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Dine out stress-free (sort of)

Dine out stress-free (sort of)

These mom-tested tips for eating with kids at a restaurant include menus, timing, tables versus booths and ambiance.

October 2012
Food allergies on the rise

Food allergies on the rise

An average of two kids in each class class probably have an allergy. Most common are milk, eggs, wheat, soy, nuts, fish and shellfish.

September 2012
Join the school cafeteria revolution

Join the school cafeteria revolution

Here's how parents can get involved in promoting healthier food at their child’s school or district.

September 2012
Local Produce: Hip and Healthy

Local Produce: Hip and Healthy

Sustainable eating reduced the environmental impact of shipping foods, supports local farmers and provides the health benefits of fresh foods.

July 2012
HEALTHY SNACKS

HEALTHY SNACKS

Your family can nibble on healthy foods and fight tooth decay at the same time.

February 2012
Gobble Guilt-Free

Gobble Guilt-Free

Reduce calories and pump up nutrition with these holiday food tips.

November 2011
Tips To Pack a Safe Lunch

Tips To Pack a Safe Lunch

A recent study found that more than 90 percent with perishable items (even with multiple ice packs) were kept at unsafe temperatures.

August 2011
New Kids' Menus at Restaurants

New Kids' Menus at Restaurants

Nineteen restaurant chains now offer meals that seek to provide nutritional balance. Here's a closer look.

August 2011
The Healthiest Drinks for Kids

The Healthiest Drinks for Kids

What a child drinks can drastically affect the amount of calories consumed, as well as the amount of nutrients needed to build strong bodies.

July 2011
'My Plate' Replaces Food Pyramid

'My Plate' Replaces Food Pyramid

Four sections correspond to recommended dietary portions, with a dairy portion on the side. Officials and First Lady Michelle Obama say the new graphic is easier to understand.

June 2011

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Healthy Living

Corporal Punishment

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Experts and readers debate the physical discipline method of corporal punishment

Breastfeeding in Public

Breastfeeding in Public

How to breastfeed in public — in comfort and with confidence.

Cool School Supplies

Cool School Supplies

Cool school supply ideas for kids heading back to elementary school, high school, middle school and college.

The Women's Guide to Family Car Buying

The Women's Guide to Family Car Buying

Tips to get women comfortable with the process of buying a family car

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Music Reviews

Kids Music: For the Beach and Back to School

Kids Music: For the Beach and Back to School

Kathy gives us a beach playlist, talks up the Kids Corner Stage at the Philadelphia Folk Festival and reviews new back-to-school CDs.

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Meet a MetroKids Mom

Meet Our CoverKid: Jaime Lynne W.

Meet Our CoverKid: Jaime Lynne W.

Meet 7-year-old CoverKid Jaime Lynne W., winner of a John Robert Powers scholarship

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Classes

The Art of Public Speaking

The Art of Public Speaking

Help kids get over their fear of public speaking with classes and tips.

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Education

How to Keep Up with Gifted Children

How to Keep Up with Gifted Children

4 ways parents and teachers can encourage gifted children

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Education Features

The Art of Public Speaking

The Art of Public Speaking

Help kids get over their fear of public speaking with classes and tips.

How to Keep Up with Gifted Children

How to Keep Up with Gifted Children

4 ways parents and teachers can encourage gifted children

Cool School Supplies

Cool School Supplies

Cool school supply ideas for kids heading back to elementary school, high school, middle school and college.

What Is a Charter School?

What Is a Charter School?

Everything parents need to know about charter schools in the Delaware Valley, including a list of area charter schools.

The Charter School Alternative — Delaware

The Charter School Alternative — Delaware

Everything parents need to know about charter schools in Delaware

The Charter School Alternative — South Jersey

The Charter School Alternative — South Jersey

Everything parents need to know about charter schools in South Jersey

The Charter School Alternative — Philly & PA Suburbs

The Charter School Alternative — Philly & PA Suburbs

Everything parents need to know about charter schools in Philadelphia and its suburbs

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Mom Matters

The Women's Guide to Family Car Buying

The Women's Guide to Family Car Buying

Tips to get women comfortable with the process of buying a family car

Breastfeeding in Public

Breastfeeding in Public

How to breastfeed in public — in comfort and with confidence.

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Maternity

Breastfeeding in Public

Breastfeeding in Public

How to breastfeed in public — in comfort and with confidence.

Breastfeeding in Public

Breastfeeding in Public

How to breastfeed in public — in comfort and with confidence.

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Solutions

How to Keep Up with Gifted Children

How to Keep Up with Gifted Children

4 ways parents and teachers can encourage gifted children

Corporal Punishment

Corporal Punishment

Experts and readers debate the physical discipline method of corporal punishment

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Special Needs Parenting

Divorce in a Special Needs Family

Divorce in a Special Needs Family

Divorce in a special needs family can be fraught. Here's how to act in your child's best interest.

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