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We provide new parents with practical information to help preserve their sanity. Both moms and dads discuss common parenting concerns for their toddlers. With the help of our experts, parents get the superhero strength they need to tackle the world, and the next dirty diaper. The show is part of the Parents On Demand Network.

Episode Date
How Young Children Impact Our Marriages
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For most couples, marital satisfaction plummets after couples bring home a baby. Sleepless nights and fights over whose turn it is to change diapers can leach the fun out of a relationship. The absence of downtime and the inability to remember niceties causes unforeseen stress and negative feelings. What are the most common ways children impact our marriages? And how can we lessen the impact of all this child chaos and the effect it has on our relationship with our spouse? Today we’re discussing the secrets to successfully navigating these stormy waters.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Sep 11, 2019
Introducing BANDTASTIC - the greatest band in the Universe!
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<em>Listen to Bandtastic on Himalaya, or wherever you get your podcasts: </em><a href="https://www.himalaya.com/s/kA"><strong><em>https://www.himalaya.com/s/kA</em></strong></a><strong><em><br><br></em></strong>Bandtastic is a sci-fi musical adventure about the most popular band in the universe. Assembled by a super-intelligent spaceship, D.E.B.R.A. and not so intelligent robot sidekick R.A.N.D.Y., the intergalactic musicians travel to new worlds with one goal - to solve all of their problems through their incredible songs (byah byah byah!).<br><br>The band consists of Seabass, a twelve-year-old boy from Earth who has the ability to make anything an instrument, Synthia, a synthetic singer with a glitch giving her the ability to feel emotions, DJ Yeah!, a dinosaur DJ with a one-word vocabulary, and Threesa, a three-headed sage with mind-blowing harmonies.<br><br>Each episode presents a new challenge for the band. Whether it's teaching joy to a planet full of haterz and trollz or bringing music to a space station full of aliens who don’t have ears, they always find that if they work together, they can solve any problem out there. (Plus their Super AI tour manager is so smart that it can just about see the future, which helps.)<br><br>Voices by Janet Varney (The Legend of Korra), singer Esthero, Mike Phirman (SiriusXM’s “Kids Place Live”) and Drennon Davis (NBC's Bring The Funny)<br><br>Created by Drennon Davis and Mike Phirman.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Sep 05, 2019
Buying New Versus Used for Your Kids
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Parenting can be expensive. Fortunately, there's great options for getting some of that money back by buying and selling used items. What items are best to resell and which ones should you definitely buy new? Where can you find the best deals? And what tips do our parents have for making each sale worth the extra effort?<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Sep 04, 2019
Public Libraries: A Great Resource for New Parents
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Public libraries can be a great resource for new and expecting parents. In addition to books, they offer movies and other community resources at free or very low cost to you. So, what type of parenting resources are typically available? And what is library etiquette when it comes to small babies, infants and toddlers?<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Aug 28, 2019
Internet Safety: Overexposing Our Kids
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You're proud of your kids, so it's only natural you would want to "show them off" to family and friends. And nowadays, that means posting cute pics and vids online through your favorite social media platforms. Unfortunately, not everyone has the best intentions when viewing your kids online. Are we unintentionally overexposing our children online? Is social media really to blame? And what steps can we take to keep them safe and secure?<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Aug 21, 2019
Creating and Organizing Your Family Calendar
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Families today are busy, and the family calendar is typically the glue that holds everything together. There are lots of different apps to help you keep track of everything, so how do you determine which one is best for your family? Which apps are compatible with which devices? And what about the good ole' paper calendar? We have some great tips to keep your family on track!<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Aug 14, 2019
Gluten Free Parenting
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Gluten intolerance has been around for years, but it has recently become more widely accepted and recognized. Switching to a gluten-free diet can be difficult, but families now have many more options to find recipes, food and support for this lifestyle. How can going gluten-free potentially help your family? How do you make the transition and what are some of the common challenges?<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Aug 07, 2019
Using the Public Restrooms with Kids
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Public restrooms. Those words alone can cause even the most experienced parents to panic. But, taking your kiddos to the bathroom is pretty much unavoidable anytime you venture outside your home. So, how do you make the most out of your situation? What are some practical tips to help you stay focused so you (and your kids) can do your business and get in and out as quickly as possible?<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jul 31, 2019
Germs: Friend or Foe For Your Family
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It never fails. Your child picks up an object and tries to put it directly into their mouth! Or perhaps your toddler sneezes all over the toys and forgets to wash his hands. Germs are probably all over your home- but does it really matter? Do we really need to be lathering our kids up with antibacterial wipes and disinfectants? Can some of these germs actually be helpful?<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jul 24, 2019
Chores for Your Toddler
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Parents with little kids could always use an extra hand. So, why not put your toddlers to work? What kind of activities can you do with your little helpers that are actually chores? What can you do to make these experiences as fun as possible? And what are some of the lifelong lessons and benefits for your child?<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jul 17, 2019
Top 10 Theme Park Safety Tips
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Theme parks can be a great treat for any family. But with the large crowds, comes some safety concerns. What should your child do if he becomes lost? Should you consider a "tether" or "leash"? Plus, what should you as a parent know if your kids are old enough to go on rides. We polled our facebook fans to find out their top safety theme park safety tips.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jul 10, 2019
Geocaching: Family Fun in Nature
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Did you know there's "treasure" hidden all around you? Next time you're looking for a fun, family outdoor activity, consider geocaching! So, what are the basics of geocaching? How do you start your own family adventure? Plus, what do you need to know about geocaching etiquette to ensure the hunt is just as much fun for others in the future?<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jul 03, 2019
How to Survive Road Trips with Kids
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It's time to travel with your kids. So, what do you need to know before you hop in your minivan and head for your destination? What tips and tricks can make travel a little easier, whether you're bringing babies, infants or toddlers? How can you beat the boredom and the dreaded question "Are we there yet?"<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jun 26, 2019
Electronic Games, Toys and Tablets: Do They Work?
