13 Ways to Look Good and Feel Good During Pregnancy

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Pregnancy is a wonderful, life-changing experience! And looking good and feeling good is easy, with these simple tips:

Dress the part

Pregnancy is an excuse for a shopping spree. Fall in love with your body all over again. Invest in a few key pieces that flatter and hug your new shape.  Accessorize with your favorite pieces. Just because you are pregnant does not mean you need to change your style completely.  Read more

How Animals Can Help Children

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Animals are sometimes a controversial topic among families.Your kids want one, but maybe you don’t. Animals are a lot of work and time, and you worry that you will be stuck with most of the work. Animals are so much more than just an extra chore. The benefits of having and being around animals outweigh the annoyances associated with them. Animals can help kids in many ways, in the home, and outside the home. Read more

How Parents and Teachers Can Work Together

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Parents and teachers have a relationship that can be great, terrible, or downright strange. Both parties are saddled with a very important task – the care and instruction of the next generation – and neither party knows exactly what happens when they aren’t around. But whether you are a teacher or a parent, you understand that working together is the best way to support the children in both your lives. A great, cooperative relationship will nurture your children all the more, and help establish a love of learning in them that will last well into their higher education. Read more

Food for Thought: Establishing a Healthy Relationship with Food

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Remember these favorite phrases?

“You can’t be excused from the table until you clean your plate.”

“If you don’t eat your broccoli, no dessert for you.”

“There are kids starving in China.”

Commands, bribes and guilt trips are still common methods of getting kids to eat the food on their plates. The approach to feeding children is different for every family, and it can be tricky, especially with picky eaters. Read more

4 Tips on Teaching Kids How to Save for the Things They Want 

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A great time to teach your tweens and teens the value of a dollar is when they are clamoring to buy a much-wanted item. Instead of advising them to ask for it for their next birthday or caving in and heading to the store, sit down with them and show them how to budget for the desired item. With that in mind, check out the following tips: Read more

How To Keep Your Family Safe During Recalls

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It is extremely important to do your due diligence when shopping for items for your family. You look at the nutritional facts on grocery items, you try to buy organic when you can, and you make sure the products you buy for your children are safe and age-appropriate. But are you staying up to date with recalls AFTER you buy your products? Do you know what to do if one of the products you bought is recalled? Here are a few recent recalls that could affect you and your family: Read more

How to Find Cheap Family Event Tickets

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Attending events together as a family and having fun is an important part of life, and can be essential to helping your family to strengthen its bond. However, when you have a family, purchasing tickets to events such as concerts, shows, sporting games and more definitely doesn’t come cheap. Because of this, many people think that their family has to miss out on experiencing some amazing events simply because they don’t have enough room in their budget. However, this doesn’t have to be the case, as there are plenty of great ways in which you can find cut-price and discounted ticket deals for some of the best family-oriented events. We’ve put together a handy guide for moms and dads who are trying to find the best prices on family tickets online. Read more

10 Unusual Ways to Save for College

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Attending college is a useful step for many who want to pursue professional careers. Studies show that those with a college degree will make $2.1 million vs those who don’t over their lifetimes. However, paying for college is no simple feat. With student loan debt at an all-time for recent college graduates, finding alternatives to save on the cost of college is a common goal. While attending a state school, applying for scholarships and grants, or having parents who began a 529 plan shortly after you were born are great options, here are 10 ways to save for college that may not have appeared on your radar yet. Read more