Lynn M. Dean
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Reading/Writing

The Importance of Storytime (1100)
Why Reading to your Baby is Important (1200)
10 Ways to Keep Your Child Reading this Summer (1200)
Coaxing Your Reluctant Reader into a Book (1500)
Sneak Some Reading into Your Child's Day (450)
Coffee, Tea, Toys and Books: Rediscover Your Local Public Library (850)
Turn Off the Tube and Open a Book (600)
Keep Your Kids Reading Skills Current this Summer (750)
Subscribe to Fun and the Reading Battle's Won (1000) - great magazines for young readers
Please Mr. Postman, Bring Me a Letter: Revive the Lost Art of Letter Writing (700)

Math/Science

11 Sneaky Ways to Teach Your Child Math (900)
Your Backyard Science Classroom (1000)
It's Snow Fun: 8 Winter Science Ideas (700)
6 Ways to Raise Scientists (500)
Take a Walk on the Wild Side: Discover the Wildlife in Your Own Backyard (500)
Gardening Together (800)

Social Science

Make History Come Alive (800)
Take Your Kids Around the World on a Flying Carpet - exploring the world from home (1400)
Teaching Our Kids Patriotism (700)
Make the Most of Your Museum Visit (1000)

Extracurriculars

Art Smarts (950)
From Doodles to Drawing: Nurturing the Artist in Your Child
Help Your Family Embrace the Arts (750)

Babies, Toddlers and Preschoolers

Why Reading to Your Baby is Important (1200)
The Name Game - can you ever really pick the "right" name for your baby? Humor (800)
No More Diapers? Humor (800)
How to Choose a Good Daycare Center (1400)
It's None of My Business But... dealing with unwanted advice (1300)
Give Yourself the Gift of Time Alone - Humor (500)
When Mommy Wants to Run Away - strategies to cope when Mom's at her wits end (1300)
And Other Duties as Required - Welcome to Motherhood - Humorous essay on all the different hats mothers must wear (800)
Up, Up and Away: Air Travel with Kids Made Easier (1200)
Vaccinations Target the Real Threat to Your Child - Filler (200)
Secondhand Smoke Can Endanger Your Baby - Filler (200)
Love Each Child Individually
Ears to You Kid (2000) - exploring children's ear problems
Mind Your Manners Please: Mrs. Mom's Nitty Gritty Table Manners 101 (700)

The Elementary Years

Parents as Partners in Education (1400)
Guiding Your Child's Journey Through the School Years (1000)
Parents in Schools - volunteer today (500)
Successful Parent - Teacher Conferences (1000)
7 Ways to Help Your Kids with Homework (1100)
Too Sick for School? (600+ 2 sidebars)
Is Your Child Experiencing School Phobia? (900)
Thank Your Child's Teacher Today (550)
Does Your Child Have a Learning Disability (1000)
Do You Hear What I Hear ?(700) - exploring hearing loss in children
Play Games and Increase Your Kid's Brainpower (1000)

Tweens and Teens

Parenting Tomorrow's Teen Today (1200)
Easing Your Child's Transition to Middle School or Junior High (800)
Home Alone Too - when are kids old enough? (900)
Safe on the Bridge: 7 Strategies to Help Your Children Fight Peer Pressure (500)
Raising Girls in the 21st
Go to Your Room - Can two girls live together peacefully? Humor (800)
How to Talk to Your Tweens and Teens About Drugs, Alcohol and Tobacco (1200)
Kids and Smoking: What Parents Can Do (750)
Can We Talk? Five Ways to Get Your Teen to Open Up (500)
Handling Teens is Easy if You Remember 5 Simple Rules (1000)

Humor

The Changing Names of Motherhood
Snips and Snails and Puppy Dog Tails - raising boys vs girls (800)
And Other Duties as Required - mom's many hats (800)
The Name Game - can one ever pick the right name? (800)
Go to Your Room - Can two girls live together peacefully? (800)
Handling Teens is Easy if You Remember 5 Simple Rules (1000)
Never Say Never (1000)

Boredom Busters

13 Cures for Cabin Fever (1200)
I'm Bored - 10+ ideas to cure boredom (1200)
Recycle that Trash into Fun: 12 Cheap Ways to Entertain Your Kids (800)
Replace the Whining with Music: 12 Ways to Turn Everyday items into Musical Fun (900)
Craft Some Fun with Your Kids (1000)
Turn Off the Tube and Tune into Family Fun (700)
Cheap Backyard Fun (550)

Family Living

Savvy Ways to Dress Your Child for Less (2200)
Sew Thrifty - quick ideas that can save big bucks(1200)
Rags to Riches - decorating kids' rooms for less (600)
There Was a Young Family That Lived in a Shoe: Is Your Shoe Too Tight? - looks at housing needs (1200)
Finding Kid Friendly Stores (500)
The Ideal Family Room (1500)
Design a Kid's Room that Will Grow with Your Child (800)
Home Management 101: Tips to Keep You Organized and Sane (1500)
Climbing Mount Washmore: Fresh Tips on Dirty Laundry (1400 w/sidebars)
How to Create Kid Friendly Spaces in Your Home (1500)

