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Paving the way to college: 4 things parents need to know

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Senior year: It's a time to finish college applications, solidify friendships and look forward to the freedom and the responsibility that come once that final bell rings. A lot of feelings surface during that final year, especially for parents. While your son or daughter might be overjoyed to finally fly the coop and live independently, you'll probably be dealing with your own mix of emotions, and you'll want to be sure they're ready to begin college in the fall. Read More »

5 Essential Skincare Tips for Baby

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When it comes to parenting, there’s no one-child-fits-all handbook. There are times when caring for a little one can be a far cry from the snuggles and smiles that make it all worthwhile. Healthy skin is critical to a baby’s long-term health and happiness, and it can impact both baby and family quality of life. Caring for a baby’s skin ... Read More »

Bedroom Décor Teen Dreams Are Made Of

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Teenage years are synonymous for everyday emotional rollercoaster rides for both the teen and the whole family, and it’s also a time when your child’s bedroom can easily become a No Access area for adults in the house. Nevertheless, however willful, rebellious, and moody your teenager can be, they will still need a snug nest to withdraw to every night, which means that you - as their parent - need to invest a tad more effort (and nerves) in planning your teen’s bedroom décor. So, how exactly can you put together a teen bedroom that will suit both your child’s and your own design bill? Read More »

Tips to Fill Your Day with Active Play

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As the busy school year progresses, it can be challenging for families to find time to play and stay active together. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends that kids participate in 60 minutes or more of physical activity each day, but unfortunately this isn’t always what they are getting. Read More »

Don’t Let Infertility Win – Consider Frozen Donor Eggs

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For any woman who desperately wants a child, finding out that her eggs are no longer viable can lead to a powerful range of emotions. Failure, guilt, jealously, anger, rage; they’re all common feelings. Throw sadness, emptiness, self-pity, and anxiety into the mix and who could blame her for feeling like her dreams of becoming a Mom have been ripped apart? Read More »

New Report Finds Teens Feel Addicted to Their Phones, Causing Tension at Home

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A new report issued today by Common Sense Media finds that 50 percent of teens “feel addicted” to mobile devices, and 59 percent of their parents agree that their kids are addicted. Additionally, parents and children are concerned about the effects mobile device use has on their daily lives—from driving to the dinner table—with over one-third of the families in the Common Sense poll arguing about it daily. Read More »

Genetic conditions all pregnant women should know about

March is Trisomy Awarenesss Month. Please go to natera.com/awareness for more information.

You’ve probably heard of Down syndrome, but did you know: About one in every 700 babies in the U.S. is born with this condition? A 45-year-old woman is 10 times more likely to conceive a child with Down syndrome than someone who is 35 years old? Down syndrome is only one of several chromosome abnormalities called trisomies, and that two of the others, Trisomy 18 and Trisomy 13, are much more serious? Read More »