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Infant sleep guidelines: Do you follow these best practices?
Infant sleep guidelines: Do you follow these best practices? Health January 10, 2018
If you have kids, you know there's a great debate about the best way for baby to sleep — whether…
3 simple money moves to make in 2018
3 simple money moves to make in 2018 Money & Credit January 8, 2018
As we welcome 2018, it's a great time to do a look-see ahead and make sure your finances are in…
Saving for education? The new tax bill changes a few things
Saving for education? The new tax bill changes a few things Children & Pets December 20, 2017
If you're saving for a child's higher education, there are some provisions in the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act that…
7 ways to keep your pets safe during winter weather
7 ways to keep your pets safe during winter weather Life December 8, 2017
While we bundle up our human members of the family to stay safe and warm, you have to also remember…
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Bone treats send dozens of dogs to vets, FDA issues warning Life November 28, 2017
As holiday celebrations ramp up, the Food and Drug Administration is issuing a warning for dogs. There have been 90 reports…
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Parents urged to destroy children’s smartwatches because of security concerns Mobile & Electronics November 20, 2017
The Europeans are getting really serious about the threat of smartwatches spying on kids. Should we be concerned here in…
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Have kids? Safety group calls these the most dangerous toys of 2017 Children & Pets November 15, 2017
We're just days away from Black Friday — the traditional start of the Christmas shopping season — and toy safety…
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Recall Alert: More than 40,000 OshKosh Baby jackets pose choking risk Recalls November 9, 2017
Be careful when you're bundling up baby this winter. OshKosh Baby B'gosh has announced the recall of 38,000 quilted jackets.…
Holiday warning: Don’t pay to ship your pets through these bogus sites!
Holiday warning: Don’t pay to ship your pets through these bogus sites! Children & Pets October 30, 2017
If you're going to fly a furry friend with you during the holidays, be sure you're not falling to prey…
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7 ways to prevent your child from getting the flu this season Children & Pets October 24, 2017
We're on the cusp of flu season again and if you've ever had a bout with influenza in your family,…
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This is the #1 thing your kids shouldn’t touch at the pediatrician’s office Health October 24, 2017
The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) is out with new recommendations for preventing the spread of illness when you bring…
10 amazingly cheap Halloween costume ideas
10 amazingly cheap Halloween costume ideas Life October 13, 2017
Halloween can be expensive. According to the National Retail Federation, Americans are expected to spend a record $9.1 billion on…
How to put a credit freeze in place for your child
How to put a credit freeze in place for your child Money & Credit October 4, 2017
The Identity Theft Resource Center says that kids are 51 times more likely to be the subject of identity theft…
Girl gets pet hamster after her letter to Petco ends up at power company Pepco
Girl gets pet hamster after her letter to Petco ends up at power company Pepco Children & Pets September 26, 2017
It's not often you get your pet from an electric company, but that was the case for an 8-year-old girl in Washington,…
Why co-signing a loan can be bad on almost every financial level
Why co-signing a loan can be bad on almost every financial level Money & Credit August 18, 2017
It happens to many financially responsible people at some time or another: A friend or family member asks them to…
Pet home alone tag
This simple key ring tag can help pet owners overcome a major fear Children & Pets August 16, 2017
Have you ever worried about what would happen to your dog, cat or other pets if you were unable to…
8 rules for big savings on kids’ shoes
8 rules for big savings on kids’ shoes Children & Pets August 14, 2017
Millions of families across the country are getting ready to send their kids back to school. While this can be…
The cost of raising a child from birth to 17? Don’t ask!
The cost of raising a child from birth to 17? Don’t ask! Money & Credit August 9, 2017
It's no secret that raising kids can get expensive. In fact, the total price tag to raise one child from…
Why you need to read the label on your bottled water
Why you need to read the label on your bottled water Health August 7, 2017
If you've made the decision to drink bottled water over tap water, you need to be sure you're getting what…
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New warning: Don’t use allergy medicine to help kids sleep Children & Pets July 7, 2017
Authorities in the state of Georgia are advising parents not to use allergy medications like Benadryl as a sedative for…
Pet holiday safety
How to keep your pet safe this Fourth of July Children & Pets July 4, 2017
Fireworks, parades and parties are an integral part of Independence Day celebrations. While the festivities are fun for humans, the…
Girl Scouts USA
Girl Scouts can soon earn cybersecurity badges Children & Pets June 27, 2017
Known for instilling leadership skills, building confidence and selling delicious cookies, Girl Scouts are now tackling a different kind of…
The ‘Summer of Slime’ has kids getting crafty
The ‘Summer of Slime’ has kids getting crafty Children & Pets June 23, 2017
If early reports are any indication, it looks like we are headed for a long, messy "Summer of Slime." Young…
Fidget spinner warning: Doctor urges parents to monitor kids’ usage
Fidget spinner warning: Doctor urges parents to monitor kids’ usage Children & Pets May 18, 2017
They're called fidget spinners and they are flying off the shelves. A dangerous spin on a popular fad But Dr.…
Teen streaming Netflix
Why experts are warning parents about Netflix’s ”˜13 Reasons Why’ Children & Pets April 26, 2017
A new TV series is popular with teenagers, but it's causing some parents and teachers to voice their concerns. New…
6-month-old boy dies after babysitter can’t reach 911 because of mobile network issues
6-month-old boy dies after babysitter can’t reach 911 because of mobile network issues Mobile & Electronics March 15, 2017
A 6-month-old infant is dead after his babysitter was unable to reach 911 operators because of a problem with T-Mobile's…
7 ways to help your child (and maybe even you!) get a better night of sleep
7 ways to help your child (and maybe even you!) get a better night of sleep Health March 13, 2017
So here we are on the first day after Daylight Saving Time and if you're dragging a little as you…
This handy car seat can make traveling with kids a whole lot easier (and save you money!)
This handy car seat can make traveling with kids a whole lot easier (and save you money!) Travel March 9, 2017
If you've got kids over the age of two, flying might be a last-resort travel option for you. What life…
Best laundry detergent for your money
Best laundry detergent for your money Shopping & Retail March 8, 2017
What's the best laundry detergent for the money? Consumer Reports has stepped in with new advice. Read more: How to…
How to save $500 before Christmas with the $5 a week savings challenge
How to save $500 before Christmas with the $5 a week savings challenge Money & Credit March 8, 2017
OK, so maybe you haven't done a great job saving money so far in 2017. It's never too late to…