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Articles in Family Finances, Health & Wellness, Feeding Your Family and Parenting

A Dad's Case for Living Vicariously

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In our My Turn column, Belmont dad Bil Levine talks about the thrills he gets reliving his own basketball career through his son. ... Read full article

A Diabetes Diet for All of Us

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Childhood obesity remains one of the nation's top health problems and diabetes is on the rise. The experts at the Mayo Clinic offer up this new plan to trim our waistlines and improve our health.... Read full article

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

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

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

Surviving a Stalled Economy: Strategies for Families

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As we continue to deal with this recession, we all could use some strategies for stretching the dollar – spending less on bills and more on family fun and the future. Here's some sound, doable ideas from financial experts and parents.... 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

Get In On The Giving: More People Hungry Than Ever Before in Massachusetts

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Learn what your family can do to help the hungry in Massachusetts this holiday season, along with our annual list of other local causes worthy of support.... Read full article

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