 things parents should be aware of when it comes to kids and digital devices
Kids are exposed to blue light from digital devices nonstop, and eye doctors are reporting a 50 percent increase in digital eye strain because of it.
 
Veggies galore? Make the most of your garden goodies
Growing vegetables doesn't end when they're harvested. Use these tips to share and enjoy your produce all winter long.
 
Wholesome snacks for back to school
The new school year shouldn't stop you from offering your children healthy snacks. Try these easy creations.
 
Fun fall fashions for the entire family
This year's fall styles feature denim for every member of the family, and they all come in some fun colors as well.
 
Safety essentials so you can enjoy the great outdoors
Learn what you need to pack to turn your outdoor adventure into an amazing summer vacation.
 
Hospice care: separating fact from fiction
Many people think that being on hospice means lying in a bed, barely conscious. This is just one myth about hospice care. Read on to learn other facts.
 
Smart tips to keep your student and their possessions safe this school year
Find easy tips to help your student protect their expensive technology during the upcoming school year.
 
Build a lasting memory with your backyard project
Looking for an amazing backyard project to do with your family? Try one of these.
 
Keeping kids stimulated all summer can help prevent the summer learning slide
Try these six fun, educational activities to help your children avoid the summer slide.
 
Tricks for less mess and stress this summer - indoors and out
By tackling a few projects around the home now, you'll be able to sit back, relax and enjoy the beautiful weather and carefree days ahead. Here are some simple ideas.
 
Teaching kids to give back
Find out how you can encourage your kids to volunteer and give back to your community.
 
A strong father and son-in-law relationship is important for wedded bliss [Infographic]
Establishing a good relationship with the in-laws might seem like a monumental undertaking. Check out these reasons why a strong father and son-in-law relationship is important.
 
Balancing active duty and pursuing an online degree
Online degree programs provide flexibility that can help active-duty service members achieve the educational goals.
 
Game on: Kid tested, parent approved?
Video games can be a great teaching tool for kids. Here's how to pick ones that children will love while they're learning.
 
Simple, smart ways to spend less time on chores, more on fun this summer
Summer is short. Spend more time enjoying it and less on chores with these time-saving tips.
 
Living each moment of life with hospice
Hospice care is not about the end of life, but about living every remaining moment to its fullest. Here's help for choosing a hospice provider.
 
Why kids and nutritionists reject new school lunches
Find out how new school lunch restrictions may be denying your child important nutrients.
 
3 myths about microwave foods
Finding out what's true and what's not about your favorite snacks.
 
Vet-approved tips for keeping your pet out of the ER
Visiting a veterinary emergency room is a pet parent's worst nightmare. Here are tips to help reduce the risks.
 
The tween years: How to survive as a parent
The tween years are tough for everyone. Some expert advice can help parents cope with the trials of tweenhood.
 
Natural, effective and affordable home cleaning
Give your family a healthier, fresher home with these tips for natural household cleaning.
 
Keeping your eyes (and tires) on the road
Learn what you can do to make sure you and your vehicle are road ready for a safe driving experience.
 
Teenagers believe legalization of marijuana encourages experimentation and may lead to further drug use
With legalization of marijuana occurring in states across the country, it's more important than ever for parents to talk to teenagers about the realities of substance abuse.
 
Parents, prevent heatstroke by never leaving a child alone in a car
One child dies every 10 days from heatstroke. Learn how to keep your child safe.
 
Good habits to keep teens safe on the road
Learn some simple tips to help teens stay safe while riding in cars.
 
Combining virtual and real-world toys into hours of fun playtime
Children often play with imaginary friends, but now video games are bringing toys to life for children to play with.
 
Tips to make outdoor play a priority this summer
Keeping your kids active and playing during the summer months is important. Here are a few creative ways to inspire families to put down the devices and get outdoors this summer.
 
Tips to find great gifts for kids that will keep them engaged for hours
Finding toys and games that will capture and hold a child's interest takes a little bit of talent, some luck and knowledge of what's happening in the industry. Here are some tips.
 
It's time to acknowledge the ways dads care [Infographic]
New campaign reveals caring moments of fatherhood that often go unrecognized.
 
4 reasons to make the move to a medical home
Find out what it takes to make a home a medical home.
 
7 reasons your teen needs an annual checkup
With teens and parents leading lives that are busier than ever, it may seem hard to find the time to schedule an annual checkup - but don't forget that it's one way to help your teen live a healthier life.
 
Home organization starts with the right tools: How to get everyone on the same page
No home is truly in order if the people who live in it are disorganized. Tips, tools and tricks to get your family organized.
 
Disconnect to reconnect: Ideas for memorable outdoor family vacations
This summer, it's time to disconnect from technology and reconnect with family. There's no better way to do this than with a family vacation that brings everyone closer to nature.
 
Fight childhood hunger to keep kids healthy this summer
Many children who rely on free or reduced cost meals during the school year are at risk of going hungry during the summer months.
 
Seeing the USA? Summer travel that includes unique hardwood hotspots
Finalizing your summer travel plans? Thinking outside the box to find destinations that combine history, architecture and nature can make travel that much more memorable.
 
Prevent theft from being the story of your vacation with these security tips
Keep your belongings safe at home and on vacation this summer.
 
Teach your kids the value of money
Children who learn money management at an early age can grow up to be more financially savvy adults.
 
