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Pregnancy

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Jul
1

Pregnant this Summer? 3 Tips for staying cool

Being pregnant any time of the year can be uncomfortable, but pregnancy during the summer months has a reputation for being even more difficult. The hot, sticky days combined with all the activities you still want to take part in can take a toll on you both mentally and physically. Erika Boom, certified pre and postnatal [...]

Breastfeeding

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Jul
22

Your Post-Pregnancy Survival Guide: From After Delivery Soreness to Breastfeeding Discomfort, Check out these 4 Products

Life after childbirth can have its minor discomforts, especially in the early days. Feeding schedules, diaper changes (and purchases), and sleepless nights (just to name a few—but not limited to) can be more than a handful for new mothers, and having nipple soreness and pain in other places “downtown”,  can make it worse! Post-pregnancy discomforts [...]

Babies & Toddlers

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May
21

Forget the WHO Code. It’s The Street Code That Undermines Mothers in Detroit

It’s the 33rd anniversary of the international effort to curb unethical infant formula marketing practices. But you wouldn’t know it from the streets of Detroit. By: Kimberly Seals Allers If you thought we were past the days of blatantly egregious infant formula marketing and that hospitals, doctor’s offices and subtle messaging and innuendo were the [...]

Big Kid

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Jun
4

Can Boys Succeed With Common Core?

Veteran Teacher Shares Tips for Motivating Them to Tackle the Hard Stuff.   By now, it has become apparent to academics, administrators, parents and teachers that, in general, boys are underperforming in school, says Edmond J. Dixon, Ph.D, a veteran educator and international expert who offers enhanced teaching techniques for boys. And it may get worse, he says. [...]

Tweens & Teens

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Jun
25

Parents Take Note!: What Every Teen Should Know About Facebook & Their Privacy

With Facebook facing new fraud complaints about how it uses personal data, Stanford computer science professor and online privacy expert Monica Lam has an important message for  teens and their parents:  Be careful about how you use Facebook because you may be giving away your privacy and empowering teen marketers without even knowing it. Lam [...]

Life & Family

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Jun
27

Summer Fun!: 5 Tips to making Kid’s Summer Vacation More Educational

Whether or not your family’s summer vacation plans involve travel—by car, plane, boat or train—these 5 easy tips will help you make the most of your vacation time with your kids, while creating fun experiences that encourage reading and learning. Hooked On Phonics Editorial Director (who has two young kids) Julie Temple Stan put these tips [...]

Kimberly's Blog

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May
29

Our Stories: Mocha and In The Military

It’s Military Appreciation Month, and to mark the occasion we’re sharing stories of some of the mocha-fabulous women featured in The Mocha Manual to Military Life and sharing some tips for military bliss.   Vernice Armour, Marine Corps. Captain Vernice Armour has seen a lot in history. She holds the distinction of being the first [...]

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Oct
4

Fed Up Friday: I’m Fed Up With the Natural vs. Relaxed Hair Wars

By Ella Rucker There’s a new set of mean girls in town, and their clique is #TeamNatural.  You know the women; they are the African American women who have given up relaxers, or the “creamy crack” as the chemical is now called, for the hair growing right out of their head.  Hair that’s not processed [...]

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