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There’s no such thing as a typical family or is there?

11:47 am Sep. 30, 2014

By now, you’ve probably noticed a very different mix of students and parents in your kid’s school this year. Indeed, according to the Council on Contemporary Families, half of all children under the age of one are now ethnic and racial “minorities,” which means that within 5 years, kindergarten students will come from so many different racial and ethnic backgrounds that no single group will be a majority.
When it comes

Tips for Hassle-free One Direction Experience

6:02 pm Sep. 29, 2014

Our pop music critic Melissa Ruggieri has some great tips for those going to the One Direction concert Wednesday, which will draw more than 50,000 fans in attendance.

As you head to the Georgia Dome, she

Autumn is here. Better check your pool.

11:42 am Sep. 24, 2014

With the end of pool season upon us, many pools will be covered or left unused during fall and winter months.  But for families with little children, pool safety should be an important topic even during these cooler months. Pool accidents happen even on closed, unused, and covered pools.

Indeed, 77 percent of the children who drowned in pools had been seen five minutes or less before being missed and subsequently

Two-ticket giveaway to Mamma Mia!

1:53 pm Sep. 23, 2014

Thank you for participating!

Congratulations to our winner of the two tickets for tonight’s performance of MAMMA MIA! at The FOX — Stacey Barber – the first show she saw with her mom was The Sound

How to Change your Life with Pasta

2:36 pm Sep. 22, 2014

Hi everyone, I stumbled upon this great post — Friday Night Meatballs: How to Change Your Life With PastaThe piece is written by Sarah Grey, a freelance writer and book editor at Grey Editing who

Head lice. They’re back!

10:40 am Sep. 16, 2014

School has returned and with it the concern for the dreaded head lice. And while parents may be rushing out to buy Nix or Rid, the most widely sold lice-control products, Consumer Reports has other advice:

“There’s no reason for parents to douse their children’s heads in chemicals,” says Urvashi Rangan, Ph.D., director of consumer safety and sustainability for Consumer Reports. “Physically removing lice, while it seems daunting, is safest for

4 Things to Look for When Buying Her 1st Bra

9:58 am Sep. 10, 2014

 

4 Things to Look for When Buying Her 1st Bra

A girl’s first bra is a rite of passage for both her and her parents – and one that’s occurring at younger and younger ages. For some girls, it’s a turning point fraught with anxiety; for others, it’s a celebration. Either way, parents have a hard time ensuring their daughters to have good memories of shopping for and wearing their first

4 things to look for when buying her first bra

2:30 pm Sep. 9, 2014

A girl’s first bra is a rite of passage for both her and her parents – and one that’s occurring at younger and younger ages. For some girls, it’s a turning point fraught with anxiety; for others, it’s a celebration. Either way, parents have a hard time ensuring their daughters have good memories of shopping for and wearing their first bra.
“Trying on your first bra in a big discount retail

Adding 30 minutes of exercise into the school day

2:06 pm Sep. 5, 2014

Across the state, 321 public elementary schools have taken the Power Up for 30 pledge, committing to incorporating 30 or more minutes of exercise into the daily routine — including everything from Zumba and yoga

Important questions for your child’s doctors at your annual well visit

12:08 pm Sep. 4, 2014

This being September, Dr. Emily Dodwell, a pediatric orthopedic surgeon at Hospital for Special Surgery, says its the perfect time for parent to begin scheduling their child’s wellness visits. Dodwell sees patients with a wide variety of orthopedic issues, and warns parents to be watchful, especially for sports or overuse injuries that can lead to other problems down the road.
For starters, she suggests parents get answers to following questions:
•How can