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Kelly James-Enger

We spoke to kids and parents to find out what makes a mom 'cool'. Read what they had to say then take a quiz to find out just how cool you are as a parent. Read more

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How to know when it's time to unplug your kids and what to do with screen-less time. Read more

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Ask a woman what she's worried about dying from and she's likely to say breast cancer. But it's heart disease that is the biggest killer of women. Read more

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Illustration by Alaina Buzas

Can you get beyond just saying no? The answer is yes. Read more

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Why all the guilt? Every mom we know feels mommy guilt but that doesn't mean they are a bad mom. Read more

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We caution our kids against risky behavior, but sometimes risk can be good for you. Read more

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Liz DeCarlo

You can't do much about a teething baby or a sick child, but you can make sleep a priority - and doing so can do wonders for your health. Read more

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It’s one thing to be on Team Jacob or Team Edward, but what about the crush you get on someone you actually know—say a co-worker? Is it a sign that your marriage is in trouble? Read more

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Criticism gives us insight into our own behavior and may even spur us to make positive changes in our lives — once we learn how to handle it. Read more

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Writer Kelly James-Enger shares the adoption of her daughter through her journal, which included three moms who changed their mind and 18 months of trying. Read more

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Blood pressure, immune system, and overall feeling of well-being can all be boosted with a quick giggle. So give it a try: Laugh yourself healthy! Read more

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Visit any toy store and you’ll find a dizzying array of technology toys that claim to teach kids the skills they’ll need to excel in school. But we have to ask: Do they work? Read more

Education & Workshops

Pushing yourself to be perfect can set you up for failure and even hurt your kids in the process. Read more

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Whether you're just getting the hang of Facebook or have your own Twitter account, chances are you're using some kind of social media. That's part of life -- and parenting -- today. Read more

General Parenting

Facial expressions, gestures, and even your hairstyle contribute to body language and impact what people think of you and how they respond to you. Read more

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Are you an emotional eater? A habitual hungerer? Take the quiz and find out! Read more

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One in seven women will develop breast cancer in her lifetime. But there are steps you can take to minimize your chances of getting sick -- and catch it early if you do. Read more

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Pals play an important role in a parent’s life. But as any new parent knows, it's easy to forget about yourself when there's a baby in the picture. Read more

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I hate being indecisive. When faced with major decisions—like whether to move up to a bigger house or return to work Read more

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One of the easiest ways to combat fatigue is by eating throughout the day to give you a constant source of energy. Read more

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