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October 2012

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Food & Nutrition

Dine out stress-free (sort of)

Dine out stress-free (sort of)

These mom-tested tips for eating with kids at a restaurant include menus, timing, tables versus booths and ambiance.

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Medical

SUDDEN CARDIAC ARREST

SUDDEN CARDIAC ARREST

Detection of children's heart defects and rapid response to emergencies can save lives. Lawmakers in PA, NJ and DE have taken action.

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Book Reviews

Two classics, reimagined

Two classics, reimagined

The Odyssey is told in a human, modern way while a graphic novel presentation puts faces to A Wrinkle in Time's names and settings to its locations.

Animated hoodies

Animated hoodies

Mouth Man hoodies feature a graphic of an animal, and when arms are folded across the chest, the image transforms into the animal’s roaring mouth.

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Music Reviews

A brilliant bridge to the blues

A brilliant bridge to the blues

Through kid-friendly language and themes, Randy Kaplan brings the blues form to family music. Also recommended: Justin Roberts' "Trick or Treat," a non-scary Halloween song.

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Family Fun Features

Fun Halloween frights

Fun Halloween frights

Celebrate Halloween at spooky attractions in Delaware, South Jersey and the Philadelphia area.

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Meet a MetroKids Mom

Stephanie Glover

Stephanie Glover

Meet our October mom of the month.

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Classes

Get art smarts

Get art smarts

Some schools have cut arts education. Here's how to fill the gap, at home, using community resources and by helping your school.

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Education Features

Are you a homework helper?

Are you a homework helper?

Four area tutors suggest ways parents can be their kids' study buddies. Their tips include reading to, and later along with, your children.

Get art smarts

Get art smarts

Some schools have cut arts education. Here's how to fill the gap, at home, using community resources and by helping your school.

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Mom Matters

The mommy martyr makeover

The mommy martyr makeover

Do you make sure everything gets done and see to everyone else's happiness while you neglect yourself? Then these tips are for you!

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Health & Nutrition

Dine out stress-free (sort of)

Dine out stress-free (sort of)

These mom-tested tips for eating with kids at a restaurant include menus, timing, tables versus booths and ambiance.

SUDDEN CARDIAC ARREST

SUDDEN CARDIAC ARREST

Detection of children's heart defects and rapid response to emergencies can save lives. Lawmakers in PA, NJ and DE have taken action.

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Solutions

I'll get you my pretty!

I'll get you my pretty!

Are there good reasons to let kids read frightening books or watch scary movies? Yes, say the experts.

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Party Features

2 Halloween parties — one for kids and one for mummy

2 Halloween parties — one for kids and one for mummy

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Special Needs Parenting

The Science of Defiance

The Science of Defiance

Children typically defy their parents. At what point does hostile, defiant behavior indicate an emotional disability?

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