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“GREEN” TOOTHBRUSHES: TAKING A BITE OUT OF DENTAL PRODUCT WASTE

Attention all parents: Did you know that approximately 450 million plastic toothbrushes, mostly non-biodegradable, are dumped into landfills nationally? Its a known fact (or maybe not) that landfills are designed to avoid degradation and will not break down toothbrushes and will mostly likely remain there for decades. To combat these rising numbers, World Centric, a company known [...]

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IS ELECTRONIC MEDIA MAKING SMARTER BABIES?

    We live in an increasingly technological world, in which seemingly every person of every age is constantly using an iPad or smartphone, not to mention television or a personal computer.   Even grade school kids are connected to every form of device available and there is a huge variety of media at their disposal [...]

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RETAIL THERAPY ORLANDO STYLE: IT’S DEAL SEASON AND A GREAT TIME TO HIT ORLANDO’S FAB OUTLET MALLS

I hate to say it, but one of top three most memorable trips to Orlando did not involve my kids. It was a work trip and it was full of outlet mall shopping. Whoo hooo!! Being a NYC kind of girl, I’m not always big on outlet malls unless I know it is the brands [...]

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TIPS FOR TACKLING MOM’S TO-DO LIST

“We Can Do It!” was a World War II-era battle cry that empowered women. Today, however, the expression for many women is more like, “We can do it — if there’s time.” By their 40s, more than 80 percent of American women are mothers, according to the U.S. census. Meanwhile, they also make up roughly [...]

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BREASTFEEDING: SOME SLAVERY CRAP?

As I travel the country as a breastfeeding advocate, I am rarely shocked by the comments I receive or the misconceptions people share. Except for the time a Black woman asked me to stop talking about that “slavery sh*t.” The “slavery sh*t” she was referring to was likely the sad fact that many African Americans still [...]

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HOMEWORK HELP FOR BUSY PARENTS

Parents can help their kids start the year off right by establishing a homework routine.  Designate a space that is quiet, well lit and free from distractions, and use that same spot every day. Claire Haas, Vice President of Education for Kiddie Academy (www.kiddieacademy.com) also recommends creating a Homework Bin to make sure all needed [...]

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In Their Own Words: Real Women Share Their Breastfeeding Experiences

I had a phenomenal experience.  I nursed our daughter for 21 months, all while being a doctoral student and maintaining a full-time career. Upon her birth, the doctors suggested that I supplement my breastfeeding to combat my daughter’s rapid weight-loss.  I was immediately concerned that they wanted me to resort to infant formula.  Determined not [...]

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WHEN VISITATION LAST ALL SUMMER

  The last click is the hardest. Of all of my online travel bookings, the one that completes the reservation to send my children to London for eight weeks of summer with their father is the hardest. No expedited Internet search, discounts or “negotiator” could make this travel bearable. Shortly after our divorce, my “wasband” [...]

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FIVE TIPS TO PREVENT BACKPACK PAIN

Parents should watch for warning signs that your child’s backpack is too heavy…

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FIND YOUR INNER FOODIE IN ORLANDO: CHEAP TRAVEL DEALS AND MAGICAL DINING MONTH TILL SEPT. 30TH

Find Your Foodie in Orlando: Cheap Travel Deals and Magical Dining Month till Sept. 30th. It’s deal season in Orlando until Sept. 30th and its the perfect time to find your inner foodie and enjoy some amazing  meal deals for your last minute summer vacation. You may think of Orlando as the capital of theme [...]

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