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Parents Daily News Roundup

Monday, April 16th, 2012

Goody Blog Daily News Roundup

‘Five S’s’ Can Keep Babies Calm During Shots
The pain and tears that infants experience after getting routine immunizations can be significantly reduced with a popular technique for calming fussy babies, a new study finds.

IRS Makes Gay Parents ‘Lie,’ Shortchanging 2 Million Children
Married same-sex couples cannot file jointly, and instead must misrepresent themselves as “single” on their federal tax forms, sacrificing the $1,000 deduction for married couples.

Stores, and More, for Breast-Feeding Moms
A small but growing niche of the baby-care industry offers not only the latest products, but also education and camaraderie.

Life Stressors Increase Obesity Risk in Young Girls
When young girls live in a stressful home where violence, depression or other disruptions are common they are more likely to become obese by age 5, compared to children raised in more stable homes.

Kids Who Play ‘Choking Game’ May Take Other Risks, Too
Kids who play the so-called “choking game” are more likely to engage in other risky behaviors, including sex, substance use and gambling, a new study of middle schoolers finds.

Moms See Themselves as Facebook’s Savviest Users: Survey
On Thursday, marketing firm Performics released its study of 3,000 active U.S. social networkers, and found moms were more proficient than other women at getting information from Facebook.

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EXTENDED: Win a Free 3-Month Budgeting Plan from LearnVest.com

Friday, March 30th, 2012

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This sweepstakes has ended and the winners have been notified.

Editor’s Note: Due to a link error during the original sweepstakes period, we have fixed the link and decided to extend the sweepstakes.  It is now running again between. Fri. 3/30 – Fri. 4/6. 

Since Tax Season is upon us, you might be more worried than usual about your finances.  To give you peace of mind, Parents.com partnered with LearnVest.com to bring you the best budgeting and family finance solutions through the Baby on Board Bootcamp newsletter, a free newsletter that helps you manage money better over a course of 10 days.

As part of the collaboration, LearnVest is also giving away two (2) free voucher codes to access their online Budgeting Plan for free.

The plan includes: a customized list of how to improve all of your financial red-flags, a  30-minute diagnostic phone consultation with a Certified Financial Planner™, and three months of unlimited email support from the same expert.  This helpful plan, valued at $69.00, will help you set realistic budgets and goals and get your financial life back on track.

Be eligible for this giveaway by following these steps:

1- Sign up for the LearnVest Baby on Board Bootcamp newsletter by CLICKING ON THIS LINK ONLY. Sign up between Fri., March 30 – Fri. April 6.

2- After Fri., April 6, LearnVest and Parents.com will choose two (2) random winners from the sign-up list.

3- The two (2) winners will each be presented with one (1) voucher code to redeem on learnvest.com/make-a-plan/budgeting-plan.  The voucher codes grant the winners access to the Budgeting Plan without any payment.  Winners will have 90 days to redeem the vouchers before they expire.

Read the full sweepstakes rules here.

Goody luck!

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Take a Tax Break

Tuesday, April 15th, 2008

S16i02o1If you’re reading this, you’re probably not standing in an endless line at the post office, trying to get your tax returns postmarked by midnight tonight. And even if you are, no worries- GoodyBlog doesn’t judge. And neither does WeeAreRockStars.com, who wants to celebrate filing your taxes with all you procrastinators and non-procrastinators alike! When you shop by midnight, receive 15% off your entire order and free shipping on select items. Just enter tax15 at checkout.

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