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Like it or not, technology is part of our everyday lives, which means our kids are exposed to it too.&nbsp; Is this really a bad thing? If done in moderation, can these electronic games, toys and tablets actually make our kids smarter? Today we'll break down common fears many parents face and we'll look at new research that suggests this type of learning is more helpful than harmful.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jun 19, 2019
Fathers Day Special- Ask Dad Anything
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We all love dads, but sometimes moms don't always understand them. We asked our facebook fans what questions they had for dads everywhere, and we have a great all-dad panel that's prepared to answer them. Plus, our dads reflect on how their own fathers influenced them to become the dad they are today!&nbsp;<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jun 12, 2019
Fun Summer Activities for Kids
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Your kiddos may not be in school during the summer, but learning never stops. We've got some fun activities you can do at home to help keep your kids entertained, whether you're enjoying the sunshine outside and keep cool indoors.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jun 05, 2019
When Your Child Is Missing: The First 48 Hours
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If your child goes missing, the whole world seems to stop. Getting your kid back safely is the only thing on your mind. Fortunately, it's also a top priority for the law enforcement officers who have the necessary resources to bring your child back quickly. So, what actually happens after you dial 9-1-1? And what can you proactively do to help law enforcement find your child?<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
May 29, 2019
Sibling Fighting: How To Keep the Peace
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Fighting among your kids can really frustrating for parents. How do you know where to draw the line? What role should parents have during these disagreements? What are some of the positive and negative consequences of sibling rivalry that can sometimes lead to fights? Plus, we'll discuss some strategies to help you keep the peace!<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
May 22, 2019
Distant Families: Ways to Stay in Touch
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We love our children and we want to spend as much time with them as possible. But, the reality is many kids are forced to be separated from their parents for reasons such as divorce, business travel, military deployment and more. This separation may be physical, but it doesn't have to be overly emotional. Today we'll explore some simple ways parents can strengthen and maintain the connection with their child when away.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
May 15, 2019
Family Game Night Ideas
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Forget the TV- grab some fun, hands-on games and hangout with your family! If you have a toddler, this is the perfect time to introduce board games, cards and anything that uses their imagination! In this episode, our parents chat about what games their kids like the most and how family game nights are creating awesome memories for their kiddos (and some pretty funny inside jokes too)!<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
May 08, 2019
Baby Skin Conditions: Common Skin Issues, Birthmarks and Moles
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Babies are known for their soft skin. So, when it pusses, pops, scabs or peels we have a tendency to freak out. Today, we're continuing our series focused on baby skin conditions. What common skin issues can new parents expect? How are these problems commonly treated? Plus, the truth about birthmarks and moles.&nbsp;<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
May 01, 2019
Dealing with Sibling Rivalry
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You want your children to have a great relationship- which is sometimes hard to imagine when sibling rivalry gets in the way. Is bickering and fighting amongst siblings inevitable? How can it change as your children progress through various developmental stages? Plus, as a parent, how do you when it's time to intervene, and when you should let your kids handle the situation on their own?<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Apr 24, 2019
Showing Favoritism with Your Kids
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Parents with more than one child typically try to keep an even playing field with their kids. After all, it wouldn't be fair if only one child was rewarded for finishing their brussel sprouts at dinner, right? But there are times when parents may unintentionally show favoritism toward a specific child based on the situation. So, how does this impact your children and the relationship they have with you as well as their siblings?<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Apr 17, 2019
Introducing Motherhood Sessions from Gimlet
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Julia was born in South Korea, but was adopted and raised by a white family. Now that she has her own child—the first biological relative she’s ever known—she’s rethinking her relationship with her own family, and on a search to find her birth mother.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Apr 11, 2019
Preparing Toddlers for Preschool
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Starting preschool is a big step for many toddlers, and for parents! So, what can you do to prepare your little one for the big day? How can you help make drop-off go smoothly (with less tears)? And what's the best way to communicate with their teachers so you both can plan for the best experience possible?&nbsp;<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Apr 10, 2019
Feeding Your Child: Common Food Allergies
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You probably know a young child with a food allergy- perhaps that child is even your own. What exactly is a food allergy and how does it differ from an intolerance or sensitivity? What symptoms and signs should new parents look for in their children? Plus, we'll break down the top 8 most common food allergy culprits causing most of the fuss.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Apr 03, 2019
Keeping Babies Safe: Portable Cribs and Play yards
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Your baby's sleeping environment is extremely important. Taking necessary precautions to ensure their safety could literally mean the difference between life and death. As a new parent, what do you need to know about play yard safety? Is it safe for your child to sleep in a play yard? What are some things to keep in mind when traveling? We're teaming up with Keeping Babies Safe to learn how to make your baby's sleeping environment as safe as possible.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Mar 27, 2019
Do I Need a Will or Trust to Protect My Child?
