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December 2012

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Medical

When every moment counts

When every moment counts

Emergency room doctors offer advice for how to handle the most drastic home medical emergencies.

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Mom's Health

Pop-ups, fold outs & illusions

Pop-ups, fold outs & illusions

Pop-ups, fold outs and brain-benders books make great gifts for kids. A pop-up Star Wars leads the recommendations.

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Home Life

Yours for the clicking!

Yours for the clicking!

It's easy to find free stuff, discounts, swaps and great deals online. You just need to know where to look.

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Book Reviews

Pop-ups, fold outs & illusions

Pop-ups, fold outs & illusions

Pop-ups, fold outs and brain-benders books make great gifts for kids. A pop-up Star Wars leads the recommendations.

MetroKids parents' picks for play: the best toys of 2012

MetroKids parents' picks for play: the best toys of 2012

The results of our 22nd annual toy test are in!

MetroKids parents' picks for play photo gallery

MetroKids parents' picks for play photo gallery

Check out our 2012 toy testers in action!

Mighty Sky: an astronomical success

Mighty Sky: an astronomical success

Kathy O'Connell also likes the song “Escalator,” from David Tobocman's CD of the same name, and she tracks Trout Fishing in America's December appearances.

Yours for the clicking!

Yours for the clicking!

It's easy to find free stuff, discounts, swaps and great deals online. You just need to know where to look.

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Music Reviews

Mighty Sky: an astronomical success

Mighty Sky: an astronomical success

Kathy O'Connell also likes the song “Escalator,” from David Tobocman's CD of the same name, and she tracks Trout Fishing in America's December appearances.

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Your Home

One roof, three generations

One roof, three generations

As an alternative to assisted care, elderly parents moving in with a child's family can have advantages — and create challenges.

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Family Fun Features

5 family New Year's celebrations

5 family New Year's celebrations

Why stay home for the holidays?

Why stay home for the holidays?

Your ultimate guide to holiday events: local traditions, spectacular displays and family festivities.

TOYS THAT TEACH

TOYS THAT TEACH

Kids will have fun while they learn with these recommendations for all ages from toy stores, parents and reviewers.

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Ask Momma

Mighty Sky: an astronomical success

Mighty Sky: an astronomical success

Kathy O'Connell also likes the song “Escalator,” from David Tobocman's CD of the same name, and she tracks Trout Fishing in America's December appearances.

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Meet a MetroKids Mom

Emily Stewart

Emily Stewart

Meet our December mom of the month.

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Photo Galleries

MetroKids parents' picks for play photo gallery

MetroKids parents' picks for play photo gallery

Check out our 2012 toy testers in action!

There's a great camp for your child

There's a great camp for your child

Involving your kids in finding the right summer camp can be a fun family project. Here's how to go about it.

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Classes

Media classes sharpen kids' focus

Media classes sharpen kids' focus

When children learn photography, video, how to create apps or build websites, they build confidence and gain problem-solving smarts.

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Education Features

TOYS THAT TEACH

TOYS THAT TEACH

Kids will have fun while they learn with these recommendations for all ages from toy stores, parents and reviewers.

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Special Needs Parenting

Assistive tech arrives big time

Assistive tech arrives big time

Children with IEPs have a right to needed learning devices. New technology ranges from weighted pens to augmented communications systems.

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