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Clutter Your Kids Bring Home From School: The ART of Managing It

Posted January 2, 2011 by Lela Davidson

Got kid clutter? Use this simple system to get it under control!

Secondhand Smoke, Your Child’s Mental Health, and Tips on How to Quit

Posted December 29, 2010 by Fred Lee

Secondhand smoke has been implicated as a potential contributor to mental health problems in young children.

Getting Your Finances in Order Before Baby Comes

Posted December 28, 2010 by Debbie Dragon

Other parents may tell you that you can never be fully prepared for a baby, financially or otherwise, but there are a number of things you can do to help the situation.

How to Practice Safe Sledding

Posted December 28, 2010 by Fred Lee

Sledding is a fun and enjoyable winter activity, but the potential for injury is huge, and parents should be advised to take the proper safety measures to protect their children and themselves.

10 Ways to Take 10 Minutes for Mom

Posted December 27, 2010 by Alyssa Chirco

Moms work hard taking care of everybody else, but we often find it difficult to make time for ourselves. Check out these 10 relaxing and rejuvenating activities that you can complete in 10 minutes or less (which means you'll still have time to fold the laundry).

Be the Best Grandparent to a Child With Special Needs

Posted December 26, 2010 by Nancy Flanders

Learning that your grandchild has a special health need or disability can be emotionally overwhelming and scary. Knowing what to do to support the family and help care for your grandchild is extremely important, but can also get confusing. With the right tools, grandparents can make a big difference in the life of a child with special needs.

Surviving a Power Outage With Young Kids

Posted December 22, 2010 by Sonja Stewart

Surviving a power outage is tough. Make it easier on you and the kids with these suggestions.

10 Ways to Use Cheap and Healthy Squash in Everyday Meals

Posted December 21, 2010 by Sonja Stewart

This time of year, I always find fantastic deals on butternut squash and other winter favorites. Here are 10 easy ways to sneak squash into everything you're making, and make everything healthier.

Holiday Tipping and Gift Giving: A Family Resource

Posted December 19, 2010 by Rhonda Franz

Do not forget to show your appreciation this season to those who give you great service throughout the year. Whether you are able to tip, or just give small gifts, make sure to involve your children in however you say "thank you" to others.

GIVEAWAY: Enjoy More of Your Kodak Moments

Posted December 19, 2010 by Lela Davidson

Win a single-use camera!

Too Cold to Play Outside? 10 Ways to Keep Your Kids Active This Winter

Posted December 16, 2010 by Alyssa Chirco

It's officially winter, which means that cold weather is here to stay and kids are spending more time indoors. Just how do we keep them physically active when they can no longer play outside? Get some great ideas here!

How to Move Your Toddler From the Crib to the Bed

Posted December 16, 2010 by Sonja Stewart

Does the new ban on drop down cribs have you panicking to get your toddler into a big kid bed? Don't stress. With these tips you'll be well on your way to having a law-abiding toddler.

No Solicitation: Ideas for Worthwhile School Fundraisers

Posted December 15, 2010 by Rhonda Franz

Sending kids door-to-door isn't the safest way for students to help schools to raise money. Parents from the trenches weigh in on the best ideas for fundraisers.

The Family Christmas Letter: Tips for Keeping It Stress-Free and Fun

Posted December 12, 2010 by Rhonda Franz

Haven't sent out your Christmas letter yet? No worries. Use technology, humor, and the New Year advantage to keep the task free of seasonal stress.

7 Easy Homemade Christmas Gift Ideas

Posted December 11, 2010 by Sonja Stewart

Short on time and cash? I've got ideas that will cover everyone on your list. The bonus is, most of these won't cost a fortune to ship.

7 Tips to Survive Having a Holiday Baby

Posted December 10, 2010 by Sonja Stewart

The Christmas season is already hectic. Now add having a baby, and it's almost overwhelming. Fortunately, there are a few things you can do to make this season calm and peaceful.

Top Toys From AblePlay for Children With Special Needs

Posted December 7, 2010 by Nancy Flanders

Shopping for kids can be tough. Finding the perfect holiday present for a child with special needs can be even harder. AblePlay.org offers great product reviews and insight into the top new toys and products for children with special needs.

Teaching Children About the "Other" December Holidays

Posted December 6, 2010 by Alyssa Chirco

By teaching our children about the "other" December holidays, we can help them to learn about cultures and traditions that are different from their own. Need some help? In this article, you'll find information, resources, and links about the December holidays of Christmas, Chanukah, Kwanzaa, Saint Nicholas Day, and Las Posadas.

Tips for Going (and Saving) Green This Holiday Season

Posted December 5, 2010 by Katrina Simeck

The holidays are a season of giving, but it can be difficult to keep consumerism in balance with environmentalism. How do you spread holiday joy without increasing your carbon footprint and emptying your wallet? Read on for creative tips for greener holiday gift giving.

GIVEAWAY: Motorbooks, Great Reads for Reluctant Readers

Posted December 5, 2010 by Lela Davidson

This week we have two great books to give away — perfect for reluctant readers. Check out these great titles from Motorbooks.

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