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As a new parent, you have tons of new responsibilities. There are even legal issues you need to consider to help protect both yourself and your family in your absence. What's the difference between a will and trust? How do you decide who should have guardianship of your child? And what are some general liabilities to consider for playdates and other get-togethers?<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Mar 20, 2019
The Dad's Guide to Your Baby's First Year
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Many first-time dads are rightfully nervous about how life will change with fatherhood. How will your relationship with your spouse evolve? What's needed to properly care for a newborn baby? How do you handle sleep deprivation and visits from extended family? Today we're celebrating Father's Day with a special all-dads panel of new and expecting dads eager to share their experiences.&nbsp;<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Mar 13, 2019
Exploring Parenting Styles from Other Countries
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Children in the United States are lagging behind their international peers in areas such as test scores, happiness indexes, physical health and more. What lessons can we apply from parents in other countries to help make our children the best they can possibly be? What can we learn about the way we praise our children, discipline them and show our love?<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Mar 06, 2019
Toddler Naps: Dos and Don'ts
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Naps are important- for both you and your child. It gives everyone a break and allows us to re-boot and prepare for the rest of the day. How often should your child be napping, and for how long? What should you do if you accidentally skip a nap or your schedule is off? And what are your options if your little one is absolutely refusing naps altogether?<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Feb 27, 2019
Signs of a Spoiled Child
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You love your children. And because we want them to happy, new parents might be tempted to overindulge. But how do you actually know if you're spoiling your children? In what ways do parents typically spoil their children and how can it impact them long-term? And if you are spoiling your children, what are some simple ways to correct the issue so it doesn't become a problem.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Feb 20, 2019
Children and Type 2 Diabetes
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Type 2 Diabetes is on the rise in young children. So, how do you prevent this condition commonly referred to as the "silent killer"? What are the common risk factors associated with it and what are some subtle symptoms to look for in your children? We've got some great tips to help keep the whole family safe.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Feb 13, 2019
Baby Steps to Chemical Free Cleaning
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When you've got little ones crawling all over your floor and putting EVERYTHING in their mouths, you may be thinking more closely about the products you use and their ingredients. Have you ever really looked on the label to see what chemicals you're using inside your home? We've switched out our common cleaning products for some all-natural homemade recipes. Find out how well they worked!&nbsp;<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Feb 06, 2019
Feeding Your Child: Eating in Public
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Eating in public with your children can be quite an experience, for both you and everyone else around you. So, how do you deal with potential meltdowns, children who refuse to eat and a table (and floor) covered in food? And better yet, how can you try to avoid these scenarios altogether? We have some great tips to help you plan for the best and prepare for the worst.&nbsp;<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jan 30, 2019
Making Bath Time Fun and Safe for Kids
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Bath time can be fun, but it can also be a scary place if you aren't taking precautions to help protect your child. Today, we'll explore some tips to help keep your kids safe, all while having fun and teaching them valuable lessons to help make them self-sufficient.&nbsp;<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jan 23, 2019
Sensory and Dietary Issues in Children
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It's sometimes said that kids with Sensory Processing Disorder "feel too much" or "not enough". If your child is struggling with this, he may either overreact or under-react to touch, sounds, and food textures. Their diet may become so restrictive, that eating in general may become a big challenge. Today we'll learn more about this condition so you can better recognize it and get the support your child needs<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jan 16, 2019
Baby Sleep Solutions: 6-12 Months
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If your baby is sleeping through the night at six months old, consider yourself very lucky. Most parents at this age are still trying to reduce the amount of wakings and perhaps even using sleep training to get results. What does a "normal" sleep pattern look like for 6-12 month old? What do babies typically need to help them sleep better? Plus, how does dreaming factor into the equation?<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jan 09, 2019
Saving Money on Childcare
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Providing a quality financial life for the family is the goal of many new parents. And finding room in the budget for childcare can be challenging. What are some of your options when it comes to saving for childcare? How can flexible spending accounts help? And what do you need to know when it comes to tax planning? Today we're revealing our top 10 tips to help parents save money on childcare.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jan 02, 2019
Overcoming Isolation with a New Baby
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A new baby changes everything. Your "crazy night on the town" now means you've got the kids in tow. How do you break away from the isolation and loneliness that we sometimes feel once the baby comes home? How do we fall in this trap? And what are some practical ways we can reintroduce ourselves to society?<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Dec 26, 2018
Balancing Your Schedule with Multiple Children
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The day you became a parent is the day your schedule changed forever. Suddenly, every minute evolves around your child. Try adding a couple more kids to the mix and your "schedule" can become completely chaotic! So, how do you handle balancing your own personal schedule as well as the family schedule? How do you keep kids entertained while attending an event for a sibling? Plus, the importance of "busy bags" and how they help can save your sanity!<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Dec 19, 2018
Autism: Testing, Therapies and Services
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Autism is a developmental disorder impacting the brain's normal development. What are the early signs of autism? What does it mean if your child is diagnosed with having a disorder on the spectrum? And what services are available to help your child?&nbsp;<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Dec 12, 2018
Autism: Prevention, Detection and Medication
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It's become one of the most widespread childhood epidemics in recorded history. So, what exactly is autism? How can your pediatrician help with early detection? Are there ways to prevent it altogether? Pediatrician and well-known author, Bob Sears, joins us for the first episode in our series exploring autism.&nbsp;<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Dec 05, 2018
Creating Family Traditions
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Creating family traditions is not only fun, but it helps promote self-esteem and creativity among your kids. So, what does it take to make something a tradition? How do you even get started, especially when your kids are young? Plus, our expert and panelists share some great traditions that they celebrate with their families.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Nov 28, 2018
Top 5 Potty-Training Mistakes
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Potty-training your child is a big step and a major time commitment for many families. And sometimes, no matter how hard you try, your efforts just don't seem to be working. So, what are we doing wrong? Today we're revealing the top potty-training mistakes new parents make! &nbsp;<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Nov 21, 2018
Spice Up Your Marriage After Kids
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Rarely do new parents have much time for the sexy lingerie and whispers of sweet nothings from their partners. While it's normal to more tired after having kids, it doesn't mean your sex life is over. What are some of the common issues parents have when trying to that magical spark alive? How much intimacy is "normal"? And what are some practical tips to help rekindle the flame?<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Nov 14, 2018
Childhood Obesity: Help Your Child Maintain a Healthy Weight
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As parents, how do you know if your child is maintaining a healthy weight? How to do strike the balance eating foods that are nutritious versus foods that are convenient? And how much does exercise play a role?<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Nov 07, 2018
Playdate Etiquette for Parents
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Playdates are supposed to be fun, but there are also some unwritten rules that might help you. Such as, how do you initiate a playdate? What should you bring with you? And how do you handle disputes between kids? Learn how the parents in our studio have handled rules of etiquette when it comes to playdates.&nbsp;<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Oct 31, 2018
Toddlers and Tantrums
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Temper tantrums are one of the most frustrating times during toddlerhood. So, why do little kids throw these bursts of rage in the first place? Are tantrums designed for the toddlers emotional benefit, or are they really just trying to get their parent's attention? Plus, what are some simple ways to diffuse a toddler ready to explode in a serious meltdown?<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Oct 24, 2018
Halloween: Safety and Secrets for Toddlers
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It's Halloween! Celebrating this spooky holiday is a lot different as a new parent rather than a young child going door to door in your favorite Halloween costume. How do you transition your little ones into this fun, yet sometimes scary, time of year? Our panel of experienced parents share what's worked (and not worked) for them. Plus, important safety tips for trick or treating from the San Diego Police Department.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Oct 17, 2018
Coping with Your Child's Serious Diagnosis
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A serious medical diagnosis can change your family's life forever. Suddenly, you are thrust into an environment of doctor's appointments, blood tests, x-rays and more. As a parent, how do you explain the situation to your child? How can a serious diagnosis impact the relationship with your spouse and other siblings? Plus, tips from parents who have personally experienced a difficult diagnosis.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Oct 10, 2018
Circumcision: The Facts, Benefits and Risks
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Infant circumcision is a procedure that more and more parents are questioning in the United States. What exactly happens during this process? What are the potential advantages and disadvantages? How can your child's age make a difference? And why is the procedure considered so controversial?&nbsp;<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Oct 03, 2018
Elimination Communication: Going Diaperless!
