Age-Appropriate Chores for Mother’s Very Little Helpers

Posted December 27, 2007 by Linsey Knerl

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Temper-tantrums, messes, and back-talk are just a few symptoms of a bored toddler. Keeping your little one busy with a few age-appropriate chores can teach them the importance of pitching in, and may grant some sanity to mom and dad. More importantly, it will lay the foundation for teaching responsibility and understanding consequences.

We're All Moms So What Are We Arguing About?

Posted December 26, 2007 by Natalie Barnes

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Too many women are spending valuable nap time debating “Stay-at-Home Mom versus the working mom”. Either way, we’re overworked, underpaid and expected to do way more than any human being is capable of in a 24-hour day. And while we argue, our men sit on the couch and watch football, if yours isn’t, I know mine is!

Phonics Resources At Your Fingertips

Posted December 22, 2007 by Julie Rains

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Looking for phonics resources? Here are some ideas on how to find what you need and what worked for me.

Cutting the Cord: Window Blinds Almost Killed My Child!

Posted December 21, 2007 by Linsey Knerl

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It has been one day since my little guy almost lost his life. His little eyes are no longer bloodshot, but the cord burns are still visible, and he has broken capillaries all over his face and neck. While he probably won’t remember this event when grows older, it is something I can never, ever forget.

Morning Roundup: Proper Products

Posted December 21, 2007 by Lynn Truong

Sometimes we don't think twice about the toys and products in our homes. This morning's list is all about selecting products that are safe, green, and appropriate.

Cut Your Grocery Bill with a Savvy List

Posted December 20, 2007 by Lela Davidson

Saving money on groceries is simple when you employ a few tricks. Let these tips get you off to a good start after New Year's!

Allowance and Kids: Teaching the Value of Money

Posted December 19, 2007 by Linsey Knerl

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Allowances are a great way to teach children the value of money. What should a parent do if, despite the effort, your child still doesn't understand what a dollar is worth? Here's how we handled a problem that can plague a child well into adulthood.

I DARE You to Drink Beer

Posted December 19, 2007 by Lela Davidson

When is a beer just a beer? When is drinking one - or not - making a statement? How much are we letting others influence our kids and are we going too far to protect them? You tell me.

How to Survive Your Mother-in-Law at the Holidays

Posted December 18, 2007 by Lela Davidson

Are you dreading the holidays with your mother-in-law? Fear not! Here are some easy ways to keep your sanity this season.

Morning Roundup: Stress Relievers

Posted December 18, 2007 by Lynn Truong

Sometimes it's hard to remember the Happy in the Holidays. In addition to the everyday hectic-ness of life, the season brings snow storms, long lines, gifts list, and major food preparation. Here are some great tips and stories of parents trying to manage during this time of year.