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Extended Breastfeeding -- Time to Come Out of the Closet?

(9) Comments | Posted May 11, 2012 | 6:01 PM

Have you seen this week's TIME magazine cover? If you have a pulse and an internet connection, then of course you have. And after the massive firestorm it stirred up, it seems that lots of people have a problem with extended breastfeeding.

Yes, TIME did its part...

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The Murky, Murky World of Booster Seat Laws

(20) Comments | Posted January 9, 2012 | 12:46 PM

2012-01-06-carseat1.jpgStarting this year, California took a big step forward with its new booster seat requirement: It became one of only a handful of states that require kids to sit in booster seats until age 8 or until they reach a height of 4 feet 9...

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Healthi(er) Gingerbread House

(3) Comments | Posted December 15, 2011 | 10:42 AM

Are gingerbread houses really meant for eating?

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We built this candy-laden bungalow from a kit, with the intention of keeping it until Christmas as a nice holiday decoration. But ever since we put it together there's been a spirited debate going on in...

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Five Tips to Keep Kids' Holiday Eating in Check

(0) Comments | Posted December 13, 2010 | 10:33 AM

If your child can't even make it through the school day without being offered a cookie or a candy cane, then it must be December, the month of sugar-addled kids (and strung-out parents). While you may be tempted to throw in the towel and give up any semblance of nutrition...

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The Great Chocolate Milk Debate

(12) Comments | Posted September 1, 2010 | 11:10 AM

Coming soon to a school near you: The Great Chocolate Milk Debate. The question of whether kids should drink the high-calorie sweetened stuff to get the nutrition they need has long divided nutrition activists and food industry types -- now it's becoming a flashpoint at more and more schools around...

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'Urban Homesteading'? That'll Cost You

(71) Comments | Posted July 18, 2010 | 2:29 PM

When summer gives you a motherlode of fresh fruit, the obvious solution is to make jam -- right? Not so fast, you home-cooking enthusiasts. Of course homemade jam will taste delicious, be better for you than store-bought, and allow you to appreciate summer's bounty all year long. But once you...

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