A family vacation to the Curtain Bluff Resort in Antigua »

Mom Central CEO, Stacy DeBroff and her family recently vacationed at Antigua’s all inclusive Curtain Bluff Resort. While there they enjoyed fabulous food (including a real British “high tea”) water skiing, tennis, boating and more including a trip to their spa and to see the island.

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Zagg-nut »

I've become power-obsessed. No, I'm not considering the overthrow of a small nation (TechDadCentralia ?!?) but rather I spend way too much time worrying about how much battery power I have left on my various hand-held devices. Growing up in the 70's, some of my fondest memories were spending time with my Great Aunt & Uncle who lived in the small mining town of California, PA -- about 30 miles due south of Pittsburgh. My Uncle Frank was the proud owner of a Lincoln Continental Mark IV and I always found it fascinating that whenever the car's gas gauge dropped below three-quarters, my uncle went on a quest to find the nearest service station in order to "top off the tank". His unwavering devotion to a full tank always made me laugh.

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Meet Sara Brzowsky, a great Mom Blogger at Parade! »

Moms are natural facilitators. We want to use our energy and empathy to smooth things out,wipe up tears, make things better. We don't want to be killjoys is how DeBroff puts it. (In myexperience, the best moms are the ones who are exactly that on occasion). And yet we all know thatwe have to withdraw, little by little, so that our children can learn to do more for themselves—whether it's in the area of personal hygiene, schoolwork or human relations. Some moms are better atthis than others, but many are struggling. Obviously, if you lay out your kids clothes every singlemorning, he isn’t going to know how to choose his outfit by himself; if you speak to his teacherabout a homework issue, he won’t learn how to have that discussion himself; and we all know, don’twe, that trying to solve a social problem for your child (after a certain age) generally spellsdisaster.

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How to travel with a baby »

During the summer and the holidays, many families travel to visit relatives or explore new places. Traveling doesn't have to stop when you have a baby. It can be challenging, but with the following tips, traveling with your baby can be an enjoyable experience.

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How to feel pretty and pregnant »

Pregnancy is a very exciting time in a woman's life. From the moment you saw a positive result on the home pregnancy test to the time you feel the baby move inside of you, pregnancy includes a full spectrum of emotions. The initial feelings are generally those of excitement and nervousness. As you read books, take classes, and listen to advice from others, you become more comfortable with the idea of pregnancy. However, nobody tells you that as you get bigger, you feel big and unattractive. Here are some fun ways you can feel pretty and pregnant.

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California Academy of Sciences in San Francisco »

My oldest son's fascination with the albino alligator caused us to journey back to see it several times during the day. (It helped it was located next to the bathrooms.) Once when we approached, a docent was conducting an information session about the swamp habitat which contained the alligator. We listened, asked questions, and learned.

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How to encourage children to eat healthy foods »

I have three boys and am amazed by how quickly they are growing. As they grow, I want them to get all the nutrients their little bodies need. It can become challenging when they go through the “picky eating” stages, especially with foods that are healthy. So, how do you encourage young children to eat healthy foods?

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Last minute Father’s Day gift ideas and children’s activities »

Father's Day is here, the one day a year when we celebrate the fathers in our lives! With little ones, you may be trying to think of a way to help your kids show their dad how much they love and care about him. Here are some fun, last minute ways in which you can help your kids celebrate Father's Day!

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With my own two eyes: Lexus Family Safety Camp »

I once drove a race car at 147.6 miles per hour to celebrate a landmark birthday a few years ago. I admit it - I have a need for speed. This need isn't met as I drive my three boys around in my minivan everyday. That's why I paid money for the privilege to drive it like I stole it.

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KinderCone »

Starting first grade marks a milestone in every child’s life. While the prospect of learning and meeting new friends proves exciting for both children and their parents, embarking on something so new and unfamiliar can feel daunting, too. To help make this transition easier and more fun, young children in Austria and Germany are given a Schultüte, a cone made from sturdy, colorful paper and filled with treats and school supplies, as they leave home for the first day of first grade.

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You’re Not the Boss of Me »

As a best selling author and renowned parenting expert, Betsy Brown Braun offers advice on the tricky task of raising 4- to 12-year-olds in her book: You’re Not the Boss of Me. Throughout the book, Braun reassures us that every parent has been frustrated with the occasional “bratty behaviors” of children while reminding us that we the power to shape how our children behave.

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