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Oral Health in Pregnancy

Oral Health in PregnancyThere is so much to consider when you’re expecting a new baby including your health, nutrition, and exercise. Here’s one more thing to add to the list: oral health. Learn how a mom’s oral hygiene habits can affect her baby in the womb.
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  • 8 months, 4 weeks ago
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Kid Saves Mom with Ipad

Kid Saves Mom with IpadA four year old boy is truly a hero. When his mom collapsed at home from diabetic seizures he knew exactly what to do, call 911. But the family didn't have a landline and mom's phone was missing. Find out what he did to save her life..
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  • 9 months, 1 week ago
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The Great Northwest Family Escape

The Great Northwest Family EscapeLooking for a quick getaway with the kids this summer? There are lots of great lake escapes right here in the Northwest.
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  • 10 months ago
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Just for Moms

Just for MomsGrab your girlfriends and take off on a quick getaway this weekend. MamaCon, the conference just for moms, is happening in Bellevue this Saturday.
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  • 11 months, 2 weeks ago
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Cameras Keep Watch Over Teen Drivers

Cameras Keep Watch Over Teen DriversAre you a nervous wreck when your teenager's on the road? Learn how some parents are putting cameras in their car to record their teen's every move.
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  • 1 year ago
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Northwest Family Expo

Northwest Family ExpoLooking for something fun to do with the family this weekend? Come on out to the second annual NW Family Expo!
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  • 1 year ago
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Ban Bossy/Kids' Chores - No Nagging Necessary

Ban Bossy/Kids' Chores - No Nagging NecessaryThis week in NW Families: A star studded effort to ban the word bossy! Some of the country's most powerful women say it stops girls from being leaders. And, tired of nagging your kids about chores? A new online tool to help them tackle their chores.
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  • 1 year, 1 month ago
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Girl Scout Cookies aren't just for Eating

Girl Scout Cookies aren't just for EatingIt's that time of the year, cookie time! Pretty soon you'll see little girls in their uniforms all over town selling those hard to resist Girl Scout cookies. But behind every cookie there are skills that will serve the girls into adulthood.
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  • 1 year, 1 month ago
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Can Reality TV Reduce Teen Pregnancy?

Can Reality TV Reduce Teen Pregnancy?MTV’s 16 and Pregnant certainly has its critics who argue the reality show about teenage parenthood glamorizes the issue. But a recent study shows just the opposite may be true.
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  • 1 year, 3 months ago
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Teen Invention Could Save Kids from Cars

Teen Invention Could Save Kids from CarsHave you ever forgotten your sleeping child in the back seat? It happens more often than you think. Advocacy groups say every nine days a child dies from being trapped in a car. Meet two teenagers whose bright idea might save those kids.
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  • 1 year, 2 months ago
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Breast Feeding Moms - What to Wear?

Breast Feeding Moms - What to Wear?What to wear? It can be a complex question for breast feeding moms.
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  • 1 year, 3 months ago
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The Push for Universal Preschool

The Push for Universal PreschoolMany parents are starting to think about whether their young children will head to preschool in September. A big part of that decision is how expensive it is to enroll. In this week's NorthWest Families we'll explore the push for Universal Preschool.
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  • 1 year, 3 months ago
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When Kids Rule School

When Kids Rule SchoolWhen kids call the shots anything can happen. That’s what supporters of an educational technique called “unschooling” are counting on. It allows children to decide what and when they want to learn. Critics say kids will miss out on important skills.
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  • 1 year, 4 months ago
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My Worst Bad Mommy Moment

My Worst Bad Mommy MomentIt is my worst “bad mommy” moment so far. I lifted my chunky 10 month old daughter into her high chair, snapped on the tray table and then turned to walk away. Seconds later a crash, boom, and blood curdling squeal.
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  • 1 year, 4 months ago
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PG-13: Why Parents May Need Guidance

PG-13: Why Parents May Need GuidanceDo you count on the rating system to help you decide if certain films are appropriate for your children? Yeah, me too. So imagine how surprised I was to hear that a new study found PG-13 films contained more gun violence than R rated films.
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  • 1 year, 5 months ago
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Breast-Feeding Battle

Breast-Feeding BattleA breast-feeding battle has landed a new mom in trouble with the law. She's facing charges for refusing jury duty because she is nursing her seven month old son. You be the judge. Should breast-feeding mothers be excused from Jury duty?
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  • 1 year, 6 months ago
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Halloween Essentials

Halloween EssentialsWhat do you need for Halloween? It's more than just candy and a costume. We'll show you some cool Apps to keep track of your kids while they're trick or treating, or your friends while they're out bar hopping. And Halloween happenings around town!
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  • 1 year, 5 months ago
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Link Between Bedtime and Behavior

Link Between Bedtime and BehaviorIs your child misbehaving in school? You might want to take a look at their bedtime behavior. Doctors find that having a set bed time can make a big difference, especially when little ones get older.
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  • 1 year, 6 months ago
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Naughty Halloween Costume / Overwhelmed Mom Syndrome

Naughty Halloween Costume / Overwhelmed Mom SyndromeA naughty little Halloween costume for girls has some parents peeved.Watch this week’s NW Families to see why stores are pulling them off the shelves. Plus, not even Oprah can do it all. Why her recent breakdown is prompting women to destress!
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  • 1 year, 6 months ago
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Benefits of Bedtime Stories and Online Photo Safety

Benefits of Bedtime Stories and Online Photo SafetyThis week in Northwest Families: The benefits of bedtime stories. And see how each picture you post online could lead a stranger right to your doorstep. We'll show you how to keep your information private.
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  • 1 year, 7 months ago
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Too Much Homework Help

Too Much Homework HelpSurveys show more than 40% of parents admit to doing the work for their kids. And dads are more likely to do the work than moms. Hear what teachers have to say about that, plus some helpful homework guidelines in this week's Northwest Families.
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  • 1 year, 7 months ago
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Simple Ways to Save for College

Simple Ways to Save for CollegeAre you saving for college? Lender Sallie Mae finds only half of families actively save for higher education. This week on Northwest Families we'll share some simple ways to save.
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  • 1 year, 7 months ago
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Back to School Jitters

Back to School JittersThe beginning of a new school year can be an anxious time for children of any age. Whether it's the transition to kindergarten, middle or high school, experts say there are simple things parents can do to curb those back to school jitters.
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  • 1 year, 8 months ago
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Period Power

Period PowerGirls are reaching puberty earlier than ever. Researchers suspect obesity, environment and nutrition are among the factors that accelerate sexual development. Take a look at a video that's helping to reshape the conversation about periods.
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  • 1 year, 8 months ago
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Back to School Sleep Routine

Back to School Sleep RoutineSummertime and the living is easy, with late night bedtimes and late morning wakeups. That easy living is about to come to a screeching halt when kids head back to school in the coming weeks. So, this is a good time to ease back into the routine.
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  • 1 year, 8 months ago
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Northwest Family Getaways

Northwest Family GetawaysThis is the best time of the year to live in the Northwest. The weather is great and there’s so much to do. Parent Map’s “Out and About” editor, shares some great ideas for family getaways that are easy to get to and won’t break the bank.
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  • 1 year, 9 months ago
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Save Money on Back to School Shopping

Save Money on Back to School ShoppingIt’s tough to think about back to school shopping when we’re soaking in the only sunshine we’ll see for a while here in the Northwest. But we can’t put off the deed forever. Here's a new tool to help you cut costs on your back to school shopping.
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  • 1 year, 8 months ago