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7 Reasons Why You Won't Be Getting a Christmas Card

I always have good intentions when it comes to Christmas cards. I mean, I have four gorgeous, photogenic children, three adorable dogs and a kitten to place beside them on the hearth, with the obligatory Christmas tree and stockings hung behind. I should clearly be sending out the best Christmas cards. But that's not how things work out for me. It's not my fault, though. It's the rapidly rising standards of the cards arriving in my mailbox. They're oppressing me.

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Best Educational and Fun Websites for Kids

Limiting the time kids spend on the computer in this digital era can be a daunting task. But there are plenty of fun educational sites kids will love that make learning a blast. Learn about some of these great sites here.

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District Wharf Reestablishes Washington, D.C. as a Waterfront Destination

District Wharf, the mile-long stretch along the Potomac River with restaurants, retailers, residences and businesses, is reestablishing Washington, D.C. as a waterfront city and destination. It is the largest waterfront development in the country. Learn why The Wharf is where locals and visitors will go for water activities, fine dining, shopping, live music, cultural events and festivals.

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Holiday Party Games for All Ages

Playing a game at a holiday party brings everyone together, encourages laughter and creates wonderful memories. Games are not only for the kids. Adults enjoy the friendly competition and camaraderie that comes from playing a game. Here are some great games for both kids and adults that you'll want to play at your next holiday party.

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Tips for Helping Children Sleep Well During the Holidays

From late-night parties and holiday travel to school performances and visiting relatives, the holiday season is packed with sleep disruptions. Read on for age-appropriate tips to keep holiday nights silent and restful, so kids can enjoy a merry season.

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Tips for Stress-Free Holidays

Are holiday traditions, parties, volunteer commitments and shopping turning you into a frenzied ringmaster of a runaway circus train? For your sanity and for your health, put the brakes on the holiday rush. Here's how.

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Tips to Help Kids Prepare for Their Performing Arts Audition

This audition process is a great learning opportunity for your child, focusing around competition, composure and discipline in their preparation. But it can also cause a lot of added stress. Learn how to help your child beat the nerves and nail their performing arts audition.

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When Nutrition Is the Prescription

In a country where being overweight is the new normal, and junk food is an everyday snack, nutrition is no longer taking a back seat and is finally being recognized by medical schools and doctors for its importance in keeping patients healthy. Find out how one doctor incorporated nutrition into her pediatrics practice.

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Worst Mistakes Parents Make When Talking to Kids

All parents have the same familiar complaints about their children's annoying communication habits: they don't listen, they argue, they ignore, they talk back. What most of us do not realize is that children also have complaints about their parents' communication mistakes. Here are some of the most common complaints from children about how their parents talk to them.

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