To Push or Not to Push: Finding the Balance in Kids Sports

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By Dawn Van Osdell Fourth-grader Michael Shaw* tried out and earned a spot on a local U10 boys soccer team, giving him a chance to improve his game and compete in a sport he’s enjoyed since age 4. He attended the team’s pre-season training camp; now joins team practice twice a week from early August […]

3 Misconceptions About Post-Partum Fitness, Busted!

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By Dawn Van Osdell There’s a lot of contradictory and downright erroneous parenting info floating around out there. We’re not afraid to tackle it head-on!  You’re never the same after becoming a parent. And while it’s all for the better, most moms wish for a speedy return to the body and the energy level they […]

News You Can Use: Quality Sleep is More Important Than Quantity

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By Dawn Van Osdell It’s no surprise to parents of newborns or kids with sleep challenges that waking several times throughout the night can really put you in a foul mood. A study just released from Johns Hopkins Medicine proves that your bad mood is more likely due to lack of quality sleep, than the reduced […]

3 Misconceptions About Moms & Work-Life Balance–Busted

There’s a lot of contradictory and downright erroneous parenting info floating around out there. We’re not afraid to tackle it head-on! If there’s one thing moms know absolutely it’s that finding just the right balance between work life and home life can be a challenge. But are there prejudices we bring to this equation that […]

Making the Pump Work at Work: 6 Tips for Returning To Work After Maternity Leave

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By Gina Ciagne Congratulations! You’re a mom who’s heading back to work, breast pump packed, after a few weeks or months spent at home with your newborn. Here are some tips to make it a win-win-win situation for you, your baby and your employer. 1. Make a connection. Every breastfeeding mother has a story about what worked for […]

Crafty Kids: Floating Container Ship

By Chris Barnardo A super quick and easy model to put together, this floating container ship is made from a couple of old dishwasher or washing machine liquid bottles, along with a few other bits and pieces. There’s plenty of fun to be had both making and playing with it—kids love naming their ship, writing its name on […]