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January 2013

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Food & Nutrition

Easy, fast and healthy dinners

Easy, fast and healthy dinners

Looking for creative ways to get a healthy meal on the table fast? Delivery services such as Fresh Direct are one answer for busy parents.

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Book Reviews

Fingerprint and duct tape art

Fingerprint and duct tape art

Kids can make faces, animals, plants -- you name it -- from fingerprints. Older kids can make wallets clothes and jewelry from duct tape!

Girls rule!

Girls rule!

This line of dolls is meant to promote high self-esteem and healthy life choices such as exercise and healthy eating among girls age 3-12.

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Music Reviews

Good grade for Dudes' Fitness Test

Good grade for Dudes' Fitness Test

Music critic Kathy O"Connell lauds the Diggity Dudes' Presidential Fitness Test, a Jeremy Zmuda EP and a song by the Sugar Free All Stars.

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Tech Talk

A mom's iPhone rules

A mom's iPhone rules

Mom gave her child this set of rules spelling out acceptable smartphone etiquette, behavior, use, limits and responsibilities.

Tips for a healthy media diet

Tips for a healthy media diet

With TV, computers, video games, smartphones and other devices vying for kids’ attention, helping them manage their media habits is a major challenge.

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Family Fun Features

MLK Day can benefit your kids

MLK Day can benefit your kids

Since 1994, MLK Day has been a national day of service. Family volunteer projects develop citizenship in children.

A winter sports safety guide

A winter sports safety guide

Here's how to avoid skiing, sledding, snowboarding and ice hockey injuries.

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Meet a MetroKids Mom

Shanae M. Johnson

Shanae M. Johnson

Meet our January 2013 mom of the month.

Rapid rewards: Kids gain skills after just 1 or 2 weeks at camp

Rapid rewards: Kids gain skills after just 1 or 2 weeks at camp

The increasingly popular trend of shorter essions and more registration options has not diminished summer camp's benefits.

Camp trends go mainstream

Camp trends go mainstream

Most summer camps have taken steps to prevent bullying, serve healthy meals and employ social media.

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Education Features

PE stretches beyond gym class

PE stretches beyond gym class

To get kids moving, schools are using exercise bikes in the library, calisthenics during algebra and even video games like Dance Dance Revolution.

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Mom Matters

Hair care: give your 'do its due!

Hair care: give your 'do its due!

Women's style and color trends include Brazilian blowouts and ombre highlights.

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Solutions

Does your child worry too much?

Does your child worry too much?

Excessive worry is one of the most frequent problems children face. Here's how to address your child's worries and manage the anxiety.

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Other Disabilities Research & Advice

Sensory Processing Disorder

Sensory Processing Disorder

A starkly real condition lacks recognition as a diagnosis — with a photo essay by Brian Mengini, The Faces of SPD.

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