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How to Make Fruit Purees for Babies

Homemade fruit purees are filled with essential vitamins and nutrients for your baby. Learn how to make 13 favorites at home with our easy step-by-step guides.<p>Babies typically start fruit with their morning meal after they've tried several green and yellow veggies. Rather than buying baby food at …

Food

12 Simple Activities for Traveling with Kids

We are well into the summer season, and in comes traveling with kids. My kids are out of school and it’s time to take a few trips. Whether it’s a …

10 Ways to Entertain a Toddler on an Airplane

How to delight your toddler on an airplane. After constant nursing but before immersive iPads, there is the fidgety toddler.Continue reading 10 Ways …

25 Manners Kids Should Know

Helping your child master these simple rules of etiquette will get him noticed -- for all the right reasons.<p>Your child's rude 'tude isn't always intentional. Sometimes kids just don't realize it's impolite to interrupt, pick their nose, or loudly observe that the lady walking in front of them has a …

Parenting

Simple Homemade Baby Food

It's easier than you think to create fresh meals for your baby.<p>1 of 17<p>Choose a Baby Food Maker<p>1 of 17<p>2 of 17<p>2 of 17<p>Andrew Parsons<p>Think you don't have time to whip up a nutritious, homemade meal for your very hungry baby? Even takeout queens will find these recipes -- made with stuff you usually …

Food

Homemade Teething Biscuits

Seasons of teething can be stressful enough without worrying about what might be in those store-bought biscuits. However, it’s also not a time when …

10 Things You Should Never Say to Your Child About Food

As parents, we all say things to encourage our kids to eat healthier. Yet, in our modern, food-centric environment, even well-intentioned comments can be translated into negatives that hinder eating.<p>So, here are 10 common "food statements" parents often say to kids, how kids are likely to translate …

Raising a Compassionate Child In the Age of Entitlement

Imagine this: your seventeen-year-old daughter is texting her friend on her flip phone. She’s had this phone since eighth grade and she doesn’t mind; …

Parenting

Cheaper than Takeout: Make Chinese Food at Home

<i>Cooking on the cheap shouldn't mean minute rice and buttered pasta every night. With a little creativity and a little planning, you can make the most of a tight budget -- without sacrificing flavor or variety.</i><p><i>Today: Gabriella tells you how to make your regular takeout order at home.</i><p><i></i><p>American Chinese …