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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: …

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 …

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 …

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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 …

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.

Italian Food

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 …

A How-To Guide to Parent-Child Relationship Repair

Leave lots of space for your child to respond. The more she is able to talk about what is going on in her mind and body, the more she will process the event, leaving less to hold as a grudge later.<p>We all have parenting moments we regret. Just the other day, I was hard on my son, and felt <i>very</i> badly …

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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 …

Parents Home

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>How to choose an activity mat.<p>2 of 8<p>Pinterest<p>Image Source/Veer<p>How They Play: 0-12 Months<p>For the first …

Kids

7 Ways to Redefine Happiness and Raise Caring Kids

Happiness isn't something students achieve through test scores, winning season and college acceptance letters. If we redefine happiness for our children and teach them that positive actions increase positive emotions, we send a message that prosocial behavior is important.<p>A new study from Harvard …

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When Our Children Bring Mistakes to Us

Our children are going to make mistakes; whether or not we're part of the solution depends on the relationships we build today.<p>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 …

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• Pinterest<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 little strange and cone-shaped at first, that's because he probably spent hours wedged in your pelvis. Openings in the skull allow it to mold its shape to …

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From sitting to crawling and cruising your baby's journey to walking is an exciting time.<p>1 of 11<p>Pinterest<p>Fancy Photography/Veer<p>Walking Basics<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 …

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Teaching Children to Be Responsible

If we remove reward and punishment, what do we put in its place? The key to effective discipline is to establish mutual respect and to expect cooperation<p>For years, parenting experts have advised us to use reward and punishment to discipline our children. That seemed to make sense. It was logical. …

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How to Teach Your Children Basic Money Management Skills

Even very young children can grasp basic financial principals, and those principals can become the foundation of a happy lifelong relationship with their money.<p><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 …

Money

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 at the core of emotional intelligence and is crucial to your children reaching their academic and personal goals throughout their lives.<p>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 …

Emotional Intelligence

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

s a pediatric occupational therapist, I'm calling on parents, teachers and governments to ban the use of all handheld devices for children under the age of 12 years.<p>The American Academy of Pediatrics and the Canadian Society of Pediatrics state infants aged 0-2 years should not have any exposure to …

Mental Disorders

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

Plant deep within him the knowledge that showing affection is a sign of strength, not weakness.<p>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 …

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10 Common Mistakes Parents Today Make (Me Included)

What we may justify as "good parenting" can hurt our children later. Unless we're mindful of that, it's easy to handicap them by making their lives too easy.<p>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 …

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 …

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 …

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.<p>Parenting involves a certain amount of discretion. There is no one standard rule for all children. …

Parenting