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familyCelebrate "Love Your Pet Day!"

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Mark your calendars. Feb. 20 is “Love Your Pet Day,” and while we know you love ‘em all year round, take advantage of the holiday to treat them extra special! And remember, when it comes to our fine furry friends, it’s the little things that count! more...

family6 Creative cheap ways to curb cabin fever

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Long weekend. Long winter. With the piles of snow covering many states right now and kids out of school, it’s up to parents and caregivers to get creative, especially if the roads aren't clear or there's more snow on the way. Here are some ideas to tweak your imagination from howdini and moms around the more...

familyFamily Safety: Graco car seats recall

Graco Car seat harness Buckle Recall
Millions of car seats are being recalled by baby product giant, Graco. While no injuries have been reported, Graco says the buckles can jam making it difficult to unlock especially in an emergency.

3.9 million toddler convertible car seats and harnessed booster seats made from 2009 to 2013 are in the recall. Models Affected: Toddler Convertible Car Seats: Cozy Cline, Comfort Sport, Classic Ride 50, My Ride 65, My Ride 70, My Ride 65 with Safety Surround, Size4Me 70, My Size 70, Head Wise 70, Smart Seat. Harnessed Booster Seats: Nautilus 3-in-1, Nautilus Elite and Argos.

Graco says the buckles get jammed when crumbs and drinks get into the buckle areas. They suggest cleaning the buckles or requesting a new improved replacement buckle for your child’s seat.

Parents can contact Graco directly for the replacement.
Graco customer service team at 800-345-4109 (Mon. through Fri. 9 a.m.- 5 p.m.) or email

Video instructions on cleaning and replacement can be found on Graco Baby website.

familyCold and flu season: Wash your hands!

How kids can prevent a cold by washing their hands
This post sponsored by Dial.

Colds and flu spread through classrooms, day-care centers or from friend to friend really quickly mainly because children do not wash their hands often enough or long enough. Then, they bring the germs home and give them to their folks and siblings. It's up to you to clean up this more...

familyWinter first aid: Know the signs of frostbite

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The Polar Vortex descended on the northern U.S. bringing the kind of cold many have never experienced before. It’s more important than ever to know how to care for yourself and your family in snow and more...
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