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Keep kids busy on those rainy spring Saturdays with some family game time. Here are 15 favorite family board games. Guaranteed to be more fun than 10 games of Candyland in a row. -- LilSugar

Whether you're worried about swine flu, the economy or stranger danger, Lenore Skenazy says that there are two words to blame for the fear in any parent's heart: "What if?" How anxious do your "what ifs" make you? -- On Parenting

Speaking of the swine flu: "There are health emergencies, and then there are reminders of the thin line that so regularly keeps us away from health emergencies." Are you noticing changes in your own community in response to the swine flu? How is it affecting you or your family? -- Motherlode

Everyone knows that "No!" is a toddler's favorite word. Having trouble with the terrible twos (or threes or fours)? Check out BabyCenter's discipline toolkit.

There's an interesting post over at MomLogic about a mom who took a two-week vacation before her baby's first birthday. What's even more interesting are the commenters who say that moms don't "deserve" a two-week vacation, and that she should have stayed home. What's your take?

Here's what happens when you spend more time on Facebook than you do playing with your kids: A Mother's Day card that says, "My Mom is good at typing." Ouch. -- Stimeyland

Better friends with your ex now that your divorced? It happens. Everyone knows a family affected by divorce, and the women at Momversation talk about handling the new family arrangement with grace.

Sure, you might not have the money to buy a new car, but Ford wants you to test drive one anyway. And when you do, Ford will donate $20 to the Susan G. Komen Foundation to fight against breast cancer. -- Strollerderby

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AdviceMama Says:
Start by teaching him that it is safe to do so.