May 2012

A Measure of Success with Jenny Isenman

May 21, 2012
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This is A Measure of Success with Jenny Isenman.  Jenny is a humorist, writer, Generation X expert, wife, and mother.  She writes for The Huffington Post and iVillage, but is better known for her charming and hilarious personal blog, Jenny from the Blog at TheSuburbanJungle.com.    As a blogger, Jenny manages to maintain a sharp sense [...]

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Tips For Keeping Kids Busy This Summer:Weekly Roundup

May 18, 2012
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The weather is warming up and your kids are going to be out of school before you know it. While summer does mean that you don’t have to be as strict about bedtime and homeowner, it can be a chore to keep your kids entertained all day long. You might not have the budget to [...]

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Is it Healthier to Pack a School Lunch for Your Kids?

May 17, 2012
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When it’s time for your kids to head to school, you may be wondering if is it healthier to pack a lunch for them instead of purchasing school lunch. While the decision process is different for every parent, there are many advantages to packing a lunch for your child. While school lunch has gotten healthier [...]

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5 Ways to Become a Happier Mom

May 16, 2012
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Though children bring more peace and joy than we ever imagined, sometimes the day-to-day routine can feel anything but that. It’s generally more along the lines of “a whirlwind”, “nerve wracking”, and “utterly exhausting”. Mothering children (especially ones younger than three years old) is the most amazing thing you’ll do in life – but has [...]

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5 Tell-tale Signs You’re a Helicopter Parent

May 15, 2012
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“Helicopter Parenting” has become such a common phrase in today’s society, but what does it really mean? And how do you know if you’re one of them? A helicopter parent generally hovers over their child at every moment, and swoops in at the first sign of danger. They shelter their children from their own lives [...]

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10 Healthy Restaurant Choices

May 10, 2012
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When I was young my parents didn’t have a lot of money for indulgent activities like dining out. Going to a restaurant was a treat. My mom would instruct me to order something I wouldn’t be able to get at home, which helped cement the idea that dining out was a celebratory experience. This idea [...]

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What to Do When you Disagree about Discipline

May 9, 2012
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Experts tell us we should have a united front when disciplining our children, but that’s not quite as easy as it sounds. Too often a fight between children ends up turning into a fight between parents. Although an all-out shouting match will not teach children the lessons you’re preaching, it’s actually beneficial for them to [...]

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5 Tips for Raising Confident Girls

May 8, 2012
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Girls are smart, strong, influential members of society who can grow up to become whoever they want, as long as they’re thin, beautiful, and agree to make less money than their male counterparts. They should always strive to do their best, but they should be careful not to brag about their accomplishments. Good girls are [...]

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10 Things Every Kid Should Experience

May 7, 2012
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When you look back on your childhood, only some of your youthful experiences have likely stood the test of time. You probably don’t remember every meal, every weekend trip, or every sunburn, but some moments remain etched in your memory. Some experiences leave a deeper impression than others. Phillips and Company recently tried to determine [...]

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Top 7 Recipes for Cinco de Mayo: Weekly Roundup

May 4, 2012
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Even though Cinco de Mayo (May 5) is a holiday commemorating the Mexican army’s victory over the French at the Battle of Puebla in 1862, it is still celebrated by people all over the world. In America, Cinco de Mayo is a good excuse to get together with friends, drink alcohol and eat some delicious [...]

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