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  • Back To School Tips: The Importance of “Me” Time for Moms

    Back To School Tips: The Importance of “Me” Time for Moms

    Back-to-school signals that time of year where the hectic days of shuttling kids to and from camp, swim practice and play dates morphs into shuttling kids to and from school, soccer practice and play dates.  So in the midst of this chaotic transportation schedule how do you keep your sanity and stay on top of […]

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  • Back To School Tips: Stress-free Clothes Shopping

    Back To School Tips: Stress-free Clothes Shopping

    Back to School can be a stressful time.  According to our survey of Moms most families in 2012 will be focused on ways to cut back and make every dollar stretch further than it has ever before.  When faced with outgoing expenses for afterschool activities, school supplies, and new clothes, we found that this year […]

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  • Back To School Tips: Helping Your Child Set Goals for the Semester

    Back To School Tips: Helping Your Child Set Goals for the Semester

    “There is no happiness except in the realization that we have accomplished something.” 
Henry Ford Back to school is an exciting time for everyone.  Nothing makes us feel quite as focused as crisp new notebooks and fresh pencils.  Taking advantage of our children’s enthusiasm of a new school year and all it has to offer […]

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    Father: Past, Present, and Future

    Even before our babies are born, we are teaching them about the world around us. We communicate our choices, our values, even without thinking about it. They hear our voices, smell our aromas, and they taste, remember, and prefer the foods we feed to their mother.

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  • Top Ten Job Traps Teens Should Avoid: Summer Jobs Don’t Wait For You

    Top Ten Job Traps Teens Should Avoid: Summer Jobs Don’t Wait For You

    While for most teens, spring means exams and term papers, it also means job hunting season is open.  Start your résumé/cover letter preparation and job search well before school ends. Don’t fall into these traps if you want a good summer job because the longer you wait, the less jobs that will be available.

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  • Top Ten Job Traps Teens Should Avoid: Job Hunting Is Serious Work

    Top Ten Job Traps Teens Should Avoid: Job Hunting Is Serious Work

    Whether you are seeking a summer job to pay for new clothes or a job to launch your career, make sure that you take it very seriously.  You cannot afford to be lazy when searching for a job.  If you fall into these traps, you will lose out on some great opportunities:

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  • Top Ten Job Traps Teens Should Avoid: Money Is Not Linked To Happiness

    Top Ten Job Traps Teens Should Avoid: Money Is Not Linked To Happiness

    While it would be nice to have a state-of-the-art home theater or a Maserati GranTurismo Convertible in the temperature-controlled garage, it won’t make up for a horrible job.  You will spend the majority of your waking hours at work over your lifespan.  You need to be sure that you enjoy it or feel fulfilled from […]

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  • Top Ten Job Traps Teens Should Avoid: Work is Never a Waste

    Top Ten Job Traps Teens Should Avoid: Work is Never a Waste

    Many teens want their jobs to be exciting, glamorous and be the envy of their friends.  But those jobs only exist on MTV.  Or, at least they don’t exist unless you have experience.  You can’t get a job as Fashion Editor at Vogue or Executive Chef at The Ivy in Beverly Hills without proof that […]

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  • Top Ten Job Traps Teens Should Avoid: No Career Path Necessary

    Top Ten Job Traps Teens Should Avoid: No Career Path Necessary

    Many teens become stressed over following or choosing their career path by the time that they graduate high school.  While it would be nice to have everything in place, it is not necessary.  The main goal of a summer job is to get experience.  Now is not the time for tunnel vision or else you […]

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    Pediatricians’ Trick-or-Treat Bags

    Each year thousands of pediatricians gather for a national conference to catch up on the latest science and with each other. There’s also a huge exhibit hall, as in so many professional and trade conferences, where the latest products are displayed. At our meeting, vendors pass out logo bags that pediatricians can use going up […]

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