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Shattering the Myth of the Mama's Boy

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Kate Stone Lombardi's experience raising a son in a culture that views a close mother-son relationship as somehow troubling and wrong has written a new book to fight this perception and shatter The Mama's Boy Myth. ... Read full article

Win a Free Football Clinic with the Patriots' Wes Welker!

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We're offering the chance to win a free football clinic with New England Patriots wide receiver Wes Welker for your child in May. Two different winners will be selected, so enter today!... Read full article

How to Part with Your Kids' Outgrown Toys

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Wondering how you'll ever clear out all the outgrown, unused toys in your home? Here's one mom's experience, along with tips for cleaning up and clearing out the clutter of playthings in your living space.... Read full article

Diapers – What's Best for Baby and Mother Earth? Cloth, Disposable, Hybrid or None of the Above?

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When it comes to "green" living, nothing poses a bigger dilemma for environmentally-conscious parents than what type of diaper to use on your baby. Here's a dispassionate look at the diaper, in all its forms, and which type is better for the Earth.... Read full article

Teach Your Child to Shoot a Basket!

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Got a little Michael Jordan wannabe in your family? It's not hard to teach a child to shoot a basket. These fundamentals from local basketball experts Sarah Behn and Steve Curley give you all the information you need.... Read full article

From Phonics to Physics – Get School Help Online From Phonics to Physics – Get School Help Online

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A growing number of free tutoring services are popping up online for kids, making the process of getting help with tough subjects like math or science more convenient. Here's a look at some of the sites and some local in-person tutoring services.... Read full article

What We All Need to Know about EpiPens

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About 100 people, including children, die of allergic reactions in the U.S. each year, and epinephrine is amazingly effective in preventing this. The EpiPen is easy to use – learn how so that you too can prevent food allergy deaths.... Read full article

Groundbreaking Children's Book – The Snowy Day – Turns 50!

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Ezra Jack Keats' The Snowy Day debuted 50 years ago and changed children's literature forever. It was the first time an African American child was depicted in a children's picture book. Here's a closer look at this classic.... Read full article

Caring for Your Kids – and Your Parents: New Help for the Sandwich Generation

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For an increasing number of parents, caring for family means caring for your kids and your parents. A psychologist and author offers ideas on balancing your life and handling the dynamics that come with caring for extended family.... Read full article

5 Questions for the Author of a New Bullying Book

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Angered by the Phoebe Prince bullying case, Swampscott resident Megan Kelley Hall reached out to fellow young adult fiction authors to ask them to share experiences with bullying, either as a victim, an aggressor, or a person silent on the sidelines.... Read full article

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