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Breastfeeding? Take advantage of FSA dollars
Nursing moms can use flexible spending account dollars to pay for breastfeeding pumps and supplies.
 
The surprising truth about the holidays from a dog lover's point of view [Infographic]
How far will people go to ensure their pets have a cheerful holiday? You may be surprised.
 
Be a super shopper: where to splurge and save at the grocery store
Learn these tips to get the most for your buck at the grocery store.
 
It's better to give than to receive: 5 ways you can give back this season
Learn some unique ways you can give back this season.
 
Last-minute entertaining tricks for unexpected guests
For even the most unanticipated of visitors, it is wise to always be ready to share the season's cheer with a nice hot cup of coffee, freshly-baked cookies and a welcoming home.
 
How to make sure cleaning up isn't your only holiday activity
Learn how to make your holiday cleaning easier this season.
 
Simple steps can keep you and your family healthy
Learn some simple steps you can take to keep your family healthy this season.
 
Managing the holidays with a loved one who suffers memory loss
It's possible to make the holidays special and enjoyable for a loved one with Alzheimer's or dementia. Here are some tips to help.
 
Are your car seat fears founded?
Car safety before kids is relatively simple, but after your first child is born, it becomes more complicated, especially when it comes to proper car seat installation.
 
The importance of maintaining family traditions through the holidays
Holiday celebrations are a time of fun, family and food. Making each holiday a special occasion are the family traditions that are passed down and evolve each year.
 
Drive safely with your newborn by following these tips
Babies change everything. Their arrival means that new parents need to become educated - quickly - on cribs, strollers and most importantly, child-safety seats and all their rules.
 
Save time and energy with a family gift this holiday season
One of the best ways to celebrate the holidays is with a family gift - one that brings a couple or a family even closer.
 
Life-threatening (severe) allergies and bullying: resources available to educate and raise awareness
Bullying has received increased national attention and can include behaviors such as name-calling, actual or threatened acts of physical harm, rumor spreading and social exclusion. Having health issues may also lead to bullying.
 
Tips to make the daily drive easier for commuters
Learn how to keep your vehicle's tires in tip-top shape for all your upcoming travels.
 
5 tips to keep your child's school days from becoming sick days
Find out what you can do to boost your child's immune system and keep them healthy this school year.
 
Things to consider when making popular kitchen renovations
Consider these ideas before redesigning your kitchen.
 
The secret to achieving better work-life balance
Find the secret to achieving work-life balance.
 
Facing financial pressures: 5 tips for the sandwich generation
Would you sacrifice your retirement and savings to simultaneously support your elderly parents and adult children? Welcome to the sandwhich generation.
 
6 simple ways to make your bank account work for you
These days, checking accounts come with a variety of features, such as mobile alerts, that can help you take control of your finances and better manage your spending and saving.
 
School zone safety in the age of distractions
Be as safe as possible on the way to and from school with these tips.
 
Have food allergies? Top tips for dining out and cooking at home
Does your holiday menu allow for food allergies?
 
Don't let pantry pests tarnish holiday traditions
Learn more about the pests that could threaten your holidays.
 
8 moving ways to make Veterans Day meaningful for kids
Trying to teach kids about Veterans Day? Ways to make the day meaningful for children.
 
New research finds 40 percent of teens say they've been hit or nearly hit while walking
New research examines how handheld devices are causing teens to be more easily distracted, leading to greater risk on the roads, particularly when walking.
 
5 simple steps for protecting your home during the holidays
Take precautions today to protect your home and deter criminals during the holidays.
 
8 ways to protect the value of your car this winter
Find out how to give your car the best car today.
 
FDA's message to moms: Eat more seafood
The nutrients in seafood are vital to the brain development of young children, even during pregnancy.
 
Which kitchen style best matches your personality?
You may be surprised to discover your personality influences the style of kitchen you prefer. So, do you know what style matches your personality?
 
How simple stomach pains can take you to hell and back
Learn how one woman's stomach pains became much, much more.
 
Four ways to spark creativity in your children
Looking for some indoor activities to do with your children this winter? Try these.
 