Family Ties

Grandpa Who? - strengthen long distance relationships (1200)
Weaving Together the Past for Your Children (500)
For Posterity - preserving today's memories(1000)
Celebrate Date Your Mate Month - May (500)
Turn Off the Tube and Tune into Family Fun (700)
Bridging the 2000 Mile Generation Gap - long distance grandparents
Grandma is Coming to Town: Is Your Family Ready? (1000)
7 Ways to Love Each Child Individually (1000)
Strengthen Your Marriage: Make a Date and Head for Home (750)

Safety

No-Go-Tell: What Parents Need to Teach Kids about Stranger Danger (1500)
Playground Safety - what parents need to know (1350)
Think Toy Safety this Holiday Season: 10 Tips to Keep Your Kid's Safe (800)
Let's Take Aim at Toy Guns (750)
Safety to Go (1000)

Tech Talk

How to Choose Software for Your School-Aged Child (1000)
A Parent's Guide to Computer Use by Young Children
Parent Pediatrics
New Recommendations Regarding SIDS Prevention
Finding Dr. Right (900)
Dental Hygiene Your Kids Can Sink Their Teeth Into (1000)
Too Sick for School? (600+ 2 sidebars)
Is Your Child Experiencing School Phobia? (900)
Do You Hear What I Hear? (700) - hearing loss in kids
Birthdays and Other Celebrations
10 Ways to Plan the Perfect Birthday Party
Inexpensive Birthday Party Ideas
Parties on the Go
A Year of Celebrations - There's More to Celebrate than Just Birthdays

Winter Fun

Warm Up the Kitchen - Teach Your Kids to Cook (700)
Cook Up Some Family Fun (900)
Bring Kids into the Kitchen: It's Challenging but Worth It (1500) - tips from Real Cooking for Kids author Rob Seideman

October

Keep Your Ghosts and Goblins Safe this Halloween (600)
Costume Magic (950)
Giving Year Round (900)
(Oct,Nov or Dec)
Jumpstart Your Holiday Preparations (1000) - Oct/Nov
Fall into Fun this October (1000)

November

Teaching Our Kids Patriotism (700)
Nurturing Thankfulness - help kids gives thanks(900)
Give Thanks by Giving (1050)
To Grandmother's House We Go: Make Your Trip through the Woods Easier (950)

December

Get Organized This Holiday Season (650)
Make the Most of the Holidays: 15 Ways to Celebrate the Season (750)
Grandma is Coming to Town: Is Your Family Ready? (1000)
'Tis Better to Give Than to Receive - children and giving (900)
Fighting the Gimmies - helping kids understand the difference between want and need (900)
Make the Most of the Holidays:15 Ways to Celebrate the Season (750)
Cut Out the Stress:15 Ways to Make the Holidays Less Hectic (1500)
Let's Take Aim at Toy Guns this Christmas(750)
Think Toy Safety this Holiday Season: 10 Tips to Keep Your Kid's Safe (800)
10 Tips to Manage Holiday Stress (700/500)
5 Ways to Make Room for the Holidays(600)
Give the Gift of Learning this Holiday (1200)
Sneak Some Math Under that Tree (900)

January/February

Banish the After-Holiday Blahs (800)
Family Resolutions for the New Year (1800)
Make Room for Family in the New Year (875)
10 Ideas to help Your Kids Show Their Love this Valentine's Day (800)
Dental Hygiene Your Kids Can Sink Their Teeth Into (1000)
A Year of Celebrations (950)

March/April/May

Dads - Help Your Kids Make Mother's Day Special (900)
Choose the Right Summer Experience for Your Child - day camps vs sleep away camps (1400)
Which Camp is Right For You? (850)
Summer Camps are More than Just Fun: They're Learning Experiences Too - explores the benefits of summer camp (750)
Camps Keep Kids Fit (400)
Playground Safety - what parents need to know (1350)
It's Only a Game - kids and sports (900)
Take the Plunge: Get Involved in Youth Sports (1500)

June/July

Fun on the Road (700)
Vacation Learning (1100)
Make the Most of Your National Park Visit (1500)
Make the Most of Your Museum Visit (1000)
Food on the Road (250)
6 Steps to Get Ready for the End of the School Year (700)
10 Ways to Squeeze More Family Time into Your Busy Summer Schedule (750/500)
10 Ways to Keep Your Kids Reading this Summer (1200)
8 Ways to Keep Your Kids Writing this Summer (600)
Keep Your Kids Reading Skills Current this Summer ( 750)
Fight the End of Summer Blues: It's not too Late to Make Great Summer Memories (1000)
Let Your Child Help Plan Summer Fun (650)

August/September

End the Bus Rush (1000)
Get in Gear for the New School Year (900)
Back-to-School Countdown - August week by week (1900)
10 Ways to Ease into the New School Year (500)
School Bus Safety (900)
Outfit Your Kids for Less this Fall (1000)
Easing Your Child's Transition to Middle School or Junior High (800)
Let's Get Organized this School Year (1000)
Lunch Box Magic - make school lunches disappear (500)