Family

Indoor Activities for the Whole Family

The ice, snow, and extreme cold of winter can sometimes make it hard to get enough outdoor time. If it’s not dangerously cold, you can still get outside for an hour or two, provided you’re all properly dressed. But there are still many hours to fill, especially when kids are out of school.

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Parenting

How to Get Your Teen to Care About Health

If you’ve got teens, you know how it is. You’ve raised them from tiny babies to the cusp of adulthood. And you’ve worked hard to help them form good health habits. You’ve reminded them to brush their teeth, to eat their vegetables, and to shower regularly. It’s worked out pretty well: They aren’t total slobs. They’re out and on their own a lot more, making their own decisions—even driving cars. (We know! Terrifying.) Before you know it, they’ll truly be in charge of their own decisions. What more can you do to make sure they lead healthy and happy lives?

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Family

How to Get Extended Family Together, Despite the Holidays

Our extended families—our grandparents, aunts and uncles, and cousins—fill much the same role in our lives as parents and siblings. They inform who we are, they help us explore how we get along with others, and they add extra dimension—some might say flavor—to our lives. Speaking of flavor, it’s among our extended families that we often find the best bakers of homemade pies.

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Pets

Get a Pet and Feel Better About Life

Sometimes the best medication for the pressures of modern life has a tail and a meow or a bark. When you adopt a pet, you set yourself up for less stress, anxiety, and loneliness, plus reduced depression, more exercise, and even better heart health.

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Parenting

How to Help Your Kids Conquer Cold and Flu Season

Although it may feel like it, you’re not actually powerless against what’s going around. It turns out there are a lot of ways you help prevent your kids (and yourself) from getting sick.

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Planning for a Healthy Return to School in Hancock County

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The Art of Babyproofing

Many parents are familiar with this scenario: You work tirelessly to babyproof…

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Food Allergies in Children are Increasing. What you should do to help keep your families safe.

Food allergies in children are on the rise—and we’re finding that parents…

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Protecting Our Kids: National Child Abuse Prevention Month

According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, last year 678,000 children were found to be victims of abuse or neglect nationwide.

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Kids Change Everything, But Your Sex Life Is Salvageable

The harsh reality is that a post-kids sex life, especially while the…

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5 Ways to Get More Quality Couple Time

There’s a reason that Valentine’s Day is the Super Bowl of babysitting:…

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Aging

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Stay Safe, Boomer: Keeping Up with the Seniors in Your Life During COVID-19

Are you missing face-to-face chats with grandma, grandpa, mom, dad, or your older neighbors?

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Togetherness: Keys to Living Well With an Aging Parent

If you’re considering a shared living arrangement with a parent, careful preparation…

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Grow Old With Me: When an Aging Parent Shouldn’t Live Alone

The day you decide to tell your elders that you think they…

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Is Your Pet Making You Sick?

Turns out cat-scratch fever is a real thing. And so are a host of other illnesses that can be transmitted from pet to person. How common is it for a human to catch a disease from their pet?

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Get a Pet and Feel Better About Life

Sometimes the best medication for the pressures of modern life has a…

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Exercise for Two: Working Out With a Canine Companion

When you walk or run with your dog, you may also improve…

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