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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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Spankin’ New Headlines

Friday, October 23rd, 2009

News Image NEW One in five kids had flu-like symptoms this month, according to a CDC survey. Washington Post

Costume shopping this weekend? Take care when choosing face paint. USA Today

Pregnant women must read! Get your H1N1 shot. New York Times

Boys vs. girls. Sex can affect the outcome of twin pregnancies, finds a new study. HealthDay

Car seats are a safety must, in the car, but outside the car they can pose dangers. Reuters

Want a pet? Don’t mess with small turtles. Yahoo! News

Fewer calories, less sodium, more veggies. An Institute of Medicine panel calls for an overhaul to the school lunch program. Los Angeles Times

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Ice, Ice Baby: Blingy Popsicle Molds

Tuesday, June 23rd, 2009

Ring+popsicle I'm loving Junior Society's Sunshine on a Stick roundup of popsicle molds, especially these fantastic Jewel Pop molds from Kitchenworks. (Complete with "built in drip guard!") Now that it's officially summer (and finally starting to warm up here in New York) it's the perfect time to make some frozen bling.

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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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See The Sugar

Friday, May 15th, 2009

Sugarstacks soda It’s not always easy to know which foods have a lot of sugar without scrutinizing the label—although it’s no surprise that soda tops the list. Check out Sugar Stacks, which has cool photos of all different types of foods including snacks, breakfast items, fruit and beverages, along with the equivalent number of sugar cubes they contain. (Each cube contains 4 grams of sugar.) We won’t talk about the fact that my preschooler first got a glimpse of sugar cubes recently when I ordered iced tea in a restaurant and begged to eat them!

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Eat Your Way to a Healthier Pregnancy

Thursday, May 14th, 2009

9781402213380-300 In the June issue of Parents (on sale now!), there's an article  on page 158 called "Pregnant Pounds" that talks about how gaining too much weight during pregnancy may pose serious health risks for you and your baby. So if you're expecting, read that first and then check out a new book, Feed the Belly. In it, new mom and author Frances Largeman-Roth, RD, provides answers to common questions about weight gain, nutrition, and food safety, as well as more than 65 recipes that will help you satisfy those cravings the healthy way. Bon appetit!

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Spankin’ New Headlines

Thursday, May 7th, 2009

News Image NEW Temporary parents relieve mothers who need a hand to get their lives back on track.The New York Times

What hidden ingredients are lurking in supposedly healthy foods in your kitchen? The Wall Street Journal

The newborn brain: Why your baby is more aware of the world than you are. The Boston Globe

Some schools are thinking of cutting back to a 4-day week to deal with budget crunches. The Los Angeles Times

A bad economy breeds good neighbors: Experts are seeing an uptick in community activities and caring. The Washington Post

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Grow Your Own (Soup)

Friday, April 24th, 2009

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For the first time in their more than 100 year-long existence, the Campbell Soup Company is making available their specially cultivated seeds that grow tomatoes for the iconic Campbell's Tomato Soup. At a community garden here in New York City, they kicked off Help Grow Your Soup, a campaign to grow more than one billion tomatoes in communities and backyards across America. After New York, Campbell's will travel with the National FFA organization and Urban Farming to Atlanta, GA, Campden, NJ, Chicago, IL, and Detroit, MI to plant similar gardens that will offer free food and agriculture education to urban community centers.

Danny Seo, green guru extraordinaire, was there to talk about farming, planting, and the environmental and cost-effective reasons to grow your own food. He got down in the dirt with the kids from the Brotherhood/Sister Sol community center to plant tomatoes in their garden. One of my favorite parts of this event was seeing the Urban Farming Food Chain Edible Wall, an innovative vertical garden that produces tomatoes and other veggies—the ideal solution to grow food in a limited space (also eliminating the potential for the neighbor's dog to trample your crop).

Wanna reap your own harvest? Visit to learn how to get your free packet of Campbell's tomato seeds!

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