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Your Checklist For Less Stressful Mornings

September 05, 2016

Scrambled eggs burning in a skillet; kids ransacking the house in search of missing shoes and homework; rushed conversations with your spouse about conflicting schedules. … Mornings can bring a whirlwind of activity that generates a lot of stress. How do you keep from feeling dizzy and exhausted before breakfast? Start by making a checklist….

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Fight the Freshman 15 and Win

August 31, 2016

Pizza at every meal … a flavored, whipped-creamed coffee habit … utter exhaustion—you’re practically handed the Freshman 15 with your first-semester syllabus. Those who plan ahead and gear up for the challenge (parents, please help!) will soon learn that gaining weight doesn’t have to be their fate. SmartWatch Your Workout You won’t always have time…

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How to Make Veggies More Fun for Kids to Eat

August 29, 2016

Shoving down bland carrots isn’t fun for anyone, let alone kids. Luckily, you don’t need fancy recipes or hours of food prep to add pizazz to produce. Use these simple tricks to serve up veggie-packed meals throughout the school year. Create Playful Shapes Kids eat with their eyes first, so make veggies visually appealing, says…

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4 Road-Trip Rules for Happy Travels With Your Dog

August 26, 2016

Summer + road trip + favorite furry pal = best time ever! That is, unless you haven’t planned for your trip accordingly. Follow these four simple rules, so you and your dog can see (and smell) your way through your adventures without a hitch. Rule 1: Prepare His Manners How many times have you tried…

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Organize Your Child’s Room in 8 Steps

August 25, 2016

How many times have you spent hours decluttering your kid’s room, only to have the mess reappear two days later? It’s enough to drive any parent crazy! Gale Sitomer of G Sitomer Design shares her strategies to transform three trouble zones from tornado to tidy, before the new school year begins: In the Play Area…

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