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Sperm 411: 7 Little Known Things That Can Affect Sperm

When it comes to making babies, both the quantity and quality of sperm your partner produces matters.   An average ejaculation contains about 180 million sperm (about 66 million per ml).  When semen is analyzed doctors look at more than just how much semen is eja » Read more

Six Ways to Protect Your Latchkey Kids

By Steve Cross, www.guardiansoftware.com

As a parent, you don’t choose to have your kids at home alone, but sometimes the pressures of two parents working, school schedules, and baby sitting problems conspire to leave your kids home alone. But there are some very easy things you can do today to reduce the risk for your kids. Every parent can do these things. » Read more

Seven Ways to Protect Your Family from Internet Dangers

By Steve Cross, www.guardiansoftware.com

It’s the Wild West on the Internet, and as a parent you are responsible for keeping your kids safe “out there,” Even though “out there” may be two feet away from your kitchen while you are preparing dinner. Scammers, sexual predators, cyber bullies, and every type of hack are lurking on the Internet, in a very real and aggressive sense. » Read more

Leaving Your Child Home Alone

By Maria T. Pepin » Read more

Cyberbullying – What Parents Should Know

Children and teenagers are spending more and more time texting friends from their mobile phones and chatting on the Internet. In fact, technology is now one of the main ways kids communicate and socially interact with each other. It’s a great way to be in instant touch – but there’s also an ominous downside: cyberbullying. » Read more

Child Snatching: How to Teach Your Kids to Stay Safe

Child abduction is one of the most terrifying things any parent can imagine (it’s almost certainly one of the top fears of new moms) and yet many parents are still not sure about the best ways to help their children stay safe. What can you teach your child to minimize the chances that they will be victims of a child snatching? » Read more

Five Things To Ask Before Choosing A Babysitter

By Nancy Da Silva

With so many more mothers in the workforce, the juggling act between children and career has never been so difficult. We want to be there for our children but we have to be able to provide for them as well. Trying to assuage our own guilt for having to do what’s necessary especially in these stressful times, we want to find the very best caregiver for our child. » Read more

Childproofing Your Home

By Armin Brott, www.mrdad.com

Dear MrDad: What should we do to childproof our house? » Read more

Baby, Toddler and Child Proofing Your Home - The How-To Guide

By Jennifer Sprague, High Top Baby Designs

From the time your baby first rolls over, one of your first thoughts for them turns to there safety. Because if your like me, I did not even think about baby, child or toddler proofing my house till then. When starting to think about baby/child proofing, there is just so much to think about, and consider. » Read more

Daycare Must Haves

By Maria T. Pepin

Most parents eventually need to go back to work after having a baby. Leaving your child in the care of others can be a little nerve racking, but if you take the time to pick a good daycare center, it will make the whole process less worrisome. Here is a checklist to help you choose a daycare that is right for your child.  WRITE DOWN YOUR PRIORITIES » Read more