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How to Pack a Healthy and Yummy School Lunch

How to Pack a Healthy and Yummy School Lunch

Dr. Susan Bartell, author of the new book "Dr. Susan's Fit and Fun Family Action Plan," gives tips for moms and dads on packing a healthy school lunch that their kids with actually eat.

Working Moms: Make it a Smooth Morning

Working Moms: Make it a Smooth Morning

This excerpt from "Happy at Work, Happy at Home: The Girl's Guide to Being a Working Mom" offers tips from other working women on how to brave the morning frenzy of getting ready for work and school.

10 Ways to Help Your Child Get Structured

10 Ways to Help Your Child Get Structured

Having good organizational skills is very important for your child’s success in school and in life. Some people are by nature more organized than others, but anyone can adopt the routines and habits of organization. All you need is practice and consistency. To help your child get on the organized track, try these 10 strategies.

Help Your Child Gain Better Studying Skills

Help Your Child Gain Better Studying Skills

Your child is struggling in school, and you want to help her in every way you can. Read on for tips to support your child's learning.

Brenda Blackmon: My9 WWOR-TV's Anchorwoman, Mom With a Mission

Brenda Blackmon: My9 WWOR-TV's Anchorwoman, Mom With a Mission

Broadcast Journalist Brenda Blackmon has had her share of accolades and honors, from Emmys, to Associated Press awards, to two honorary doctorate degrees – and in March of 2006, she was chosen one of The Network Journal’s “25 Most Influential Black Women in Business.”

Less Stress for Back-to-School Success

Less Stress for Back-to-School Success

Whether we like it or not, the lazy days of summer eventually give way to back-to-school frenzy. This can be a stressful transition — for kids and parents

Summer Learning

Summer Learning

The opportunities for fun summer learning are endless, from day camps that offer specific programs to plain creative ways that parents can use to promote things educational.

Ricki Lake Actress, Filmmaker, Author… Mom!

Ricki Lake Actress, Filmmaker, Author… Mom!

Ricki Lake’s proactive stance on natural childbirth is balanced lovingly by her views on family and her relationship with her two sons. With the birthing portion of motherhood over, here’s how she approaches the follow-up challenges – and rewards – of simply being Mom.

How To Inspire the Non-Academic Child

How To Inspire the Non-Academic Child

It’s natural to have trouble with some subjects, to have strengths and weaknesses, including at school....

How to Talk to Kids about the Recession

How to Talk to Kids about the Recession

More and more families this year have to explain to their kids that the Big Bad Wolf of recession is at the door...

How To Keep Your Kids Safe From Sexual Predators

How To Keep Your Kids Safe From Sexual Predators

There’s no “How To” more important than that of keeping our kids safe from sexual predators. From the AmberWatch Foundation’s “Be Safe!” program, here are some tips to keep in mind...

Celebrity Dad: Mark Consuelos

Celebrity Dad: Mark Consuelos

Devoted father or three, Mark Consuelos was drawn to Lever 2000’s outreach concept after being introduced to the results of a study by the company revealing that the increased economic stress facing families was substantially alleviated by closeness — physical affection in particular.

Alison Sweeney: The Biggest Loser’s Advocate Mom

Alison Sweeney: The Biggest Loser’s Advocate Mom

While awfully good at playing it bad as Sami Brady on Days of Our Lives, and serving as host of the popular TV reality show The Biggest Loser – actress/mom Alison Sweeney has recently taken on another role: advocate for allergy sufferers.

Movie Ratings for Kids...

Movie Ratings for Kids...

Taking your child, no matter his age, to movies for which he is not emotionally ready is a very big deal. This is the perfect time to think about the type of movies you will allow your child to see and how to communicate this...

How to Paper Purge at the End of the School Year

How to Paper Purge at the End of the School Year

As the end of the school year approaches, artistic creations, book reports, poster boards, folders and workbooks arrive home. Your child hands each one to you with an expectant look on his face: “You’re going to keep this, right?”

Are You Ready for a Travel Team?

Are You Ready for a Travel Team?

When families commit to youth sports teams, in particular to one in an organization that travels, the result can be anything but child’s play.

Celebrity Parents: Cynthia Nixon — Actor & Mom

Celebrity Parents: Cynthia Nixon — Actor & Mom

Cynthia Nixon is best known for playing lawyer Miranda Hobbes on the hit TV show 'Sex and the City' and its record-breaking big screen follow-up in 2008. Lucky New York theatergoers, however, are privy to another aspect of the Emmy-winner’s acting gifts...

Vacation Contest Winners

Vacation Contest Winners

We received so many thoughtful responses to our contest question asking how you measure your success as a parent. It was difficult to select just three winners.

Family Nutrition on a Budget

Family Nutrition on a Budget

Budgeting at the supermarket doesn’t mean your family has to suffer when it comes to proper nutrition. There are many delicious, easy ways to get a healthy bang for your buck.

Mother's Day Recipe: Build a Bagel Face

Mother's Day Recipe: Build a Bagel Face

Here’s a food craft that you can set up in advance & the kids can have fun with on their own. Then, when they serve up their creations, you can all share a tasty meal & a good laugh!

How To Help Your Kids Succeed in Sports

How To Help Your Kids Succeed in Sports

What can you do to help you kids enjoy sports — and succeed at them? Here are 10 tips to begin...

Surviving Sport Tryouts

Surviving Sport Tryouts

Trying out for a roster spot on a sports team can be extremely stressful for young athletes. Here are some tips for parents on how to prepare your child for the tryout:

How To Help Your Child Tackle Homework

How To Help Your Child Tackle Homework

Making schoolwork a priority in your home sends the signal that you care about your child and her future. Here are some tips to help ensure your child is set up for homework — and academic — success.

Fighting Childhood Obesity

Fighting Childhood Obesity

According to a national poll on children’s health conducted by the University of Michigan C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital, parents said it is childhood obesity that tops their list of health concerns.

Money Lessons: Teach Your Children Well

Money Lessons: Teach Your Children Well

A Consumer Reports survey of 12-year-olds found that 28% didn't know that credit cards are a form of borrowing, 40% didn't know that banks charge interest on loans, and 34% didn’t know that you can’t tell how good a product is by how much it is advertised.




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