Keeping Kids Clothes Organized

Posted February 21, 2008 by Jo-Lynne Shane

Do your children's closets look like the clearance rack at Old Navy -- overflowing with clothes of various sizes from all four seasons? Is your attic full of bags of outgrown clothes with no method to the madness? Do you buy clothes ahead and then forget about them because they got shoved into an obscure corner behind the Polly Pockets and the princess costumes?

What Party Would Sanjaya Run For? A 2008 Election Explanation

Posted February 20, 2008 by Linsey Knerl

Homeschooling can be challenging, especially when topics deviate from the assigned curriculum. With 2008 being a very special political year, it has escaped me how to convey all the inner workings of our often confusing political system to our kids. My nine-year-old continues to “bring it” with her regular and candid Q & A sessions.

Ten Hearing Aids at My House

Posted February 19, 2008 by Karen Putz

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Ten hearing aids, five deaf and hard of hearing people and one of them is lost. The hearing aid, that is.

How to Relocate With Kids

Posted February 18, 2008 by Corina Fiore

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Moving is always stressful. The packing, finding help, the lifting, the maneuvering, the unpacking, the saying goodbye. Now the task with kids underfoot. The kids have an attachment to the old home, old friends, an old school. Moving with kids can be tricky. But with these tips, you will be able to make the transition an easier one.

Four Reasons You Should Join a CSA

Posted February 17, 2008 by Caitlin Giles

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Looking for a cost-effective way to feed your family organic, locally-grown, delicious food? Join a CSA!

One Family Goes Natural One Step At A Time

Posted February 16, 2008 by Jo-Lynne Shane

Do you ever feel like you want to live more naturally, but you don't know where to begin? How do you transition your family from McDonalds and take-out pizza to tofu and tempeh when your kids balk at the sight of anything new or unusual on their dinner plates? You've heard that household cleaners are toxic, but you could open a store with all the Chlorox and Soft Scrub in your cleaning arsenal.

Meatloaves with Style: 5 Ways to Jazz up the Wednesday Night Special

Posted February 14, 2008 by Linsey Knerl

It’s meatloaf night. Again. You would think my kids would grumble at the thought of it. Instead I have them asking, “What kind tonight, Mom?” We have experienced the joy of meatloaf variety, and here is how it’s done.

Don't turn my Google Docs into a Hello Kitty store!

Posted February 14, 2008 by Will Chen

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I am a big fan of Google's holiday logos. But when they dress up Google Docs like a Hello Kitty store that's where I draw the line.

We Have Instincts For A Reason

Posted February 13, 2008 by Jo-Lynne Shane

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When I learned I was pregnant, I was determined to do everything right. I read every parenting guide I could get my hands on and decided to follow Babywise by Gary Ezzo. I loved the notion of a schedule. I wanted to know what to expect and how to plan accordingly. And I was determined that I would be in charge, not my child. Are you snickering yet?

Birthday Parties Don't Have to Break the Bank

Posted February 13, 2008 by Natalie Barnes

When did the birthday party become a bank-busting event? There are ways to cut corners without short-changing your little one on their birthday!