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7 Life Lessons My Kids Have Taught Me

My life isn't always glamorous, but it certainly is better for having my boys in it. Here are some of the many lessons I've learned since having kids.
Posted 9/19/2012  10:00:00 AM By: SparkPeople Guest Blogger : 11 comments   17,903 views
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Healthy Kid-Friendly Favorites

Want to get your kids on board with eating more nutritious meals, but not sure where to start? How about with a week's worth of better-for-them versions of their favorite meals?
Posted 9/14/2012  2:00:00 PM By: Stepfanie Romine : 6 comments   33,434 views
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Just for Parents: A Refresher Course on Surviving the School Year

Feeling overwhelmed by all that comes along with the start of the school year? You're not alone. Even parenting experts feel the stress. Here's how to copy.
Posted 9/13/2012  2:00:00 PM By: SparkPeople Guest Blogger : 9 comments   10,731 views
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How to Teach (and Learn) Self-Control as a Parent

If you're a parent, you've probably experienced your share of frustrating temper tantrums. Here's how to keep your cool when your child gets heated.
Posted 8/28/2012  10:00:00 AM By: SparkPeople Guest Blogger : 20 comments   19,839 views
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CONTEST CLOSED Win a Copy of Our Healthy Lunches E-book

We're giving away 10 copies of our healthy lunches e-book, just in time for the start of the school year. Enter today!
Posted 8/27/2012  6:00:00 PM By: Stepfanie Romine : 5 comments   16,152 views
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How to Keep Your Child Safe in Cyberspace

It's the end of the school day: Do you know where your child is? Chances are, he's probably on the Internet. Here's how to keep your family safe from potential online dangers.
Posted 8/23/2012  10:00:00 AM By: SparkPeople Guest Blogger : 17 comments   18,708 views
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Parenting is NOT One-Size-Fits-All

From the moment you find out you're pregnant, you'll find that everyone has advice on how to raise your child. But should you take all of it to heart?
Posted 8/14/2012  10:00:00 AM By: SparkPeople Guest Blogger : 30 comments   11,224 views
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A Month of Fun, Healthy School Lunches

Looking for more healthy school lunch ideas your kids will actually eat? Look no further!
Posted 8/13/2012  6:00:00 PM By: Stepfanie Romine : 2 comments   22,078 views
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Kindergarten 'Redshirting': A Leg Up or an Unfair Advantage?

When we were kids, you started school at age 5, plain and simple. The decision isn't so easy these days. Our parenting expert explains the controversy.
Posted 8/9/2012  10:00:00 AM By: SparkPeople Guest Blogger : 130 comments   51,853 views
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Reader's Request: How Do You Get Kids to Eat a Healthy Lunch?

Members asked: How can you get kids excited about eating right away from home--especially at school? Share your tips with fellow parents.
Posted 8/3/2012  10:00:00 AM By: Stepfanie Romine : 47 comments   20,311 views
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Can We Teach Ourselves (and Our Kids) to Be Happier?

There are 2 kinds of happiness, explains parenting expert Michelle Stroffolino Schmidt, Ph.D. So which is more important? And, how can we teach happiness to our kids?
Posted 7/26/2012  2:00:00 PM By: SparkPeople Guest Blogger : 28 comments   19,311 views
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How to Get Your Kids to Drink Water

How do you get your kids to choose water over sugary sodas and sports drinks? Here are some tips to make the transition.
Posted 7/24/2012  10:00:00 AM By: SparkPeople Guest Blogger : 26 comments   23,046 views
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The Popularity Contest: Why You Don't Need to Finish First

Everyone wants to be popular, but is popularity really all it's made out to be? Here's what you can do to help your kids through the social food chain.
Posted 7/12/2012  10:00:00 AM By: SparkPeople Guest Blogger : 36 comments   29,416 views
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How to Minimize Summer Sickness

There are few things worse than a summer cold! Here's how to protect your kids from illness this summer.
Posted 7/10/2012  10:00:00 AM By: SparkPeople Guest Blogger : 6 comments   13,212 views
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How Do We Raise Morally Healthy Children?

In a world full of outside influences, how can you make sure your child develops a solid moral foundation? It might not be easy, but it is possible. Here's how.
Posted 6/28/2012  2:00:00 PM By: SparkPeople Guest Blogger : 49 comments   20,845 views
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