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Michelle Obama tackles childhood obesity

First lady Michelle Obama's official portrait was taken

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Tackling childhood obesity is top priority for first lady Michelle Obama. In 2010, she launched the "Let's Move!" campaign, dedicated to changing the way children think about food and nutrition, improving access to healthy, affordable food in school and at home, and encouraging kids to be active.

Healthy living is also something she practices with her own family at the White House....

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Removing gross stains from baby clothes

Easy tips to remove gross stains from baby

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Life's messy parenting moments ... we've all been there. You're at the mall and Baby pees through his/her clothes. Or Baby vomits on your shoulder as you're walking out the door to work.

The good news is there are easy ways to remove even the grossest baby stains. Here, Clorox shares tips on removing everything from baby food to vomit, plus cleaning tricks for baby toys and more.

Urine...

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Bravo greenlights 'Extreme Guide to Parenting'

“Extreme Guide to Parenting,” a new show from

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Bravo’s about to get into it with yet another entire group of folks — parents.

Its upcoming series “Extreme Guide to Parenting” aims to look at some of the “unique” ways we raise our children.

Attachment parenting is one approach that will be examined on the show, so defined by the cable network as breast-feeding a child until he or she is 4 or older. The show will also take a look at...

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10 ways to keep kids safe online

Experts provide tips on keeping your kids safe

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If Notre Dame superstar Manti Teʻo could have been duped, how easy would it be for a predator to fool a teen girl on the Internet? Very easy, according to new research published in the journal "Pediatrics."

The study found 30 percent of teen girls reported meeting face-to-face with people they met online. The research shows those meetings are more likely to happen for girls who engage...

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Book review: 'Wine Makes Mommy Clever'

Cover of "Wine Makes Mommy Clever"

I despise those little novelty books with funny illustrations and uplifting sayings, but the title of the forthcoming “Wine Makes Mommy Clever” (Chronicle, $8.95) made me curious. There’s a good reason I and 651,640 others are fans of the Moms Who Need Wine page on Facebook.

The book really isn’t about moms who like some chardonnay on a night out with the girls, but about the sometimes quirky...

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Red Mango in Plainview to host fundraiser for local teen

The sweet and creamy frozen yogurt at Red

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Head to Red Mango in Plainview (257 S. Oyster Bay Rd.) today and enjoy a sweet treat to help support a local teen.

Salvatore Milo, 16, of Farmingdale, suffered a traumatic brain injury as well as multiple fractures and injuries after being struck by a car while walking home from school in October. He is currently undergoing physical, occupational and speech therapy.

According to Milo's...

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Family-friendly performances on Long Island in March

"Pinocchio" will take place at Carriage House Theatre,

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Children love watching their favorite characters come to life on stage, and there's no shortage of theatrical events on Long Island. Since many of the shows require some forethought, here's a sampling of family-friendly shows throughout March to help you plan a fun-filled day.

"Pinocchio" at Carriage House Theatre, Vanderbilt Mansion (180 Little Neck Rd., Centerport) every Saturday...

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Free (and cheap!) activities for kids on Long Island in March

The ExploreLI Street Team filled their baskets at

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Need weekend plans or something to do with the kids during the week? There are a ton of free children's events at local libraries, but we also found free and cheap ($5 or less) things to do elsewhere this month. Whether you have one, two, three or more kids in tow, here's a roundup of fun, budget-friendly events in March.

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Nature Tales at Seatuck Environmental Association (550 South...

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