Holiday survival guide: quick tricks to eliminate hassles and headaches
Here are six simple tips that will help your holidays go from hectic to holly and jolly, with even a little time left over to relax before your guests start arriving.
 
Simple steps to make your holiday guests feel at home
Welcome any holiday guest into your home with these simple steps.
 
Common new mom question: Are all formulas created equal?
Moms looking to save some money can be confident that store-brand formulas are as safe and nourshing as the big brands.
 
Important tax information for everyone with marketplace health insurance
If you have health insurance through a federal or state-sponsored marketplace, here's how it will impact your income tax return.
 
Expectant moms need iodine for healthy children
One very easy and vitally important thing to do for a healthy baby is to make sure pregnant and nursing women get enough iodine.
 
Want to be a Heimlich hero? All ages can learn how to save a life
Choking is the fifth leading cause of accidental death in the United States. Over the years, the Heimlich maneuver has saved an estimated 50,000 U.S. lives.
 
How to cut the clutter and take back your home
What's your plan to kick the clutter?
 
One in five children in America go to bed hungry - learn how you can help
What is happening to end hunger in your community?
 
Using music to find inner strength in living with relapsing MS
MS is an unpredictable, chronic disease of the central nervous system that affects about 400,000 Americans and can lead to disability.
 
A cut above the rest: How to make the perfect holiday cookie
Do you know how to make the perfect holiday cookie?
 
Fall life hacks to keep you organized while on the go
As the weather cools down, flu and cold season begins to take off and we start planning for a busy holiday season. Could you use a life hack or two?
 
Can we change the culture of youth sports?
Injuries sideline too many young atheletes. Here three steps to change the culture of youth sports.
 
Planning to 'have the talk' with senior parents this holiday season? How to begin
The holiday season can be a good time for families to talk about senior living arrangements. Here's how to start the dialogue.
 
DIY Halloween costumes that won't spook your budget
 
Work-life effectiveness: It's more achievable than you think
Having a successful and fulfilling job and life outside of work can present challenges. Learn more about how you can have it all.
 
Is teen hearing loss on the rise?
The results of a recent study paint a troubling picture of today's hearing-impaired person - and it might just be the portrait of a teen.
 
This holiday season, give your family the world - without breaking the bank
Many authentic holiday traditions are just a grocery-store-trip away - and you may discover a new family favorite from a faraway land.
 
How to stop pet stains from straining your family events
While there is no doubt that pet owners love their furry friends, it's fair to say that dogs and cats can easily take over the home.
 
Mischievous twists on your family's favorite Halloween tricks and treats
Halloween is full of fun, and this year you can jump start the celebration well before Oct. 31. Here are some ideas to help your family really get in the spooky, playful spirit this fall.
 
Kids choose at one of country's largest restaurants: the school cafeteria
Children are taught math, science, English and history at school. And every day at lunch they learn another important lesson: how to make independent nutrition choices.
 
The Fragile X factor: What parents should know about this mysterious disease
Learn more about Fragile X Syndrome and who's at risk.
 
5 great skincare tips for cooler temperatures
As temperatures drop, your skin needs increased care.
 
How to be host or hostess with the most(est) with these delicious seasonal recipes
Delight your guests this season with these amazing recipes.
 
You don't always get what you pay for when buying eyeglasses online
Learn why buying eyeglasses online isn't the best idea.
 
Baby safety checklist: Steps to eliminate hidden dangers in the laundry room
Babies are curious and even at very young ages, they tend to get into things they shouldn't. That's why there's no better time than today to take steps toward securing your home, and the laundry room is a great place to start.
 
How to make sure your kids don't get schooled by germs this school year [Infographic]
Learn more about the spread of germs so you can keep your kids healthy this school year.
 
Avoid a blizzard of bills this season with these energy efficiency tips
Follow these tips to keep your home energy efficient this winter.
 
Reclaim bathroom space of your own [Infographic]
Do partners have enough space for their own products in the bathroom?
 
Ways you can support your kids' school and teachers
Looking for ways to keep the extracurricular programs at school going strong? Here are some ways you can help out.
 
Restless legs syndrome: 'no laughing matter'
RLS is a neurologic disorder that causes these symptoms and it is no laughing matter. It can impact day-to-day activities and a person's sleep.
 