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You're familiar with the standard options: cloth or disposable diapers. However, there's a third choice used by nearly half of all children in the world. We call it "EC" or Elimination Communication, and it involves teaching babies how to use the toilet from the moment they're born. But, how do you train newborns to use a potty? And doesn't it get messy?<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Sep 26, 2018
Baby Sleep Solutions: Newborns 0-5 Months
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Many new parents are sleep deprived as they try to get their children to nap and stay asleep throughout the night. There are many ideas about how to successfully accomplish this, and the option that works best for you really depends on the age of your child. In this series, we'll explore some great ideas for new parents during this tough transitional time- starting with newborns ages 0-5 months.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Sep 19, 2018
The New Breed of Dads
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Dads today are taking on more and more parenting responsibilities. Is this a conscious effort, or is it simply needed to meet the demands of our society? How are today's dads different than our own dads? Plus, we'll explore ways moms and dads can work together and be successful at work and at home.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Sep 12, 2018
Healing after Traumatic Birth
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For the last nine months, you've been picturing how your baby's birth story would unfold. Never did you picture this. Suddenly the deep joy and love you wanted to have has been replaced by trauma, regret, angst and frustration. How do you resolve this emotional and sometimes physical conflict? How can you successful push forward and even start to plan for more children? And what are some steps you can take to help your partner as well?<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Sep 05, 2018
Postpartum Depression: A Guide for New Dads
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The day has come when you finally become a father. It's easy to become overwhelmed when your world is suddenly turned upside down- and sometimes those feelings evolve into paternal postpartum depression. So, what are some of the triggers of PPPD? What are some of the symptoms and how is it treated?<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Aug 29, 2018
Cloth Diapers: Getting Started
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You've considered cloth diapers, but you haven't quite made the commitment. It may seem a bit overwhelming at first, but today we're going to help demystify the process. What exactly are the current cloth diaper styles available? How do they differ from one another? Plus, the question everyone wants to know... what do you do with the poop?<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Aug 22, 2018
Baby Sleep Solutions: Sleeping Through the Night
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If you're a new parent, you're probably not getting much sleep. We spend countless nights wondering how in the world we can get our children to sleep for more than just a couple hours at a time. So, what are the secrets to getting your baby to sleep through the night? What three elements contribute to the right kind of sleep? And what are the most common sleep de-railers?<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Aug 15, 2018
Baby Vaccine Basics
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What is the recommended vaccine schedule for newborns and toddlers? What are the benefits and what are the risks? Learn the facts so you can make educated decisions for your child.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Aug 08, 2018
Feeding Your Child: Healthy Eating Strategies
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Parents are constantly busy and the temptation to sacrifice healthy meals for quick, on-the-go meals is extremely high. Plus, they aren't always getting the support and education they need, especially with the rise of various food allergies. How can your infant or toddler's eating habits impact them throughout their lives? What do parents struggle with most when it comes to healthy eating? Plus, great, nutritious snacks your kids are sure to love!<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jul 25, 2018
Babywearing Basics: Which Carrier is Best For You?
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More and more parents are wearing their babies. So, why is babywearing so important? What are the different types of carriers and how do you use them? Plus safety tips for keeping your baby nice and secure.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jul 18, 2018
Parenting an Adopted Child
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Families adopt children for many different reasons including infertility, an interest in other cultures, or humanitarian deed. But how do you know if adoption is the best thing for you and your family? What should you know about adopting foster children? And what are the common concerns amongst adoptive parents and their adopted children?&nbsp;<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jul 11, 2018
Postpartum Depression: A Guide for New Moms
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You recently had a baby. Time has passed, but life with your little one isn't the joyous life experience you expected. Are you struggling with postpartum depression? What warning signs should you be looking for? At what point should you seek help and what are your options?<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jul 04, 2018
The Benefits of Infant Massage
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Looking for a great way to bond with your baby that has additional health benefits? Then, you may want to consider infant massage. What are some of the main ways infant massage can help both you and your baby? When should you start infant massage and how do you learn the techniques involved? Plus, what to expect out of a typical infant massage class!<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jun 27, 2018
Emergency Preparations for Your Family
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Disasters strike quickly and without warning. Are you and your family prepared? Learn more about the different types of emergency situations and what steps you can take to prepare. Also, how do kids and adults react different to emergency situations? And what are some essential items to store in your family's emergency kit?&nbsp;<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jun 20, 2018
Can Colic Be Cured?
