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Tips from 3 Powerful Businesswomen on Balancing Work & Family

Tips from 3 Powerful Businesswomen on Balancing Work & Family
It’s a question many mothers are familiar with: how can one woman be a successful executive while also being a hands-on, devoted mom? Some days the delicate balance between both roles is achieved, while other days it seems entirely unattainable. If you’re frustrated by your attempts to give your all at work while still giving your all to your spouse and kids, you’re not alone. Many impressive women have walked this path before you, and many wil.... read more

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Grandma Knows Best: Things Only Grandma Can Convince Kids to Do

Grandma Knows Best: Things Only Grandma Can Convince Kids to Do
As many parents know, kids have a knack for getting what they want from their grandmas. Known for their gentle touch, grandmothers often spoil their grandkids, whether it’s reading an extra chapter to them at bedtime, buying them an ice cream cone or taking them for a spin on the Ferris Wheel at the New Jersey State Fair. This influence can actually go both ways — in other words, just like kids can schmooze grandma into getting what they want,.... read more

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3 Easy Ways to Make Family Memories without a Device

3 Easy Ways to Make Family Memories without a Device
Technology rules, especially for kids. Smartphones, iPads, tablets and other devices are the recreation choice of the day. The family unit has taken a hit from technology. Instead of conversing at the dinner table, your 10-year-old is playing a game on his iPad. After dinner, your teenage daughter jumps up, texting madly on her smartphone on the way down the hall to her room and you won’t see her again until bedtime. On a weekend afternoon.... read more

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4 Life Skills to Teach Your Teens

4 Life Skills to Teach Your Teens
Teaching your children important life lessons doesn’t have to be a chore. By creating a fun learning environment, kids will not only learn the lesson, but more easily retain it in long-term memory. Get creative with the lessons you want to teach your children and watch them thrive as you make the process fun, entertaining, and most importantly, memorable. Here are a few ideas to get you started: Sewing Sewing is a life lesson that will help y.... read more

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Enterovirus: What Parents Need to Know

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Many parts of the U.S. are experiencing an outbreak of a respiratory illness that has sent hundreds of children to the hospital. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has tested a number of these cases and found they were a type of enterovirus called EV-D68, a virus that has been previously reported to cause severe disease in a few individuals. EV-D68 is not new. It was first isolated in 1962 but has been rarely reporte.... read more

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Moms Need a Timeout, Too: 5 Ways to Recharge

Moms Need a Timeout, Too: 5 Ways to Recharge
A peek into the life of mom Dilshad Ali and her autistic son Daanish reveals an exhausting day that requires organization (from feeding him pancakes every morning to tucking him into bed at 8:45 p.m. every night), activism (fighting to get Daanish into the right school programs), forethought (anticipating his moods, which vary from hour to hour, minute to minute) and patience (enabling Daanish to experience life in his own unique way). It's tr.... read more

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Volunteering with Kids

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Inspire a Life-Long Giver by Volunteering Together as a Family November 13th is World Kindness Day – a day to stop looking at what separates us and instead change a life by an act of random kindness.   A fantastic idea – but why settle for a once a year official day of kindness?  Why not strive to incorporate giving and community service into your family’s every day schedule. Yes, it can sometimes be difficult to find the time i.... read more

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Fire Safety Tips

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Lifesaving Tips to Review with your Family October is Fire Prevention Month, and there is no better time to create a fire safety plan with your family. Sadly, at least one child dies every day, and many more are injured, as a result of a fire.   It is never too early to start teaching our children – and reminding ourselves – about fire safety.  We have created a checklist for you to use with your family to create a working Fire .... read more

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Trick-or-Treating with a Child with Special Need

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Lauren Conway, M.A. & Brian Yankouski, M.A., BCBA Behavioral and Educational Solutions and Training of NJ, LLC (BEST NJ, LLC) www.bestnjllc.com Fall is officially underway which means it’s time to prepare for cooler temperatures, shorter days, and of course Halloween! While Halloween is a time for kids to dress up as their favorite character and go from house to house collecting sweet treats, this can be a challenging experience for a c.... read more

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Baby Blues Buster

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  COMBATING THE ‘NEW MOM’ EMOTIONS According to the American Psychological Association, an estimated 9-16 percent of new moms suffer from postpartum depression. Many others struggle with less general melancholy – the culmination of 9 long months of morning sickness, swollen ankles, and sleepless nights (not to mention the cravings and inevitable mood swings).  Couple that with a tiny newborn who needs to be fed, and changed, and then .... read more

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