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parents_november2010

Confessions of a Label-Maker: Parents Magazine Helps Us Avoid Stereotyping Our Kids

My first child has a head full of gorgeous red hair. We can’t walk through a store without strangers commenting on it. Many times they ask me if his personality matches his fiery red mane, and 9 times out of 10 my respons...
by Shannon McRae
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familycircle_november2010

Parents of Tweens and Teens Find Straightforward Advice From Family Circle Columnist

I love a good advice column where experts weigh in on questions submitted by a reader. I remember reading Ladies’ Home Journal‘s “Can This Marriage Be Saved?” columns in doctor’s offices when I was...
by Shannon McRae
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parents_october2010

Survive the Witching Hour With Tips From Parents Magazine

It might be one of my all-time favorite parenting magazine cover blurbs: “It’s 6 p.m. Do you know where your patience is?” With that, “The Witching Hour Survival Guide” touted on the cover of the O...
by Shannon McRae
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parents_magazine_subscription_august2011

Parents Magazine on How to Be a Zen Mama

I’d never describe myself as “mellow.” I thrive on getting things done, checking off tasks on my to-do list and being on the go. It’s what makes me feel productive at the end of a day–but it’...
by Shannon McRae
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yourbigbackyard_november2010

Get Crafty: Preschooler Magazines Offer Projects Galore

I should have been an art teacher–except I’m not very artistic or patient. But I love the chance to pull out the glue and scissors and glitter for a good project. Now that my toddler doesn’t nap in the afterno...
by Shannon McRae
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familyfun_december2010

FamilyFun Magazine Readers Share Ideas for Reconnecting With the True Meaning of the Season

For me, it’s our Christmas cards that always put me over the edge. Capturing a cute picture of two toddlers and our beloved dog is close to impossible. And after the cards finally have been ordered, I still have to addres...
by Shannon McRae
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