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Michelle Dickstein

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Michelle Dickstein is a full-time working mom of three. Her passions include food, family vacations, and helping others live their best lives. You can read more from her at or

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Find Your Family’s New Summer Schedule

2018 Editions Ages & Stages June 2018 Magazine Parenting Special Needs

Kids look forward to the summer and being free of school, but at the same time, many parents may feel a small twinge of panic when they think about the

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Homemade Baby Food Basics

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2018 Editions Ages & Stages Featured Food Magazine May 2018 Parenting
Making your own baby food is a lot easier than you think. Parents often feel stumped about where to begin. You can give your baby what you are eating for a meal, as long as it's the right consistency. Learn a basic recipe you can make at home and modify with any number of foods. ...
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6 Ways to Curb Bullying

advice about bullying for parents
2018 Editions Health Magazine May 2018 Parenting
Bullying is a common parental fear. We send our dearly loved children out into the world hoping nothing and no one will harm their tender hearts, but hurt feelings are inevitable. What is a parent to do when the fear of bullying becomes an all-too-painful reality? ...
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Give Mom the Best Gift for Mother’s Day: A Mental Load Day Off

2018 Editions Magazine May 2018 Parenting

Becoming a mother is something many little girls spend their childhood dreaming about. We swaddle our dolls, change pretend diapers, and fawn over our imaginary babies, secretly wondering when

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How to Celebrate Earth Day Now and Every Day This Year

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2018 Editions April 2018 Featured Magazine Things to do
Earth Day is a global event and an environmental movement recognized by more than 192 countries. April 22 is a special day devoted to showing how we care about the future of our planet, but you don’t have to wait for Earth Day to show your love. Here are 10 ways — including some that can involve your kids — to celebrate the planet we call home all year round. ...
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Parents and Depression: When to Seek Help?

2018 Editions Featured Magazine March 2018 Parenting
Feeling worried or blue once in a while is normal, but what should parents do when emotions continue to get the better of them — or their kids? Seeking counseling when needed is the best step a parent can make toward wellness for themselves, their kids and their family. Learn how to understand when normal worries become too much and professional help is the next best step. ...
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Summer Camp Checklist: How to Choose the Right Camp

Summer camp tips for kids
2018 Editions Ages & Stages Camp Featured February 2018 Magazine Parenting

Even though snow may be in the forecast, the image of our kids bundled up to head to school will be replaced with them wearing t-shirts and shorts soon enough.

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Prep for Preschool: How to Choose a School and What to Expect

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2018 Editions Ages & Stages Education Featured January 2018 Magazine Parenting
Determining if preschool is the right step for your child and your family is a big decision, and there are many different factors to consider. We spoke with several early childhood educators in the region, who offer tips on determining whether your child is ready, as well as what to look for in a school and questions to consider when visiting. Plus, students and parents weigh in on why they love preschool. ...
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