Home safety tips that put families at ease
Learn what you can do to keep your home and your family safe this summer.
 
Save energy and money by catching these invisible energy thieves
Find out how to save money and energy on the items that cost you even when you aren't using them.
 
Take these steps to keep your kid's information secure on school computers
Check out what you need to ask to make sure your child is safe while getting the most out of today's digital classroom.
 
Not getting through? How to talk to your guy about your health concerns
If your guy has trouble listening when you talk about your health concerns, a fundamental difference in communication styles and lack of information (not empathy) may be to blame. Here's how to communicate better.
 
Which life insurance do you need at each stage of your life?
Life has many stages offering challenges and rewards. Make sure your loved ones are cared for financially through these life stages.
 
Putting herself first: Easy tips to help women to focus on their own health
This is the perfect time of year for women to focus on their own health, especially as schedules slow down for the summer months.
 
Fun kids' activities reverse summer learning loss
Research shows students can lose two to three months of learning over the summer break, meaning parents should take steps to keep kids' math, reading and science skills fresh. Here are some fun ideas.
 
Laboring under misconceptions: Epidural myths may keep women from reliable pain management
It's one of the most effective, safest and widely used forms of pain management for women in labor, yet there are misconceptions about epidurals.
 
Health coverage is available that fits the family budget: Enrollment in Medicaid and CHIP is year-round
Medicaid and the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) provide free or low-cost health coverage for children and teens in families with low and moderate incomes. Parents and other adults may qualify for Medicaid as well.
 
5 easy tips for throwing the ultimate summer party
If you're looking forward to throwing a summer party but you're not sure how to get started, these tips will have you outside enjoying a warm breeze with your friends in no time.
 
Take the hassle out of moving your boxes to a new home
Moving is exciting and worrisome at the same time. Some planning and organizing can help take the stress out of moving day.
 
Named your car? Then treat it like a good friend with these tips
Thirty-five percent of Americans have named their car. If you love it enough to give it a name, take care of it with these tips.
 
Essential swim safety tips
Summer is a time to be spent in the pool, however, that pool time can be dangerous for infants and young kids. Keep youngsters safer in the water with these tips.
 
Expert tips for a delicious grilling season
Looking to bring your grilling to the next level? Try these amazing tips.
 
Add a burst of flavor to summer meals with grapes
Looking to add a unique taste to your summer dishes. Here's what you can do with grapes.
 
Best way to handle aggressive drivers? Model better behavior
While the majority of motorists describe others' driving as "aggressive," they are often unaware of their own discourteous driving. Modeling better behavior can inspire improvement in everyone.
 
Craving an unplugged vacation? Secrets to keeping the family road trip fun
It's possible to keep everyone happy and engaged in the car on summer road trips -- without resulting to electronics. Here are tips for keep family road trips fun.
 
Home improvement tips to prepare for the summer storm season
Make sure your home is ready for whatever Mother Nature has planned.
 
Finding balance: creating functional family living spaces
With piles of paper from school and toys creating obstacle courses in the family room, parents wonder how they'll ever take back control of the house. A few experts share their ideas.
 
Have a 'PEP Talk' to help prevent life-threatening pregnancy complications
Discussing three of the most common, severe pregnancy complications and a simple way to raise awareness.
 
What's motherhood really like for mom? Learn how real moms feel about this important job [Infographic]
Motherhood is different than many mothers thought it would be. Learn how here.
 
Find the right tools to invest in a healthy smile
Looking to improve the health of your smile? There are plenty of things you can do right at home.
 
Kid-friendly foods that are also healthy appearing in restaurants across the country
In an effort to meet the growing demand among consumers for more healthful menu options, a number of restaurants are offering more nutritious and great-tasting menu options for kids.
 
The best budget-friendly baby gear buys
Find the perfect things for your baby without sacrificing your budget at the same time.
 
Entertaining at home? These easy tips will ensure your place is guest-ready in no time
Looking to throw the perfect house party? Follow these tips to make sure your event is a success.
 
Don't be stuck in the heat walking on your feet: how to prep your car for summer driving
Planning to make that big summer trip? Make sure your car is ready with these easy tips.
 
Life after the Olympics: Luger offers insight on balancing work, school and life
Everyone needs a plan for balancing work, home and school demands. A 2014 Winter Olympian shares her insight.
 
Lighten up summer with delicious salads and fun activities
It's easy to get outside for activities the entire family will enjoy and to revamp your eating routine to help the family shape up for the summer.
 
Create a safer environment for summer swimming fun
Drowning accidents tend to happen very, very quickly. The CDC reports that in most cases, the children involved were out of their parents' sight for less than five minutes. The good news: drowning can be prevented.
 
Diaper disasters to ketchup squirts: How to laugh through life's messiest moments
Mess and ick are an inevitable part of everyday life, especially if you are a parent, but they are also part of what makes life interesting and humorous.
 
Swings, slides, swimming, supper and stains: How to enjoy everything summer has to offer
Get out and enjoy the warm weather with these event ideas.
 
Family turns grief into action; offers advice for raising awareness for a cause
Learn how one family is turning a tragedy into an opportunity to raise awareness for a rare genetic disease.
 
The 5 nutritional supplements that should be on everyone's shopping list
Hardly anyone gets all the nutrients they need from diet alone. Here are five essential supplements to help meet nutritional needs.
 

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