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Volunteer Opportunities in and around Boston

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Looking for ways that you – and even your whole family – can help others? There are dozens of volunteer opportunities across Eastern Massachusetts. Take a look at our ever-growing list!... Read full article

6 Common School-Year Illnesses and How to Avoid Them

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The start of a new school year has many parents on the lookout for the latest illnesses swirling around the classroom. Here are six common, infectious illnesses to watch for, along with tips on how your child can avoid catching or spreading them.... Read full article

Keep Your Relationship Strong While Raising Kids

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Every fall parents drop children off at college and some return home to an empty house and a spouse they don't know anymore. Experts say that's why it's critical to make time for your marriage while the kids are young, as hard as it may seem.... Read full article

Ban on Birthday Sweets at School

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More Massachusetts schools are adopting bans on birthday party treats, in response to the childhood obesity epidemic, an increase in allergies and also to cut back on disruptions in the classroom.... Read full article

New Tricks to Jazz up School Lunches

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Get bored packing the same old things for lunch? Your kids are probably just as bored eating them. Here are some fun and easy ideas to bring some creativity to school lunches and satisfy even the picky eaters.... Read full article

Boston Parents Paper's 2011 Family Favorites

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Introducing the Boston Parents Paper's 2011 Family Favorite Award winners! Each winner in categories covering places to eat, shop, play and explore in Massachusetts was chosen through votes by our readers and careful research by our editors... Read full article

Time for Grown-Ups

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Romantic Time & Mom's Night Out... Read full article

Happy Eating!

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Bakeries, ice cream, family restaurants and sweets... Read full article

Relationships: When Your Mother-in-Law's Comments Hurt

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What to do when your mother-in-law's critical comments about your parenting are hurtful and frustrating? A local psychologist and our readers weigh in with advice.... Read full article

New Warnings About the Sun and Tanning

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Despite years of warnings about the sun, tanning beds and skin cancer, Americans continue to stay outside too long without enough sunscreen, and many adolescents and adults are using tanning beds. Here's an updated look at a continuing problem.... Read full article

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