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Parenting Mar-13

Parenting magazine is the nation's premier magazine for moms. Each issue contains age-specific child development guidance, information and tips on health and safety, and the best proven ways to stimulate your child's learning. Parenting is a great source of knowledge for new, expectant, and experienced moms everywhere.

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United States
Language:
English
Publisher:
Meredith Corporation
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what's off-limits?

Kid got the sniffles? Ask if your ped takes questions via e-mail or through a patient portal. What to ask before you hit send: Don't e-mail urgent requests—call instead. Prescription refills, referral requests, scheduling appointments, and follow-up questions are typically fine. Who will See My E-Mails? Double-check that the office has a secure server so you don't need to worry about your confidential medical queries ending up in the wrong hands. What's the Response Time? Knowing how often and what times your pediatrician logs on may influence whether and when you call or e-mail.…

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help your kids feel safe again

We'll never be able to make any sense out of the horrific event at Sandy Hook Elementary, but we can learn from it and help our kids process it all. Parenting turned to the trusted experts on our Editorial Advisory Board and our monthly columnist and partner, The American Academy of Pediatrics, to bring you the best possible advice for the worst of times like this. “How much do we tell the kids?” That was the question all of us grappled with on December 14, 2012. Images and news reports of the senseless national tragedy that left 20 first-graders and six adults dead just before what was supposed to be a joyful holiday season were inescapable for weeks—and continue to be a constant thrum of horror in our hearts and our…

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quick tip!

SUNDAYMONDAYTUESDAYWEDNESDAYTHURSDAYFRIDAYSATURDAYMAKE THESE DISHES ON SUNDAY123ROAST CHICKENRinse chicken, remove giblets, and pat dry. Rub with butter, salt, and pepper. Roast with carrots, onions, celery, and potatoes at 400F for 20 minutes per pound.4CURRIED CHICKEN SALADChop breast meat into cubes. Add 1/2 cup Greek yogurt, 1/4 cup raisins, 1/2 cup fresh chopped celery, 1/2 Tbsp curry powder, and salt and pepper to taste. Serve in a tortilla.56CHICKEN AND POTATO HASHHeat 2 Tbsp oil in a skillet; add potatoes (from Sunday). When potatoes begin to brown and crisp, stir in shredded thigh meat; cook until heated through.78TORTILLA SOUPBring 1 quart chicken stock to a boil. Add remaining chicken, vegetables (from Sunday), salsa, corn, chopped cilantro, and lime juice. Simmer 5 minutes.910PASTABoil your favorite pasta shape in well-salted water until al dente. Drizzle leftover…

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quick tip

[serves 8 to 10] Heat 1 Tbsp vegetable oil over medium heat. Add 1 large chopped onion; sauté for 3 minutes. Add 2 minced garlic cloves; sauté for 1 minute. Place all in a slow cooker. Add 1 Tbsp oil to the pan, then sauté 1 lb lean ground beef about 5 minutes. Add the cooked beef; 1 (15-oz) can each rinsed and drained white beans, kidney beans, pinto beans, and black beans; 1 (28-oz) can diced tomatoes with juice; 2 (15-oz) cans tomato juice; 2 Tbsp chili powder; 1 Tbsp cumin; 2 bay leaves; and 2 tsp kosher salt to the slow cooker. Cover and cook on low for 8 hours. Serve with sour cream, grated cheddar cheese, and other fave fixings. Freeze in individual containers for up to 3…

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picky-eater pleaser

Got Easter leftovers? These three little snacks are high in protein and big on taste—perfect between-meal bites. No. 1 GUACAMOL-EGG Mash up a hard-boiled egg or two with an avocado. Season to taste with lemon juice, salt, and pepper and serve with baked tortilla chips. No. 2 HOPPED-UP HUMMUSStir chopped eggs and roasted red peppers into store-bought hummus. Stuff inside a mini—pita pocket. No. 3 TUNARRIFICMash one can drained tuna with an egg, minced celery, and a dollop of olive-oil mayonnaise or yogurt. Serve with crackers. SUB IN CHOPPED CHICKEN INSTEAD OF TUNA…

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picky-eater pleaser

They may be tiny, but these little green gems pack a big nutritional punch. Here are six ways to dish 'em up. 1Pea-camole Mash 1 cup peas with half an avocado. Fold in 1 seeded, chopped tomato, 1 Tbsp chopped cilantro, and 1 crushed garlic clove. Season with salt and pepper. 2Little Dumplins Combine 1 cup peas, 1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese, 1 garlic clove, salt, and pepper in a food processor. Drop spoonfuls of the mixture into the middle of wonton wrappers. Fold and pinch the edges together to form triangles. Bake in a 350°F oven for 15 to 20 minutes, or until golden. 3Smoke Signals Crisp 1/4 cup chopped bacon, ham, or prosciutto in a nonstick pan with 1 small chopped yellow onion. Add 2 cups peas, salt, and pepper, and…

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