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Kids Music that Doesn't Suck

Posted June 4, 2008 by Sherry Pardy

Looking for some tunes for the smaller set that don't include 5 guys in bright colored shirts singing about an octopus? Luckily, good, fun kids music isn’t so obscure anymore.

Exhausted? Frustrated? Rx: Strong Dose Of Make Believe

Posted May 23, 2008 by Rosemerry Wahto...

Exhausted? Frustrated with work? Needing a change of scene? Your toddler might have just the right medicine. Call it a placebo, call it new age but a big dose of Make Believe might be just what you need. Here’s how it works.

Take Simple Steps to Prevent Falls from Windows

Posted May 16, 2008 by Linsey Knerl

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It’s the time of year to open up your home to fresh air and warmer days. Before you start cracking open those windows, however, take a moment to check these simple safety tips. With 25 children a year falling from windows (some of them resulting in tragic deaths), it’s a preventative measure you can’t afford to ignore.

Buying Cheap Sneaks: Your Kids Get What You Pay For

Posted May 14, 2008 by Linsey Knerl

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I’m all about a bargain, and I especially love when kid’s shoes go on clearance at places like Target, JCPenney, and Walmart. But the one thing I’ve learned is not to get too attached. Shoes are one of those special staples that take a lot of wear and tear, and if you refuse to buy the best, you can’t always expect it.

Last Man Standing

Posted May 2, 2008 by Fred Lee

Life as a stay-at-home-dad can be more interesting when you’ve got other guys to bond with. But bear in mind, even though the times are changing, it’s still a mom’s world.

Why Stay-At-Home-Dads Are Good For Families

Posted April 27, 2008 by Fred Lee

Stay-at-home-dads might not get the respect they deserve, but being at home with the children goes a long way to promoting a balanced, healthy, and happy environment for the entire family.

A Child's Vegetable Garden: Cultivating Fun, Learning, and Responsibility

Posted April 25, 2008 by Fred Marmorstein

Working and playing together provides parents and children a fantastic opportunity to forge the foundations of a healthy, meaningful relationship. Creating a simple vegetable garden is one way that you and your child can build and maintain that wonderful bond.

A Suburban Mom: Notes from the Asylum--Today's Moms Can Relate!

Posted April 25, 2008 by Karen Putz

Meredith O'Brien says that the real story of motherhood is honest, flawed, oftentimes idiotic, sleep-deprived and messy. Her book will make you laugh and nod your head in agreement.

Combat Fatigue - 10 Tips To Help You Make It Through The Day

Posted April 25, 2008 by Fred Lee

Sure, we’re all tired, but our kids need us to be at our best. So here are some tips that have helped me to combat fatigue and make it through the day.

Breaking Up With Elmo: A Lazy Parent's Call to Arms

Posted April 23, 2008 by Sonja Stewart

Elmo, it isn’t you. Really, it’s me. Don’t blame yourself. How I broke up with television and beat lazy parenting.

Avoiding arguments part 1 - Gift Cloning.

Posted April 22, 2008 by Paul Michael

As a regular writer for our sister blog Wisebread, this article goes against every frugal bone in my body. It pains me to even think about it but the result is worth it, even if it hurts my wallet and my idea of getting more bang for your buck. When it comes time for gifts, you can stop a lot of arguments by buying the same thing for every kid.

Sweep the Blues Away

Posted April 22, 2008 by Sherry Pardy

Got a nasty case of Baby Blues or something a bit more serious? Try doing some spring cleaning to chase the clouds, and dust bunnies away!

“Poop Hurts” and Other Jaw-Dropping Titles for Children

Posted April 21, 2008 by Linsey Knerl

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Children’s books span every interest, culture, and category. As kid lit becomes an acceptable way to address even the most taboo of issues, it should no longer surprise us to see constipation and even plastic surgery discussed within the context of playful puppies and fanciful illustration. Here are some of the more… interesting… titles on bookstore shelves.

Light's Out! Why I'm No Longer Energy Efficient

Posted April 21, 2008 by Sonja Stewart

I ripped out every energy saving light bulb in my house. Yes my energy bill is (a lot) higher. But after doing some research, I realized, being pregnant, and having a toddler in my home, it was the right thing to do.

The Importance Of Following Through

Posted April 19, 2008 by Fred Lee

Kids are smarter than we give them credit for, and when we stop following through on our word, it opens up an entire world of opportunity for them to manipulate us.

Why Mommy Wears Makeup

Posted April 14, 2008 by Sonja Stewart

Do you need to wear mascara to go to the supermarket? You're not alone. Why mom needs to "put her face on," to get on with her day.

How My Children Make Me A Better Person

Posted April 10, 2008 by Fred Lee

Thanks to my children, I'm finally becoming a responsible adult. Sort of.


Posted April 7, 2008 by Caitlin Giles

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I know that isn't a word. But it should be. What else do you call the annoying trend where people try to top each other with their "green" lifestyles?

Translating for Toddlers or What Did He Say?

Posted March 26, 2008 by Caitlin Giles

This is my toddler. I am his translator. At nearly twenty-three months of age, my little guy has lots of words (literally more and more every day). However, my husband and I are the only people who are able to understand seventy percent of what is coming out of his mouth. So I translate for him. Anybody out there doing the same thing?

New TLC Show Continues The Greatest Debate

Posted March 24, 2008 by Sherry Pardy

Who would've thought Tracey Gold, of all people, would find herself at the epicenter of a firestorm. A debate war of the worst kind...a Mommy war.