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35 Free (or Really, Really Cheap) Ways to Celebrate the Holiday Season

Posted December 5, 2013 by Alyssa Chirco

Holiday fun doesn't have to cost a lot of money. Check out these free or really cheap ways to enjoy the season as a family.

5 Ways Families Can Save Money in December

Posted December 2, 2013 by Alyssa Chirco

27 Creative Christmas Gifts You Can't Buy at the Mall

Posted November 27, 2013 by Alyssa Chirco

Christmas gifts don't have to come from the mall. With these 27 creative gift ideas, you can skip the crowds AND choose more meaningful presents for your loved ones.

Teaching Kids About the First Thanksgiving

Posted November 25, 2013 by Alyssa Chirco

Introducing our kids to the story of the First Thanksgiving is a great way to help them understand why we celebrate each November. Use these ideas and resources as a guide.

7 Things Families Can Give Up to Make the Holiday Season More Sane

Posted November 21, 2013 by Alyssa Chirco

Hoping to enjoy a slower, more sane holiday season? Here are 7 things your family can give up to turn your dream into a reality.

5 Thanksgiving Crafts and Activities That Encourage an Attitude of Gratitude

Posted November 20, 2013 by Alyssa Chirco

Help your children learn to express gratitude this Thanksgiving with these fun crafts and activities that the entire family can enjoy.

What to Do When Your Child's Report Card Doesn't Make the Grade

Posted November 15, 2013 by Alyssa Chirco

Don't be alarmed by low grades on your child's report card. It's still early in the school year, so take these steps now to ensure that his next report card makes the grade.

7 Things to Do in November to Get Ready for the Holidays in December

Posted November 14, 2013 by Alyssa Chirco

Want to enjoy the holiday season? Here's what you need to do during November so that you can relax and celebrate during the month of December.

5 Co-Sleeping Myths Busted

Posted November 7, 2013 by Alyssa Chirco

The risks and benefits of co-sleeping are largely misunderstood. Get the facts, dispel the myths, and make an informed decision that works for you.

7 Ways Families Can Save Money in November

Posted November 5, 2013 by Alyssa Chirco

Saving money in November can be simple when you use these 7 budget-friendly tricks.

9 Seasonal Slow Cooker Meals to Warm You Up This Winter

Posted November 1, 2013 by Alyssa Chirco

It's starting to get cold outside! Warm up your family this winter with these hot and hearty, seasonal slow cooker meals.

When Family Dinner Doesn't Work: 11 Alternatives for Connecting with Your Kids

Posted October 28, 2013 by Alyssa Chirco

Family dinner isn't the only way to connect with your kids. Don't feel guilty if it doesn't work for you — just be sure to find other ways to spend quality time together as a family.

5 Ways to Instantly Make a House Feel Like a Home

Posted October 15, 2013 by Alyssa Chirco

Wondering how to make a new house feel like a home? Check out these 5 simple tips!

6 Cooperative Halloween Costume Ideas for Families

Posted October 9, 2013 by Alyssa Chirco

Don't let the kids have all the fun this Halloween! Get the entire family involved with these great ideas for group costumes.

Book Review: The Secrets of Happy Families

Posted October 7, 2013 by Alyssa Chirco

13 Freezer-Friendly After School Snacks for Fall

Posted October 5, 2013 by Alyssa Chirco

Don't get caught without an after-school snack during the busy fall season. Keep your freezer well-stocked with these 13 tasty (and kid-friendly) snack ideas.

5 Simple Ways Families Can Save Money in October

Posted October 2, 2013 by Alyssa Chirco

Top 10 Resources for Delicious and Nutritious Baby Food Recipes

Posted August 28, 2013 by Alyssa Chirco

Making homemade baby food for your infant or toddler? Don't miss the delicious and healthy recipes that these books and website have to offer!

InfantSEE Offers Free Vision Screenings for Babies

Posted August 28, 2013 by Alyssa Chirco

Early eye and vision examinations with a qualified professional are more important for our children's health and well-being than many of us have been led to believe.

9 Whole Foods to Feed Your Baby When She's Ready for Solids

Posted August 13, 2013 by Alyssa Chirco

Baby ready to eat solids? Keep her healthy by feeding her these 9 whole foods.