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August 2011

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Food & Nutrition

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.

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.

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Medical

When To Worry about Constipation

When To Worry about Constipation

Constipation in children is fairly common, but it is increasing. Learn how to recognize, prevent and treat it.

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Book Reviews

Books for a Long Summer Drive

Books for a Long Summer Drive

Backseat activity books can keep the kids amused and learning while you head off to vacation, or once you get there.

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Music Reviews

The Hipwaders' New CD Rocks

The Hipwaders' New CD Rocks

On their new CD The Golden State, rocking trio The Hipwaders serve up tunes from their live shows.

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Tech Talk

The Cyber Charter School Option

The Cyber Charter School Option

In Pennsylvania, cyber charter schools continue to add students. Who's using them? What are the pros and cons?

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Family Fun Features

First Look: Financial Literacy at the Please Touch Museum

First Look: Financial Literacy at the Please Touch Museum

New puppet show and programs at the kids' museum focus on finance. Plus: At-home activity for your family

New in August

New in August

All-you-can-eat crabs, a Sesame Street-themed planetarium show, Musikfest and more

8 Wild Zoo & Aquarium Experiences

8 Wild Zoo & Aquarium Experiences

Turn an ordinary day into an animal adventure!

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Ask Momma

Fighting Siblings?

Fighting Siblings?

My kids — five and seven — argue all the time. Any tips on how I should handle this?

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Meet a MetroKids Mom

Cheryl Gross

Cheryl Gross

Meet our August mom of the month

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MomSpeak

A Letter from the President

A Letter from the President

Blogger Jessica Cohen to ponders the value of a letter in today's 140-character milieu after her son's letter to the White House receives a response.

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Photo Galleries

Grandparents Day Contest Gallery

Grandparents Day Contest Gallery

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Updates

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.

It's a Good Time To Try Soccer

It's a Good Time To Try Soccer

The Women's World Cup has raised interest and awareness in soccer. Here's how to help your child get started.

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Classes

Activity Classes: Find the Right Fit

Activity Classes: Find the Right Fit

What makes a good extracurricular match? It depends on your child's age, but also on your own time and financial parameters.

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Education Features

Soothe Back-to-School Jitters

Soothe Back-to-School Jitters

The first day of school is loaded with excitement. It can also be filled with anxiety. Here's how preparation can ease those worries.

The Cyber Charter School Option

The Cyber Charter School Option

In Pennsylvania, cyber charter schools continue to add students. Who's using them? What are the pros and cons?

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Education & Child Care

Soothe Back-to-School Jitters

Soothe Back-to-School Jitters

The first day of school is loaded with excitement. It can also be filled with anxiety. Here's how preparation can ease those worries.

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In Style

Back-to-School Buys

Back-to-School Buys

Stocking up on stylish accessories is a snap at these retailers.

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Mom Matters

High-Fun, Low-Cost Date Nights

High-Fun, Low-Cost Date Nights

Times are tight, but parents still need special evenings together to decompress and reconnect. These ideas will leave your family budget intact.

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Health & Nutrition

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.

When To Worry about Constipation

When To Worry about Constipation

Constipation in children is fairly common, but it is increasing. Learn how to recognize, prevent and treat it.

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.

4 Reasons Babies Refuse To Nurse

4 Reasons Babies Refuse To Nurse

Most babies go through a phase of resisting or refusing breastfeeding. Four common, treatable conditions are often involved.

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Special Needs Parenting

Build Positive School Relationships

Build Positive School Relationships

Strong family-school relationships improve a child’s chance for success at school. This is especially true for special education.

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