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Updated February 2013
All articles copyright © 2013 Kathy Sena

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Child Development/Education:

  • Prevent Summer Brain Drain
  • Is Your Child Ready for Preschool?
  • Catch the Summer Reading Bug
  • Searching for a Summer Day Camp? These Tips Will Save Your Sanity

Family Activities:

  • Fun (and Learning) at the Grocery Store
  • Got Milkweed? (About growing a butterfly garden)
  • Making Memories (How-to piece on scrapbooking)
  • It’s Election Time! (Teaching kid about voting and elections)
  • Ring in Spring!
  • Vacation at Home
  • Let’s Get Wild in the Backyard
  • Resolutions to Help Keep Your Family Strong (Great for January)

Holidays:

  • Celebrate the Holidays with Heart
  • Family Holiday Newsletters
  • Creating Great Family Traditions
  • Family Volunteering for the Holidays
  • Holiday Family-Photo Tips
  • Safe Pumpkin Carving
  • 10 Ways to Make Kids’ Thank You Notes Fun (Great for January with holiday-gift emphasis or any time with birthday-gift emphasis)
  • Valentine’s Day: How to Say “I Love You” to Your Kids
  • An Atitude of Gratitude (Great for November)

How-To:

  • Back-Up Care (Do You Have a Plan?)
  • Car-Care Tips for Busy Parents
  • Cast Away the Clutter!
  • Identity Theft and Kids
  • New Ways to Parent
  • Organization Tips for Busy Moms
  • Turn Your Child’s Baby Clothes Into a Family Heirloom
  • Stage Your Home for a Quick Sale — Even If You Have Kids

Kids’ Health and Safety:

  • Spring Allergy Round-Up
  • Are Your Kids Safe On the Road?
  • Baby It’s Cold Outside!
  • Raising Cavity-Free Kids
  • Colic Relief for Baby – and You
  • Giving Meds at School
  • Indoor-Playground Safety
  • Through a Child’s Eyes: What You Need to Know to Protect Your Child’s Vision
  • Tooth Tips!
  • Back-to-School Health Tips (Updated annually for use in August or September)
  • Is It Time to Leave Your Pediatrician?
  • Pediatricians’ Pet Peeves
  • How Can I Talk With My Teen About Weight Issues?

Women’s Health and Beauty:

  • A Trip of One’s Own
  • Caregivers Need Care, Too
  • Heart-Healthy Tips for Mom
  • New Year, New You!
  • Help! I Shop too Much!
  • Skin-Care Tips for Busy Moms
  • Girl Talk
  • Tub Therapy

Essays:

  • A Dirty Little Secret (One woman debates how to hand down a family legacy)
  • “I Can’t Wait to Get Homework!” (Instilling the love of learning in our kids)
  • “Meeting Matthew” (About the hurdles of breastfeeding and bonding with my new baby)
  • “Papa’s Gift” (When I look at my son, I see my dad)
  • “Please Pass Down the Manners!” (About an encounter with rude shoppers — and what we’re teaching our kids about kindness to others)
  • “Swimming Lessons” (These little parenting perks can too often go unnoticed)