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How to Become a Regret-Free Parent

How to Become a Regret-Free Parent

When you raise young children, the days are long but the years fly by. This month, Parents magazine gives perspective on how to savor those fleeting moments. “Listen to this,” I said to my husband as I read the late...
by Shannon McRae
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March 2012 Parents magazine

How to Avoid Clothing Wars With Your Kids

Gone are the days of sweet dresses with Mary Janes. If your tween-ager is asserting her independence through her wardrobe, here’s how to make it work. I fear what it will be like when she’s eight. My three-year-old ...
by Shannon McRae
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Family Fun magazine March 2012

3 Creative Hometown Outings for Your Family

You don’t have to plan a trip to Disney World to have fun together as a family. Open up the world to your kids by exploring fun, low-cost adventures close to home. We went spelunking a few Saturdays ago. There’s a s...
by Shannon McRae
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How to Exercise When You're Short on Time

How to Exercise When You’re Short on Time

When life gets busy, exercise tends to get dropped from the docket. But with these tips from Family Circle, you’ll be out of breath–not time. I’ve yet to meet a parent who had extra time to himself or herself ...
by Shannon McRae
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Tame Your Toddler's Tantrum Without Having One of Your Own

Tame Your Toddler’s Tantrums Without Having One of Your Own

Best-selling author of “The Happiest Baby on the Block” Dr. Harvey Karp offers his best discipline techniques for those hard-to-tame toddler years. When my first child was colicky, I relied heavily on tips from Dr. ...
by Shannon McRae
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Family Fun magazine February 2012 cover

How to Get Your Kids to Enjoy Cleaning Up

Turn the chore of cleaning into a fun game with three great tips from Family Fun magazine. It usually starts bothering me around dinnertime. The mess of toys that my children have slowly strewn about our house throughout the da...
by Shannon McRae
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