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Medical

Are Alternative Remedies Safe?

Are Alternative Remedies Safe?

Many are, say experts. With some, though, use caution.

Vaccines: What Are the Side Effects?

Vaccines: What Are the Side Effects?

Not all parents are confident in vaccinations. Here are the most common reactions to vaccines against 14 diseases, as reported by major health organizations.

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Book Reviews

Architecture Books for Children

Architecture Books for Children

From the sublime of design to the nitty gritty of bricks and mortar, these books introduce kids to architecture.

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Music Reviews

Kids' Music: A Twang-Tastic Treat

Kids' Music: A Twang-Tastic Treat

The Okee Dokee Brothers achieve excellence with Take It Outside.

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Your Home

A Child's Art Gallery

A Child's Art Gallery

Here's how to appreciate your child's masterpieces without hanging every scribble on the fridge.

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Family Fun Features

Hot Museum Deals

Hot Museum Deals

Beat the heat in museums' air-conditioned galleries while taking advantage of these hot discounts.

Guide to Zoos and Aquariums

Guide to Zoos and Aquariums

Discover exciting animal encounters, the best touring tips & ways to save

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Updates

Teen Hearing Loss Jumps 30%

Teen Hearing Loss Jumps 30%

At least one in five U.S. kids ages 12-19 now has at least mild hearing loss.

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Classes

Why Start Music Classes Early?

Why Start Music Classes Early?

Benefits include increased aptitude, social and emotional development and academic skills.

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Early Education

Why Start Music Classes Early?

Why Start Music Classes Early?

Benefits include increased aptitude, social and emotional development and academic skills.

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Education Features

Mental Prep Can Ease School's Start

Mental Prep Can Ease School's Start

Reintroducing routines and academics and discussing concerns will help prepare kids for a smooth start of school.

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In Style

School-Approved Style

School-Approved Style

Stay in style -- and in-line with dress codes -- with these back-to-school fashions.

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Health & Nutrition

Are Alternative Remedies Safe?

Are Alternative Remedies Safe?

Many are, say experts. With some, though, use caution.

Vaccines: What Are the Side Effects?

Vaccines: What Are the Side Effects?

Not all parents are confident in vaccinations. Here are the most common reactions to vaccines against 14 diseases, as reported by major health organizations.

Q & A: The Transition to Formula

Q & A: The Transition to Formula

Frequently asked questions and answers for breastfeeding moms

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Toddlers

A Child's Art Gallery

A Child's Art Gallery

Here's how to appreciate your child's masterpieces without hanging every scribble on the fridge.

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Solutions

Parenting Support: Why Go It Alone?

Parenting Support: Why Go It Alone?

Parenting support groups and programs can boost your knowledge and confidence, whether you’re addressing specific issues or just sharing ideas with other moms and dads.

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Special Needs Parenting

A 'Cheat Sheet' for the Teacher

A 'Cheat Sheet' for the Teacher

A two-sided page can give special needs educators and therapists a quick reference to understand your child's disability and behavior.

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MomSpeak

The voices of local moms
9 Fun Things to Do With Kids' Art Projects

9 Fun Things to Do With Kids' Art Projects

9 ways to decide which kid art projects to keep, display or throw away

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3 Tips for Mom Accountability

3 Tips for Mom Accountability

3 easy ways a busy single mom holds herself personally accountable for her life choices.

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Moms' Review: The Philadelphia Zoo

Moms' Review: The Philadelphia Zoo

A mom reviews 5 great things to do with kids at the Philadelphia Zoo.

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MK Memo

MK Memo: Moms Know
Save the Date: Main Line Talent Show

Save the Date: Main Line Talent Show

All about the 2nd annual Main Line Talent Show, featuring 36 young singers, dancers and musicians from 20 Greater Philadelphia schools

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April 2015 Preview

April 2015 Preview

Standardized tests, Autism Awareness Month articles and nature spots for kids mark our April 2015 issue.

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Spring Break Water Safety

Spring Break Water Safety

3 tips on building kids' swim skills and water safety on your spring break vacation.

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FYI

Info & events for Delaware Valley parents
Weekend Planner: April 17, 2015

Weekend Planner: April 17, 2015

Family-fun events and activities in Philadelphia, the suburbs, South Jersey and Delaware for April 17 - April 19, 2015.

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Weekend Planner: April 10, 2015

Weekend Planner: April 10, 2015

Family-fun events and activities in Philadelphia, the suburbs, South Jersey and Delaware for April 10 - April 12, 2015.

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Weekend Planner: April 3, 2015

Weekend Planner: April 3, 2015

Family-fun events and activities in Philadelphia, the suburbs, South Jersey and Delaware for April 3 - April 5, 2015.

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