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September 2013

In This Issue

Avoiding the ER

Avoiding the ER

Urgent care centers and retail walk-in health centers give families alternatives to the emergency room

Fitness Fit

Fitness Fit

How to pick the right kind of physical activity for your child, whether for weight loss or general fitness

Family Health Care Facts

Family Health Care Facts

How the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act affects families.

5 Lunches Kids Love

5 Lunches Kids Love

Five packed lunches that kids will enjoy eating at school.

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Fitness

Fitness Fit

Fitness Fit

How to pick the right kind of physical activity for your child, whether for weight loss or general fitness

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Food & Nutrition

5 Lunches Kids Love

5 Lunches Kids Love

Five packed lunches that kids will enjoy eating at school.

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Healthy Living

Family Health Care Facts

Family Health Care Facts

How the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act affects families.

5 Lunches Kids Love

5 Lunches Kids Love

Five packed lunches that kids will enjoy eating at school.

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Medical

Avoiding the ER

Avoiding the ER

Urgent care centers and retail walk-in health centers give families alternatives to the emergency room

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Home Life

Garage Sales — Community and Virtual

Garage Sales — Community and Virtual

How to participate in community garage sales and virtual garage sales

6 Financial Missteps of Married Women

6 Financial Missteps of Married Women

Married women tend to leave money matters to their spouse. One financial expert explains why that's not a good idea.

September 2013 Kids Music Reviews

Kids Corner's Kathy O'Connell reviews the new kids CDs Blink of an Eye and Rubber Baby Buggy Bumpers.

September 2013 Kids Book Reviews

Kids book reviews of Mesmerizing Math by Jonathan Litton and Thomas Flintham and Hazardous Tales: Donner Dinner Party by Nathan Hale

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Book Reviews

September 2013 Kids Book Reviews

Kids book reviews of Mesmerizing Math by Jonathan Litton and Thomas Flintham and Hazardous Tales: Donner Dinner Party by Nathan Hale

Play (Not) for Keeps

Play (Not) for Keeps

Pleygo, a Lego-sharing and -trading rental service that lets members borrow and return Lego sets, saves parents from shelling out big bucks for thousands of pieces that end up forgotten.

Garage Sales — Community and Virtual

Garage Sales — Community and Virtual

How to participate in community garage sales and virtual garage sales

6 Financial Missteps of Married Women

6 Financial Missteps of Married Women

Married women tend to leave money matters to their spouse. One financial expert explains why that's not a good idea.

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Music Reviews

September 2013 Kids Music Reviews

Kids Corner's Kathy O'Connell reviews the new kids CDs Blink of an Eye and Rubber Baby Buggy Bumpers.

Archive »

Tech Talk

Garage Sales — Community and Virtual

Garage Sales — Community and Virtual

How to participate in community garage sales and virtual garage sales

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Family Fun Features

Broadway in Your Backyard 2013

Broadway in Your Backyard 2013

Kid-friendly and family performances on local stages this fall.

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Meet a MetroKids Mom

Susan Danzi

Susan Danzi

Meet our September 2013 mom of the month.

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Education

Common Core: Curriculum Controversy

Common Core: Curriculum Controversy

Why some area parents and educators are so concerned about the national Common Core State Standards educational initiative.

High School Superlatives

A fun listing of academic, club, sports and campus bests from the area's public high schools

The Matthew Effect

The Matthew Effect

Find out why third grade is a crucial year for long-term reading success.

Kindergarten Kickoff

Kindergarten Kickoff

Real moms' advice on how to help new Kindergarten students adjust to school.

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Education Features

Common Core: Curriculum Controversy

Common Core: Curriculum Controversy

Why some area parents and educators are so concerned about the national Common Core State Standards educational initiative.

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Elementary Education

Common Core: Curriculum Controversy

Common Core: Curriculum Controversy

Why some area parents and educators are so concerned about the national Common Core State Standards educational initiative.

The Matthew Effect

The Matthew Effect

Find out why third grade is a crucial year for long-term reading success.

Kindergarten Kickoff

Kindergarten Kickoff

Real moms' advice on how to help new Kindergarten students adjust to school.

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Seconday Education

Common Core: Curriculum Controversy

Common Core: Curriculum Controversy

Why some area parents and educators are so concerned about the national Common Core State Standards educational initiative.

High School Superlatives

A fun listing of academic, club, sports and campus bests from the area's public high schools

Archive »

Family Life

6 Financial Missteps of Married Women

6 Financial Missteps of Married Women

Married women tend to leave money matters to their spouse. One financial expert explains why that's not a good idea.

Fitness Fit

Fitness Fit

How to pick the right kind of physical activity for your child, whether for weight loss or general fitness

Family Health Care Facts

Family Health Care Facts

How the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act affects families.

5 Lunches Kids Love

5 Lunches Kids Love

Five packed lunches that kids will enjoy eating at school.

Kindergarten Kickoff

Kindergarten Kickoff

Real moms' advice on how to help new Kindergarten students adjust to school.

Archive »

Mom Matters

6 Financial Missteps of Married Women

6 Financial Missteps of Married Women

Married women tend to leave money matters to their spouse. One financial expert explains why that's not a good idea.

Archive »

Health & Nutrition

Fitness Fit

Fitness Fit

How to pick the right kind of physical activity for your child, whether for weight loss or general fitness

Family Health Care Facts

Family Health Care Facts

How the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act affects families.

5 Lunches Kids Love

5 Lunches Kids Love

Five packed lunches that kids will enjoy eating at school.

Archive »

Parenting

Avoiding the ER

Avoiding the ER

Urgent care centers and retail walk-in health centers give families alternatives to the emergency room

Fitness Fit

Fitness Fit

How to pick the right kind of physical activity for your child, whether for weight loss or general fitness

5 Lunches Kids Love

5 Lunches Kids Love

Five packed lunches that kids will enjoy eating at school.

The Matthew Effect

The Matthew Effect

Find out why third grade is a crucial year for long-term reading success.

Kindergarten Kickoff

Kindergarten Kickoff

Real moms' advice on how to help new Kindergarten students adjust to school.

Archive »

New Mom

Family Health Care Facts

Family Health Care Facts

How the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act affects families.

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Elementary Age

The Matthew Effect

The Matthew Effect

Find out why third grade is a crucial year for long-term reading success.

Kindergarten Kickoff

Kindergarten Kickoff

Real moms' advice on how to help new Kindergarten students adjust to school.

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Tweens & Teens

High School Superlatives

A fun listing of academic, club, sports and campus bests from the area's public high schools

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Solutions

Avoiding the ER

Avoiding the ER

Urgent care centers and retail walk-in health centers give families alternatives to the emergency room

Fitness Fit

Fitness Fit

How to pick the right kind of physical activity for your child, whether for weight loss or general fitness

5 Lunches Kids Love

5 Lunches Kids Love

Five packed lunches that kids will enjoy eating at school.

Archive »

SpecialKids

Repetitive Stress

Repetitive Stress

How to cope with repetitive behavior often found in kids with autism

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Special Needs Parenting

Repetitive Stress

Repetitive Stress

How to cope with repetitive behavior often found in kids with autism

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Autism Research & Advice

Repetitive Stress

Repetitive Stress

How to cope with repetitive behavior often found in kids with autism

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