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Gearing Up for the End of the School Year

Posted May 21, 2011 by Sharon Rowley

The school year is starting to wind down and the warm summer days are just over the horizon. Here are a few tips to get you ready for the end of school year.

Repurposing the Diaper Genie Refill

Posted May 20, 2011 by Nancy Flanders

Do you have Diaper Genie refills you don't know what to do with? Find them a new job. All you'll need is a pair of scissors.

Simplifying Family Meals

Posted May 18, 2011 by Rhonda Franz

Three meals a day, seven days a week: feeding kids and adults takes a lot of time. Check out these ideas for making the daily process easier.

25 Great Everyday Uses For Vinegar

Posted May 17, 2011 by Sonja Stewart

Save money, make tastier food, and get your house clean with vinegar. Here are 25 ways to use vinegar every day.

Visit Your Favorite Family Movie Locations in Astoria, Oregon

Posted May 16, 2011 by Sonja Stewart

Take a family vacation and visit sites of your favorite movies, all in one spot. Astoria, Oregon is affordable, charming, and the backdrop for some family film favorites.

8 Tips for Summer Camp Success

Posted May 14, 2011 by Kelli Robinson

Summer day camps are great opportunities for kids to have fun and meet new friends. They keep kids engaged over the summer months and, let's face it, give parents a needed break. Whether you're new to the camp scene or a summer camp veteran, consider the following eight ways to help make your child's experience a positive one.

17 Tips for Garage Sale Safety

Posted May 13, 2011 by Rhonda Franz

The spring garage sale season is here. If you are hosting or helping with a sale, follow these tips to reduce your chances of being targeted by troublemakers.

Great Gifts for High School and College Graduates

Posted May 12, 2011 by Alyssa Chirco

Graduation season means that we're all shopping for the perfect gifts for our favorite grads. Need ideas? From gift cards to graduation bears, I've got 12 great ones here!

Making Outdoor Vacations Work for You AND Your Kids

Posted May 11, 2011 by Sarah Winfrey

Having kids doesn't have to limit the outdoor vacations you can take. With some minor modifications, you should be able to include your kids in all of the activities that you love.

Creative Ways to Trick Your Kids into Eating Their Vegetables

Posted May 10, 2011 by Alyssa Chirco

A lot of children don't like to eat their vegetables, but there are many creative ways for parents to encourage kids to eat these healthy foods. For example, have you ever thought about hiding them?

3 Apps to Protect Your Child From Cyber Bullies

Posted May 9, 2011 by Nancy Flanders

Bullies have easy access to your child via the internet and cell phones. But new technology can help you stop the bullying and keep your child safe.

26 Kindergarten Readiness Indicators

Posted May 8, 2011 by Rhonda Franz

Kindergarten is a major milestone in a child's life. Help make sure your young one has the skills needed to start a successful year.

The Best Mother’s Day Gift a Dad Can Give

Posted May 4, 2011 by Fred Lee

This Mother's Day, the gift of a father's time is the best thing he can do for his wife, his kids, and himself.

VIDEO: The Best Gardens Are Built on Dirt and Poo

Posted May 4, 2011 by Lela Davidson

Stephanie McCratic from Evolved Mommy shares some wisdom gleaned from P. Allen Smith and his uber-gardening team in this video. I am amused and amazed at her descriptions of dirt and poo and can't wait to hear how it turns out!

ProSquad: Teenage Sleep Requirements and Babies After C-Section

Posted May 3, 2011 by Lela Davidson

This week we hear from our sleep expert about toddler naps, and our work-life balance expert talks about managing distractions when you work at home.

We Love You, Mom! A Mother’s Day Roundup

Posted May 2, 2011 by Rhonda Franz

Stop here for a little bit of history, great publications for moms, and a long list of spectacular gifts for Mother's Day. Happy Mother's Day to all our mom readers, and best wishes to the families who celebrate them.

Top Books to Buy for Mom This Mother's Day

Posted May 2, 2011 by Alyssa Chirco

Looking for a quick and easy Mother's Day gift that you know mom will love? What about a book? Check out this list of the top books to buy for Mom this Mother's Day.

3 Things That Mom REALLY Wants for Mother’s Day!

Posted May 1, 2011 by Sharon Rowley

To all of the husbands out there who are pulling their hair out trying to come up with the perfect Mother’s Day gift…you don't need to try so hard! I’ve got the go-to list for you right here on what Mom is really looking for this Mother’s Day.

10 Household Items to Help With Sensory Integration

Posted April 29, 2011 by Nancy Flanders

Sensory integration products can be expensive. Using items you already own, you can help your child with his sensory integration therapy without breaking your budget.

10 Egg Carton Crafts to Make With Your Child

Posted April 28, 2011 by Sonja Stewart

Don't throw away those egg cartons. Use them to make fun and inspiring crafts with your kids. You'll be teaching them about recycling and creativity all at once. Plus, it's just fun.

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