Big kids will soon be heading back to school, but they're not the only ones who will benefit from hitting the books. Babies and toddlers can start developing a love of reading from the moment their eyes can focus on a page.
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The Affordable Care Act (ACA) went into effect on October 1, 2013. On March 31, 2014, open enrollment ends and all Americans must be registered with an ACA-compliant health insurance plan (those who truly cannot afford coverage can apply for an exemption; changes to coverage can be made at major life events).
Congratulations mom! You are undoubtedly getting baby advice from all sorts of people, no matter how old your baby is-possibly even if you haven't delivered yet. It can be overwhelming, especially when the conflicting advice is about something you are already nervous about-like breastfeeding.
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Quick, easy-to-grab, ready in a dozen different flavored jars at the store- or chopping, blending, mixing, grinding work that leaves a mess on your counter? That’s right, the choice is yours, and for many moms the choice is between the easy way or the hard way. But what if the question is not which way is the easiest, but rather, which choice is the best?
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Separation anxiety is a normal part of a baby's development, and nearly all children will experience it to some degree during their toddler and pre-school years. Your baby will likely show symptoms of anxiety (crying, screaming, struggling, clinging, fear of others) when you leave him or her at daycare, with a babysitter, or even when you leave the room.
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