Keep Things Up, Up and Away — and More Poison Prevention Tips from Rosie Pope

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When you have kids, particularly mobile kids, you become aware of all of the dangers in your house. Dressers are now capable of inflicting serious injury and must be tethered to walls. Stairs are mountains that mobile toddlers must climb even if their abilities haven't caught up to their adventurous …
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My Kiddo’s Sick, But My Stress Eating Isn’t Helping Anyone

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It's been awhile since I've written here, but it's been a rough 2015 so far. My son, who has epilepsy, has been in the ER eight times, admitted to the hospital on three occasions and has been for nine ambulance rides, and it's only February! As I write this, we're on our fourth day in the hospital …
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How I Make My Kids Eat Their Veggies

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I wouldn't call my kids picky eaters necessarily. But they are quirky eaters, as I think most kids are. Some days they eat more than others, and they definitely have their preferences. Sandwiches are never eaten as intended, for example; instead they are dissected and eaten as parts. Sauce is often …
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Giving Back: How to Teach Kids to Give

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When you have more than one child, it can seem like your day is filled with negotiations. You're not only trying to get them to do what you need them to do --- put on clothes, pee in the right places --- but you're trying to teach them to be kind and decent humans to each other. That means sharing …
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