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!

How To Maintain Your Identity When Everything Has Changed

Posted February 12, 2008 by Corina Fiore

Motherhood, although joyous, often causes alot of women to lose their identity. The demands of the day to day leave very little time for a woman to take care of herself and her own needs. These are ACTUAL tips to help you maintain your identity when your life has been turned upside down.

Grocery Shopping with Kids

Posted February 11, 2008 by Catherine Shaffer

Personally, I give each and every one of you permission to shop without your kids, if that works for you. I rarely take mine along. I would rather get in and out quickly, and avoid negotiations over treat items. However, when my son was a toddler and a preschooler, I pretty much had to take him with me. He was just always there, you know? It's like he didn't have his own life or something.

Children's Tylenol Doesn't Work on Cabin Fever

Posted February 8, 2008 by Carrie Kirby

Staying home with babies and young children can make you stir crazy in the best of times. When the snow piles up, the kids are sick or the thermometer plummets (or, like at my house, all of the above happen), you need to take emergency measures to prevent stir insanity.

There are no conflict free diamonds

Posted February 8, 2008 by Lynn Truong

The fantasy that revolves around the diamond is a scam, an idea concocted by an advertising agency. And that in itself isn't so bad. Many companies brand themselves as fantasy (buy Nike shoes because they will make you a sports superstar). What makes the diamond campaign the worse of the bunch is the harm they've done, and continue to do, to make a ton of money in the name of love.