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Share Your Best Mama Tip!

Monday, November 2nd, 2009

23912994_8a0b5eb062 Got a great tip or trick that makes your life easier? Tell us about it and you could be featured in Parents magazine!

Whether it's a surefire way to get your picky eater to eat her veggies, a simple organizing solution, a clever way to keep kids busy on long car-rides, or the perfect go-to present that's a hit with every child, we want to know our readers' best nuggets of homegrown advice! It can be about anything—so go on and share! To add yours, go to our new community site. We can't wait to read your amazing tips!

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Be in Parents: Do You Get Free Childcare?

Monday, October 26th, 2009

167424248_4e11fecd1e We’d love to hear from working parents who have found creative ways to avoid paying for day care or a sitter. Do grandparents watch your kids for free? Do you take your kids to work with you? Trade off child-watching with friends? Work opposite shifts from your spouse? Please share your story. Email tcwrites@gmail. Be sure to include your kids' ages and where you live.

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Write a Sentence for Us! (Please)

Wednesday, October 21st, 2009

2378903034_0e1a13e216-1 Well, half of a sentence. Here’s the deal: We’ve got a fun new interactive section in the magazine called Finish This Sentence! where we ask you to do a little tiny bit of creative writing for us. We start an idea and you finish it. Actually you could use this concept to finish this month’s sentence, “When it’s just too cold to play outside we…”

As in, “When it’s just too cold to play outside – we ask the kids to finish these crazy sentences for us.”

Phrases we love get featured in the magazine every month! Add yours when you drop by our new community site. We can’t wait to read your thoughts.

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Be in Parents: Scrambling For After-School Child Care?

Tuesday, October 20th, 2009

3877247637_c44d0a987c Has the bad economy—layoffs, pay cuts, increased work hours—forced changes in your child care arrangements? If
you're scrambling to cover child care, especially in the critical after
school hours, we'd like to hear how you are coping or what hard
decisions you have had to make.
Maybe your child care program has lost funding, is operating with reduced services or has long wait lists. Maybe
you have changed your work hours or split shifts with a spouse. Or
maybe you have had to give up child care because it is too expensive
and are now trying to cobble together other options.

Please email
deamolinger@msn.com if you have a story to share, and put "Parents
Magazine" in the subject line.

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Share Your Best Mama Tip!

Thursday, June 11th, 2009

CLINICAL BOX It certainly doesn't feel like summer in NYC yet, but if you're lucky enough to be in warmer temperatures, you may be getting a whiff of the fact that your regular deodorant isn't getting the job done. The latest odor-attacker out there is BAN Clinical Defense Roll-On, $7. It claims to work better than the other clinical-strength deodorants you've seen in drugstores because it uses a technology that eliminates two stress-related odors—spicy odor and s-odor—instead of just masking them. Give it a roll and let us know what you think.

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Car Search

Friday, November 7th, 2008

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Hi, GoodyBlog readers! Do you drive a 2009 model of one of the following cars?
- Hyundai Entourage
- Mazda 5
- Mazda CX9
…or a 2008 or 2009 model of one of these?
- Honda CRV
- Toyota RAV4
- Honda Odyssey

If so, Parents magazine would love to hear about it for an upcoming article! If you want to rave about your ride (or criticize, if that’s the case!), please email us with the car you drive for further details.
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Do You Want To Know The Sex?

Wednesday, July 16th, 2008

Gender_2 Last night on Jimmy Kimmel Live, Minnie Driver once again talked about her refusal to learn the sex of her baby. I’d probably think she was in the minority on this topic, but two of my friends are pregnant right now, and neither wants to know their baby’s gender. It just got me thinking about the reasons to find out and not to find out. Some parents think it helps with the bonding process if they can call their child "he" or "she" asap. But others seem to enjoy the element of surprise. One of my aforementioned friends is already a mom, and she told me waiting to find out the sex was the only thing that got her through labor. Well, she’s probably exaggerating, but you get the point. I know it’s an age-old question but I’m throwing it out there again: Would you want to know the sex of your baby before he/she was born? Why or why not?

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Calling All Working Moms!

Thursday, June 12th, 2008

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For an upcoming story, we’d like to compile a collection of tips from moms about how to make life easier and less stressful when you work outside the home. We’re looking for tips along the lines of: how to make the most of your lunch hour/workday, the ways you manage to fit in volunteering at your child’s school, smart multitasking strategies, things you get your spouse/friends to do for you, and ways to stop feeling guilty. Tell us in the comments section and your quote could appear in a future issue of Parents. Thanks for your help!

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