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Sep12
Kids and weight issues: what can we do?

Kids and weight issues: what can we do?

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More children are dealing with weight problems, and they’re dealing with them at younger and younger ages. What’s your take on childhood weight gain?

Sep05
The picky eater: how do you deal?

The picky eater: how do you deal?

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People often ask me what Henry’s eating these days, and in response I typically let out a series of high-pitched shrieks. Because oh, my friends. Oh, dear. It’s not good. This is a topic I have avoided bringing up because it tends to elicit strong opinions. Either I’m a helicopter parent for fretting overly about […]

Aug19
Back-to-School: BPA-free Reusable Bottles

Back-to-School: BPA-free Reusable Bottles

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back_school_school_klean_kanteen.com.pngKlean Kanteen makes BPA-free bottles which fit in most kids’ lunch boxes. The wide mouth fits ice cubes and users report they leave your liquids tasting nice and clean without any funky flavors. Sweet.

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Aug15

When is it okay to leave your child alone at home?

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If we have learned anything from the film classic “Home Alone,” it is that leaving a child by himself (accidentally or on purpose) for any period of time can result in all manner of shenanigans. Also, Joe Pesci will show up. However, at some point, the parent must make the leap and let her child […]

Aug11
Bite Me: Insect Repellents That Really Work

Bite Me: Insect Repellents That Really Work

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Bug Repellents That Really Work Hi Amy, So about this time of year, every year, I start to look like a leper. Why? Because apparently I was put on this earth to be a mosquito buffet. I’m not kidding — every time I go outside, I put on bug spray (I’m on my third different […]

Jul25

Is pretend-shooting acceptable play for kids?

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I have been shot. I also have also been blasted. Tasered. Stun-gunned. Vanquished. Laid low by a surprise shot from a laser cannon. Sent into unconsciousness by a sleep weapon that looked an awful lot like a pillow. I can’t talk about the mind-control ray that seized control of my brains, except that BLKELEHGJADHKADSJFH. See, […]

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