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11 Pasta Sauces That Hold the Tomatoes

<i>Header image: Basic Garlicky Spaghetti from CHOW</i>Dear marinara,We promise there's nothing wrong with you. You're there for us when we need you most: …

Tomatoes

The Secrets to Making the Best Shrimp Cocktail

Serious Eats<p>VIDEOS<p>Watch More Videos<p>I'm not ashamed to admit my guilty pleasures. I enjoy listening to Katy Perry, I would rather have a margarita-fueled beach vacation than visit the world's greatest museums, and I absolutely adore shrimp cocktail. There may be no other dish in the world that makes …

Sous

22 Things You Can Make In Your Waffle Iron

Let's not beat around the brunch: Waffles are God's gift to carb lovers everywhere.<p>But did you know there are actually plenty of other foods you can make with your prized waffle iron? Here, 22 fresh ways to use what your aunt Patricia gave ya. (It was on your registry, after all.)<p><b>Cinnamon Rolls</b><p>Use …

Breakfast

Start With Cool Water for a Shrimp, Corn, and Tomatillo Salad That Won't Leave You Cold

There's a razor-thin line between cooked shrimp and <i>over</i>cooked shrimp. Finding that sweet spot is the first priority in any shrimp-based recipe, but when you're serving the shrimp cold—like in this simple salad of shrimp, corn, and tomatillos—it's even more important. Hot, juicy shrimp in a buttery …

Seafood

16 Classic Pasta Recipes Most Definitely Worth Mastering

From baked ziti to bolognese, these 16 classic recipes will make you a pasta pro in no time.<p><b>There are an endless amount of excellent pasta recipes.</b> Instead of going down the rabbit hole, focus on these 16 classic versions. They're all excellent, and will make you a pasta master in no time.

Cooking

The Law of Attraction: 30 Ways You Can Attract What You Dream Of

The law of attraction is a very insightful law by which to live. In other words, your ability to become intuitive will skyrocket if you attract what …

Motivation

A How-To Guide to Parent-Child Relationship Repair

We all have parenting moments we regret. Just the other day, I was hard on my son, and felt <i>very</i> badly about my behavior. Even though we may have the tools to do so, calming down when our kids are melting down, sometimes for the most ridiculous reasons, can feel impossible to do.<p>It is important to …

Self-help

Your Baby from 4 to 6 Months: Personality!

The sight of you makes your 4-month-old baby smile, and he may fuss when you leave, both signs that his social development at 4 months is right on track. Learn about his emotional and language development, and see what other 4 month old milestones your baby should have!<p>Emotional Development at 4 …

Parenting

Age-by-Age Guide to Toys!

What's the best toy for an infant vs. a toddler? Before you go holiday shopping, check out our list that matches developmental stages of play with toys that work well for kids at each age.<p>1 of 8<p>Choose an Activity Mat<p>1 of 8<p>2 of 8<p>How They Play: 0-12 Months<p>2 of 8<p>Image Source/Veer<p>For the first three …

Kids

7 Ways to Redefine Happiness and Raise Caring Kids

A new study from Harvard University's Graduate School of Education has the potential to serve as a wake-up call for parents everywhere. The study reveals a gap between the messages parents intend to send their children about empathy and caring and the messages that children actually hear. Parents …

Parenting

When Our Children Bring Mistakes to Us

About a year ago, I was sound asleep one night when I heard my daughter creep into my bedroom.<p>She was shaking and crying, and even in the dark I could tell she was troubled. Since she had a friend staying over, I was extra-worried. In choking sobs she told me they'd done something terrible. I …

Parenting

12 Things No One Ever Tells You About Babies

Dirty diapers? Yes. Sleepless nights? Of course. A pimply, pointy-headed newborn—what's up with that? Let us clue you in on the biggest surprises about little babies.<p>My baby's head looks strange.<p>You envisioned a picture-perfect Gerber baby—round, rosy, and oh-so-cute. If your newborn's head looks a …

Pregnancy

Decoding Baby's Funny Little Noises and Sounds

Your child doesn't talk yet -- but she does have a language of her own. We'll tell you what she's communicating with her funny little noises and sounds.<p>Babies cry. A lot. After all, it's the best way they have to communicate with you. But between the wails, you've probably noticed your infant …

