Health & Wellness

Farm to Smart! 5 Berry Cute Ideas for Family Fun at the Market

Of course we can buy some kale, darling! Photo by © pixelprof

Spring is here and, along with the buds and blossoms, abundant farmers’ markets seem to be blooming on practically every corner. Exploring these pop-up produce paradises makes for some fabulous—and tasty—weekend family fun. There’s so much to see, smell, touch, taste, and, yup, learn. Check out these five easy ways to help your child harvest

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All About Drool: The Drippy, Droppy Facts

You may go through stacks of onesies and bibs during drool-filled months, but that drool is doing good things for your baby. Photo by © YinYang

Bibs aren’t just for meal time! By the time your baby is around two months old, you may find yourself with more and more soggy blankets, drool rags, and onesies. Sure, non-stop drool can be messy, but it’s not just a slick, slippery hassle—infant saliva serves some very important purposes in your little one’s development.

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Hair Do’s: Tips for Tear-Free Haircuts

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You’re in a strange place, trapped in a chair with a large plastic blanket tied around your neck. A stranger begins squirting you with water and then uses a big pair of scissors to cut off part of your body…. When you look at it that way, it’s no surprise that some young children, well,

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“Pick Me Up!” The Proper Way to Lift Your Kids (And Everything Else)

When it comes to properly lifting your toddler, take a cue from your toddler's excellent lifting technique. Photo by © Minamoto/Stocksy United

When it comes to correct form for lifting heavy (or even no-so-heavy) loads, consider following the lead of someone who often is the load: your toddler. “Toddlers naturally lift properly, by keeping their backs straight as they squat and then lifting straight up using their legs,” says KinderCare Education’s Director of Safety Stephanie Kuntz. Take

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Turns Out, Chicken Soup is Good for Your Soul!

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Mothers throughout history have turned to chicken soup to help everything from the winter sniffles to a broken heart with good reason: It’s the ultimate healthy comfort food and it’s so easy to make at home. While no research has proven conclusively that chicken soup actually cures the common cold, according to the National Institutes of Health, “some researchers suggest that

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The Straight Scoop on Teething and Sleep

Are those tiny teeth keeping your little one up at night? 
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What’s the deal with teething and sleep difficulties? That’s the kind of thing you find yourself wondering about at 2 a.m. when your very cranky little one just can’t seem to settle down. Like with many baby conundrums, from mysterious low-grade fevers and runny noses, to weird poops or general grumpiness, it’s easy to decree

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