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How To Talk to Your Kids About Tragedy

This morning we focused a lot about the terrible shooting in Orlando that happened over the weekend.

It's hard for adults to discuss this sort of thing, let alone children...

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Patrick Pipino, Facebook Page
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Sean And Bethany Talk to Patrick Pipino About His Viral Springsteen Tardy Excuse [AUDIO]

Yesterday, Saratoga native Patrick Pipino wrote a note to his daughter's school asking them to forgive her for being a little late. While we have all written an excuse note or two for our kids Patrick's was a little different and perhaps a bit more honest.

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Halloween Safety Tips Every Parent Should Know

I haven't been this excited for Halloween since I was a little girl. I grew up in Scotia and wish I could say that my costumes were super cool, but I was obsessed with ballet, so I was a perpetual ballerina. So if you remember a little girl showing up for candy at your house, wearing the same costume every year, that was probably me.

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This Kid Just Does Not Want To Nap -Hysterical [VIDEO]

Wow- I remember those days.  You try literally EVERYTHING to get your kid to snooze.  In my time we would put him in a pen and read "Goodnite Moon" to him.  That only worked for a short time, like about a week.  Not with THIS kid?  He's got a future on the debate team.  

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‘Operation Halloween’ Helps to Protect Your Kids From Sex Offenders This Halloween

When my husband and I got a notice in the mail letting us know that a registered sex offender moved into a place a couple blocks from where we live, red flags popped up and we vowed to keep an even closer eye on our little guy, especially on Halloween night when the streets will be a little busier with lots of little people roaming them.

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Shannon Abbott via YouTube
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‘Mommy’s Hallelujah’ Goes Viral [WATCH]

I've been blessed. My son is the perfect baby. Yeah, I know most parents will say the same thing about their baby, but really. My son is so happy and content and has slept (mostly) through the night for months and rarely cries and is outrageously loving. And that scares me a little.

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Interview With Parentology Host Paula Gretzinger -Capital Region Sunday [VIDEO]

It's always nice to have someone on the Capital Region Sunday program who is as committed to our community as this week's guest—Paula Gretzinger from the locally produced hit show "Parentology."

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Caden's First Day - Andrea McMaster
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Amazing Poem For Moms On Their Kids’ First Day Of School

My wife has been having a very hard time with our son Caden's first of school. I have been mocking her for about a solid week now saying things like, "Guess what they send them home everyday now" and "It's a school bus not a black hole!" The truth of the matter is , I do know what she is going through and it can be a pretty emotional day for a Mom , especially if it is her only little baby who is entering the big boy world.

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Should You Bribe Your Kids?

I forget who said it, but someone said that electronics is the currency that you can use to bribe your kids.  I feel that way at my house.  If they don't behave, no computer, no iPad, and most of the time, it works fairly well...

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8 Baby Items You Need and 5 You Definitely Don’t

When you're going to have a baby, the world seems so confusing!  Especially if you go shopping for the little creature!

Frankly I don't think it's fair how ads, and other moms, and the internet and pinterest make you feel like you have to have every single product for your baby or else you'll certainly fail at motherhood...

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UCSD Professor Requires Nudity For Final Exam

Ricardo Dominguez, a professor who teaches a visual arts class at the University of California at San Diego has required the students to be naked for the final part of the course for 11 years now...

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A 6 Year Old Boy’s Family Have Him Kidnapped To Teach Him A Lesson?

WARNIG: THIS STORY IS DISTURBING

Sadly it is all too easy to see parenting fails in this world. This one comes to us from Missouri where a family decided that the best way to teach their son about the dangers of kidnapping is to actually make him live through that trauma. 

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