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Kids In Day Care Not Active Enough, Study Says

Kids in day care don't get enough physical activity, a new study says. Credit: mrpbps, Flickr
Kids who spend time in day care centers don't get enough time to engage in physical play, a recent study finds.
Newswire reports that researchers...

Day-Care Worker Pins Kids to Mattresses as Discipline Control

A day-care operator admitted that she pinned children to mattresses as a form of discipline. Credit: Hennepin County Sheriff's Office
Arvilla Marie Lilly Meinhardt of Golden Valley, Minnesota runs a day-care center out of her home. Problem: She...

Travel Soccer, Perfect Parents, and More - Links We Love

Travel sports are a huge commitment, both for families and for kids. Can you see yourself as a travel team parent, or are rec leagues more your speed? -- On Parenting Worried you're not a perfect mother? You can stop worrying, because she...

More Mothers Are Returning to Work

With families finding it harder than ever to make end's meet, many SAHMs are returning to work sooner than they would like. The kids are alright, but moms are struggling. I always knew that being a full-time mommy was a temp job. From day one,...

Would You Bring Your Child to Work?

Many of us have participated in Take Your Child To Work Day (formerly known as Take Your Daughter To Work Day). But what if you could--or had to--bring your child to work with you everyday? For more and more parents these days, that seemingly bizarre...

Biting - When Toddlers Attack!

Recently, my child was bitten at daycare. Actually, it happened twice in as many weeks. A little detective work uncovered that it was, in fact, the same child who bit my son on both occasions. At first I was mad--that it happened in the first place,...

Family Caregivers - The Downside

Sure, there are real, quantifiable benefits to having family members take care of your kids, but there are trade-offs involved too. When my son was first born, my sister-in-law's family was living with us and she watched Jared while my wife and I...

When is a Birthmark Cause for Concern?

My new daughter has a tiny little red dot under her nose, right between her nostrils. She's had it since she was born (she is now six weeks old). I'm assuming that, if it doesn't go away, it will be a birthmark. This mark is small and I am not...

Parents pulling kids from daycare because of finances

The economy is hitting families every which way, and the latest casualty is childcare. According to the Associated Press, some parents are pulling kids from daycare because they can no longer foot the bill. The article cites one center in...

Michelle Obama pledges to help working families and military families

This should come as no surprise given that her husband ran on not only the Democratic but also the Working Families ticket, but Michelle Obama wants to help working families and military families. As part of her duties as First Lady, Michelle sees...

Grandparents take better care of the kids

If your child care situation involves grandparents, you can rest easy knowing they are in good hands. In fact, according to a new study published in the latest issue of Pediatrics, your children might be safer with their grandparents than they are...

Workers give breastfeeding the thumbs up

Employees from at least one company view breastfeeding policies positively, a new study finds. Over 400 staff members from a single corporation were polled about breastfeeding and pumping, coworkers who breastfed/pumped and whether or not allowing...

Babies in daycare less likely to deveop asthma

Asthma is the result of an overactive immune system. When a benign substance, such as pollen, is inhaled by an asthmatic, their body reacts defensively, which creates inflammation and wheezing. Researchers have long thought that this over-response is...

Midwestern moms more likely to go back to work

Sandy recently told us about a new Census Bureau report that found that, not only are women waiting longer to have children, many are choosing not to have children at all. That same report turned up another interesting piece of information:...

Searching for a nanny - on Craigslist?

Recently we all got a good laugh, intentional or not, from a mom who posted on Craigslist looking for a nanny. For those of you unfamiliar with Craigslist, it's a now international site where one can post or look for anything from a job to household...

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