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.

Go Veggie for Health and Profit: Easy Ways to Feed Your Family More Vegetables and Save Money

Posted January 7, 2008 by Lela Davidson

Eating vegetarian isn't all about tofu and brown rice, and it doesn't have to be a total lifestyle change. Adding just a few veggie-licious meals to your family's diet can have a huge impact on your budget.

Get Big Discounts When You Homeschool!

Posted January 6, 2008 by Linsey Knerl

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One of the downsides to educating your children at home is the expense. Shockingly, however, there are also some big financial advantages to homeschooling that often come in the form of discounts to places you may not have been able to visit otherwise. Here are a few of the many types of businesses that are trying to woo the homeschool crowd with up to 50% off on their goods and services.

Establishing a Babysitting Co-op -- Part I

Posted January 6, 2008 by Carrie Kirby

The babysitting co-op is such an easy and sensible concept that it amazes me that everyone doesn't have one. This post will explain the kinds of coops, how to find or establish a co-op, and options for keeping track of points. Part II will cover screening new members and setting up rules for your group.

I Breastfed my Four-Year-Old and It Was Okay

Posted January 3, 2008 by Catherine Shaffer

To me, four years old meant independence, going potty on your own, going to school, learning to read--not nursing at mother's breast. It took really listening to my son's need, not society's expectations, to realize that these things were not mutually exclusive.

Pink Eye and the Small Guy: Get the Facts about Conjunctivitis

Posted January 1, 2008 by Linsey Knerl

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‘Tis the season for colds and flus. This also means that the chances are great for one of your kids (or even you) to come down with the dreaded Pink Eye. Read on for all the gory details of this common illness, including treatment and prevention.

Children's Consignment Sale Clears Closet, Yields Cash

Posted December 31, 2007 by Julie Rains

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Want to get rid of clothing that your kids have outgrown, find bargain kids’ stuff, make money, and raise funds for your favorite cause? Participate in a children’s clothing consignment sale or organize your own.