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Jan6th2014

Nameberry: Saints’ Names: Patrons of the Augustine, Cecilia, Clare and Celestine

In the pantheon of Catholic patron saints, we find protectors of counties and cities, of living things ranging from caterpillars to wolves, not to mention those who guard against conditions… Click to Continue »

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Dec19th2013

Rubber-band bracelets spark school bans

ORLANDO, Fla. _ Rainbow Loom bracelets _ the colorful craze among the elementary-school set _ have been banned from at least two schools because officials say they are disrupting class. Click to Continue »

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Dec3rd2013

Best Christmas toys use a child’s imagination, not their thumbs

I felt like a little girl all over again, pig-tailed and knock-kneed, eager to be left alone to play. One bin brimmed with sealed packages of shiny new jacks and… Click to Continue »

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Nov29th2013

Get a jump-start on the card season before holiday rush

The holidays are quickly approaching – and card companies are vying for your business. Now’s the time to become choosy quickly. But the sheer number of options can be overwhelming, Click to Continue »

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Nov26th2013

Yes, kids are stars on the playing field, but can they do a push-up?

Eric Lay, the head trainer at Mary Institute and St. Louis Country Day School, loves to see student athletes succeed, but he and fellow trainers aren’t always impressed with fastballs… Click to Continue »

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Nov25th2013

Transitioning Your Baby’s Room to Suit His Big-Kid Mentality

While it won’t scar your preschooler for life if his room is too babyish, the constant complaining from your tiny tot could do irreparable damage to your last nerve. It’s not rare for new parents to drag their feet on updating the child’s room, but be warned — once your tot has his first play […]

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Nov22nd2013

Experts taking note of concussions in girls’ sports

With attention on concussions largely focused on professional football and men’s sports, these brain injuries may get overlooked in women’s sports. Click to Continue »

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Nov20th2013

Lolipop Turkey Craft (Kids Fall Party Craft)

How cute are these turkey lollipops for Thanksgiving? Today was my daughter’s Fall Harvest party in Kindergarten and another very talented mom brought these in as a treat. For this craft you’ll need:   faux Fall leaf Tootsie Pop Hershey’s kiss Two black beads or googly eyes orange felt triangle for the beak red felt […]

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Nov19th2013

The Parent ‘Hood: The gay question

Your 9-year-old thinks she is gay. You’re neither upset nor convinced. How to proceed? Click to Continue »

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Nov15th2013

A new puppy for Christmas? Don’t rush and know what’s right for your family

The kittens looked so cute. Brother and sister Bengal mix kittens named Jack and Jill sat on a cat tree at the front of a local pet store. Soon we… Click to Continue »

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Christmas Music: What’s your favorite holiday tune?

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