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Baby's discomfort from colic gas or reflux can be devastating for the entire family. After all, no one wants to watch as their newborn suffers with tummy pain. You feel completely helpless as you wait for your child to outgrow it. But, what exactly is colic? Can it be cured?&nbsp;<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jun 13, 2018
Teach Your Child to Swim
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Drowning is the second highest cause of death amongst children four and younger. Teaching your young child to swim can prevent you from being one of these statistics. What skills are desperately needed for survival? How do you teach these skills to your child? And, when can you start?<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jun 06, 2018
Teaching Your Kids Multiple Languages
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Young children have the ability to learn and retain multiple languages at the same time. What enables them to decipher between the different languages and not confuse them? And as a parent, what do you need to know about raising a multilingual child? What are some of the benefits as well as the challenges?&nbsp;<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
May 30, 2018
ADD/ADHD: Signs and Symptoms in Young Children
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Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) are typically diagnosed when your child goes to school. However, many new parents may start to wonder if their child has related symptoms as an infant or toddler. What are the typical warnings signs and how do they differ from one another? What typically causes these conditions and can they be prevented? Plus, what are medicines or natural remedies that can help kids dealing with these disorders?<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
May 23, 2018
Preventing Plagiocephaly: Flat Head Syndrome
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If your child's head isn't alternating his head position enough, it could result in Plagiocephaly, or flat head syndrome. What specific signs should you look for to determine if your child is developing this condition? What are some ways to treat it or prevent it happening in the first place?<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
May 16, 2018
Teething: Signs, Symptoms and Remedies
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Imagine what it feels like to have tiny teeth forming inside your mouth and literally bursting from your gums! Sounds painful, right? When do children typically start teething? What are the common symptoms? And what are some natural ways you can help tame the pain?<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
May 09, 2018
Potty Training: Naptime and Nightime
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Potty training during naps and at night can be challenging. Why does this last step seem to take so long? What are the main differences between boys and girls during these times of the day? Plus, what can parents do to help encourage the process?<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
May 02, 2018
Preparing for Another Baby
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Another baby is on the way. How do you and your other children prepare for this emotionally? How involved should kids be in the planning and prep for the new baby? And for those of you who aren't yet pregnant again, what are some factors to consider when it to spacing between your kids?<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Apr 25, 2018
Feeding Your Child: Starting Baby on Solids
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As your baby grows older, you'll want to start him on solids. How do you know when it's time to make the transition? What's happening with their little bodies to help them break down these foods easier? And what sort of nutrients and vitamins should we including in their diet?<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Apr 18, 2018
Baby Sign Language: Communication with your Infant
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Babies love to communicate, but talking isn't always an option. That's how signing with your baby can help! What is the best time to start teaching your baby sign language? How does it impact their overall language development? And what are the best signs to use in the beginning?<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Apr 11, 2018
Sex After Kids?
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You had sex to make a baby, but now the thought of having it seems more disturbing than changing your toddler's dirty diaper. How do you make sex a priority in your relationship after having kids? What are men (and women) really thinking before they hit the sheets? And what is a "rejection-free" zone and how can it dramatically improve your relationship?<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Apr 04, 2018
SIDS: Reducing Your Baby's Risk
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SIDS, sudden infant death syndrome, is the leading cause of death among infants, yet there doesn't seem to be a full-proof way to prevent it. What do we know about SIDS? What are the main ways to try and reduce your baby's risk? And how can you support a family who experiences this tragedy? Plus, a special interview with Bill Schmid, Founder of HALO® Sleep Systems who lost his daughter to SIDS. Visit our giveaways page for details on how to win a FREE HALO® SleepSack®.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Mar 28, 2018
Homeopathy for Children
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It's cold and flu season and parents everywhere want to keep their children germ-free. But if your baby catches a bug, homeopathy can help by giving a boost to your immune system without all the drugs. What exactly is homeopathy and what conditions can be treated? Today we're revealing our top 10 list of homeopathic remedies to keep in your home!<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Mar 21, 2018
Child Car Seat Safety Tips
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Car seats can literally save your baby's life- it's also required by law in the United States. Unfortunately, only 2% of parents know how to properly install these safety seats in their cars. What kind of car seat is best for your child? How do you know if you've installed it correctly? And how do you know when it's time to get a new one?<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Mar 14, 2018
Common Infant Infections and How to Treat Them
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It's always hard to watch our children get sick. If only they could tell us what it wrong. What are the most common infant illnesses? What do you do when your child has a fever? When should you call the pediatrician and when can you probably handle things on your own?<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Mar 07, 2018
New Baby and the Family Pet
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Bringing home a new baby means big changes for everyone in your family- including the family pet. How do dogs and cats typically react to new babies? How can you tell if your pet is having a hard time making the adjustment? Plus, tips for families with allergies.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Feb 28, 2018
Babysitting: Child Care and Costs
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Every parent needs a break, and babysitters can be a great benefit to you and your family. But how do you find the best sitter possible? How much do they typically cost? And what do babysitters wish parents knew in advance to help ease any concerns?&nbsp;<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Feb 21, 2018
Basic Training for New Dads
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Becoming a dad changes your life forever. Yet, many fathers of newborns and toddlers are left to navigate this new territory without specific guidance or support. What are the most common challenges new dads face? What are their biggest fears? And what are some simple tips to help this transition into parenthood while strengthening the bond with mom?<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Feb 14, 2018
Essential Oils for Babies and Infants
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Did you know you can heal bug bites with tea tree, or cure cuts with lavender? Today we'll explore the various ways essential oils can help parents in their everyday lives.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Feb 07, 2018
Are You a Helicopter Parent?
