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.

Morning Roundup: What Do You Want?

Posted December 31, 2007 by Lela Davidson

Forget resolutions. Do this, don't do that. Take time today to think about what you really want in 2008. It doesn't have to be big and it might not come in a shopping bag after all.

Morning Roundup: New Year's Parenting Resolutions

Posted December 30, 2007 by Maggie Wells

And you thought you’d just tell your self to diet and exercise more in 2008. Here’s a whole list of advice for taking resolutions straight into parenting.

Controlling Kid Clutter

Posted December 29, 2007 by Meredith Cole

Now that the holidays are behind us, your neat house is probably a distant memory. How can you get the toys out from underfoot... and save your sanity? Here are a few tips for controlling all that clutter.

Morning Roundup: Beating the Winter Break Dull Drums

Posted December 27, 2007 by Maggie Wells

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It’s a few days after Christmas and all the daycare providers and schools are still closed until at least January 2nd. How will you make it to the end of school vacation in one piece? Once again, the blogosphere to the rescue!

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!