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Summer Camp: Finding The Right Sleep-Away Camp For Your Child

Sleep-away summer camp conjures up wonderful images of outdoor activities, new friendships and growing independence — not to mention a break from homework battles, carpools and the ever-constant need for a babysitter.    That being said, it can also be an anxiety-ridden process for many parents. If you're doing... more

Getting A New Years Eve Sitter

Here's what to do if you can -- or can't -- find a babysitter for New Years Eve.     When Gina Linss and her husband Alex were invited to a New Year's Eve party last year, they were pretty excited. "It was going to be a really fun... more

Should You Bring Your Nanny On Vacation?

Look at the pros and cons of traveling with your babysitter. When Lynn Singer and her husband of Armonk, N.Y. travel with their three school-age kids, there's one essential aspect to a successful trip: They bring along their live-in nanny. "Having an extra pair of hands just makes... more

Tips For Raising A Child With Food Allergies

Having a child with food allergies is a scary, often overwhelming experience, especially when those allergies are life-threatening. It can also be very isolating.  Just ask the parents of an Edgewater, Florida, first grader whose life-threatening peanut allergies recently put her at the center of protests by other parents... more

Pick The Right Day Camp For Your Kid

Sleep-away camps aren't the only option for summer. Learn about local day camps that can keep your child occupied and happy all summer long.     When it came time to choose a day camp for my daughter Ella last summer, I was overwhelmed. She was about to enter... more

Revitalize Date Night

Get inspired by these date night ideas and plan some much-needed special time with your significant other.My husband and I recently ran an errand together, without the kids, to a local craft store to stock up on some school supplies. Driving with the windows down and the music up... more

5 Ways To Keep Your Relationship Strong -- After Kids

Experts advise how to care for your marriage throughout the chaos.As a social worker, Julia Pryce thought she would be immune to the stresses that a new baby brings to a relationship. "I've read all the books and know what we need to do to prevent problems from... more