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The Whirlwind of Extracurricular Activities

May 30, 2013 by Fayette Woman  
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by Rachel Jones   New moms, it happens faster than you think: all of a sudden your child is old enough for music classes and swimming lessons. Then in another year, he’ll be old enough for gymnastics, tee-ball, and karate. Not to leave out Boy Scouts, basketball and church youth group. I am caught in [...]

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Georgia’s Most Popular Baby Names for 2012

May 28, 2013 by Fayette Woman  
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The Social Security Administration today announced the most popular baby names in Georgia for 2012.  Emma and William topped the list. The top five boys and girls names in Georgia for 2012 are: Boys: 1)  William 2)  Mason 3)  Jacob 4)  Michael 5)  Jayden   Girls: 1)   Emma 2)   Ava 3)   Isabella 4)   Madison 5)   [...]

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Cell Phone Safety for Kids and Teens

March 19, 2013 by Fayette Woman  
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Can you hear me now? According to research, 22 percent of young children own a cell phone (ages 6-9), 60 percent of tweens (ages 10-14), and 84 percent of teens. Many parents make the decision to buy their kids new cell phones and smartphones. Parents generally say they do so for safety reasons; they want [...]

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Your Post-Baby Bloom: 9 Resolutions for Renewal

March 10, 2013 by Fayette Woman  
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Your Post-Baby Bloom: Nine Spring Resolutions for Renewing and Refreshing Yourself If the winter winds have been howling outside (while your baby is howling inside), you might be experiencing a touch of the winter blues. After several weeks or months of caring for your new arrival, it’s easy to become stuck in a rut of [...]

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5 Tips to be a Positive Parent

March 8, 2013 by Fayette Woman  
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by Diane Lang Being a parent is the hardest job in the world. I have heard that from every parent including my own. Parenting is a learned trait; be patient with yourself and set realistic expectations about parenting. It’s OK to make mistakes. Your kids also learn a lot of their personality traits from you. [...]

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9 Tips for Transitioning Child from Crib to Bed

February 26, 2013 by Fayette Woman  
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Child Sleep Expert Amy Lage, Graduate of the Family Sleep Institute and Founder of Well Rested Baby, was recently asked about transitioning a child from crib to toddler bed in her weekly Q&A segment on Hoboken Mommies 24-7. Here is Amy’s expert advice: Q.  My son recently climbed out of his crib and I am [...]

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Is it Important to Feed Kids Organic Food?

January 13, 2013 by Fayette Woman  
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(StatePoint) The nutritional choices you make for your children are crucial, setting the stage for good health and good habits for years to come. So if you’ve heard about the benefits of organic food, you may be wondering if it’s worth the extra expense, especially if you’re on a budget. According to the American Academy [...]

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Healthy New Year’s Resolution Ideas for Kids

January 3, 2013 by Fayette Woman  
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(StatePoint) If eating healthier and getting more exercise tops your New Year’s resolution list, consider extending these worthwhile goals to the whole family. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, childhood obesity in this country has more than tripled over the past 30 years. But you can help your family get the right [...]

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A Primer on Pediatricians

October 15, 2012 by Fayette Woman  
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By Rachel Jones Before you even left the hospital with your bundle of joy, you were likely asked to select a pediatrician — just the first decision of many that you would have to make regarding your child’s medical care. In my first year as a parent, I have learned a few things about making [...]

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After-School Activities Made Affordable

October 11, 2012 by Fayette Woman  
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The end of summer doesn’t offer parents much time to transition. Once fall begins you jump headlong into a series of activities and social events surrounding your student. With so much going on, costs can add up before you even realize. If you’re looking for something other than chess, debate, or soccer to help fill [...]

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How to Save Your Daughter’s Life (Book)

October 10, 2012 by Fayette Woman  
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How To Save Your Daughter’s Life: Straight Talk For Parents From America’s Top Criminal Profiler Whenever a young woman meets a tragic end, Pat Brown’s phone starts to ring. She spends the next few days on the national TV circuit making appearances on The Today Show, CNN, Nancy Grace, and more. She talks about what [...]

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Swaddle Safely!

October 6, 2012 by Fayette Woman  
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Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta Launches Safe Swaddling Initiative to Reduce Hip Dysplasia in Infants Team teaches improved technique to both professionals and parents New moms use swaddling, the practice of wrapping a baby in a blanket for warmth and comfort, to curb restlessness, promote longer sleep time and help develop motor-skill growth in their newborn. [...]

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