Parenting

Ways to Help Baby Learn to Walk

From sitting to crawling and cruising your baby's journey to walking is an exciting time.<p>From 4 -15 months your baby goes from learning how to sit up to walking around the house on his own. During this exciting time you can help Baby gain his confidence to take those first steps through simple …

Walking

Teaching Children to Be Responsible

For years, parenting experts have advised us to use reward and punishment to discipline our children. That seemed to make sense. It was logical. If we want our children to exhibit a certain behavior, reward them. Give them a treat. Give them a clear incentive to follow direction, get good grades, …

Parenting

How to Teach Your Children Basic Money Management Skills

<i>By Paula Pant</i><p>You want to give your kid the world. You want to make sure they have the tools and opportunities they need to live the happiest, most successful life. So you teach them everything they'll need to know, from how to tie their shoes to how to play well with others.<p>But are you teaching …

Personal Finance

The Seven B's of Attachment Parenting, Um, with Some Commentary

Precepts scare me. My mind can turn any set of precepts into another explanation of why I have failed and my family will need some serious therapy. Just writing about this is too much. I think I need to break for some pranayama.<p>But I have found that Dr. William Sears' seven precepts (known as the …

Parenting

7 Steps to Raising Stellar, Successful, Self-Sufficient Children

Self-awareness is a key predictor of a child's ability to be balanced and secure in life. Being self-aware helps kids establish positive peer relationships, get along well at home and respect authority. Self-awareness is at the core of emotional intelligence and is crucial to your children reaching …

136 Songs Your Kids Will Love (That Won't Drive You Insane) | HuffPost

Everything You Need to Know About Juicing at Home

The founder of Juice Generation spills his secrets.<p>Whether it's bottled on a Whole Foods shelf or squeezed on the spot in a wheatgrass-filled storefront, a fancy juice can set you back six dollars or more in most markets, making even your Starbucks addiction look cheap in comparison. Couple that …

10 Reasons Why Handheld Devices Should Be Banned for Children Under the Age of 12

The American Academy of Pediatrics and the Canadian Society of Pediatrics state infants aged 0-2 years should not have any exposure to technology, 3-5 years be restricted to one hour per day, and 6-18 years restricted to 2 hours per day (AAP 2001/13, CPS 2010). Children and youth use 4-5 times the …

Boston College

26 Lessons Your Son's Future Spouse Will Thank You For Teaching Him

Although I wanted daughters my whole life, I ended up having two awesome boys instead. I've always been a bit of a guys' girl, so, in the end, <i>someone</i> knew better than I did.<p>But coming from a family of all girls, I was really scared when I found out I was carrying a member of the foreign male …

10 Common Mistakes Parents Today Make (Me Included)

When I became a mom, I got lots of advice on how to love my child. But not until a few years ago did someone actually point out that loving a child means wanting what's best for them <i>long-term.</i><p>When my four daughters were young, <i>long-term</i> didn't resonate with me. Back then it was about survival, …

Parenting

How One Mom Turned Errands Into Learning-Filled Fun

A little innovative thinking turns one family's supermarket runs into learning-filled fun.<p>By the time my son, Gavin, was a toddler, he had already made his mark at the local supermarket. There was that bloodcurdling scream when he was told no in the cookie aisle, and the tomato that catapulted …

Kids

The Simple Piece Of Plastic That Teaches Kids To Tie Their Shoes

As a first grade teacher, Eileen Sloan got tired of tying students’ shoes, so she invented a plastic tool to lend a helping hand.<p>As a first grade teacher, Eileen Sloan got tired of tying shoes. Though it wasn’t something she taught in her class, she expended plenty of energy helping students tie …

Kids

Encouraging kids to complete chores by paying them with screen-time tokens

Little Mom on the Prarie made game tokens that she gives her daughter to do chores.<p>"I started using an alternate version of the reward system with my …

10 Tips on Good Parenting

Parenting involves a certain amount of discretion. There is no one standard rule for all children. Different children may need different levels of attention, expressions of love, and toughness. Suppose I was standing in a coconut garden and you asked me, "How much water per plant?" I would say, "At …

Parenting

Slow-Cooker Baby Food

A slow cooker is a busy parent's best friend. These tasty baby food recipes, all of which freeze beautifully, are so simple they almost cook themselves! With just a few minutes of prep in the morning, healthy meals can be ready for baby in time for lunch or dinner.<p>A hint of cinnamon and vanilla …

Slow Cookers