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12 Ways to Help a New Mom

Adjusting to having a new baby in the house can be difficult for the whole family. Sleepless nights and a change in routine can leave mom feeling overwhelmed and exhausted. Offering support to a family with a new baby can help them adjust to their new normal. Often when you ask what you can help with, mom isn't able to think of the exact way she needs help. This article provides you with some great ideas.

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Advice for Returning to Work from Maternity Leave

Are you planning to head back to work after your maternity leave ends? If you've just had a baby, and time is standing still while you're gazing into those beautiful little eyes, smitten with love (and fatigue), it can be rough to think about heading back to the office. Here are the four steps you should take to put your maternity leave and return on a much more thoughtful, mindful and calm trajectory.

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How to Talk to Children About Death

As parents, we like to protect our children from difficult things. We would like their lives to be rainbows and lollipops for as long as possible. However, death is a part of life. Learn how to help your children develop healthy, appropriate responses to death.

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Kids Unplug and Go Tech-Free at Camp

In our world of constant connectivity, some might argue that kids shouldn't be expected to "unplug" for weeks on end. And yet, most overnight summer camps are still tech-free zones. Why? Recent studies reveal there are good reasons for taking a tech break. Find out why and the many benefits of going tech free.

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Parenting Style Quiz

Aren't we all a little guilty of labeling other moms? Sure, we all share the common goal of nurturing a happy, healthy family, and we make different choices to get there. But just for fun, have you ever considered what "mom" category you most likely fall into? Take this quiz to find out!

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Tour D.C. on a Bike and See History in a New Way

It's time to speed into spring! The month of May is National Bike Month. The Washington, D.C. area offers many great places to mount your bike and see the sites. From Bike to School Day on May 10th and the D.C. Bike Ride on May 14th, read on to find out more about how to see the city from a new perspective.

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Touring Washington, D.C. Again

Take a trip down memory lane in Gloria Raskin's expose on "Washington, D.C. Revisited! " She recalls long ago visits to the Washington Monument, The Greenbriar and Rock Creek Park and Hot Shoppes for a Mighty Mo.

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