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Making the 1st day of school a success: Tips for easing your child into a new year

I’ll never forget my daughter’s first day of school. My tears were bittersweet. My baby was old enough to leave my side and go to school for the first time — but she did so without a fuss. I thought she would be the one crying, not wanting to let... more


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I am wondering what the rate of pay would be for my 14,7,6, and 4 year old if I were to go out of town for a week. All of the children are school aged and the 4 year old goes to preschool half day.

The 10 Best Places for Kids’ Birthday Parties in L.A.

Whether you have a Disney-obsessed tot or a thrill-seeking tween, these are the best party places in town! As parents, we all want the best for our children, and that can be especially true when it comes to giving them the birthday parties of their dreams. For some of us... more


How to Help Your Baby With Coxsackie

As a mother of three, I've unfortunately dealt with my fair share of rashes, itches, and bumps amongst my children.  I know that I wished I had a "quick guide" to help me through those tough times. To be as helpful as possible, I've compiled exactly that - a... more

What's Your Day Care Sick Policy?

Should you send your kids to day care if they?re not feeling well? Knowing your day care center's sick policy can help you decide. Your toddler wakes up more tired than usual, with a runny nose and glazed eyes. You take his temperature; it’s 100. You have an... more


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What age is considered "elderly"?

Yesterday, my daughter saw an aging gentleman walking down the street with the help of (what I assumed to be) his caregiver. She asked me why the man needed help and I explained that he was elderly, and sometimes elderly people need a little more help getting around than others... more

The 15 Best Lego Sets for Kids

Discover the best Lego sets for kids ages 3 to 10 and hear from top Lego experts, too.The best Lego sets aren't just the ones that will make your kids squeal with delight once they see the box. The true mark is how they put it together and... more

The 10 Best Mommy and Me Classes in L.A.

Spend some quality time with your kids while helping their development and growth in one of these fun, interactive classes. Babies and toddlers don’t come with handbooks, and figuring out how to best encourage and contribute to your child’s development can be a daunting task, especially if you’re a first-time... more