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7 Reasons Parents Should Feel GOOD--Not Guilty--about Exercising

Is guilt about leaving your kids stopping you from getting to the gym? Learn why fitness will make you a better parent!
Posted 11/17/2014  5:00:00 AM By: SparkPeople Guest Blogger : 2 comments   15,081 views
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Why All Kids Need Recess

Reading, writing, 'rithmetic... and recess? According to experts, recess isn't a perk--it's a necessary part of the schoolday. Find out why more kids are losing their recess access
Posted 2/27/2013  12:00:00 PM By: SparkPeople Guest Blogger : 39 comments   63,791 views
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5 Foods I Never Feed My Children

My kids get treats and snacks they like, but there are certain foods they will just never get from me. Wondering what foods are on my "off limits" list?
Posted 2/25/2013  6:00:00 AM By: Jen Mueller : 147 comments   110,675 views
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Families Come in All Shapes and Sizes: Help Your Children Embrace Theirs

Today, there is not one model of "family." Here's how to teach our kids to love and appreciate their own families in today's diverse society.
Posted 1/25/2013  6:00:00 PM By: SparkPeople Guest Blogger : 25 comments   17,211 views
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How to Ace the Parent-Teacher Conference

Parent-teacher conferences can be tough for the adults on both sides of the little table. Learn how to really listen to your child's teacher(s) and make the most of your meetings.
Posted 11/28/2012  12:00:00 PM By: SparkPeople Guest Blogger : 14 comments   14,220 views
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Healthy Flying Tips for Families

Will you be flying to visit loved ones this holiday season? Here's how to keep your whole family happy and healthy along the way.
Posted 11/4/2012  10:00:00 AM By: Nicole Nichols : 13 comments   14,789 views
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Healthy Pizza with Pizzazz!

Here's how to make (or order) a healthier pizza that your whole family will love!
Posted 10/21/2012  10:00:00 AM By: Nicole Nichols : 21 comments   30,832 views
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Is Your Child's School Commute Safe?

For parents, it's hard to know when a child is old enough to walk to school alone. Here's how to make sure your child is as safe as possible on his or her daily commute.
Posted 10/17/2012  10:00:00 AM By: SparkPeople Guest Blogger : 15 comments   10,884 views
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I Get By With a Little Help from My Friends

Our guest blogger, an expert on friendship, takes a break from quantifying how it's important--and shares why friends really matter. You won't want to miss this!
Posted 10/11/2012  6:00:00 PM By: SparkPeople Guest Blogger : 9 comments   13,351 views
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Confession: Parenting is Hard (Even for the Experts)

Nobody's perfect at anything--so why expect yourself to be a "perfect" parent? Here's a lesson in giving yourself a break.
Posted 10/10/2012  6:00:00 PM By: SparkPeople Guest Blogger : 13 comments   10,870 views
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How to Squeeze in Exercise as a Busy Mom

We all know that exercise is important for our health, but who has the time? Try these tips to fit some fitness into your busy day.
Posted 10/7/2012  10:00:00 AM By: Nicole Nichols : 8 comments   19,234 views
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Backpack Safety 101

Don't let school be a pain in the neck for your child! Here's how to load up a safer backpack.
Posted 10/3/2012  2:00:00 PM By: SparkPeople Guest Blogger : 13 comments   9,633 views
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Helping Your Kids Cope with Back-to-School Exhaustion

Starting new routines and learning new skills can make kids cranky and downright tired. Here are five ways to help your kids adjust to a new school year.
Posted 9/25/2012  10:00:00 AM By: SparkPeople Guest Blogger : 7 comments   19,364 views
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Your Kitchen: Built for Speed!

Use these simple tips to make your kitchen more efficient!
Posted 9/23/2012  2:00:00 PM By: Nicole Nichols : 26 comments   20,831 views
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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   16,975 views
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