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Get your kids involved in Thanksgiving

by Gina Roberts-Grey

Preparing a Thanksgiving dinner presents families with many fun, and sometimes challenging, opportunities. From sharing recipes passed down from your great-grandmother to negotiating who gets the drumsticks, there are many tasks to accomplish before everyone sits down to a delicious dinner.

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By Gina Roberts-Grey

While the advances in technology have led to a generation of Internet-savvy kids, they have also created the need for parents to take a crash course in how to balance safe and fun play online.

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Make sure your child is safe at camp

By Gina Roberts-Grey

Before Jenny Bigsby enrolled her two children in day camp last year, she pored over listings of possible activities and contemplated what camps would or would not fit into her family's budget.

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How to meet the people on your street

By Gina Roberts-Grey

Who are the people in your neighborhood? Do you know the neighbor you always politely wave to across the street?

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Moms, it’s time to climb out of your style rut

By Gina Roberts-Grey

Maybe you’ve lost your confidence. Or you feel you never really developed your own look. 

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Advice for a (relatively) peaceful sleepover

By Gina Roberts-Grey

The thought of hosting a slumber party is a common source of parental headaches. Uncertainty over what to feed the guests, what boundaries to set and what condition your house will be left in prompts many to put their foot down and ban sleepovers at their home.

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Finding someone to watch the kids takes perseverance and imagination

By Gina Roberts-Grey

I refuse to give out my baby sitter’s information. It took us too long to find one and I don’t want her to get so popular that she’ll be too busy to watch our kids,” says mother of three Alyse Fabizak of East Syracuse.

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Have fun and stay active during the winter months

By Gina Roberts-Grey

Chilly temperatures and snow storms can often leave families in Central New York feeling trapped indoors during the winter. If your kids are crawling up the walls in search of something fun to do, don’t despair. Your entire family can fight the urge to become couch potatoes with a creative perspective on the elements and a commitment to beat the winter blues.

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Reasonable resolutions set your child up for success


By Gina Roberts-Grey

Reinventing oneself through diet, exercise or education likely tops the list of many parents as 2006 makes its appearance. As we work to keep our pledge to be more organized, save more money or eat more vegetables, be assured that our children are aware of our actions.

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