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Maternity Leave: A Timeline

How to prepare for as much maternity leave as you're entitled to, so you can devote all your time off to your newborn, not your job

July 2014
Best Baby Shower Gifts

Best Baby Shower Gifts

The creator of the Mother of All Baby Showers shares her picks for the best baby gear every new mom needs.

April 2014
Pregnant?

Pregnant?

How pregnant women in the Philadelphia area are celebrating their baby bump from first trimester through delivery.

April 2014
Giving Birth in Philadelphia

Giving Birth in Philadelphia

Philadelphia-area trends in giving birth include fewer C sections, doula support and postpartum pampering.

April 2014
The Preschool Parents' Travel Guide

The Preschool Parents' Travel Guide

Vacation planning advice for taking family trips to Disney World and other kid-friendly destinations with preschoolers.

February 2014
Early Literacy Basics

Early Literacy Basics

Get babies and toddlers ready to read with simple pre-reading games.

January 2014
Safe Swaddling

Safe Swaddling

Learn to swaddle your baby in a safe, hip-healthy way.

January 2014
Double Trouble

Double Trouble

Tips about caring for newborn twins and triplets

April 2013
Baby food for thought

Baby food for thought

Pediatricians and safety experts answer FAQs about baby food. Did you know store-brand formulas like Parent's Choice or up & up can save $600 per year?

March 2013
Sophia and Jacob Top Baby Names

Sophia and Jacob Top Baby Names

It's a first for Sophia. Jacob has led baby boy names for 13 years. Mason was the only name that cracked either list's top 10 for the first time. Was it because of Mason Kardashian?

May 2012

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Autism and Sensory Processing Disorder

Autism and Sensory Processing Disorder

What overlap exists between these two diagnoses?

Early Intervention for Children with Autism

Early Intervention for Children with Autism

Experts discuss the importance of identifying autism early and choosing the right therapy for your child to build toward future successes.

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In This Issue

What to Expect at the First Orthodontist Visit

What to Expect at the First Orthodontist Visit

When to take your child to the orthodontist and what to expect when you go.

The Dangers of Coats + Car Seats

The Dangers of Coats + Car Seats

Make sure your child's bulky winter clothing doesn't interfere with her car seat's ability to restrain her in an accident.

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Medical

What to Expect at the First Orthodontist Visit

What to Expect at the First Orthodontist Visit

When to take your child to the orthodontist and what to expect when you go.

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Music Reviews

Kids' Music: 2016 Grammy Nods, New Releases and Spanish-language CDs

Kids' Music: 2016 Grammy Nods, New Releases and Spanish-language CDs

Discover Grammy-nominated children's albums, several Spanish-language and bilingual CDs and two catchy new releases from popular artists.

Go Skiing with the Kids

Go Skiing with the Kids

At what age can kids learn to ski? What about lessons? Should you rent or buy their equipment? Local ski experts answer your questions.

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Family Fun Features

Family Guide to Black History Month

Family Guide to Black History Month

A roundup of venues in the Delaware Valley where families can celebrate and learn about influential African Americans throughout history.

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Photo Galleries

2016 Super Camp Fair Wrapup

2016 Super Camp Fair Wrapup

The 8th Annual MetroKids Super Camp Fair, held Jan. 31 at the Conshohocken (PA) Marriott, attracted hundreds of families who met with camp representatives and started planning their summer adventures.

2016 Super Camp Fair Wrapup

2016 Super Camp Fair Wrapup

The 8th Annual MetroKids Super Camp Fair, held Jan. 31 at the Conshohocken (PA) Marriott, attracted hundreds of families who met with camp representatives and started planning their summer adventures.

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Education

College Access for All Students

College Access for All Students

Tips on college preparation for first-generation college students and other students from families with limited college experience.

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Secondary Education

College Access for All Students

College Access for All Students

Tips on college preparation for first-generation college students and other students from families with limited college experience.

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Mom Matters

Connect with Your Spouse

Connect with Your Spouse

Follow these tips to stay connected with your spouse, even when family and work obligations create distractions.

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Parenting

The Dangers of Coats + Car Seats

The Dangers of Coats + Car Seats

Make sure your child's bulky winter clothing doesn't interfere with her car seat's ability to restrain her in an accident.

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