Erika Tate

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All Parents With Young Kids Should Know About These 23 Hacks

How to handle finger paints, blocked sinuses, and muddy strollers like a boss.<p><i>This post was translated from German.</i>

Flu Epidemic Is Only Getting Worse, Especially Among Kids, Says the CDC

The weekly flu report is heartbreaking.<p>If you're thinking that the flu epidemic has reached its peak, think again. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released their weekly report today, Friday, February 2 noting that the current flu season is still getting worse -- especially …

Flu Epidemic Is Hitting Babies & Young Kids Harder This Year

This Is the worst flu season in years, but experts say there are measures parents can take to protect their little ones.<p>Heartbreaking news hit yesterday when a 1-year-old boy passed away, marking the second pediatric death of the 2017-2018 season, thanks to the flu. And just last weekend, a …

Parents' 10 Best Children's Books of 2017

We consulted with children’s librarians plus parent and kid testers to create our highly anticipated annual list. Help us spread the word about #ParentsBestBooks.<p><i>When Your Lion Needs a Bath</i><br>by Susanna Leonard Hill, illustrated by Daniel Wiseman<p>Toddlers roared with laughter as they listened to this …

Children's Books

14 documents every new parent needs

By Elisabeth Leamy<p>Writer<p>A couple of years into my daughter's life, I woke one night with a jolt. Had we named a guardian for her in case we both died? I couldn't remember, so I scrawled myself a middle-of-the-night note. When I checked in the morning, sure enough, although I'm a consumer reporter …

Retirement

The Best Slow Cooker Chicken Recipe Is Dairy-Free

(Image credit: Joe Lingeman)<p>By now we hope every home cook knows the pure dinnertime pleasure that is chicken in milk. The original dish, credited …

Cooking

Eight Surprising Ways To Improve Your Baby's Sleep - Without Sleep Training!

When you have a poor sleeper, it can often seem as if every other child in the world is sleeping better than yours. In truth, babies and toddlers who …

A Guide to Negotiating Paternity Leave

Impending fatherhood is a slow, rolling tidal wave of unfamiliar emotions. Even though the father’s emotions aren’t the main focus of the pregnancy, …

Decoding the mysteries of a child's developing brain

By Jenna Gallegos<p>It’s back-to-school season. Parents mark their youngsters' height on the wall and marvel at how much they’ve grown, but what’s going on just below the pencil line in that child’s brain?<p>We know brain development continues from infancy to adulthood, but many parents underestimate how …

Parenting

How to Get Your Insurance to Pay for Breast Pumps

The current healthcare law covers breast pumps for new moms—so why are so many moms-to-be still registering for them?<p>According to the baby registry site Babylist, the number of registries that include a breast pump has gone from 17 percent in 2014 to over 23 percent in 2016—even though the …

Quantify your baby and wifi baby monitors

Once you have a newborn, it can be overwhelming. Luckily, there are an increasing number of high tech devices that are making the job of taking care …

Recipes for Your Next Snack Dinner

Bring your crew together over eat-anywhere dishes that are meant to be shared—whether that's at the dining table, on the patio, or in the living room.<p>…

Painting 101: Tips and Tricks for Updating Any Space

The quickest and cheapest way to make a big impact in your home? Paint! Here, we offer tips and tools to update any space with a fresh coat.<p>1. Tape like your paint job depends on it. Mask off trim, doors, and floorboards with 1½-inch-wide painter’s tape. Apply tape in 1- to 1½-foot-long strips. …

Start Prepping For Fall With These Vegetable Gardening Tips

While there are plenty of options for Fall flowers, one of the best ways to make the most of the cooler weather outdoors is to create a vegetable garden. Fresh veggies like salad greens, cabbage, and beets are just some of the Fall staples you can grow and enjoy at home. Come harvest time, you'll …

Gardening

Arlo Baby monitor lets you watch your little one's every move

next<p>prev<p>Baby monitors have been around for decades, but a new one from Netgear debuted this year that may be one of the most advanced and user-friendly.<p>It’s called the Arlo Baby, and among its features are a 1080p HD video camera, a lullaby player, a night light, a rechargeable battery and sensors …

50 Adorable Decor Items For an Elephant-Themed Nursery

Elephants have long been a source of inspiration for nursery themes and toddler room decor, whether the motif takes completely over or baby's room features one or two elephant pieces within another theme. However you choose to decorate your little one's room, the elephant-theme items available now …

3 apps that can help you craft an ironclad business plan

The first step on the road to creating a successful startup is developing a solid business plan. This document should map out your plan for growth over the next three to five years, according to the U.S. Small Business Administration. Your business plan is important for getting investors on board …

IBM launched a high school to churn out workers for corporate tech jobs — take a look inside

P-TECH, the Pathways for Technology Early College High School, is IBM's answer to an education system that has been slow to adapt to the changing demand for workers with more flexible tech skills, like coding and data analytics.<p>Students at P-TECH take four years of high school with a focus on …

Education

Seven Summer Reading Books Kids Will Love (Ages 8-12)

The end of the school year is upon us. Summer vacation means spending the extra-long days outdoors, soaking in every last ray of sunshine. While …

How to Stock a Chinese Pantry: Essential Staples to Keep on Hand

Over the last several decades, Americans have been discovering that there's more to Chinese food than the Cantonese flavors, both traditional and bastardized, that were brought over by the first wave of Chinese immigrants. With 1.3 billion people, 23 provinces, and a geography that covers …

Food & Dining

Get Answers to Common Questions About Debt Statute of Limitations

Being contacted about an old debt can be annoying. Even though debt collectors and creditors can contact you about a debt as long as you still owe …

Personal Finance

5 Ways to Pay Off Debt Collections

A debt collection is a severely past due account that will make it difficult for you to get approved for new credit and loans. It's one of the worst …

Need to Send a Pay for Delete Letter? Use This Easy Template

Sample Pay for Delete Letter for Credit Report Cleanup<p>Template Letter Requesting Removal of Credit Report Entries<p>Updated March 15, 2017<p><i>Pay for delete</i> …

How to Clean Up Even the Worst Credit Report Items

How to Fix Your Bad Credit<p>7 Things to Do Before You Apply for a Mortgage<p>Six Steps You Can Take to Repair Your Bad Credit<p>How to Remove a Charge-Off …

6 types of financial planners: Which one is right for you?

Selecting a financial planner is a decision you should take seriously.<p>Picking the right financial planner is incredibly important. You're selecting the person who will be in charge of your money and who (you hope) will make that money grow over the years. Hire the wrong financial planner, and you …

Opinion: Take these money challenges and get your finances in shape

I have become obsessed with free money challenges lately. I’m just so curious how other personal finance experts and bloggers teach money management, …

8 Personal Finance Bloggers You Should Know

Find a blogger or group of bloggers you connect with, and the path to financial success will become much clearer.<p>When the tech bubble burst around …

Personal Finance

Self-Employed 401(k) Plans for Small Business Owners

If you are ready to start investing and you are one of the many Americans who own a small business, you may have a huge advantage other investors …