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.

Morning Roundup: Holidays with Kids

Posted December 17, 2007 by Lynn Truong

This morning's roundup features stories of parents doing their best to improvise, adjust, and meet their children's needs during a hectic season.

Home Education for the Future Heisman Trophy Winner

Posted December 17, 2007 by Linsey Knerl

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Many parents I have met love the idea of home education. Despite their belief in the process, however, they often close the door on the opportunity due to concern that their child won’t be able to fully participate in all that the world of sports has to offer. This year’s award of the Heisman Trophy to homeschooler Tim Tebow has opened the minds of many to the options available for those parents wanting the best of both worlds.

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.