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Letting Dads Be Dads

Posted November 13, 2009 by Fred Lee

Fathers may do things differently than moms, but this is not necessarily a bad thing.

Tips for Car Travel With Children

Posted November 3, 2009 by Debbie Dragon

We have all been there. The dreaded car trip, with the kids in the back fighting with each other and asking every 30 seconds, “How much longer” and “Are we there yet?” Whether the car ride is 2 hours or 30, there are some planning steps and tricks you can use to make the car ride less of a headache.

Best of Parenting: Best Ways to Break the News That You're Pregnant

Posted November 1, 2009 by Linsey Knerl

Welcome to the Best of Parenting weekly roundup! This week, we're reeling from the effect of a candy-laden holiday, while we ruminate on the addictions of those refundable Baby Einstein Videos. Those of you with new buns in the oven may like our list of fun ways to break the news! Enjoy.

Create Your Own Spa with Magnificent Manicures Kit

Posted October 29, 2009 by Fred Lee

Manicures and pedicures are at your fingertips in these exciting new kits from Elmer’s Glue.

Best of Parenting: 5 Breastfeeding Myths Debunked

Posted October 24, 2009 by Linsey Knerl

Welcome to the Best of Parenting weekly roundup. This week, we talk about swapping soups, the terror of a holiday sugar rush, and how a Mom's breasts really lose their shape. (Surprise! It's not what you think.)

Move Over, Wii Fit -- There's a New (Old?) Game in Town

Posted October 21, 2009 by Lain Ehmann

Due to an unfortunate encounter with a Toyota Camry, my little VW bug is in the shop, and we're driving a Kia. Want to know the number one form of entertainment for my kids over the past week? Cranking the manual windows up and down in our rental car.

Stress and Your Child's Life

Posted October 15, 2009 by Fred Lee

How we deal with stress in our lives could potentially affect the lifespan of our children.

Best of Parenting: Muffin Tin Monday

Posted October 9, 2009 by Linsey Knerl

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Welcome to this week's best of parenting roundup! We look at some of the hottest ways to serve your kids lunch -- in a muffin tin! You'll also get into the heated discussion of how your kids may be controlling your spending, and those of you with a baby AND a dollar store will want to check out a neat craft tutorial, as well. Enjoy!

Best of Parenting: 10 Things to Do with Leftover Halloween Candy

Posted October 3, 2009 by Linsey Knerl

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Welcome to our weekly Best of Parenting roundup! This week, we get up close and personal with how mommy bloggers can really influence the world around them (and not always in a good way.) We'll tackle "stranger danger", the divorced life, and cluttered purses, and you'll get two handfuls of ideas for all the Halloween candy.

Best of Parenting: 7 Ways Fantasy Football Can Make You a Better Dad

Posted September 25, 2009 by Linsey Knerl

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Welcome to Parenting Squad’s weekly Best of Parenting Roundup! This week, we look at how fantasy football can make you a better dad, what you can do with those extra rolls of individually-wrapped toilet paper, and the final solution to all those sibling squabbles!

Best of Parenting: The Mysterious Case of the Continuously Evolving Due Date

Posted September 18, 2009 by Linsey Knerl

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Welcome to Parenting Squad's weekly Best of Parenting Round up! This week we look at the hilarious ways moms can mistakenly predict the big birth, how to keep little kid costs under control, and why veggies burgers rule!

Best of Parenting: Do You Pay for Grades?

Posted September 12, 2009 by Linsey Knerl

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Welcome to Parenting Squad’s weekly Best of Parenting roundup! We cover the ethical nature of paying kids for A's, the weirdest compost ingredients, and argyle socks as a quick and quirky vase wrapper. If it's nifty, we're talking about it!

Banishing Cooking Burnout

Posted September 9, 2009 by Lain Ehmann

I usually don’t mind cooking – in fact, I quite enjoy this way of nurturing and caring for my family. But every once in a while – like tonight! – stick a fork in me. I’m done. And I know you’ve felt that way, too. So here’s a list of five “cheats” to pull out of your chef’s hat when it’s a quarter-‘til-dinner and you have no motivation.

Best of Parenting: Saturday Morning Blues Edition

Posted September 5, 2009 by Linsey Knerl

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Welcome to Parenting Squad’s weekly Best of Parenting roundup! We have tips for staying out late under the stars with your kiddos, costume ideas that won’t break the bank, ways to get along with your mother-in-law, and some rather pointed observations of “Toddlers and Tiaras.” Sit down with a fresh batch of blueberry muffins, and take it all in!

Best of Parenting: The Dirty Dozen Edition

Posted August 29, 2009 by Linsey Knerl

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Welcome to another week of the Parenting Squad Best of Parenting roundup! We look at how to make zucchini shine, kids who run (and swim) competitively, and what SIGG could have done differently in their recent BPA debacle. We hope you enjoy our picks!

The Casserole Club Makes a Comeback!

Posted August 25, 2009 by Marla Walters

Little League game? Soccer practice? Orthodontist appointment? As a parent, your days go by fast. If you are interested in saving time, money, and eating better dinners, maybe it’s time to think about forming a Casserole Club.

Best of Parenting: What You Need to Know About Sharing Breast Milk

Posted August 21, 2009 by Linsey Knerl

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This week’s roundup of the best parenting articles come with enough inspiration to get dads in the conversation, too! We tackle cleaner homes, jaw-dropping baby showers, and whether sharing breast milk is a good, or even safe, idea.

Best of Parenting: The “Laugh It Off” Edition

Posted August 14, 2009 by Linsey Knerl

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This week’s best parenting articles from around the web come from every kind of parent you could find. Green Moms, comic geniuses, and geeky Dads give us a helping hand with tricks, tips, and quips in Parenting Squad’s “Laugh It Off” edition.

VLOG: Homemade BBQ

Posted August 12, 2009 by Sarah Peppel

This vlog covers just how easy making homemade BBQ can be! Your kids can even help.

Best of Parenting: The Long Way Home Edition

Posted July 17, 2009 by Linsey Knerl

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Even if you’re entertaining the idea of a “staycation,” it’s probably not possible to get through the next six months without at least one grueling family trip. These mom and dad experts give advice for getting to the next rest stop without incident, and understand that the mildest-mannered little ones can freak out en route to your dream destination. Buckle up!