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Jennifer Bright Reich

Jennifer is a mom of two sons, writer and editor, and coauthor of The Mommy MD Guide to Pregnancy and Birth, in Allentown, PA

How many children do you have and what age groups? Tyler is four, and Austin is two.

What’s the best parenting advice you’ve ever received? Don’t get stressed out by any phase. Before you know it, the stage will pass, and it will be replaced by an equally maddening one.

What’s your own favorite parenting tip? Say “yes” as often as you can, and when you must say “no,” stick to your guns.

What  has surprised you most about parenting? How very little sleep a person can survive on. 

How do you get your kids to eat healthy food? If Tyler and Austin taste everything on their plates at supper, they can have a “Halloween treat”–a small treat from  a basket that originally held Halloween candy–at snack time. Often, they’ll try something and discover they actually like it!

How do you work exercise into your family’s life? We try to walk each night after supper. 

How do you recharge your batteries? I watch an hour of TV each night with my husband. Thank goodness for TiVO!

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