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Sleep Training Basics: The Road To Snoozeville

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It may seem like it was only yesterday your body was heavy with pregnancy, and now here you are – months later – holding your sweet little bundle in your arms. Google searches relating to labor and delivery have ceased, and now you’ve begun researching ways to ensure you raise a healthy, happy baby. One daunting task required of parents: sleep training…. More

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5 Sleep Techniques to Reduce the Risk of SIDS

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So you’ve come home with a happy, healthy baby and you’ve surrounded your precious angel’s crib with cozy blankets and stuffed animals. But according to Jen Varela, a San Diego, California-based founder of Sugar Night Night (www.sugarnightnight.com) “Knowing how to create a safe sleep environment for your baby is the best way to get a peaceful nights sleep.” Check out these safe baby tips…. More

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Lessons Learned From A Family Road Trip

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Let us be lovers,
We’ll marry our fortunes together.
And we walked off
To look for America.



Gloria and I long ago married our fortunes together. We had about a buck-fifty between us when we met nearly 25 years ago at Boston University. It seems like a different lifetime. So much has happened. Cross country moves. Job changes. Living. Two children growing up in a blink. It’s all going so fast. For one week, we decided to slow it down. So we packed up the car to go see America. Just like the Simon and Garfunkel song which has been playing on a loop in my head. We drove. The majestic stone caverns of Zion. The peaks of Grand Teton still dotted with snow on the first of August. The beauty of Old Faithful and the sulphur pools of Yellowstone. We put hundreds of miles on the car on side roads and backstreets through Nevada, Utah, Idaho, and Wyoming… looking for America…. More

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6 Back-to-School Traditions to Start This Year

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Make back-to-school season special with a new family tradition! It’s never too late to start a new tradition, and back-to-school season is a great time to start. Whether your kids are hesitant or thrilled about getting back to school, the anticipation of something fun to mark the occasion can help up their excitement and make the day go smoothly. Here are some of our favorites!… More

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How To Survive a Public Tantrum

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You’re halfway through your weekly grocery list, contemplating whether you should get the mayo with olive oil or without, when the familiar shrieking of your child jolts you away from the ingredient list. The public tantrum was building slowly over the past 30 minutes, and you did everything in your motherly power to pacify and deter. But the angry tears, the piercing howls, and outright defiance of your authority have left you angry and embarrassed – again…. More

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