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Is Having a TV in Your Child’s Bedroom a Good Idea?

First of all, let me start by saying that I am NOT in favor of TVs in kids bedrooms, much to the dismay of my sons. This issue is such a hot button for me; it was one of the factors that led to a divorce. There is a new study out that links TVs in the kids' room to increased risk of obesity and disease, which is no surprise anymore because everything it seems puts kids at risk for something.

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How to Write a Letter to Santa, Today

When I was a child, we got out the paper and crayons and we wrote our letter to Santa. Days were spent, filing through the Sears Catalog toy section, (yes, sadly that was our only resource, lol) making sure everything we wanted was on the list. We would then go to the mall and hand deliver it to the big guy. But today, kids don't even have to leave the house. Santa is on their computer screen!

 

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Presidents and Other Cool Carved Pumpkins

In the last few years carving a pumpkin has come a long way baby.  No longer are we satisfied with simply cutting two eyes, a nose and a mouth into our orange gourds - we want something with style, pizazz and a little yowza!  (or even a zombie!)

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Hotel Transylvania, Looper and Won’t Back Down – In Theaters Today [VIDEOS]

Just in time for the Halloween season, some scary stuff is showing at the movie theater this weekend! Take a little Dracula and mix it with being trapped in time and then add some school kids into the mix...you've got terrifying! ;-) Check out the trailers.

 

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Will New Ad Campaign Shaming Parents Help Fight Childhood Obesity [Poll]

There is a controversial new ad campaign being rolled out geared towards overweight parents in an effort to get a handle on childhood obesity. It is no secret that children have an increased risk of being overweight or obese if they have an overweight or obese parent

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Best Dad Ever Sends Toy Train Into Space [VIDEO]

We assumed this guy was the world's worst dad for taking his son's favorite toy and launching it into space. But it turns out he could track it using GPS so that it wouldn't be lost forever, and he is actually the coolest dad on earth because now his kid has a video of his train in space

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Boy Pulling His Own Tooth, With the Help of a Truck [VIDEO]

What do you get when you combine a loose tooth with a remote control monster truck? A visit from the tooth fairy!

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Category: Family, Humor, parenting, Videos
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Check Your Childs Cell Phone – Internet and Texting Acronyms Every Parent Needs Know

Recently, I recieved a text that contained an acronym that I didn't understand. After feeling extemely old and out of touch, I quickly Googled the acronym. Here is what I found!

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Baby Wakes Up With Every Facial Expression [VIDEO]

Babies are SOOOOOO cute. Those precious little newborns that work their sweet faces into all sorts of expressions in order to practice for future reactions are the BEST!!!

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Category: Family, parenting, Videos

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