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The Day I Stopped Saying 'Hurry Up'

When you're living a distracted life, every minute must be accounted for. You feel like you must be checking something off the list, staring at a screen, or rushing off to the next destination. And no matter how many ways you divide your time and attention, no matter how many duties you try and …

Homemade Baby Food Recipes

Finger-licking good, healthy, and surprisingly-simple homemade baby food recipes from cookbooks like <i>Love in Spoonfuls,</i> <i>The Best Homemade Baby Food on</i> …

Dispatches From Potty Training

I remember having a notebook. A notebook filled with breastfeeding times, which boob my child latched on to, the number of pees and poops. I remember saying, "I never thought a peed or pooped-on diaper would bring me such happiness." It meant my baby was hydrated, being fed properly and I could …

When and How to Start Potty Training Your Toddler

If you think your child's ready to wean off of diapers but don't know where to begin, these seven steps will lead you through potty training from start to finish.<p>Potty training might seem like a daunting task, but if your child is truly ready, there's not much to worry about. "Life goes on and one …

Parenting

Got Kids With Food Allergies? Look for Teal Pumpkins This Halloween

FARE's Teal Pumpkin Project raises awareness of food allergies and promotes inclusion of all trick-or-treaters.<p>Teal is the new black (or, actually, orange) when it comes to trick-or-treating this season.<p>Using the official color of food allergy awareness, the Teal Pumpkin Project was started to let …

How Your Baby's Birth Season Can Affect Her Temperament Later in Life

Is your child a May or a December babe? And what does that mean for his future? Astrologists and researchers alike have long looked to when a baby is born to answer questions about a range of medical and mood issues and personality traits.<p>Now, according to new research from the Semmelweis …

Can You Make Your Kid Smarter? A New Study Says...

It's in the genes, according to a new study published in the journal <i>Intelligence</i>.<p>Professors from several universities including Florida State University and the University of Nebraska sought out to answer a common nature-versus-nurture question: "Can parents make their kids smarter?"<p>They found that …

Baby Talk: How Moms and Dads Differ When Speaking to Newborns

Hey, new dads: When it comes to talking to your infant, it's time to speak up! A new study published Monday online in <i>Pediatrics</i> shows that mothers are much more likely to baby talk with their children in their first few months.<p>That may not come as a big shock, but the same study also found <i></i>that moms …

4 Minutes of THIS Can Help Your Kid Focus in the Classroom

It takes just four minutes of physical activity to help a child focus for at least 50 minutes of classroom learning time, according to a recent study from Queen's University in Canada.<p>In Ontario, where the study took place, elementary schools are required to have twenty minutes of daily physical …