Treats without tricks: Safety and nutrition tips for Halloween
Keep the fun and ditch the worry with these safety and nutrition tips for Halloween.
 
How a tape measure and scale can save your child's life
Learn why abandoning the booster seat too soon is dangerous.
 
Meal time is family time [Infographic]
Learn why meal time with your family is about so much more than just what you eat.
 
4 tips for conserving 'invisible' water every day
Are you aware of how much water your family really uses every day? Consider these tips for curtailing "invisible" water consumption.
 
Pressure to perform can outweigh the benefits of children's sports
Playing sports can increase a child's potential for suffering from anxiety, stress or feeling burned out. Tips for parents to keep in mind for cheering their children on the athletic field.
 
Parents: School is back in session, time to teach kids vital financial lessons
Parents are the most important source of financial education for kids. Here are ways to share money knowledge with kids of all ages.
 
Most people underestimate their family's need for life insurance
Life insurance should be thought of as a long-term legacy that can benefit one's family for many years to come.
 
Uncontrollable laughing and crying: A stroke survivor's unexpected diagnosis
At 33, Delanie Wilson had a stroke and life never was the same again. Delanie's road to recovery was challenging and involved months of rehab. With time, Delanie saw improvements in her speech and movement, but began experiencing uncontrollable bouts of crying and laughing
 
How to handle student-teacher conflicts for the benefit of your child's education
Learn the skills to find common ground between your student and his or her teacher.
 
Flu fighters: Busting six sickening flu myths
Here is the truth behind six sickening myths about the flu.
 
Prime preschoolers for the classroom with developmental games
Parents, experts, and toy makers are learning that building block toys are a great way to inspire back-to-school excitement and build vital skills in preschool aged children.
 
Favorite fall flavors and activities guaranteed to enhance your autumn
From favorite fall flavors to awesome autumn activities, everyone has something to look forward to as the season changes. So what types of things are high on Americans' to-do lists this year?
 
Dry mornings are happy mornings [Infographic]
Learn where your baby's happy mornings come from and what you can do to make more of them.
 
Dry bottoms and rockin' tunes: The recipe for happy babies, survey says
Find out what helps baby to wake up happy.
 
Fall in love with a trip to the Lone Star State
Learn what amazing experiences await you in Texas.
 
Pet-proofing your home in preparation for adopting a shelter animal
Adoption is the most rewarding way to obtain a pet. A few pet-proofing precautions can ensure your pet enjoys a warm welcome to his new home.
 
Childproof your finances: Tips for new parents
Adding a child affects a family's budget. Here are tips to child-proof your family's finances.
 
Don't let germs hitch a ride home from school
By simply touching their desks and lunch tables and swapping school supplies with classmates, kids are likely to bring home germs from school, and then spread them to family members.
 
The simple DIY trick to eliminate pesky floor squeaks
Annoying at best and disruptive to work and sleep at worst, floor creaks are easier to eliminate than you may think.
 
Find relief from occasional allergy symptoms this fall
Allergy-proof your fall fun with these tips for managing triggers and symptoms.
 
Babies and bills: What you need to know to be prepared [Infographic]
The average cost of pregnancy and newborn care is $37,000. Do you know what your insurance will cover?
 
Boost kids' nutrition with tips on creating a balanced plate
Parents looking to improve kids' nutrition can achieve better balance with some meal makeover tips.
 
Often-overlooked back-to-school danger: Tips to pack safer lunches
Parents can pack safer school lunches by following these food-handling and packing tips.
 
Driving tire safety for teens: Road safety begins with the only part of the car that touches the road
Teen drivers don't have the tire knowledge they need to be safe on the road, a new study shows. Take these tips for talking to teens about tire safety.
 
Serve and return: learn how early childhood interactions are crucial to learning
How adult interaction with infants and young children helps develop their brains.
 
8 everyday activities that fuel your child's brain development
70 percent of a human's brain development happens during the first three years of life through play.
 
Your credit scores: What you don't know could cost you
Learn more about your credit scores and how having low scores could negatively impact your future.
 
The equation for stronger performance in school begins with a better breakfast
Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, especially for students embarking on a learning adventure. But not all breakfast foods are created equal.
 
