Best wheelbarrow race video you'll see, pretty much in your entire life

Posted December 17, 2007 by Will Chen

Keep an eye out for something awesome right around 0:13.

Paying for College: Rays of Hope

Posted December 16, 2007 by Carrie Kirby

It seems that universities and the government are finally starting to notice the force of the student loans crushing so many college graduates today. Two developments this week -- a new tuition plan from Harvard and a new law -- may ease the pain slightly.

Being a Young Mom: Why Starting Early Has Its Rewards

Posted December 15, 2007 by Linsey Knerl

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This is not an article pitting young mom against older mom. I just don’t have the perspective to do that. Since I’m in my late twenties, and already have four young ones to care for, I thought I’d offer my perspective on why I’m glad I started a family early. Here are five reasons being a young mom works well for me!

Morning Roundup: Book Reviews

Posted December 15, 2007 by Lynn Truong

Being a huge reader, my favorite gift for friends with kids are books. My personal recommendation are the His Dark Materials series (the first book, The Golden Compass, is out in the movies, but read the book first!). Here are some recommended books for children from bloggers around the web.

Baby Steps to Greener Parenting

Posted December 14, 2007 by Lela Davidson

Doing your part for the environment doesn't have to be a full time job. It's not all or nothing. Here are some tiny things you can start today that aren't even inconvenient.

Put Your House in a Box

Posted December 13, 2007 by Lela Davidson

Self-service container moving companies offer an affordable alternative to full service movers. Busy families pack at their own pace and the company picks up the box and takes it to your new home.

The Circumcision Decision

Posted December 12, 2007 by Linsey Knerl

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Not one to be taken lightly, the decision to circumcise (or not) is always an afterthought in the care plan for a newborn. Depending on the area of the country or world that you live in, the view can be drastically different. While my goal is not to sway you one way or the other, it is important to know that there are two sides to the great debate and several factors to take into consideration.

Pre-Pack Kids’ Rooms for Sanity on Moving Day

Posted December 12, 2007 by Lela Davidson

Your kids probably have more stuff than you do. But you're the one who has to move it! Save yourself from a major meltdown on moving day with these easy pre-packing strategies.

Our soldiers and Iraqi children: the good, the bad and the asinine

Posted December 12, 2007 by Will Chen

Our soldiers in Iraq.

Graco's New Mechanical Mama and a Real Mother's Internal Wars

Posted December 10, 2007 by Carrie Kirby

Graco calls its new product a "soothing center." I call it a very fancy and expensive swing that would probably be helpful to those with fussy babies. Viewing it brought up a longtime conflict within myself over just how much I should rely on mechanical gadgets in mothering my babies. Somewhere between wearing my baby every second of every day and replacing myself with one of Harry Harlow's "mechanical mothers," I have found an equilibrium.