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parentingearlyyears_august2010

Co-Op Camps Are the Craze Among Parenting Magazines

It seemed like such a great idea in May. Caught up in the school-is-almost-out-for summer euphoria, I strode confidently into the director’s office at my son’s preschool and announced that he wouldn’t be atten...
by Shannon McRae
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familyfun_august2010

No TV for a Week? FamilyFun Magazine Encourages Readers to Pull the Plug

We aren’t huge television watchers at our house. Other than “Mad Men,” there are no shows I simply must see, and we might very well be the last family in America without a DVR. So I was feeling sort of sanctim...
by Shannon McRae
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americanbaby_july2010

Three Magazines That Will Help Your Kids Eat More Veggies

When my first child started solid foods, he had a fabulous appetite. He’d eat any pureed food we put in front of him–green beans, beets, lentils. He’s going to be such a great eater, I remember thinking smugly...
by Shannon McRae
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parents_july2010

Raising Daughters in the Age of the Princess

Before my daughter was born, I’d wander through the girls department in clothing stores, convinced it was so much easier to find cute things for girls than it was for my little guy. But then I had my own little girl, and ...
by Shannon McRae
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nationalgeographickids_august2010

From the Cool to the Cute, National Geographic Kids Magazine Has It

I’m really glad our August 2010 issue of National Geographic Kids magazine arrived after we were home from our Florida beach vacation. The center-spread poster looked like Jaws–a close-up of a shark coming out of th...
by Shannon McRae
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highlightshighfive_august2010

When the Postman Delivers: Why My Toddler Loves Magazines

The daily arrival of mail is a big deal at our house. Ours is usually delivered in the late afternoon, just as my kids are waking up from their naps. While they don’t get personal mail very often, they love to go to the m...
by Shannon McRae
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