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Taking Your Kid to the Dentist? Set Your Expectations Low
When my youngest son was 18 months old, he fell at daycare and hit his chin on a door jam – knocking out one tooth and chipping three others. I was...
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Oral Health Care for Young Children: What Dentists Don’t Tell You
There are lots of places to get great tips on caring for your kids’ teeth, including here on the Ready. Set. Grow! Oral Health Campaign web hub. But...

Picking a Preschool
When I was pregnant with my first child, I began searching for day care. I spoke to parents in my community for recommendations and read everything I...

Facing the Truth About Holiday Eating
Did you overindulge like I did? Well, now I am paying the price for it with pants that won’t button at the waist. Or skirts that fit too snug around...

Is Your Kid a Jerk? You’re Not Alone
Sometimes, there are just no answers to children’s behavioral problems. I’d love to tell you a story about my preschooler and his history of...

Make a New Year’s Resolution to Create Cheaper Memories for Your Kids
Growing up in Southern California, I was, of course, a big fan of Disneyland. As I got older and had kids, I looked forward to the day when I’d show...
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Christmas on a Budget
I have a niece I nicknamed “Little Money.” Instead of carrying around a blanket or stuffed animal, she always has her piggy bank with her. At...
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Some Things Are Just as Important as Tying Shoes
by Auntie Em Well now that our early literacy month campaign is over I have a story to share about the power of reading. On my visit with my friend...

Teaching Cultural Diversity to Prepare Your Child for a Successful Future
I love good food and it is fun to eat special dishes from Korea, India and Mexico. So I feel very lucky to live in a multi-cultural neighborhood...

Mysterious and Heartbreaking: One Family’s Tale of Premature Birth
A new friend of mine, who lives nearby, has two children close in age to my own. I knew immediately that her older child, M., has special needs. I...
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Turning Reading Moments into Learning Moments
Let’s face it – there’s just not enough time in the day to get everything done when you’re a working parent. I love to cut corners anywhere I...
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How to Make a Homemade Book
One of the best and most affordable ways to build your child’s love of reading is to let them tell their own story with a homemade book. This...

Patience, Perserverance and a Nipple Shield
A few weeks ago, my neighbors had their first baby. A couple weeks later, I came by to exchange scones for a dose of New Baby Smell. When I settled...

Sleeping
My babies didn’t sleep through the night until they were around 1-year-old. Meanwhile, some of my friends’ babies easily slept 10 to 12-hour...

Don’t Bite Me Lil’ Kim
Kimberly is a child who——only when her mother is not around—- we call “Lil ‘Kim” for all the wrong reasons. Have you ever had to watch a...

Back-to-School Meals: Goodbye Lunchables, Hello Delicious!
By now, you and your child are just getting settled into the routines of fall, kicked off by being back in school. As I struggle to get my groove on...

The 3-year-old with the Powerful Thump
For a couple of years, my peace and quiet was interrupted by our next door neighbor’s teenage son and his garage band. They practiced almost every...

Surviving the Back to School Blues
When you’re a kid, the calendar has a lot more meaning. But, once you leave school, the words “summer vacation” no longer evoke feelings of...

Back to (Pre) School
I often think of our first preschool, as the summer winds down. It was September when I had one of those first parent episodes where I trusted my...

Why Are Toddlers So Moody?
“Alfredo has multiple personalities,” jokes his mother. She tells me that one second he’s fine and then, if he can’t get his...
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