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As parents, we all want to protect our children and keep them safe and healthy. But it can become problematic when parents continuously remove obstacles to ensure that their kids never experience disappointment discomfort, heartbreak, or pain. What typically causes parents to "hover" over their kids? What are the pros and the cons? And what traits and characteristics typically develop in your child as a result?<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jan 31, 2018
Tummy Time for Infant Development
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Shortly after birth, babies must transform their weak muscles into fully functioning and responsive tools. Putting your baby on his tummy is one of the most important a parent can provide during this transition from womb to world. What are some great exercises to do during tummy time? What are some of the common problems parents face? And what do you do if your child just doesn't like it?<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jan 24, 2018
Technology and Your Toddler
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Nowadays, most kids can navigate a tablet better than their parents. Is this a bad thing? With all this modern technology, how do we continue to provide a safe environment for our kids but still allow them to learn and have fun on our smartphones, tablets and all the other gadgets on the market?<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jan 17, 2018
Money Mistakes New Parents Make
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As their family grows, new parents watch as their wallets get thinner and thinner. But is all this additional spending really necessary? How should parents plan for their financial future? How can you spend and invest wisely and avoid some of the most common money mistakes new parents make?<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jan 10, 2018
Preparing for Pediatrician Appointments
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You've found a pediatrician, now comes the routine appointments. The average parent gets only 15 minutes of face time with their pediatrician, so how can you make the most of it? What preparation is needed prior to meeting with your doctor? What questions should you be asking to ensure the best care for your growing baby?<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jan 03, 2018
Taking Your Child to the Emergency Room
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It's a situation most new parents dread... their first trip to the emergency room! What type of injuries require a trip to the emergency room as opposed to urgent care? How do emergency rooms operate and what can you expect to happen when you arrive? Plus, our check-list of crucial items to bring with you and important information the doctors will want to know. &nbsp;<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Dec 27, 2017
Contraception After Having a Baby
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You've recently had a baby, and sex may not be the first thing on your mind. However, it's important to consider your contraception options now or your fertile body may think your baby needs a sibling sooner than planned. What are your temporary and permanent options when it comes to birth control? Today we're talking all about pills, patches, rings, IUDs, condoms, implants, caps, sponges, diaphragms, shots as well as surgical procedures to help you prevent an unplanned pregnancy.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Dec 06, 2017
The Realities of Single Parenting
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The percentage of single parents is on the rise- whether by choice or due to unfortunate circumstances. What are some of the main challenges associated with being a single parent? What are some of the common misconceptions? And what type of impact does single parenting have on kids?<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Nov 29, 2017
The Importance of Infant CPR
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As a parent, you try to protect your kids as much as possible. But accidents do happen, and when they happen it's important to be as prepared as possible. Learning infant CPR could save your child's life in an emergency situation. What exactly is infant CPR and how does it differ from adult CPR? We'll discuss specific examples of how and when to use this invaluable skill.&nbsp;<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Nov 22, 2017
Building Confidence in Your Kids
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One of the greatest gifts we can give our kids is confidence. Why is it important to raise confident children? What steps can you take to improve confidence in your kids whenever possible? And what's the main difference between self esteem and confidence?<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Nov 15, 2017
Attachment Parenting: The Basics
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Parents everywhere seek an emotional bond with their babies. For some, that bond is created through responsive parenting and physical contact, also known as attachment parenting. So, how exactly does attachment parenting work? What are the main principles? And how do you prevent your kids from becoming too attached in the future?&nbsp;<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Nov 01, 2017
Baby-Led Weaning: Introducing Solid Foods
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Your baby is quickly approaching six months, which is the time many parents introduce solid foods. But, what if you could skip the puree stage and go straight to whole foods? It's known as baby-led weaning and it's gaining in popularity. So, how does it work? What types of foods work best? And what about foods considered a choking hazard?&nbsp;<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Oct 25, 2017
Toddler Playdates: What to Expect
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Both mom and dad need a break sometimes, and that's the perfect opportunity for a playdate. But, how do you find a group that's right for you and your child? Is there some sort of playdate etiquette you should know about? How do you go about starting a new playgroup in your area?<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Oct 11, 2017
Simple Baby Food Recipes
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Your baby has entered the whole of solid foods. What are the benefits of making your own food? What are the easiest foods for them to eat? And what are some quick and simple recipes that won't break the bank?<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Oct 06, 2017
Feeding Your Child: Picky Eaters
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It never fails. The food your toddler loved yesterday is now his worst enemy. Does this mean your child is "normal", or do you really have a picky eater? Why are some children pickier than others? What foods should your child be eating, and how much? And what are some practical tips for introducing new foods into your child's diet? &nbsp;<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Sep 20, 2017
Speech Development in Toddlers
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Our heart melts every time our children say new words, even if we're the only ones who can understand it. Despite all the cuteness, how do you know if your child is having difficulty with speech development? What milestones should we be monitoring for babies and toddlers? And what differences should we expect in speech patterns between boys and girls?&nbsp;<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Sep 13, 2017
The Dirty on Diapers
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For most parents, diapers are a necessity. We changed between 6-8 diapers every day for every child, which is quite an investment. So, what are your options? How do you choose what's best for your family? And what about baby wipes? Whether you prefer disposable, cloth or some sort of hybrid, we'll help you get to the bottom of this diaper dilemma.&nbsp;<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Sep 06, 2017
Baby Skin Conditions: All About Rashes
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If your baby breaks out with bumps on his skin, you may start to freak out a bit. Where did these bumps come from? What caused it? And is it serious? Today we're continuing our ongoing series focused on baby skin conditions with a closer look at rashes and how to treat them. &nbsp;<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Aug 23, 2017
The Milk Mystery
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Does milk really do a body good? As a new parent, you may be overwhelmed at all options for milk at the grocery store. Are there benefits to drinking cow's milk that other milk simply can't provide? What are some of the biggest milk myths? Plus, what are some alternatives to cow's milk that might be a better fit for your family?<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Aug 16, 2017
Baby Names and Baby Name Remorse
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It's time to name your baby. The concept may seem simple, but many new parents put a lot of thought into the naming process. Do you follow family traditions? Are you looking for the most unique name so your child feels more special? And what do you do if you later decide to change your baby's name, possibly due to remorse?<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Aug 09, 2017
