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Ready to Hit the Beach? 9 Tips for A Safe Day

It’s beach season and parents should keep in mind some steps that will keep their children safe when in or near the ocean. While most adults worry about their children being at risk in pools, a large number of drowning incidents also happen in lakes, rivers, and oceans. According to the Center for Disease Control, [...]


Better Young Readers With 6 Key Strategies

  By Dr. Shari Robertson, Ph.D. There’s certainly a reason that reading is the first of the three R’s. Reading is a fundamental skill needed to function in today’s society. There are few tasks that don’t involve some form of reading, which is why it’s so important for kids to learn early. Many child readers [...]

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Ready for Camp! 3 Items We Love

Packing for sleepaway camp can have the whole house in disarray. Between campers trying to pack their entire rooms to parents triple checking for all the essentials, it’s pretty easy to lose track of it all. Well here are 3 items that we think will make packing and camping much, much easier. 1 – Zipit [...]

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Avoid the Summer Slump: 6 Tips To Keep Kids Learning All Summer Long

Good news: School’s out.  Bad news: Studies show that many children forget up to 2 months of lessons during summer vacation which forces teachers to spend the beginning of each school re-teaching what students had previously mastered.  But when school lets out for summer vacation, a child’s learning shouldn’t have to take a break as well.   Experts say it’s important to keep [...]

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Planned Parenthood & BET Host Breast Party Ever For Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Did you know that according to Susan G. Komen statistics, breast cancer is the most common cancer and is the second leading cause of cancer death to African-American women, exceeded only by lung cancer? In 2013, and estimated 27.060 new cases of breast cancer and 6,080 were expected to occur among African-American women. Planned Parenthood [...]

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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 [...]

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Taking Control of Your Finances: How to Engineer Your Financial Future in 2014

Veteran investment advisor shares 4 Tips for all wealth stages.   Financial resolutions can be the most difficult to keep. They can include minute detail, number crunching, plenty of files and discipline that can affect a person’s entire lifestyle, says veteran investment advisor Paul Taylor, a member of the National Ethics Bureau. “Many folks simply are not predisposed to [...]

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SingleMom Talk: Bring Back “First Base”: Does Anyone Just Kiss Anymore?

The dating scene can be tough, especially when the rules have changed.One single mom asks, what happened to first base. By Anonymous Single Mom   Does anybody out there remember “first base,” you know when kissing was as far as it went. These days, kissing is like a lost art form and more of a [...]

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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. Shon Gables, Army Private  Shon Gables is an award-winning, nationally syndicated television host, and by the looks of her camera-ready appearance and [...]

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Léman Manhattan’s Director of Camp Offers Insights on Program Trends and Tips for Finding the Right Summer Camp for Your Child   When it comes to choosing a summer camp in New York City, parents will find they have as many options available as they do in their search for a private school.  Steve Levin, Director [...]