5 dietary habits of healthy kids
With so much information available about kids' nutrition - what to eat, how to supplement and more - it's hard to get a firm grasp on what it takes to raise a healthy child. Here's some important expert insight.
 
Answering these questions will help you plan for life's emergencies
It can be difficult to anticipate exactly how much, and for how long, you will need the protection of life insurance. Your policy should evolve over time to fit your evolving needs.
 
How to get your kids to eat the food you've prepared
Many children go through picky eating stages, and parents typically need to be a bit creative to get them to consume a well-balanced diet.
 
Fact or fiction? What you need to know about today's TVs
Separate the myths from reality when purchasing a new television this summer.
 
Catch a glimpse of fall colors on these awesome off-road trails
There's no better way to experience the vibrancy of fall but to immerse yourself and the family in the brilliance, and an off-road vehicle provides a front-seat view.
 
5 sanity-saving secrets to balance school and fun this holiday season
Keep the school year going strong with these easy tips.
 
Shopping for a new vehicle? 5 questions to ask yourself before signing on the dotted line
Buying a car is a big financial commitment and you want to make sure you do your homework. These five questions can help you find a vehicle that fits your lifestyle.
 
Make this football season a smarter one
Football season is here, and it's vital for parents, coaches and players to take steps to ensure player safety.
 
Simple steps people with diabetes can take to improve their quality of life
One of the ways people with diabetes can help manage their disease is balancing food with physical activity. Here are five tips to help you get started.
 
5 foods for better moods, and 5 more that only bring you down
Nutrition can affect your mood, for better or for worse. Here are foods to boost your mood, and those to avoid.
 
The 5 essentials to a happy school lunch
 
Preparing for back-to-school: backpacks, new jeans and vaccines
Preparing for the upcoming school year? Don't forget to make sure your kids' vaccinations are up to date.
 
Do you know the signs if your child has a concussion?
Concussions are generating a lot of attention these days as an increasing amount of research highlights the difficulties in treating them.
 
Personalize your health and wellness to help meet your goals
Experts say the more you customize your wellness plan for your personal needs and style, the more likely you'll support your fitness and health goals.
 
Hospice camp gives kids a place to process their grief their way
Grieving for a lost loved one is difficult for anyone but it is especially tough for children. Learn how hospice helps children cope.
 
Keeping pre-teens safe as they grow older
As children grow up, it can be difficult for parents to know how to stay connected and keep them safe.
 
3 tips to keep technology safe and accessible while traveling
Using technology while away often requires some advance prep to reduce potential disruptions to Web-based email, apps and cloud storage to reduce the risk of criminal activity.
 
Make sportsmanship part of your child's (and your) game plan
Do you wonder where has sportsmanship gone in youth sports?
 
Make peace with fall: Get over your love-hate relationship with autumn allergies
People who suffer from fall allergies no doubt love the fall colors and the festive time of year, while hating the sneezing, sniffling, wheezing and itching.
 
Stress-free back-to-school shopping tips for parents of teens
Planning, cooperation and a few tricks can make back-to-school shopping stress-free for parents and a learning opportunity for teens.
 
Back-to-school snacking done right
Find some easy back-to-school snacks that are perfect for your busy kids.
 
Who's taking charge of the back-to-school shopping? [Infographic]
Teens have a big say in the back-to-school items that appear on their shopping lists, and they're using this to make a bold statement about their personality.
 
Making health a family affair
Life is busy. And sometimes - in all of its craziness - it's easy to lose track of what's really important: health and family.
 
Allergy and asthma preparation: an important item on the back-to-school checklist
Don't let your child's allergies or asthma stand in the way of a great school year.
 
Young adults are getting serious about money sooner than you think
More evidence has emerged that parents are doing a better job teaching kids about money, and young adults are getting better at managing it.
 
Dirty cleaning secrets exposed [Infographic]
Cleaning silverware at restaurants, using paper towels to open public doors and more - Americans have a lot of dirty cleaning secrets.
 
Easy ways to make senior living affordable
Affordability is a chief concern for many families seeking senior living arrangements. Here are some tips to help make securing care as affordable as possible.
 
