Establishing a Babysitting Co-op -- Part II

Posted January 13, 2008 by Carrie Kirby

In Part II of my post about starting a babysitting coop, I look at how to set the ground rules to keep your organization running smoothly. We'll take a look at the rules from a real-life coop, and also get some pointers on how to get the group off to a good start.

Three Easy Ways to Save Money by Eating at Home

Posted January 10, 2008 by Lela Davidson

Eating at home is easier than you think. With a little planning and a few strategies, you can save money, avoid the drive-through, and possibly even drop a few fudge-induced holiday pounds.

Parents were told not to hug their children

Posted January 10, 2008 by Lynn Truong

Believe it or not, it took a rogue, outcast scientist to prove that it was okay, in fact necessary, for parents to hug their children.

5 Reasons Why Parents Shouldn’t Play Fair

Posted January 9, 2008 by Linsey Knerl

How many times a day do you hear one of your children complain that you, “Just aren’t fair”? While it is simple to explain away your behavior with a generic, “Life isn’t fair” remark, here are the 5 reasons why parents shouldn’t play fair.

Susie Can’t Spell – So What?

Posted January 9, 2008 by Lela Davidson

How can we expect our kids to get really good at anything if they're not allowed to be downright bad at some things? Also, spelling is overrated.

A Homemade Gift for Little Hands

Posted January 9, 2008 by Caitlin Giles

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Does your preschooler get invited to tons of birthday parties? Are you constantly buying birthday presents for your little socialite to bring to the many soirees? Instead of making yet another trip to the toy store, work with your preschooler to make homemade play dough as a gift. Here is a complete how-to.

Explaining Death

Posted January 9, 2008 by Maggie Wells

When the kids start to ask questions about death, what do we tell them? I thought I'd have a good way to do it but when the time came, but it was just the first things that popped into my head. Theirs too.

New Year, New Focus: ME

Posted January 9, 2008 by Natalie Barnes

Aren't you tired of saying "This is the year I'll lose the weight!"? Don’t just resolve to lose weight the way you did last year, take it a step further and get more out of life by giving yourself a total mind-body-spirit makeover to become an invaluable asset to your family and to yourself.

DIY covert spy sunglasses for $40

Posted January 9, 2008 by Will Chen

I always get excited when Kipkay sends me an email. This morning, he told me about this great way to make a $40 spy sunglasses.

Yes, You Can Drink While Pregnant

Posted January 8, 2008 by Lin Wong

The recommendation that has become conventional wisdom is that pregnant women should not drink any alcohol. We assume that this is based on solid research but it’s not. We assume it’s just as unacceptable in all countries but that’s not true.