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5 Delicious (and Healthy!) Iced Tea Combinations

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Life Lessons From Tears and Tantrums

My toddler's repertoire of emotional mood swings is one of the hardest parts of parenthood thus far. Managing her feelings requires more effort than giving myself an enema. She and I will be having a great time in the bath when suddenly, she turns into an emotional terrorist because I turned off …

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The Expiration Date Conspiracy

My middle son, Zack, was in need of a fainting couch. His cheeks were flushed and he had a sore throat. I knew his symptoms because he told me each one in great detail to make sure I understood, that I really, really understood, his condition. Zack is our resident chronicler of life's injustices. …

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When Toddlers Can Give up Napping

Like all other transitions in the toddler years, there is no set age when your toddler needs to start giving up his nap. Some children stop napping …

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How to Deal With Potty Training Regression

Is your potty-trained child suddenly having accidents? Find out why potty regression is happening -- and how to avoid it.<p>Solve Potty-Training Problems<p>Everything is moving along nicely: Your little one seems to have mastered potty training and you think you've said goodbye to diapers for good. But …

10 Healthy After-School Snacks

These smart finger foods are sure to satisfy your kid's post-playground hunger without ruining his appetite for dinner. We have two weeks' worth of tasty ideas!<p>The sweet tastes of fall make for a drool-worthy dip. Use a hand mixer to combine one 15-ounce can of pumpkin with an 8-ounce block of …

Prenatal Vitamins: Best From Food or Supplements?

Maria Pari-Keener, MS, RD answers the question, Which is better -- vitamins from foods or vitamin supplements?<p>Question<p><b>I keep hearing about all these supplements I'm supposed to be taking: folic acid, calcium, iron. Can't I just take one prenatal vitamin and be done with it? Also, is there any</b> …

Kids Growing Up: How Wonderful and How Sad

A few months ago, an editor at <i>Redbook</i> brought me an essay by Laura Munson called, "Where Did My Little Girl Go?" In it, she expresses how hurt she feels by her 11-year-old daughter's constant, low-grade rudeness. Her daughter is no more than the usual mean tween, but because she was an …

Rachael Ray's Quick Dinners

Popular Food Network chef Rachael Ray helps a busy mom in need of fast and easy recipes.<p>Cooking Rocks!<p>It's the middle of the afternoon on a gorgeous day in Manhattan, and Angus Craige, nearly 3, seems restless at being stuck in the family's apartment. "Let's make a pizza," suggests his mom, Leslie, …

Secrets to a Good Night's Sleep

Making sure your child gets enough rest is healthy -- for the both of you. Here are some tips on how to help her sleep soundly.<p>While children's needs vary, these general guidelines from the American Academy of Sleep Medicine will give you a good idea of how many hours a day he should be snoozing …

Break Your Kid's Bad Food Habits

Does he live on pasta or freak when you serve anything green? You really can get him to start eating better.<p>Eating Traps<p>Your child's hair-twirling, breath-holding, or nose-picking may drive you nuts, but most of these common kid habits tend to vanish with time -- and they may disappear sooner if …

Is Fast Food OK for Kids?

The billions of dollars spent on marketing and the proliferation of fast food restaurants over the last several decades have essentially programmed many of us to frequent fast food restaurants. Whether we're short on time, traveling, have many mouths to feed or simply want to settle our stress, a …

Disney World on a Dime: Great Money-Saving Tips

When we asked our readers for their top tips on cutting costs at Walt Disney World, we got hundreds of great ideas. Here are the best ways to save money on Mickey.<p>Disney World on a Dime: Great Money-Saving Tips<p>Do it Yourself<p>Book your Disney World vacation online. I've done a lot of comparison …

Dramatic new video shows rescue of Ohio captives

Crime and Courts<p>Owner of New Mexico compound property warned officials about missing boy<p>02:11<p>DUI suspect pleads with police to avoid arrest: 'I'm a pretty girl'<p>01:12<p>Video shows Nashville police officer fatally shoot man as he runs from traffic stop<p>01:38<p>New York Rep. Christopher Collins charged with …

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Facebook is making breakups sadder

After a breakup, generations of newly single guys and gals have sought comfort in shredding letters, taking a scissor to photos, maybe even burning gifts. But in the age of Facebook and Gmail, how is one to forget?<p>Digital memories like emails or photos or shared music are making more of a mental …

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'Til death (or economic recovery) do us part

As the real estate and employment markets improve, Americans are no longer stuck in houses they've outgrown or jobs they can't stand — and that's not the only baggage they're unloading.<p>The recovery seems to have sparked an increase in divorces.<p>“There’s been an uptick in divorces in general going on …

12 Ways to Stop Yelling

Instead of losing your cool and causing yourself to yell, check out these top ways to stay calm while still making your point and setting necessary boundaries.<p><i>Inhale. Exhale. Repeat. Sometimes all it takes is a moment to cool down.</i><p>You told your child to pick up all his toys and get ready for bed, …

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