Preschool

How to Relocate With Kids

Posted February 18, 2008 by Corina Fiore

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Moving is always stressful. The packing, finding help, the lifting, the maneuvering, the unpacking, the saying goodbye. Now the task with kids underfoot. The kids have an attachment to the old home, old friends, an old school. Moving with kids can be tricky. But with these tips, you will be able to make the transition an easier one.

Four Reasons You Should Join a CSA

Posted February 17, 2008 by Caitlin Giles

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Looking for a cost-effective way to feed your family organic, locally-grown, delicious food? Join a CSA!

How To Maintain Your Identity When Everything Has Changed

Posted February 12, 2008 by Corina Fiore

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Motherhood, although joyous, often causes alot of women to lose their identity. The demands of the day to day leave very little time for a woman to take care of herself and her own needs. These are ACTUAL tips to help you maintain your identity when your life has been turned upside down.

Grocery Shopping with Kids

Posted February 11, 2008 by Catherine Shaffer

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Personally, I give each and every one of you permission to shop without your kids, if that works for you. I rarely take mine along. I would rather get in and out quickly, and avoid negotiations over treat items. However, when my son was a toddler and a preschooler, I pretty much had to take him with me. He was just always there, you know? It's like he didn't have his own life or something.

Survival Tips for Future Film Buffs

Posted February 5, 2008 by Linsey Knerl

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I can think of no worse way to spend an afternoon than taking a toddler to a movie. You are guaranteed to miss all the good parts, and should plan on adding it to your rental queue. There are some tricks to making the experience go a little smoother, however, and like most outings, preparation is the key.

Montessori in Your Home

Posted January 30, 2008 by Caitlin Giles

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Tired of tripping over blocks and toy cars? Looking to organize your cluttered and chaotic play room? Here are a few tips on how to incorporate Montessori principles for a prepared environment into your child's play space at home.

Valentines Day Isn’t Just for Lovers

Posted January 29, 2008 by Linsey Knerl

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While the idea of a romantic getaway with a significant other may sound like the perfect way to spend Valentines Day, this year it may be impossible to manage. Depending on your unique circumstances, the holiday might not be everything you imagined. Families can still find a way to make the day special; share the love this year with these super ideas!

My daughter, the princess

Posted January 28, 2008 by Maggie Wells

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My 3 year old daughter is a third generation feminist taught that looks don't mean anything. So why does she want to parade around in pink princess costumes waiting for the day when her brown locks will turn blonde?

Negotiating Flexible Work Arrangements: Part 2 – Nailing Down the Details

Posted January 23, 2008 by Lela Davidson

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Want to work from home? Reduced hours? Job-share? When neogitiating flexible working arrangements, presentation is everything. Read through this advice before sitting down with current or potential employers.

Negotiating Flexible Work Arrangements: Part 1 – Set Yourself Up For Success

Posted January 22, 2008 by Lela Davidson

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Read this before you sit down with a current or future employer. Worker bees are plentiful, but if you've got valuable skills you can negotiate whatever terms you like. All you need to do is bulk up your confidence and do your homework. The keys are selling yourself and knowing your worth.

Cutting the Cost of Having Kids

Posted January 22, 2008 by Meredith Cole

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Everyone says that having a baby is expensive. And they are right… But there are a few things you can do to make sure some of your cash goes where it belongs—into that college fund.

Making the Most of Realtor.com

Posted January 21, 2008 by Lela Davidson

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Use these tips to get maximum value from your real estate browsing time. Learn how to avoid common mistakes when scoping out potential homes online. Lela is a veteran re-locater and avid searcher on Realtor.com.

The One-Armed Chef: Tomato Butter Sauce

Posted January 17, 2008 by Caitlin Giles

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A recipe for a home-cooked, delicious dinner you can make for your family while simultaneously holding your cranky toddler and entertaining your other children.

Skimming on the Milk: A False Economy?

Posted January 17, 2008 by Catherine Shaffer

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Milk prices are skyrocketing lately, meaning that your weekly trip to the dairy case is hitting the pocketbook harder than ever. And if you're concerned about hormones and antibiotics in the milk supply from factory farmed dairy cows, your price for natural, local, or organic milk will be even higher. With all of this to consider, it's very tempting to skip the milk altogether, and save the money.

Thriving in Relocation Limbo: Do’s and Don’ts for Happiness In Between Moves

Posted January 16, 2008 by Lela Davidson

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Got a move coming up? Or not? Were you supposed to find out six months ago? And then it was after the holidays, and then it was late January, and then... Welcome to Relocation Limbo. Enjoy the terrain with these tips.

Review of Table for Eight: Raising a Large Family in a Small-Family World

Posted January 14, 2008 by Linsey Knerl

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I don’t consider us to be a big family. Others will disagree. I do admit, however, that I could use some help from those that have been in the large-family trenches and have come out with all their limbs intact. That’s what Table for Eight: Raising a Large Family in a Small-Family World aims to do. I have found that not only does author Meagan Francis do this with humor and compassion, but the book is relevant for families of any size!

Three Easy Ways to Save Money by Eating at Home

Posted January 10, 2008 by Lela Davidson

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Eating at home is easier than you think. With a little planning and a few strategies, you can save money, avoid the drive-through, and possibly even drop a few fudge-induced holiday pounds.

5 Reasons Why Parents Shouldn’t Play Fair

Posted January 9, 2008 by Linsey Knerl

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How many times a day do you hear one of your children complain that you, “Just aren’t fair”? While it is simple to explain away your behavior with a generic, “Life isn’t fair” remark, here are the 5 reasons why parents shouldn’t play fair.

Susie Can’t Spell – So What?

Posted January 9, 2008 by Lela Davidson

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How can we expect our kids to get really good at anything if they're not allowed to be downright bad at some things? Also, spelling is overrated.

A Homemade Gift for Little Hands

Posted January 9, 2008 by Caitlin Giles

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Does your preschooler get invited to tons of birthday parties? Are you constantly buying birthday presents for your little socialite to bring to the many soirees? Instead of making yet another trip to the toy store, work with your preschooler to make homemade play dough as a gift. Here is a complete how-to.

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