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My Mother, Myself – Our 2013 Essay Contest Winner

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Sooner or later all women seem to turn into their mothers, picking up traits they like – and don't like. We made that the subject of a 2013 essay contest for local moms. Here's the winning essay by a Beverly mom of two.... Read full article

Talking to Kids About the Boston Marathon Bombings

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How do you talk with your kids about something as frightening as terrorism, especially when it happens so close to home? In the wake of the Boston Marathon bombings, here's some advice from the head nurse at Boston's Franciscan Children's Hospital.... Read full article

Pure Guesswork: Not Picking Up on the Signs

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Infant sign language is one of the many skills out there for new parents to learn. Here's a humorous look at whether it's necessary, from Boston Parents Paper columnist Steve Calechman.... Read full article

Spring Cleaning – Get Your Kids to Help!

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Looking forward to spring cleaning? If you're not because it seems like you're the only one in your home doing the actual chores, enlist your kids to help! Check out these ways to make cleaning more fun for children and easier for you.... Read full article

Know the Signs of a Concussion

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March is Brain Injury Awareness Month. Educate yourself on the signs of concussion, especially if you have a child who plays sports where head injuries could happen. Here's some great information from the Brain Injury Association of Massachusetts.... Read full article

Op-Ed: Local Moms on a Mission to Keep Kids Healthy and Fit

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This opinion / editorial piece details a Massachusetts-born initiative to get kids moving and physical active at school in the hour before classes begin. Dubbed BOKS, the initiative now has the support of Reebok and First Lady Michelle Obama.... Read full article

Study Finds Food Ads for Poor Nutrition Are Targeting Parents

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A recent study finds that most of the food ads in national parenting and family magazines are for products that really aren't that nutritious and could lead to unhealthy weight gain.... Read full article

Mother's Day Contest: A Mother's Love

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Tell us what you love most about being a mother in our Mother's Day Contest. ... Read full article

February School Vacation Week Fun!

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Wondering what to do with the kids this February 2016 school vacation week? Check out some of these events at area musuems, zoos and other family attractions.... Read full article

Try Snowshoeing!

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Snowshoeing is a fun winter sport for families. Here's what you need for equipment and how to get started.... Read full article

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