Fred Clark is SuperDad

Fred Clark is SuperDad sponsored by Tri Cities Americans.

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Protecting your children from HPV

Helpful advice from the experts at Tri-Cities Cancer Center.

 

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Power of the Purse

 

 

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The April May issue of MOM Magazine is here, featuring Cover MOM: Eryn Brooks

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Cover MOM: Eryn Brooks

Because I said so! A message from MOM Magazine

Protecting your children from HPV: A message from Tri Cities Cancer Center

Packing a happy camper: What to bring (and not bring) to camp this summer

Kitchen makeover: How one reader transformed her farmhouse kitchen

Create a gallery wall: Design a wall of treasures

Holy Guacamole: Delicious avocado recipes just in time for Cinco de Mayo

Easter Eggs to (Tie) Dye For: Make stylish Easter Eggs using old ties

Fred Clark is SuperDad sponsored by Tri Cities Americans

Easter Eggs to (Tie) Dye For

It's not too late for stylish eggs this Easter. Learn how to dye Easter Eggs using old silk ties in the latest issue of MOM Magazine.

Tie Dye Eggs

The February March issue is here, featuring Cover MOM: Olivia Berg

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Cover MOM: Olivia Berg

Because I said so! A message from MOM Magazine

Support for mothers, daughters, sisters and friends: Tri Cities Cancer Center resources

The slacker mom's guide to birthday parties: Tips from our resident slacker mom

Party Central: Birthday party inspiration

Put a lid on it: Easy slow cooker recipes

Kung Hei Fat Choy: Celebrate Chinese New Year

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We've got this!

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By Ali Madison, Marketing Communications Manager at Trios Health

Mother of two

B.P. (Before Parenthood) I could foresee being a bit of a mess when it came to talking to my child about hygiene, and I used to think about it only in terms of stinky feet and body odor. An awkward conversation with an awkward pre-teen. Say the right words so as not to hurt their self-esteem. Reiterate that it's something "very normal" that "everyone faces," and yada yada. Isn't it amazing what becoming a parent does to change your preconceived notions about things? This doesn't have to be hard…at least, not as hard as we might think.

It turns out that they start out small, and it's very easy to have conversations like "make sure to wash under your arms and your bum" as a starting point. It's not a big deal, it's just what we have to do. Making something part of everyday life when they're little helps pave the way for when they're a little older and there's more to discuss.

Relax. Be honest and compassionate. And model the behavior you want from your children. Mix that with a little mother's intuition about what's right for your child, and you'll be on the road to success no matter what the topic of conversation.

This installment marks the last in the year-long TherMOMeter series. It's been a pleasure and an educational experience hearing a variety of perspectives on many different subjects we'll all face as moms, if we haven't already. And while that long-sought-after parenting manual remains elusive, we'll have to rely on nurture, nature, and each other to help us know what to do. And even then we might not get it right the first time. Or the fifth. But one thing's for sure, there are a lot of wonderful moms out there trying their best and coming up with brilliant approaches to everyday issues along the way.

We can all learn from each other, and I appreciate our team of moms so much for stepping forward to share and help. Best wishes to you all, and to the precious and lucky people who call you MOM.

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Winter Driving Tips

Check out these great tips for safe driving on winter roads from the experts at Toyota of Tri Cities.

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The Dec/Jan issue is here featuring Cover MOM: Jody Gabrenas

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Cover MOM: Jody Gabrenas

Because I said so! A holiday message from MOM Magazine

TherMOMeter: Taking the temp on hot issues moms face with Trios Health

A journey through cancer from the Tri Cities Cancer Center

HO HO HO'stess Gift Guide: Inspired hostess gift ideas

Hop on the virtual school bus: What you need to know about going back to school online

Play it safe of winter roads: Winter driving tips from Toyota of Tri Cities

Rising to the occasion: A bread recipe for every holiday

A Cover MOM's dream comes true, from Charter College

Bad Santa Photos: The best of the worst

Nash Lamberson is SuperDad sponsored by Tri-Cities Americans