Your Baby's Vision
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Your baby continues to develop every day, and sometimes these stages of development aren't obvious. How do you know if your child's vision is reaching necessary milestones? What are some factors that put your baby's vision at risk? Plus, information on a program allowing all babies under one to get their vision tested for free! &nbsp;<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jul 26, 2017
Potty Training Girls and Boys
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You spend most of your day changing diapers and coming in close contact with some sort of bodily fluid from your child, we get it. The idea of potty-training may seem like the perfect solution. But, how do you know if your child is ready? And perhaps more importantly, how do you know if you're ready? Plus, helpful tips for getting your boy or girl off to a great start!<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jul 19, 2017
Newborn Screening Tests
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Newborn screenings identify conditions that can impact your child's long-term health. Which tests are commonly offered and why? How and when are the tests done? And what are the odds your child's tests may come back abnormal?&nbsp;<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jul 12, 2017
Childcare Options for Working Parents
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The dreaded time has come when you have to find someone else to watch your child. With all the options out there, how do you determine what type of childcare is best for you and your baby? What factors should you consider? And what should you expect to pay?<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jul 05, 2017
Homeschooling Your Toddler
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We all know education is an important part of growing up and finding your place in life. And as a parent, you have several choices on how your children receive that education, such as home schooling, which begins even when children are toddlers. How has homeschooling changed over the years? What resources are available to you? And what are some of the common misconceptions about the homeschooling process?&nbsp;<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jun 28, 2017
Baby Skin Conditions: Common Skin Irritations
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Your baby's skin is a unique and essential shield that offers protection from the outside world. As such, it's virtually inevitable that your child will eventually experience some sort of skin irritation. Today, we're continuing our series focused on baby skin conditions. What are the most common ailments new baby's encounter? How can you recognize them? And what are your treatment options?&nbsp;<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jun 21, 2017
Water Safety: Lessons for Survival
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Whether you're at the neighborhood pool, or enjoying a relaxing day at the beach, water safety is a must. Today we're exploring some tips on how to keep your children safe when around water. Plus, we'll learn more about a great app designed to reduce crime and protect families in your community.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jun 14, 2017
Travel with Kids
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Many parents wonder if it's possible to successfully travel with young children while preserving your sanity and the sanity of those around you. How can you get over the fear of traveling with kids? What should you pack to help ease this potentially bumpy ride? And what are some helpful travel tips to help you on your journey?<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jun 07, 2017
Baby Skin Conditions: Eczema
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If your baby's silky, smooth skin develops red, dry, itchy patches- it could be eczema. What's really happening when your baby develops eczema? How early can symptoms appear? And what are your treatment options?&nbsp;<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
May 31, 2017
Power Struggles with Your Children
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Power struggles with your children are often common, but they can be stressful and negatively impact your relationship. What typically triggers power struggles in infants and toddlers? What are some strategies for defining and measuring good (and bad) behavior? And what common mistakes are most parents making that actually make the situation worse?<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
May 24, 2017
Debunking "Only Child" Myths
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The number of families having only one child has doubled since the baby boomer generation. So, why are more and more families planning to have only one child? What are some of the benefits and trade-offs of siblings? Is only "lonely"?&nbsp;<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
May 17, 2017
Sunscreen Safety for Kids
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Summertime leads to lots of fun outdoors in the hot, summer sun. How do we protect the delicate skin of our little ones? How old does your child have to be to use sunscreen? What is SPF and what numbers really work best? Plus, are there eco-friendly alternatives that are better for your baby and the environment?<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
May 10, 2017
Terrible Twos or Terrific Twos?
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The baby days are over. One minute they give you a kiss and a smile and in the next moment are screaming and hitting. How can you handle this situation with your toddler without throwing a tantrum yourself? What triggers this type of behavior and how can it be prevented? How can we turn the "terrible twos" into the "terrific twos"?<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
May 03, 2017
Ease Your Child's Separation Anxiety
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Children separated from their parents may experience extra anxiety, resulting in major meltdowns. What typically triggers separation anxiety in our kids? Do babies react differently than toddlers? And what can you, as a parent, do to help your child transition into a more independent stage in life?<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Apr 26, 2017
Know Your Work Benefits: FMLA, FSA and More
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With a new child comes more costs, so you may need more money. You may also need to take time off work to care for your child. Government and work benefits can help you adjust to your new life as a new parent. What are the ways to utilize these programs while pregnant? What exactly is the Family Medical Leave Act and how does it work? Plus, saving money with Flexible Spending Accounts and more! &nbsp;<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Apr 19, 2017
Music and Movement for Children
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Music is a wonderful tool for young families. It encourages quality time together and is a great motivator that allows your kids to have fun in a safe, nurturing environment. What are some great musical activities you can do with your kids? How can music help with chores and other activities kids may not like. Plus, how you can make music out of any noise around you.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Apr 05, 2017
Montessori Learning Environment for Baby
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You may have heard about Montessori schools, but this approach goes far beyond the classroom. Today we're learning about the importance of bringing these tools into your home so you can better understand you baby's developmental needs. Plus, our panelists share their firsthand experience using the Montessori methods in their own homes.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Mar 22, 2017
Co-Parenting: When Parents Disagree
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Parenting differences are one of the top reasons for divorce in this country. So, what's the best way to handle these types of situations? How do you avoid fighting in front of your kids? What do you do when the conversation gets too "heated"? And is there any truth to the statement "If mama ain't happy, ain't no one happy"? &nbsp;<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Mar 15, 2017
Baby-Proofing Your Home
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Your baby is now a toddler and suddenly nothing in your home is sacred. No shelf, cabinet or drawer is unexplored. So, how do you keep your kid safe and keep what little sanity you still have? What are the most important items to baby-proof in your home? Are there certain items that can't be secured? Plus, how do you baby-proof outside your home?&nbsp;<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Mar 08, 2017
Misbehaving Toddlers: Tips, Tricks and Advice
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Parenting a toddler can be challenging. But before you pull your hair out, let's focus on what's causing the behavior. What are the main reasons toddlers misbehave? What common mistakes do most new parents make? Plus, we'll explore several real-life situations as well as the best ways to overcome a potential meltdown- from you or your toddler.&nbsp;<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Mar 01, 2017
Creating Busy Bags for Kids
