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Your Kid Can Apprentice with Steve Harvey! Enter Coca- Cola’s ‘Pay it Forward’ by March 15th to Win

Now through March 15, parents, relatives, friends and mentors may nominate an aspiring young person for the Coca-Cola Pay It Forward program by visiting www.coke.com/payitforward. The program is open to teens and young adults between the ages of 16-21 (as of May 1, 2014).  Nominators must be 16 years of age or older. Eligible youth also [...]

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Winter Travel Special: Set Sail on Freedom of the Seas with Royal Caribbean

By Tiffany Forte Enjoy the innovative dining and entertainment options and children’s programming on Royal Caribbean’s Freedom of the Seas cruise ship as part of the Royal Advantage revitalization and enhancement program. Freedom of the Seas alternates an Eastern and a Western Caribbean seven-night, round-trip itinerary from Port Canaveral on Florida’s Space Coast. Added bonus: [...]

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Winter Travel Special: Universal Orlando Resort Reveals The Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Diagon Alley

By Tiffany Forte This summer Universal Orlando Resort and Warner Bros. Entertainment are partnering up to launch 2014’s most anticipated new theme park experience. Harry Potter’s wonderland and adventures are brought to life in a new expansive area, which will feature The Hogwarts Express ride, spectacular shops, dining and more. After climbing aboard the Hogwarts [...]

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Winter Travel Special: Universal Orlando Unveils New Cabana Beach Bay Resort

By Tiffany Forte Need a break from the polar vortex or ice-ageddon? Check out our winter travel special this week featuring the latest news and fresh reviews from Universal Orlando and Royal Caribbean. In need of a winter break? Hop on a flight down to Universal Studios in Orlando, Fla., for affordable family fun and [...]

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It’s Sports Week: How Dwyane Wade Ended Up In Our House & Our FATHEAD GIVEAWAY

This is a true story. One that I must preface by saying that I am a die-hard New York Knicks fan. But I am also a basketball fan. And as a mother who gives a little leeway for developing your own opinions (they now say that is good for children), my 9 year old son [...]

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African American Teen Births Drop 24%, Hispanics 34%, Says New CDC Report

According to a new CDC report released this week, the rates of teen births fell 24% among non-Hispanic black teenagers, 34% for Hispanics and 20% for non-Hispanic white teenagers. The decline among Hispanic teen births is most noteworthy since they previously had the highest teen birth rates. Eight states had declines of 30% or more [...]

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Tasty Tuesday: New ANNIE’S Organic, Whole Grain Graham Crackers & New Cheddar Squares!

Annie’s, the family favorite maker of natural and organic comfort foods, snacks and condiments, has three new products that we love. And by we, I mean my children and I who are big fans of Annie’s healthy foods and even bigger fans of the always great taste. Check out all the new varieties! Certified Organic [...]

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Your Word Means Everything

When I was a child my parents would say, “We’ll see” when they couldn’t commit to a promise, either a “yes” or a “no.” The dreaded, “We’ll see” used to leave me feeling anxious and hopeful that it would evolve into a clear yes or no depending on what I was requesting. I didn’t place [...]

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Top 5 Tips to Help Bully-proof Your Child

Boys Town today announced strategies to help keep your child safe from bullies.  The national child and healthcare organization, started over 90 years ago, is a leader in parenting advice. As your children get settled into the new school year, it is important to protect them from bullying at school. Below are five ways to [...]

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Trayvon Martin, the N-Word and Dealing with My Hurt at “Hurt Village”

Like any mother, you’d like to think your children won’t suffer the same pains you have. And as a black mother, I’ve prayed that in our so-called post-racism society and after all that has been struggled through and fought for that these things just don’t happen anymore.

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