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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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  • 8 months, 2 weeks 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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  • 8 months, 3 weeks 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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  • 10 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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  • 9 months, 3 weeks 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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  • 10 months, 3 weeks 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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  • 11 months, 1 week 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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  • 11 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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  • 11 months, 2 weeks 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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  • 12 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 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 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 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, 1 month 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, 1 month 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, 1 month 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, 2 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, 2 months ago
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Free Fun for Kids

Free Fun for KidsIf you’re maxed out on summer camp spending then free must sound really good to you. A Northwest Parks and Rec Dept. has a playground on wheels! They send vans loaded with crafts and sports equipment to dozens of neighborhoods. Get in on the fun!
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  • 1 year, 2 months ago
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Pesticide Free Neighborhood

Pesticide Free NeighborhoodBlackberries are plentiful in the Northwest and my kids love to pick them wherever they see them. But I caution them because you never know who’s using pesticides. Meet a Portland woman on a mission to make her neighborhood pesticide free naturally
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  • 1 year, 3 months ago
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Teens Ready to Work

Teens Ready to WorkThe job market has been tough for a lot of adults and it's been especially hard on teenagers. Only about one out of every four teens has a job. That's one of the reasons Northwest leaders pushed hard to keep paid summer internship programs alive.
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  • 1 year, 2 months ago
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Summer Safety: Does your kid know what to do?

Summer Safety: Does your kid know what to do?Recent kidnapping attempts have parents in our region unnerved. Now that school is out for the summer it’s a good time to help your kids brush up on their safety skills. What should they do if a stranger tries to grab them? Advice from an expert.
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  • 1 year, 3 months ago
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Actor Alan Thicke on Parenting

Actor Alan Thicke on ParentingOne of America’s favorite dads, actor Alan Thicke, is dishing out some fatherly advice this Father’s Day. You may know him as Jason Seaver from the 1980’s sitcom, Growing Pains. Thick has also written several parenting books.
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  • 1 year, 3 months ago
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Can Your Kid Swim to Survive?

Can Your Kid Swim to Survive?It's almost summer. Many of us will be flocking to the water before you know it! Whether your kids are beginning swimmers, or they're already in the deep end, it's a good time to make sure they have some basic water safety and survival skills.
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  • 1 year, 4 months ago
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What Type Of Parent Are You?

What Type Of Parent Are You?Your personality type has a lot to do with the way you parent. Are you a mediator? I’ll bet that comes in handy when your kids launch into another round of verbal combat. Are you a protector or adventurer? Learn how to identify your personality type.
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  • 1 year, 3 months ago
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Spice up Your Relationship

Spice up Your RelationshipLooking for ways to spice up your love and your life? A well known relationship expert shares some of the secrets of happy couples.
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  • 1 year, 4 months ago
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Clean Your Plate And Other Bad Habits

Clean Your Plate And Other Bad HabitsHow many times have you told your kids "Clean your plate!" Do you also keep a tight rein on junk food, or use it as bribery? A new study shows those common parental practices can have a negative impact on a child’s weight.
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  • 1 year, 4 months ago
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Saving Babies / Supporting Families

Saving Babies / Supporting FamiliesEvery year nearly half a million babies in the US are born too soon spending weeks in intensive care. They often have lasting disabilities. Meet a local mom who knows that battle well and hear how her premature son has inspired her to help others.
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  • 1 year, 5 months ago