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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.

Morning Roundup: What Do You Want?

Posted December 31, 2007 by Lela Davidson

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Forget resolutions. Do this, don't do that. Take time today to think about what you really want in 2008. It doesn't have to be big and it might not come in a shopping bag after all.

Morning Roundup: New Year's Parenting Resolutions

Posted December 30, 2007 by Maggie Wells

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And you thought you’d just tell your self to diet and exercise more in 2008. Here’s a whole list of advice for taking resolutions straight into parenting.

Age-Appropriate Chores for Mother’s Very Little Helpers

Posted December 27, 2007 by Linsey Knerl

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Temper-tantrums, messes, and back-talk are just a few symptoms of a bored toddler. Keeping your little one busy with a few age-appropriate chores can teach them the importance of pitching in, and may grant some sanity to mom and dad. More importantly, it will lay the foundation for teaching responsibility and understanding consequences.

We're All Moms So What Are We Arguing About?

Posted December 26, 2007 by Natalie Barnes

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Too many women are spending valuable nap time debating “Stay-at-Home Mom versus the working mom”. Either way, we’re overworked, underpaid and expected to do way more than any human being is capable of in a 24-hour day. And while we argue, our men sit on the couch and watch football, if yours isn’t, I know mine is!

Cutting the Cord: Window Blinds Almost Killed My Child!

Posted December 21, 2007 by Linsey Knerl

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It has been one day since my little guy almost lost his life. His little eyes are no longer bloodshot, but the cord burns are still visible, and he has broken capillaries all over his face and neck. While he probably won’t remember this event when grows older, it is something I can never, ever forget.

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!

Allowance and Kids: Teaching the Value of Money

Posted December 19, 2007 by Linsey Knerl

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Allowances are a great way to teach children the value of money. What should a parent do if, despite the effort, your child still doesn't understand what a dollar is worth? Here's how we handled a problem that can plague a child well into adulthood.

Morning Roundup: Holidays with Kids

Posted December 17, 2007 by Lynn Truong

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This morning's roundup features stories of parents doing their best to improvise, adjust, and meet their children's needs during a hectic season.

Baby Steps to Greener Parenting

Posted December 14, 2007 by Lela Davidson

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Doing your part for the environment doesn't have to be a full time job. It's not all or nothing. Here are some tiny things you can start today that aren't even inconvenient.

Yes, You Can Shower

Posted December 4, 2007 by Carrie Kirby

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Think you can't get even the bare minimum of me-time when baby won't nap? You can, if you get creative. Here are 10 ideas for parking the baby or toddler long enough to get naked. Disclaimer: We're not saying you'll have time to shave.

Generation X Moms: Staying Home

Posted September 6, 2006 by Maggie Wells

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Log on to any online parenting forum and odds are you will eventually hear the same story: Generation X women, who spent their own childhoods as latchkey kids, are now opting, despite advanced degrees and professional careers, to stay at home with their children.

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