Modern parents look to mobile devices for hassle-free meals
Today, more people than ever before are diving into their smartphones and tablets to remove a bit of stress from their day-to-day routines, including planning healthy meals.
 
3 reasons now is the time to get vaccinated
Vaccines protect you from serious and sometimes deadly diseases. Yet most adults in the United States are not fully vaccinated. Here is what the experts recommend.
 
New national health initiative focuses on Parkinson's patient engagement
Each year, 60,000 people in the US are diagnosed with Parkinson's disease (PD), a chronic, degenerative neurologic disorder that each person experiences differently.
 
Beyond the backpack: Back-to-school shoe-shopping tips to keep kids healthy and parents happy
Shoes are one of the most important back-to-school purchases parents will make. Follow these tips to keep kids healthy and parents happy.
 
Grown up snack substitutions to satisfy your inner child's taste buds
Step back into your childhood with these delicious, healthy taste substitutions.
 
Why salt is essential to human life
Learn why salt not only helps your food taste great but is also an important ingredient for your good health.
 
Keeping your teens healthy this back to school
Most people know little about meningococcal meningitis or how a simple vaccination can protect kids from this deadly disease.
 
More Americans using smartphones to access their bank accounts
More Americans than ever are using their mobile devices for banking. You may be surprised at the complex transactions you can do through mobile banking.
 
Preparing to survive: considerations for life after cancer
As cancer survivorship improves, people everywhere are learning new ways to enjoy life after cancer.
 
Spice up your menu with these unique recipes
These new recipes will put a flavorful spin on any menu.
 
What's it take to pack the perfect lunch? [Infographic]
Want to pack the perfect lunch for your kids? Find out what it takes.
 
Keep them home, happy and studying: Creating a kid-friendly space
Whether you're trying to ease the transition from summer to school or convince your teenager that your house is the best spot to hang out, creating a kid-friendly space is easy with a few design tips.
 
Savvy parents share back-to-school lunchbox and snack tricks
Tips and tricks for parents who want to get an A+ from their kids for lunch and snack-time tastiness.
 
Gimme some more! A dozen fun facts about s'mores
One of the quintessential flavors of summer, s'mores have been enhancing bonfires and bringing families together for decades. Do you know these 12 fun foodie facts?
 
Ick factor - Why you may be struggling to get rid of those pesky head lice
Head lice are a reality of back-to-school season. Here are some tips for parents dealing with the pests.
 
It's never too early to start teens on a budget
For teenagers with a limited income and plenty of interests that cost money, learning to manage a budget can never come too early.
 
The ABCs of a good balanced diet
Learn more about hidden hunger and who's at risk.
 
Teenagers not driving safe cars, study shows
Used cars can help a teenage driver stay on budget, but new research from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety shows that many teenagers are not driving vehicles that have good crash-protection features.
 
How to make the start of the school year healthy and happy
Families get busier when kids go back to school and it can be difficult to make healthy choices. Here are some ways to keep things healthy during this busy season.
 
Planning, communication and cooperation help reduce back-to-school worry for parents of students with diabetes
Parents of children with diabetes can take steps to ease back-to-school worries.
 
Deck support: It's what's beneath the surface that counts
Learn why steel framing should be an integral part of your next deck.
 
Resourceful ways to keep living the American dream [Infographic]
Americans are finding ways to be financially flexible while still obtaining the items they need.
 
Why it's critical to make eye exams part of your back-to-school routine
Find out how an eye exam can tell you if your child's vision is ready for the upcoming school year.
 
Teenager danger: Five rules for young drivers
Share these tips with your teen for a safe driving experience.
 
Help your kids make the grade with healthy back-to-school snacks
It's easy to forget nutrition in all the hustle and bustle of getting ready for school each day. Make a pact to embrace healthful eating, whether breakfast on the run, packed lunches or after-school snacks.
 
Back-to-school nutrition primer: Give kids a healthy head start on academic success
One of the most important components of academic success is often overlooked: nutrition. Here are some super foods and ideas for picky eaters so your child is eating healthy and excelling academically.
 
Plateau-busting tips for avoiding common workout pitfalls
Plateaus can derail your workout and weight loss. Here's how to avoid them.
 
