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March 2012

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Medical

How To Identify Speech Problems

How To Identify Speech Problems

Some kids don't speak all sounds correctly until age 8. Others seem to stutter, but it's normal. Here's how to spot potential problems.

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Mom's Health

Momsomnia: Reclaim Your Rest

Momsomnia: Reclaim Your Rest

Nearly half of U.S. women report tiredness that interferes with daily life. Here's what you can do about it.

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Book Reviews

Women’s History: Bikes and Spies

Women’s History: Bikes and Spies

Women's history books for tweens and teens focus on the bicycle and heroes of World War II.

Puzzles: History in the Making

Puzzles: History in the Making

Our top picks for history-themed puzzles and tips for successfully completing a puzzle as a family

Sports Travel Teams Can Require A Major Family Commitment

Sports Travel Teams Can Require A Major Family Commitment

Costs can add up, and the time required can involve transport and fund-raising.

Kids Eat Free

Kids Eat Free

How to find the best meal deals for your family

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Music Reviews

Lullabies Open Dreamy Worlds

Lullabies Open Dreamy Worlds

The best lullaby CDs soothe stressed parents long after baby outgrows them, says reviewer Kathy O'Connell. Here are some recommendations.

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Your Home

Make Cleaning Fun for Little Ones

Make Cleaning Fun for Little Ones

Cleaning up teaches kids life skills and a sense of responsibility. Here are some ideas to make it easier and more fun.

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Family Fun Features

First Look: The Trail of the Lorax at the Philadelphia Zoo

First Look: The Trail of the Lorax at the Philadelphia Zoo

A new exhibit at the Philadelphia Zoo takes Dr. Seuss' storybook from the page to real life.

Kids Eat Free

Kids Eat Free

How to find the best meal deals for your family

Play: A Vital Early Education Tool

Play: A Vital Early Education Tool

Many schools have found new ways to incorporate play into learning despite reduced recess and free play time.

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Ask Momma

How To Dump an Evil ‘Friend’

How To Dump an Evil ‘Friend’

What should a mom do if her 3rd grade daughter's best friend is mean? Here's Mama's somewhat tongue-in-cheek solution.

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Meet a MetroKids Mom

Teresa H. Berger

Teresa H. Berger

Meet our March mom of the month. Plus: Teresa's recipe for Rainy Day Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

5 Academic Camp Considerations

5 Academic Camp Considerations

If you're considering an enrichment camp for your child this summer, these criteria can guide your choice.

Camps Teach Special Skills

Camps Teach Special Skills

If you have a child with special needs seeking to develop skills such as bike or horseback riding, arts, drama or sports, look into summer camps.

Camps Nourish Healthy Habits

Camps Nourish Healthy Habits

Exercise, nutritious meals and outdoor fun are just the start of positive practices.

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Solutions

Should We Link Children's Allowances To Doing Chores?

Should We Link Children's Allowances To Doing Chores?

Do chores provide their own lessons in family responsibility or does tying them to an allowance teach that money comes from work?

How To Identify Speech Problems

How To Identify Speech Problems

Some kids don't speak all sounds correctly until age 8. Others seem to stutter, but it's normal. Here's how to spot potential problems.

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Toddlers

Make Cleaning Fun for Little Ones

Make Cleaning Fun for Little Ones

Cleaning up teaches kids life skills and a sense of responsibility. Here are some ideas to make it easier and more fun.

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Special Needs Parenting

Camps Teach Special Skills

Camps Teach Special Skills

If you have a child with special needs seeking to develop skills such as bike or horseback riding, arts, drama or sports, look into summer camps.

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