About Sarah Mahoney

Writer Sarah Mahoney is a contributing editor for Parents and Prevention. Her work appears regularly in such publications as AARP The Magazine, Family Circle, and Good Housekeeping. Based in rural Maine, she formerly held several top-level editing positions at women's magazines, including editor of Ladies' Home Journal, editor-in-chief of Fitness, and executive editor of Parents.

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Articles by Sarah

Making Mealtime Traditions for Your Family

Making Mealtime Traditions for Your Family

For Nancy Richmond, Sunday dinners are something to treasure. While her family sits down to eat together in the dining room practically every night (with candles and tablecloths no less), these meals are special. “My husband cooks the same kind of wonderful meals he makes all week long, but it’s different. We’re all more relaxed,” says Richmond. “Sunday night is the evening we’re most likely... 

Engage Your Family in Keeping Your Home “Pet-Clean” and Healthy

Engage Your Family in Keeping Your Home “Pet-Clean” and Healthy

For animal lover families, life without pets is just unthinkable. Still, there are days when hair-covered couches, stained carpeting and the constant scent of Eau de Woof get to even the most tender-hearted, causing a domestic meltdown: “Why am I the only one cleaning up after this dog?!” Clever moms, however, know it doesn’t have to be this way. Having children care for pets fosters both responsibility... 

Get Bugs to Buzz Off And Leave Your Kids Alone This Summer

Get Bugs to Buzz Off And Leave Your Kids Alone This Summer

As far as Kay Klebba is concerned, “summer is for turning cartwheels.” She loves it when her four kids — 15-, 12- and 11-year-old twins — play in the yard of their Shelby Township, Mich., home. Unfortunately, so do the bugs. “We’ve had a really wet spring, and we live right across from a lake. The kids stayed out until just after dark the other night and came in covered with mosquito... 

Is it Too Young to Remove Wisdom Teeth at Age 13?

Is it Too Young to Remove Wisdom Teeth at Age 13?

Not really, says T. Bob Davis, a dental surgeon and the spokesman for the Academy of General Dentistry. Wisdom teeth normally don’t break through the gums until about the ages of 17 to 25, but your dentist will likely start assessing your child when she’s 13. And if it seems likely that the wisdom teeth – or third molars, as they are clinically called – will crowd other teeth or cause...