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When your child is bored, you may become the center of their attention. So, what do you do when your child depends on you for entertainment and the timing just isn't right? Perhaps you're waiting at the doctor's office, maybe your making dinner or giving your other children a bath? How do you keep older children occupied without handing them some sort of electronic device? They're called "busy bags" and creating some in advance might just save your sanity.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Aug 12, 2016
Stay-at-Home Dads: How to Make It Work
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Many families "make it work" by having both parents earn incomes, while some are able to keep one spouse making money while the other cares for the kids. In the past, many might assume that staying at home is the mom’s role. However, a recent analysis of US Census Data showed that 1 in 6 stay-at-home parents is a stay-at home dad - and it’s possible the way we use those “stay-at-home” terms is totally wrong. So, what exactly does a stay-at-home dad look like?<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jun 10, 2016
Saving Money for Your Kid's College
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If you think college is expensive today, just think about the costs your child is going to face in the future! Thankfully, you can help them by investing in the right plans at the right time. Today we're learning all about 529 plans and how they can ease the cost of higher learning.&nbsp;<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Nov 20, 2015
Celebrating Halloween with Infants and Toddlers
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Halloween is big deal for most kids. But, what do you do when your kids aren't quite ready for all the haunted houses and Halloween candy? What are some alternatives to trick-or-treat night? We're chatting with some experienced moms to see how they celebrate this spooky holiday with their little ones.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Oct 15, 2014
Geocaching: Family Fun in Nature
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Did you know there's "treasure" hidden all around you? Next time you're looking for a fun, family outdoor activity, consider geocaching! So, what are the basics of geocaching? How do you start your own family adventure? Plus, what do you need to know about geocaching etiquette to ensure the hunt is just as much fun for others in the future?<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jul 16, 2014
LGBT: A New Family Dynamic
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The face of the family is changing in America. Bound together by love, families are no longer restricted by color, gender or sexual preference. But this freedom still comes with challenges. Today we'll learn more about the family dynamic of lesbians, gay, bisexual and transgender parents. How is the road to parenthood different for these families? How do they deal with traditional gender roles for moms and dads? And how do they handle curious questions from those outside the LGBT community?<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jun 18, 2014
Yoga for Kids
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Young kids always seem to be crawling, climbing and bouncing off the walls. But getting them to do actual exercise that benefits the mind, body and soul, well that's a bit more difficult. That's the benefit of yoga for kids, and it's something your child can do every day, online for free! Learn more about the benefits of kid yoga and how it's attracting children from all over the world.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
May 21, 2014
Playdate Etiquette for Parents
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Playdates are supposed to be fun, but there are also some unwritten rules that might help you. Such as, how do you initiate a playdate? What should you bring with you? And how do you handle disputes between kids? Learn how the parents in our studio have handled rules of etiquette when it comes to playdates.&nbsp;<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Mar 19, 2014
Baby Safety Products That Really Work!
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As new parents, we all want to keep our children safe. But watching their every move usually isn't possible. And so we rely on baby safety products to help ease our concerns. But not all products are created equal, nor are all product worth the price you'd pay. So, what are the best products to help you better protect your child in your home? And how do you know if these products are legit? We're broadcasting LIVE from the 2013 ABC Kids Expo and our experts have designed items to help children safe!&nbsp;<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Dec 23, 2013
Choosing Your Child's Infant Car Seat
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It's the first item you'll need installed prior to bringing your baby home from the hospital- an infant car seat. And with so many options to choose from, how can new parents find the best car seat for their family? What should you know about forward facing and rear facing car seats? What are your options for ease of installation and the adjustment of your child's safety straps? We're broadcasting LIVE from the 2013 ABC Kids Expo and our experts are some of the top manufacturers of infant car seats!<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Dec 02, 2013
Parenting Subsequent Children After Infant Loss
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Losing a child is devastating to a family. Parents are not only dealing with grief, but they are forced to somehow find the strength to continue to parent their other children, who are also greatly impacted by the situation. Today you'll meet some parents who are living with the reality of losing a child. They share their struggles and they'll provide hope and encouragement for other parents needing help.&nbsp;<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Oct 02, 2013
Feeding Your Child: Healthy Eating Strategies
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Parents are constantly busy and the temptation to sacrifice healthy meals for quick, on-the-go meals is extremely high. Plus, they aren't always getting the support and education they need, especially with the rise of various food allergies. How can your infant or toddler's eating habits impact them throughout their lives? What do parents struggle with most when it comes to healthy eating? Plus, great, nutritious snacks your kids are sure to love!<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Sep 04, 2013
Get Your Body Back After Baby
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Becoming a mother means giving everything to your baby- including your body. And while caring for your little one is top priority, so is your personal health and well-being. For many mothers, getting their bodies back in shape is an important step in this process. What areas of the body are typically impacted the most by pregnancy and childbirth? When can you start exercising after having your baby? And what are the key exercises to consider?<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jun 19, 2013
Circumcision: The Intact Point-of-View
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Circumcision has become one of the most debated issues in the country. As more information becomes available, many parents are refraining from circumcision and instead choosing to keep their boys intact. What are some of the benefits of keeping your child's foreskin intact? Should you be concerned about potential health risks, such as disease and overall cleanliness? Plus, details on a bill that aims to ban circumcision for all underage males.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
May 08, 2013
Babysitting Dos and Don'ts
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Every parent needs a break, and babysitters can be a great benefit to you and your family. But how do you find the best sitter possible? How much do they typically cost? And what do babysitters wish parents knew in advance to help ease any concerns?&nbsp;<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Mar 20, 2013
Teach Your Baby to Swim
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Drowning is the second highest cause of death amongst children four and younger. Teaching your baby to swim can prevent you from being one of these statistics. What skills are desperately needed for survival? How do you teach these skills to your child? And, when can you start?<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Aug 08, 2012
Greenwashing: What Products Are Best For My Baby?
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Companies know parents want greener options for their family, and some are attempting to meet those needs. But, watch out! Labels that say "Natural", "Green", and "Organic" aren't always what they seem. How do we decipher the labels to know if it's truly safer for our children? What key ingredients should we be looking for? And what should we do if we already have a cabinet full of not-so-friendly green products?<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jul 02, 2012
Parent Savers Promo
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Thinking about subscribing to our podcast? Learn more about our show and the topics we discuss!<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jan 01, 2012