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10 things you never need to refrigerate

Have you ever opened your refrigerator and realized that you couldn't find what you were looking for because it was overflowing with miscellaneous items? If so, you're in good company. The majority of households pack items into the fridge that simply don't need to be there. Here's a list of 10 …

You'll Want to Steal This Mom's Brilliant 'Hug Button' Idea

Sniff. So sweet, and totally worth trying out with your school-bound child.<p>Every morning I watch my six-year-old's bus pull away from her stop, and her little face peers out at me from the window, her lower lip pushed out in a sad face. She waves as if we are to be separated for weeks. It breaks my …

Potty training advice for mums and dads: How to potty train your kids

For all that's been written about potty training, expert opinion tends to be that a child will move on from nappies when he or she is good and ready …

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The Tasty Grill

Loaded Hasselback Potatoes And Dip 😱<br>FULL RECIPE: http://bzfd.it/2mwU8SV<br>Shop our essential products (incl. our fave cast irons) here: …

9 Smart Things You Can Do With an Old iPhone

If your aging iPhone is too old or damaged to trade in for whatever you think it’s worth, here’s some good news: As long as it can still connect to a …

Reboot your brain by adding 1 healthy fat to your diet - TODAY.com

A healthy diet not only does a body good; it can nourish your brain as well.<p>Remember to include omega-3 fatty acids in your diet, which may lower your risk of Alzheimer's disease, researchers have found.<p>There’s so much evidence this type of fat is good for you, NBC News medical contributor Dr. …

9 Steps for Meal Prep Success

Got #mealprep goals, but not sure where to start? This practical, step-by-step meal-planning guide will help you get organized. Easy weeknight dinners, done.<p>Juggling a busy schedule can make it difficult to prepare healthy family meals, especially during the week. As a mom of three and a registered …

20 Genius Hacks And Tips To Make Traveling With A Baby More Bearable

Adventure awaits...<p>"Feed them on the take off and landing so their ears don't hurt." —Shannon Lea, Facebook<p>"If you travel with breast milk or premixed formula, avoid using bottles with silicone sleeves. They cause issues with the chemical readers at TSA." —Jen Oloo, Facebook<p>"Strollers (even big …

Army veteran's dying wish is to have people call or text him - TODAY.com

An Army veteran in hospice care with a terminal illness asked his wife recently to hold his phone for him in case anyone calls.<p>After no one called for two hours, Lee Hernandez, 47, told his wife, Ernestine, "I guess no one wants to talk to me."<p>"It broke my heart,'' Ernestine told The Arizona …

Bedwetting: 4 Truths Every Parent Must Know

If your child wets the bed, here are four important things a pediatric urologist wants you to know. Most importantly: Bedwetting is highly treatable.<p>The other day I saw a 16-year-old bedwetting patient who'd never had a dry night. His mom told me: "At age 5, 8, 10, the pediatrician kept saying, …

This Chiropractor Mom Is on a Roll With Her Diaper-Changing Hack

You have to see this easy diaper-changing technique that will protect your baby's spine. Watch the video tutorial here.<p>A few weeks ago, we told you about Emily Puente's genius pain-free hack for carrying your infant's car seat. Now the chiropractor mom from Texas is at it again, with a cool …

tomato-glazed meatloaves with brown butter mashed potatoes

<i>Make the glaze:</i> Combine glaze ingredients in a small saucepan, and simmer, whisking constantly, for 2 minutes until and glaze is satiny smooth. Set …

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easiest french fries

This recipe requires no peeling, soaking, twice-frying, deep-fry thermometer (or deep-fryer), temperature monitoring or even stirring and uses a …

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Rossen Reports: How to protect your family from stray voltage in the pool

Stray voltage seeping into lakes and pools from nearby sources is completely invisible and extremely dangerous, with the latest tragic case coming when a young girl died after being electrocuted over the weekend.<p>Pre-order Jeff Rossen's new book, "Rossen to the Rescue" here<p>TODAY national …

How to make a really tough decision - TODAY.com

When you’re making a big decision, you may slow down and try to carefully reason through your options —believing that logic, rather than emotion, will guide you towards the right path.<p>But even the most careful among us cannot avoid a major cognitive trap, one that Princeton psychologist Daniel …

An Open Letter to Gwyneth Paltrow About the Magic of Summer Camp

The actress told Jimmy Kimmel she wouldn't be sending her two kids to summer camp because she "likes them," but we think she may be missing the point.<p>Gwyneth Paltrow is not one of the hundreds of Northeast moms currently stressing about getting their kids' trunks packed up for sleepaway camp. Why? …