Nomophobia: When a modern smartphone affliction leads to addiction
For people who are extremely connected to their mobile devices, going without them, even for only a few minutes, can be an anxiety-filled experience. Nomophobia, or the pathological fear of remaining out of touch with technology, is a relatively modern affliction.
 
5 simple ways to inspire and improve your inner 'making' skills
Tips to bring your next DIY project to the next level.
 
Why all kids should have the opportunity to go to camp [Infographic]
Learn more about the benefits of Girl Scout camp and how you can help young girls enjoy camp this year.
 
Natural stress relievers for families busy with school
Back-to-school season can be stressful. Take these natural steps to relieve stress.
 
10 incredibly simple ways to ease back-to-school stress
Helping your child ease into the school year sets them up to succeed both academically and socially. Consider these tips for a seamlessly transition from summer to back-to-school season.
 
Smart parent tricks for cutting chaos, streamlining school days
Keep these tips in mind to streamline busy autumn days so the entire family can stay organized and productive while getting back into a daily routine.
 
Back-to-school shopping a great time to bond with teens [Infographic]
School supply shopping is a great way for parents to bond with their teens. It also gives parents an opportunity to relive their high school days.
 
Expert tips for making peer learning part of your child's academic success
A growing body of evidence proves peer learning and study groups are main drivers for academic success.
 
Promoting peer engagement through afterschool programs
Interacting with their peers in an afterschool classroom setting can help alleviate some of your child's back-to-school anxiety.
 
Carpools and school buses: tips for arriving to school safely and on time
Follow these safety precautions to make sure your independent student arrives at school safely each and every morning.
 
It's time to acknowledge the ways dads care [Infographic]
New campaign reveals caring moments of fatherhood that often go unrecognized.
 
7 reasons your teen needs an annual checkup
With teens and parents leading lives that are busier than ever, it may seem hard to find the time to schedule an annual checkup - but don't forget that it's one way to help your teen live a healthier life.
 
4 reasons to make the move to a medical home
Find out what it takes to make a home a medical home.
 
Home organization starts with the right tools: How to get everyone on the same page
No home is truly in order if the people who live in it are disorganized. Tips, tools and tricks to get your family organized.
 
Fight childhood hunger to keep kids healthy this summer
Many children who rely on free or reduced cost meals during the school year are at risk of going hungry during the summer months.
 
Prevent theft from being the story of your vacation with these security tips
Keep your belongings safe at home and on vacation this summer.
 
Seeing the USA? Summer travel that includes unique hardwood hotspots
Finalizing your summer travel plans? Thinking outside the box to find destinations that combine history, architecture and nature can make travel that much more memorable.
 
Home safety tips that put families at ease
Learn what you can do to keep your home and your family safe this summer.
 
Save energy and money by catching these invisible energy thieves
Find out how to save money and energy on the items that cost you even when you aren't using them.
 
Health coverage is available that fits the family budget: Enrollment in Medicaid and CHIP is year-round
Medicaid and the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) provide free or low-cost health coverage for children and teens in families with low and moderate incomes. Parents and other adults may qualify for Medicaid as well.
 
Fun kids' activities reverse summer learning loss
Research shows students can lose two to three months of learning over the summer break, meaning parents should take steps to keep kids' math, reading and science skills fresh. Here are some fun ideas.
 
5 easy tips for throwing the ultimate summer party
If you're looking forward to throwing a summer party but you're not sure how to get started, these tips will have you outside enjoying a warm breeze with your friends in no time.
 
All aboard: Family friendly tips to make your cleaning projects a snap
So you can get those summertime deep cleaning projects out of the way and get outside to enjoy the warmer weather, here are some quick tips to help make your home sparkle.
 
Named your car? Then treat it like a good friend with these tips
Thirty-five percent of Americans have named their car. If you love it enough to give it a name, take care of it with these tips.
 
Expert tips for a delicious grilling season
Looking to bring your grilling to the next level? Try these amazing tips.
 
Essential swim safety tips
Summer is a time to be spent in the pool, however, that pool time can be dangerous for infants and young kids. Keep youngsters safer in the water with these tips.
 
 

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