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Don't Invite Your Mom to the Job Interview (and Other Tips)

It's one thing being a helicopter mom ... Credit: Getty Images "Mooom! I am 48 years old! I think I can apply for a job without your help. No, I do not think it helps for you to tell the CEO that I am a 'good boy.' " Don't be embarra...Employers share their horror stories of meddling parents.
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Writing a Will: Yes, Parents, You Need One!

Creepy? Maybe. But you need to write a will. Credit: Getty Images The idea of writing a will gives some of us the creeps. After all, what you're preparing for is your demise -- hardly a rosy thought. But, if you're a parent, it's essen...Wills don't have to be expensive. Online sites can get you started for around $50.
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Becoming a Stepmother from Marlo Thomas

When I realized I was going to have the title of "stepmother," I thought, "Oh, no, I don't want to be one of those!" In fairy tales and children's stories, stepmothers are usually villains. I had to figure out how to be a nice one, a good one. The fi...When I realized I was going to have the title of "stepmother," I thought, "Oh, no, I don't want to be one of those!" In fairy tales and children's stories, stepmothers are usually villains.
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Should You Give Condoms to Your Teen? From Dr. Drew

A conflicted mother asks sex and addiction expert Dr. Drew whether or not she should supply condoms to your sexually active teenager. Watch the video to see what Dr. Drew advises!
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Planning for Summer Child Care

Summer will be here before you know it, and our little ones are counting down the days until school lets out. When that happens, families will have to fill anywhere from eight to 10 hours a day of child care. Summer isn't only a difficult time to...When school's out, families have to fill anywhere from eight to 10 hours a day of child care.
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Marital Discord Disrupts Baby's Sleep, Study Finds

Babies exposed to marital discord have more trouble sleeping. Credit: Getty Images
Talk about your vicious cycles.
Your infant has trouble sleeping, so you're up half the night. This makes you cranky, irritable and short-tempered wi...
If you want a good night's sleep, don't fight in front of the baby.
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Nurturing Sibling Relationships

When my oldest daughter was 7 and her little sister was 5, I told them they could go swimming after finishing a page of homework. After a while, my 5-year-old raised two pages of work up in the air and proudly proclaimed, "We can go swimming now!...It warms a parent's heart to see love between siblings.
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Getting Kids to Try New and Healthy Foods

"How do I get my child to eat fruits and veggies?" "Is it OK for my child to take a vitamin supplement and then eat anything he wants?" "My child only eats five foods: chicken fingers, fries, applesauce, cereal and milk." Do any of these quest...Kids picky eaters? Commit to changes to get them to try new foods.
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