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Why don’t we hand MOM the playbook and whistle?

Team sports and other athletic activities can be fun for the whole family to watch and enjoy. But what about parent participation? Moms can pack a team snack for half time, make cheering signs for the game, give a warm hug to make a sprained ankle feel better, but it’s...

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Julie Foudy: Choose to Matter

Guest post from Julie Foudy: I love playing sports for a long list of reasons, but I especially love sports because they help define who we are: Sports give you confidence.  Sports give you strength.  Sports give you a voice (hence, the nickname Loudy Foudy). Sports teach teamwork and leadership. Yet...

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The Best Smart Phone Apps for Kids

As promised, we’ve searched the web and found some of the most colorful, active and cutest apps for you to share with your little ones. Parenting’s Birthday Party Play Time Apple.com Smack Talk Parenting.com Freshwater Aquarium Apple.com Mad Libs Apple.com iTot Toddler Flascards Parenting.com Pictureka! Parenting.com Lulu in Australia Apple.com...

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Kids and smart phone apps…what do you think?

How often do you see a toddler in a stroller on the metro or waiting in line at the grocery playing on his mother’s smart phone? It may seem strange (or dangerous) for these little hands to be holding an expensive device, but what if he’s actually learning or developing...

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And the winners are…

The 3 “Live like a Superstar” winners of our $100 Amazon gift cards are… Brooke Allen: Plays lacrosse and field hockey and makes good choices. Natalie Flanders: Started a Girl Talk chapter at her middle school so she could help other girls make good decisions, and is now on the Girl Talk...

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New Year’s Resolutions for the Family

According to this ABC News article, nearly 41 percent of Americans are making resolutions this year, and 35 percent will break them by the end of the month. A lot of these resolutions revolve around working out, eating healthy or losing weight. But what if you’re a parent of a child...

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Chirp Chirp!

Even when it’s too cold to go outside and explore nature, you can still bring backyard birds of all kinds to your window to watch them enjoy a winter day’s snack. You can make your very own bird feeder with just a few simple items from around the house. What...

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Make your own snow globe!

Snow globes are fun to have on display through the winter months no matter where you live. Even if you’re in Arizona or New Mexico, you can still have your own little winter wonderland to enjoy. If you want to be creative, maybe you could even put mini cacti statues...

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Welcome Mallory Weggemann!

Today, the Ask, Listen, Learn team is happy to announce our final addition to the Superstar Team in 2011. Please welcome Mallory Weggemann, US Paralympic Champion! Mallory has been a swimmer since age 7, but in 2008, a routine epidural for back pain changed her life when she was paralyzed from...

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Underage drinking hits a record low

From The Century Council blog: Monitoring the Future survey is one of the leading annual studies of the behaviors, attitudes, and values of American secondary school students, college students, and young adults. Today, they announced their 2011 survey results, which showed marked decreases in almost all categories of underage drinking. The survey, a...

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