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Lands' End Swimwear Collections for Girls and Boys

Make a splash with kids' swimsuits from Lands' End. Credit: Lands' End June has finally arrived, which means pools are open and the splashing can begin! Now, to suit up your kids in swimwear that's cute, affordable, sporty and age-ap...Get your splash on with fun -- and affordable -- swimwear for kids.

Come Clean While Keeping Things Dry

Mildew, be gone. Credit: Uncommon Goods
There's nothing like returning from the pool or the shore with a bag full of wet clothes, books and magazines to dampen your day. But here's how to keep things sunny: Just in time for beach season, the...

Exercise During Pregnancy May Prevent Obesity in Baby

It can be tempting to turn couch-potato once your belly starts expanding. But there's a new reason to exercise during pregnancy, and it could have far-reaching benefits for your unborn child. A new study, out of the University of Auckland in New Ze...

Can't Get Your Kid to Lose Weight? Try Swimming

Dear Reggie, My 13-year-old son and 11-year-old daughter are both overweight. Their doctor recommended I put them on an exercise routine and get them involved in sports. After showing them some exercises to do at home and trying to get them to play ...

Debbie Phelps Chats About Highs and Lows as Mom of an Olympic Legend

Debbie Phelps with her Olympian son Michael and her daughters Hilary and Whitney. Credit: Laisee Rintel
ParentDish recently caught up with Debbie Phelps, mother of gold medal swimmer Michael Phelps, to chat about parenting at poolside. Her daugh...

Chantal Kreviazuk: On Her Rock Star Marriage and Life With 3 Boys

Chantal Kreviazuk has a lot on the go. The Winnipeg-born singer/songwriter first burst onto the music scene in 1996 with her debut album "Under These Rocks and Stones," and has been delivering emotionally honest music ever since. In addition to penni...

Swim Goggles Too Dangerous For Kids?

Childhood gets more dangerous every day. Image: sxc.hu
Just when you thought it was safe to jump into the water, a UK school has decided otherwise. Officials at St. Sidwells Primary school have banned students from wearing swim goggles in the poo...

Should Babies Take Swimming Lessons?

Swimming lessons alone won't keep your child safe around water. Image: sxc.hu
Most of us, whether we live near the water or not, want our children to learn to swim as early as possible. Not being able to swim is a safety concern and a valid one a...

Single Dad Shunned at Swimming Pool

Certainly, Phillip Smith's two sons, five-year-old Jake and three-year-old Aiden need to be supervised when in a swimming pool. How much supervision they require depends upon a number of factors: their familiarity with and abilities in the water, the...

Target Dive Sticks - Product Recall

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission has announced the recall of about 365,000 Dive Sticks. The sticks could remain upright underwater, which poses and impalement hazard to young children. These types of pre-weighted dive sticks were banned by...

DailyDish - The jokes you tell your kids stay with them

Be careful what sort of jokes you tell your kids - one joke can change their life completely....

How I spent my summer vacation

As soon as school ended last June, we put all of our possessions into storage and moved across the country for my husband's new job. Since then, my seven-year-old, my husband, myself, our two cats and the dog have been living in a small apartment wit...

Michael Phelps' mom talks about ADHD

Unless you've been living in a cave for the last few weeks, you've probably at least heard of Michael Phelps. Even when other swimmers are winning, NBC likes to flash footage of the record-breaking Olympic star. But what people may not realize about ...

Beware of teenagers "dipping"

There's nothing like a late night dip in a swimming pool on a warm summer's eve. I can't even begin to count the number of times I've enjoyed such pleasures -- on camping trips, at hotels, even this week when we're on holiday with my wife's extended ...

Six-year-old saves friend from drowning

Heroes come in all shapes and sizes, even pint-sized. When Josiah Buddah took off his water wings and sank to the bottom of the pool, the adults in the area didn't notice. But buddy Haden Stusak did. Though he's only six years old, Haden took it upon...

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