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Should Kids Be Allowed In Nice Restaurants?

Did you hear about the chef who suggested some restaurants not allow kids? Leslie is one of our VPs and had a quick, personal reaction to this controversial topic. Whose side are you on? When my son, Casey, was two weeks old, my husband and I started taking him to... more


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How can I get parents to take the final step and accept my tutoring Services?

How can I get parents to take the final step and accept my tutoring companies services?   We have 100% State Certified teachers and come to the parents...plus we run offer for the first lesson free and the second one half off... they still don't seem to want... more

5 unexpected ways the government shutdown is hurting families

Kerry A., stay-at-home mom of two, isn’t in full-blown panic mode about the government shutdown — at least not yet. Her husband, an employee at the Environmental Protection Agency, is one of 800,000 federal workers (and roughly 4 million contractors) either furloughed or working without paychecks. Of course, the adverse effects... more

We all lie to our kids’ pediatricians. Here’s what you can do about it

According to a recent study, between 60 and 80 percent of patients say they haven’t told their doctors the truth or have withheld information from them. For parents and their children’s pediatricians, experts say there are even more compelling reasons to lie. While “well-child” checkups aren’t required by law, they... more


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How do I use medicaid to pay for Senior Home Care?

I am new to this and am looking into hourly home care a few days a week for my father.  How do I go about using his Medicaid to pay for services through Care.com?  

I get bored as a stay-at-home mom. Here are 7 ways to beat the boredom and burnout

For a host of practical reasons, becoming a stay-at-home mom was the right choice for me and my family. And yet, despite loving my 16-month-old son and generally enjoying the time we spend together, there’s no denying some days drag. While my husband’s off doing who knows what exciting grown-up... more

6 tips for starting a carpool for your kids and making it work

As I race (late, as always) to the gate to pick up my twins from school, I see them again — the small groups of kids who aren’t siblings climbing happily into an ever-rotating group of SUVs as they carpool home. And once again I wonder, “How do I get... more

50 of the funniest jokes for kids

Most kids are little clowns by nature, but learning how to tell a good joke is a skill that they will need help mastering. Laughing together is a wholesome way to connect with your kids and cultivating their own sense of humor can help your children in many ways —... more