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Healthy Eating -- Getting Kids To Eat More Fiber

Posted February 28, 2008 by Jo-Lynne Shane

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Feeding kids well is not as hard as it seems. The trick is having lots of good choices available. Fiber is a crucial part of a healthy diet. Here are a few easy ways to incorporate fiber into your kids' diets (and your own!)

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!

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!

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.

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.

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.

Go Veggie for Health and Profit: Easy Ways to Feed Your Family More Vegetables and Save Money

Posted January 7, 2008 by Lela Davidson

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Eating vegetarian isn't all about tofu and brown rice, and it doesn't have to be a total lifestyle change. Adding just a few veggie-licious meals to your family's diet can have a huge impact on your budget.

Get Big Discounts When You Homeschool!

Posted January 6, 2008 by Linsey Knerl

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One of the downsides to educating your children at home is the expense. Shockingly, however, there are also some big financial advantages to homeschooling that often come in the form of discounts to places you may not have been able to visit otherwise. Here are a few of the many types of businesses that are trying to woo the homeschool crowd with up to 50% off on their goods and services.

Pink Eye and the Small Guy: Get the Facts about Conjunctivitis

Posted January 1, 2008 by Linsey Knerl

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‘Tis the season for colds and flus. This also means that the chances are great for one of your kids (or even you) to come down with the dreaded Pink Eye. Read on for all the gory details of this common illness, including treatment and prevention.

Cut Your Grocery Bill with a Savvy List

Posted December 20, 2007 by Lela Davidson

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Saving money on groceries is simple when you employ a few tricks. Let these tips get you off to a good start after New Year's!

Home Education for the Future Heisman Trophy Winner

Posted December 17, 2007 by Linsey Knerl

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Many parents I have met love the idea of home education. Despite their belief in the process, however, they often close the door on the opportunity due to concern that their child won’t be able to fully participate in all that the world of sports has to offer. This year’s award of the Heisman Trophy to homeschooler Tim Tebow has opened the minds of many to the options available for those parents wanting the best of both worlds.

Put Your House in a Box

Posted December 13, 2007 by Lela Davidson

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Self-service container moving companies offer an affordable alternative to full service movers. Busy families pack at their own pace and the company picks up the box and takes it to your new home.

Is School Out Early Today? How I Address the Home School Question

Posted December 8, 2007 by Linsey Knerl

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Shopping with the kiddos on any given weekday, I am approached by at least one well-meaning adult wanting to know if school was dismissed early. My daughter, a precocious 9-year-old, puffs out her chest and announces that, “We are home-schooled.” While this often defensive comment does say it all, I thought I’d take a moment to tell you more about our decision to home-educate.

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