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“How to Use Mouthwash While Pregnant” — Real Article

Wondering just how OCD our culture can get when it comes to child safety? In a recent post by a woman worried sick about everything she ate, drank and did while pregnant, she mentioned an article that actually explained “How to Use Mouthwash While Pregnant.” It tells pregnant women to stop using any mouthwash with alcohol […]

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Help! My skin is growing moist! (Photo credit: Valerie Everett)

Brand New Fear! “Bounce Houses Too Hot” Says Study

. What happens when polio and smallpox aren’t taking their toll anymore? Well you just have to look a little harder to find an unspeakable menace stalking our kids. As so, reports this article from Science Daily: Heat safety issues in bounce houses can put children in danger, according to a new University of Georgia […]

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Kids, you only have to drain one of these after the hike.

My Kid’s Camp Made Her Drink So Much Water that She Got Sick

. This comment came in the other day and deserves a closer look. It comes from “Scout Mom,” the mother of two 9-year-olds. And she later found out that at meal time, it was not that each girl had to drink a specific amount, it’s that each table had to collectively drink another two bottles […]

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That man just threw Pikachu into his trunk!

Of Pokemon and Predators

. By now you have heard that more people have downloaded Pokemon Go than any other app ever. That Nintendo’s stock jumped 25% in one week. That it’s getting kids to actually leave the house to go play — voluntarily! And you have probably also heard of the four guys arrested in a black BMW […]

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Orlando shooting that you do not have to discuss with your kids.

Advice About Parenting Advice

. Below are some tips sent to me because, as a mommy blogger, I am assumed to be constantly looking for some expert to tell clueless, flummoxed me how to talk to my kids about __________. Fill in the blank. Something awful. It could be ticks, cancer, earthquakes or, God help us, the election. Today […]

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Hats off!

Kudos to Parents Magazine (Yes! Parents Magazine!)

. I was giving my Free-Range Kids talk at a suburban New York school the other night and one of the audience members kept smiling as I whipped through all the reasons we’re so afraid for our kids. This lady was clearly on my side — speakers are always gauging the audience, by the way — and […]

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