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It starts at home: One out of three homes with children have guns. And 80% of unintentional firearm deaths of children under 15 occur in a home.
Having a child old enough to babysit is magical. But how can you be sure your older kids are ready to stay home alone — or begin babysitting for others?
Since he was born, I have had a pretty significant fear of choking. More so than any fears of the other bad things that could happen. This is why.
As we are always on the go, I need a travel system that is functional and easy to use. Enter the new RIVA travel system by Safety 1st!
Two recent sexual abuse scandals in youth sports have many parents wondering how they can ensure the same never happens to their own children. Over 200 athletes have come forward to accuse USA Gymnastics team physician Larry Nassar of...
Family violence is ubiquitous. In addition to October being Domestic Violence Awareness month, several things have recently happened to remind me of the harsh realities of family violence. You would think I'd know better — I've been trained as a...
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Street Angels

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She had slipped through the bars of the park's iron fence.  I was facing her; I should have seen it. But I didn't, and so my 2-year-old was standing on the edge of the sidewalk, feet from a street known...
When my twins were born, I wondered how we would ever be able to navigate life with them and my son, who was 20 months old at the time. It has been 10 months, and with a lot of...
Earlier this year, we experienced our first medical emergency when my 4-year-old busted his lip and chin open and needed to get four stitches. I took a first-aid course two years ago, which covered everything from head injuries to tick...
"A Short Guide to Raising Good Kids," is, yes, another parenting book. Hold the eye rolls, please. Susan Purser, the author, is a Massachusetts mom, and I found her book to be chock-full of good ideas.  Susan's relationship with her mother,...
Don't be like me. Don't wake up in a cold sweat and realize you haven't introduced your toddler to the swimming pool or taught your 7-year-old to tie her shoes. Now that I have three children and my oldest...
One morning as I was getting my kids ready for the day, my 4-year-old was running amok and jumping on his bed. I said something to the effect of, "Don't jump on the bed," but let's be honest, I...
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Lice, Lice, Baby (Too Gross)!

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This is the article no one wants to read — let alone write. But this is my public service announcement after our experience with lice (ughhhhh). Gross, but true. After teaching school for over a decade, it was being...

The Bully Within

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In order to help our children develop into caring, productive members of society, there is a lot on our parenting "to-do" list — teaching kindness and empathy, encouraging autonomy, and modeling industriousness and self-sufficiency, to name a few. The problem...

The Fly in the Sunblock

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I’ve done it, Dear Doctor, I finally did well! I listened and researched and bought what you sell: You said, “Sunscreen in summer’s a definite must, Curbing damage and cancer, and you know, I trust, It can help to stave off all cosmetic...
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Plan Your Weekend :: December 13–15

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Santa In The City…Photos With Santa November 23 @ 8:00 am - December 24 @ 5:00 pm :: Prudential Center, Boston  Capture the magic of the holiday season...