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Royal baby named George Alexander Louis

Prince William and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge show

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William and Kate have named their little prince, George Alexander Louis. And I'm sure as any new parents can attest, coming up with the perfect name wasn't an easy task. After all, it's the first big responsibility you have as a parent.

Many newbie moms and dads often think long and hard about what to name their little one -- and I'm sure it was no different for the royal baby. So why did...

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Feeding the kids: Sweet potato bread with blueberries

The sweet potato bread with blueberries can be

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In my ongoing quest to find tasty, kid-friendly food appropriate for the whole family, this week I chose a delicious breakfast bread that can also be a light dessert. I found the recipe in "From A Southern Oven The Savories, The Sweets," by Jean Anderson (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt; $32.50).

Sweet Potato Bread with Blueberries

Ingredients - 2 cups sifted all-purpose flour -...

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10 celebrities who became new dads at 50

"30 Rock" star Alec Baldwin and wife Hilaria

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Daddy or Grandpa?

Some of our favorite male celebrities entered the realm of new fatherhood after turning 50. From Alec Baldwin and Bruce Willis to Steve Martin and more, CelebrityBabyScoop.com took a look at 10 celebrities who became new dads after turning 50.

Alec Baldwin "30 Rock" star Alec Baldwin and wife Hilaria Baldwin, 29, expect their first...

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The Smurfs part of U.S. Forest Service ads, contest encouraging kids to get into the forest

The Smurfs appear in U.S. Forest Service public

Smurf characters and film footage from “The Smurfs 2” appear in U.S. Forest Service public service advertisements for a “Discover the Forest” campaign encouraging children and families to get outside and experience nature.

An online promotion continuing through July encourages families to visit a forest, take photos of something blue and submit them via social media to enter for a chance to...

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Disney CEO Robert Iger helps his LI elementary school get playground

The Fulton Avenue School in Oceanside received a

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Billy Crystal — who recently donated $1 million to Long Beach — isn’t the only well-known former Long Islander to help his hometown recover from superstorm Sandy’s wrath. Disney chief executive Robert Iger, once a student at the Fulton Avenue School in Oceanside, was instrumental in helping his childhood home receive a gift of an “Imagination Playground” on June 18.

The Fulton Avenue School...

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5 ways to sneak in family fitness

Fitness expert, Denise Austin, offers tips on how

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Sure it's hot out there. But that doesn't mean your fitness routine should take the back seat. Summer is a great time to get moving with your family.

Finding it hard to squeeze fitness in, especially with camp, play dates, barbecues and more? Fitness expert and book author Denise Austin suggested five simple ways you can sneak in exercise with your family.

1. Introduce activity into...

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Camp visiting day dos and don'ts

American Camp Association, New York and New Jersey

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If your kids are attending sleep away camp this summer, you may be gearing up for visiting day. While you're counting down the days and packing up your child's favorite things to bring, you may want to keep in mind that each camp has their own visiting day guidelines.

In addition to checking out the specific visiting day guidelines offered by your child's camp, you may want to check out the...

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9 reasons to regret stay-home motherhood

One mom, facing an empty nest, says she

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One 50-something mom, blogger and author posted a lament recently on the Huffington Post, listing nine reasons she regretted living her life as a stay-at-home mother. The youngest of her three sons is entering his senior year of high school. In an interview from her Westchester home, Lisa Endlich Heffernan discussed the reaction she received to her post, "Why I Regret Being a Stay-at-Home...

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New science camp for teens at Molloy College

Teens ages 13-16 can check out the new

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If your teen prefers microscopes and beakers over video games, you may want to enroll them in Molloy College's Summer Science Camp.

Budding scientists ages 13-16 can spend two weeks participating in lab experiments and learn more about anatomy and physiology, microbiology, chemistry, physics, earth science and marine biology and environmental studies through The Center for Estuarine, Environmental...

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9 things Kate Middleton should know before delivering

While the world waits for the royal baby's

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From the time a woman gets pregnant, most likely she was inundated with stories from other moms about their experience giving birth — and royal mommy-to-be Kate Middleton is likely no exception

I remember hearing stories that helped me get excited while others I could have lived without. Before I had my daughter, there were a few things friends and family confided in me that helped me embrace...

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