How to Have the Cheapest, (and Most Memorable) Christmas Ever!

Posted December 15, 2008 by Sonja Stewart

With a new home and a new baby due any second, this Christmas is tight. Looking around, it's tight for everyone. Here are a bunch of tricks, tips and crafts to make your holiday hold some extra meaning this year without having to spend the extra cash.

Breaking the Bottle Habit (One Screech at a Time)

Posted November 28, 2008 by Linsey Knerl

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My son will be two years old in January, and he is plenty old enough to be broken from his bottle habit. I picked a day (like any other) and just decided to do it. Here's what I learned, and why I'm glad it's over.

Kid-Safe Surfing Should Value Parental Involvement

Posted October 28, 2008 by Linsey Knerl

I have been a Glubble user for some time now. I enjoy letting my kids cruise the internet, but I want to be responsible about how much freedom I gave them. This newest version of the software strikes perfect balance between managing your kids’ screen time and giving them permission to really go places with their online experience!

Flu Shot Season is In Full Force

Posted October 26, 2008 by Linsey Knerl

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Hate em’ or love em’ shots are one of the best ways to prevent the flu. If you’re planning for your entire family or just need a place to start, here’s the skinny on the bug and where to find its injectable demise.

Adoption Ed. Class: Attachment Disorder, Adopted Child Development, Birth-Mother Relationships, and Adoption Resources

Posted October 26, 2008 by Lori Kerrigan

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Adoption Education….more than educational? Here is a review of our adoption education & how it not only educated us, but encouraged us and changed our perspective on many adoption elements. Oh...and don't forget the "must have" resources that were presented to us.

A Dog Lover Embraces Cats

Posted October 18, 2008 by Fred Lee

Besides being loyal and loving companions, our kittens are teaching our kids responsibility plus a whole lot more.

Review: Aquadoodle Draw 'N Doodle Mat

Posted October 14, 2008 by Carrie Kirby

I always thought my kids would enjoy an Aquadoodle, and I was right. This latest version isn't exactly a major step forward, but any version of this no-mess toy will likely amuse your kids for good stretches of time.

Trick or Treat for UNICEF

Posted October 10, 2008 by Maggie Wells

Want your kids to do something meaningful this Halloween besides start on a a new cavity? Consider reconnecting with an old American tradition: Trick or Treat for UNICEF.

Lessons in Parenting - Letting Kids Stumble

Posted October 2, 2008 by Fred Lee

Sometimes being a good parent means taking a step back and letting kids make mistakes.

Becoming a Work-At-Home Mom: Avoiding Scams

Posted September 24, 2008 by Lori Kerrigan

Are you trying to work-from-home? When searching for a work-from-home job one important thing to look out for is scams...if it looks too good to be true, it just might be!

Name That Cough: A Mom's Guide to What Ails 'Em

Posted September 12, 2008 by Linsey Knerl

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It's that time of year. School has started, and even though we home school, we're officially “carriers” for the latest form of kiddie plague. The coughing has come full-force, and I lay awake at night listening to tiny hacks and moans, wondering what more I could do. Here's an official guide to the most common causes, and what you can do to help.

Tagless clothing causing rashes and blisters

Posted September 5, 2008 by Paul Michael

I was happy when tagless shirts came out, I hated that scratchy feeling. I figured my girls did as well, and resorted to cutting the tags out of clothing until the tagless shirts came along. But it seems some babies and smaller children are having very nasty reactions to the ink used in the tagless clothing.

Cabbage Patch Kid Giveaway!

Posted September 3, 2008 by Lynn Truong

We have a brand new, limited edition 25th anniversary Cabbage Patch Kid to give away to one lucky reader.

Are Cheap Diapers Worth the Savings?

Posted August 20, 2008 by Linsey Knerl

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I'm all about living frugally. There are many things I buy for less by purchasing the off-brand. But should diapers be one of them?

Parenthood is Its Own Reward – Or is it?

Posted August 18, 2008 by Linsey Knerl

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Finding what motivates isn’t always easy. But once you do, great things can be accomplished!

Date Night In

Posted August 13, 2008 by Sherry Pardy

Can't get out for a date? Why not bring Date Night In!

The Five Best Things I Did For My Kids This Summer

Posted August 6, 2008 by Caitlin Giles

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August already? With just a few weeks of summer left, I have been reflecting on the season's happiest moments with my two little ones. I'll tell you mine and then you tell me yours.

The Death of the Neighborhood

Posted August 5, 2008 by Corina Fiore

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I miss the olden days. You know, the olden days like 20 years ago. Life seemed different then. You belonged to a community, a neighborhood. The people in your neighborhood were part of your extended family. At some point in the last 20 years, the neighborhood has succumbed to death.

Read, Read, Read: Why Quantity and Quality Fail Our Kids

Posted July 31, 2008 by Fred Marmorstein

Children's ability to read with conviction is still being undermined by our educational institutions.

Tips for Handling an Overly Mobile Toddler

Posted July 29, 2008 by Linsey Knerl

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“Toddler” is one of those misused words that I'd like to can forever. The actual “toddling” stage lasts 2 days max at my house. Each of my boys have gone from slithering belly-crawlers to expert rock-climbers in less than a week – and each have left me breathless and paranoid of all the dangers they could soon get into.