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Are You Doing All You Need to Do for Your Child's Vision?

Did you know that the American Optometric Association suggests that during the growth years, children should have their vision and eye health checked annually by a pediatric eye specialist?

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Date Night With Your Mate

Are you skipping date night with your mate? Do you find yourself spending less time with your spouse because of everyday responsibilities, work and children? A recent study shows you may want to rethink the amount of time you spend with the one you love.

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Fun Facts About Our Presidents

Which president married his teacher? Who modeled for a magazine during college? Which president liked to skinny dip in the Potomac River? To celebrate Presidents Day, here are 45 fun and fascinating facts about our commanders-in-chief.

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Get Ready for Summer Day Camp Adventures

Summer day camp is a place where children can stretch their minds, exercise their bodies, develop new interests and forge lasting friendships. For young children, it is a good introduction to the camp experience. For older ones, it is a way to enjoy the activities without the overnight option. Day camp programs vary from one setting to the next. So how can you help make the most of your child's day camp experience?

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Jump Into a Spanish Musical Adventure

"Listos para saltar" Ready to jump? 123Andres is here to get you up, get you active and get you learning Espanol while bopping to the beat! With two children's music albums, including the recently released "Arriba Abajo," 123Andres specializes in making kids feel comfortable, welcome and excited to learn a new language. Half of the songs are in English, half are sung in Spanish and all of them are sung in a zippy, upbeat tone by a delighted 123Andres.

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My Teen is an Eyerolling Gold Medalist

My 17-year-old is a Junior Olympic gold medalist in Eye Rolling. Oh yeah. Take that perfect ACT score mom! And you know what? My 15-year-old got the silver medal. How lucky am I?

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NMAAHC - D.C.'s Newest Treasure

Since opening in late September, the National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC) has been a popular destination for locals and tourists alike. Located at 1400 Constitution Ave., NW, the building is the final museum to be placed on the National Mall.

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Treating the Common Cold in Kids

It is called the common cold for good reason. There are more than one billion colds annually in the United States. "The common cold, which peaks between October and March, accounts for 22 million missed school days and 20 million absences from work each year," says Nancy C. Kim, a pediatrician with Pediatrics of Arlington in Arlington, Va.

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Why Kids Hate to Brush Their Teeth

At some point, most young children go on strike from tooth-brushing, clamping their jaws shut and refusing to let their parents come near them with the dreaded brush. There are many reasons why toddlers and preschool-age children sometimes resist having their teeth brushed.

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Winter Crafts With Kids

To keep your children's hands and minds busy indoors while it's frigid outside, try these four flakey activities.

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