Melinda Gates on the 5 Apps (and One Conversation!) Every Busy Parent Should Have

The businesswoman, philanthropist, and busy mom-of-three shares must-have apps that can help any parent who wishes they had more hours in the day.<p>If there's one thing that every parent wishes for, it's more time. Whether I'm halfway around the world for the foundation or getting coffee downtown …

This Dad Interviewed His Daughter After Her First Day of School for 12 Years

Kevin Scrubbs turned his daughter's first day of school Q&A sessions into an amazing tribute for her high school graduation.<p>For 12 years, Kevin Scruggs sat his daughter Mackenzie down after her first day of school so he could videotape her answering a bunch of questions about things like who her …

The Heavy Baggage of a Baby-Free Vacation

One dad reflects on navigating internal guilt and external judgment before a couples-only holiday without their 1-year-old son.<p>My wife and I are planning another one of our ambitious vacations. Ten days touring Berlin, the German countryside, and Warsaw.<p>The buildup is exciting. Flights and hotels …

4 money mistakes people keep making when they're expecting a baby

Here are four common financial pitfalls to avoid when you're expecting a baby, and what to do instead.<p>1. Overbuying baby gear and gadgets<p>There are endless gadgets and gizmos that baby brands and stores want you to think you need. Parents-to-be tend to overbuy, spending too much on baby products.<p>"Be …

Children whose parents spend time on mobile devices have more behavior issues

The question<p>Scanning text messages or checking news or sports alerts on a cellphone is common in today’s world. If parents do this while interacting with their children, might it affect the children’s behavior?<p>This study<p>The study involved 170 two-parent families with at least one child older than 1 …

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4-Year-Old Dies From Dry Drowning a Week After Swimming: Here's What Parents Need to Know

One heartbroken family is courageously sharing what happened to their beloved son in the hopes of helping others recognize the symptoms of dry drowning.<p>It's every parent's worst nightmare: dry drowning.<p>This awful phenomenon occurs when a person, often a child, takes in a small amount of water …

Muddy Buddy Popcorn

Muddy Buddies. Puppy Chow. Whatever you call it, we all know it’s highly addictive. (And *gasp*, if you’ve never made them, you absolutely must–we …

Strawberry-Mango Chicken Salad (Wendy’s Copycat)

I have oft opined about Wendy’s salads (and pined for those dearly departed salads that have been loved in days gone by and are no longer with us.) …

The Viral Hair Tie Hack That Will Make You Calm When You Feel Like Yelling | TODAY.com

The TODAY Parenting Team is a community where anyone can write posts, ask questions and share advice.<p><i>It's normal to feel like an angry mother sometimes. But if you’re snapping at your kid more than you feel comfortable with, grab 5 hair ties and do this.</i><p>A couple months ago while my husband and I …

Grilled meats and cancer: What you need to know when you barbecue

Health<p>How to survive spring allergies — and prevent them before symptoms start<p>03:21<p>Freezing her ‘hunger nerve’ helped this woman lose 25 pounds<p>07:01<p>3 cancer survivors are suing over fertility clinic malfunction<p>00:45<p>Learn One Small Thing to be fit: Wheelbarrow walks<p>01:29<p>Meet the family who came …

A Growing Movement Of 'Death Doulas' Is Rethinking How We Die

For end-of-life doulas, accompanying the dying is anything but morbid.<p>Amy Levine has sat with many dying individuals in her capacity as a hospice social worker. She’s often felt the same, uncanny feeling as the moment of death approaches.<p>“All I can tell you is that from where I have sat there has …

Parents Feeling in Control of Their Lives Linked to Fewer Behavioral Problems in Kids

A new study has linked specific internal traits in parents with sleeping, eating, and behavior problems in their children.<p>I am completely on board with the idea that a parent's outlook on life affects his or her parenting style. This is the underlying theory behind a new study that says toddlers' …

This Mom's Baby-Burping Method Is Kinda Going to Change Your Life

A mom blogger offers a slightly different spin on burping your baby, but it's seriously shaking things up for parents everywhere.<p>Sophie Cachia, A.K.A. The Young Mummy, is no stranger to shaking things up in the parenting world. Consider that she recently shared a social media post about literally …

Performing CPR to the Bee Gees, Beyonce and Missy Elliot could save lives

Safety first! With sweltering summer weather just around the corner, now is as good a time as ever to learn the basics of hands-only CPR — knowledge that could save the life of someone you know.<p>According to a recent study, more than 350,000 people in the U.S. suffer from cardiac arrest outside of …