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Little Duck Organics and Aquaball Sampling at Citibabes!

Finding healthy snacks for children has always been a struggle. You pick up an item thinking it's healthy, than you see canola oil or "Natural Flavors" listed in the ingredients. If the ingredients are so natural, why don't the companies list the details? "Natural Flavoring" (vs. Naturally Flavored) has become a loop hole to hide ingredients that the brand does not want the consumer to see. Working at a brand management company that specializes in food and beverage companies, I have the privilege to test many brands, some known and others new. As we review new brands, I ...

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Vulnerability and Birth

By Deb Flashenberg, Founder and Director of NYC's Prenatal Center

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Embracing Gender Neutrality and Letting Kids be Kids

By now, everyone’s heard of helicopter parenting, and how it can have lasting damage on our kids. Many parents are now making a conscious effort to give their children space, allowing them to make their own friends and answer their own homework, not knowing that they’re limiting their kids in other ways.

As Patt Morrison explains in her column for the LA Times, more often than not, parents are raising kids who, “though very accomplished academically, were rather existentially impotent,” and “unable to do the stuff of life.” Hand-holding has gone beyond simply helping them with their homework ...

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Easing into Autumn, by Lori Singer

Are you sad about trading your summer swimsuits and sandals for long-sleeved shirts, and closed-toed shoes? Are you excited about sending your kids to school, but anxious about juggling their calendars with your work and home schedules? Beat the end-of-season blues by transitioning into autumn with grace. 

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Back to School Essentials

As hard as it is to say goodbye to summer, at least we can shop for cute new fall wardrobes and gear up for kids heading back to school. 

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