Kids Bowl Free! A Summer Activity for the Entire Family!

Posted May 16, 2008 by Lori Kerrigan

Are you at a loss for what to do this summer? Thanks to generous and creative people, bowling can be free for the kids, and cheap for the adults. Grab the family, and leave the financial worries at home, it’s time to go bowling!

Take Simple Steps to Prevent Falls from Windows

Posted May 16, 2008 by Linsey Knerl

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It’s the time of year to open up your home to fresh air and warmer days. Before you start cracking open those windows, however, take a moment to check these simple safety tips. With 25 children a year falling from windows (some of them resulting in tragic deaths), it’s a preventative measure you can’t afford to ignore.

The Art of Offering Your Child Choices (And How it Can Backfire With Your Spouse)

Posted May 15, 2008 by Rosemerry Wahto...

“Give your child options!” say the parenting experts. And with my toddler, “sharing the control” works very well. It works so well I’ve started using it with my husband. Uh oh.

Hilarious Sermon-Free Picture Books to Tame the Tantrum and Ameliorate the Meltdown

Posted May 14, 2008 by Katherine Turner

Want a novel tack to take the next time your kid flings himself face-down in front of a Tonka Truck display or blows a gasket because her “very pink” underpants are in the wash? Try making them laugh at what makes them cry!

Yo! Happy Mother's Day!

Posted May 11, 2008 by Maggie Wells

What's it mean to be a mommy to you? This is my take on the day and the experience...

Are Measles Back?

Posted May 4, 2008 by Fred Lee

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Kept in check for years, measles is once again on the rise in this country, and some experts believe this might only be the beginning.

Last Man Standing

Posted May 2, 2008 by Fred Lee

Life as a stay-at-home-dad can be more interesting when you’ve got other guys to bond with. But bear in mind, even though the times are changing, it’s still a mom’s world.

6 Easy Meals the Entire Family Will Love

Posted May 1, 2008 by Lori Kerrigan

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Your family is hungry and the last thing you want to spend the energy you have left on is coming up with a meal plan. Here are 6 recipes that are not only easy, but they guarantee success in my house!

Cavities Part 2 - Tips For Teeth

Posted May 1, 2008 by Fred Lee

Dental caries are a fact of life for many children. While they make life difficult on many levels, there are several steps you can take to help minimize them and maybe even avoid them, altogether.

Cavities Part 1: Are Fluoride Supplements The Answer?

Posted April 28, 2008 by Fred Lee

Cavities are on the rise. Every parent I know is worried about them, but is taking supplemental fluoride the answer, or just another potential problem?

Why Stay-At-Home-Dads Are Good For Families

Posted April 27, 2008 by Fred Lee

Stay-at-home-dads might not get the respect they deserve, but being at home with the children goes a long way to promoting a balanced, healthy, and happy environment for the entire family.

Parenting Bucket List

Posted April 25, 2008 by Sherry Pardy

In thinking about all the things I want to do before I die, I realized there were just as many, if not more, to do with/for my kids before I kicked the bucket.

A Suburban Mom: Notes from the Asylum--Today's Moms Can Relate!

Posted April 25, 2008 by Karen Putz

Meredith O'Brien says that the real story of motherhood is honest, flawed, oftentimes idiotic, sleep-deprived and messy. Her book will make you laugh and nod your head in agreement.

Sun, Fun and Allergies - Remedy Ideas and Preventative Actions

Posted April 25, 2008 by Lori Kerrigan

The sun is out, so why does your family feel so yucky? Allergies! Here are preventative measures and remedy ideas to limit the impact allergies take on you and your little ones!

Combat Fatigue - 10 Tips To Help You Make It Through The Day

Posted April 25, 2008 by Fred Lee

Sure, we’re all tired, but our kids need us to be at our best. So here are some tips that have helped me to combat fatigue and make it through the day.

The Icky Gooey List of Disgusting Things Only Parents Would Do…

Posted April 24, 2008 by Maggie Wells

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Parents do some pretty disgusting, microbiology defying are some of the top icky gooey things most parents find themselves doing that they wouldn't have dreamed of doing before they had kids. Hey, you can't keep them in a bubble––and it's a mess out there.

Avoiding arguments part 1 - Gift Cloning.

Posted April 22, 2008 by Paul Michael

As a regular writer for our sister blog Wisebread, this article goes against every frugal bone in my body. It pains me to even think about it but the result is worth it, even if it hurts my wallet and my idea of getting more bang for your buck. When it comes time for gifts, you can stop a lot of arguments by buying the same thing for every kid.

Sweep the Blues Away

Posted April 22, 2008 by Sherry Pardy

Got a nasty case of Baby Blues or something a bit more serious? Try doing some spring cleaning to chase the clouds, and dust bunnies away!

Rock Concert For Kids

Posted April 22, 2008 by Fred Lee

Get ready to dance and have fun as Dan Zanes and Friends brings the live concert experience to families everywhere.

Celebrating Earth Day

Posted April 20, 2008 by Lori Kerrigan

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With Earth Day approaching on April 22nd, take the opportunity to celebrate with your kids, while educating them on the importance of this green holiday!