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.

How to Write a Christmas Letter

Posted December 9, 2007 by Lela Davidson

It's not too late to write a Christmas letter! Whether you want to catch-up your friends or one-up your sister, follow these easy tips for sending your own festive newsletter this season.

Darwin Award: Parenting Edition

Posted December 9, 2007 by Will Chen

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Looking for Father of the Year? Look no further.

Top 5 Christmas Gifts That Won't Crowd the Moving Van

Posted December 8, 2007 by Lela Davidson

Got a New Year's move on your calendar? The last thing you need before a move is to load up on bulky toys at the holidays. Try these options to make packing light and easy this time.

Is School Out Early Today? How I Address the Home School Question

Posted December 8, 2007 by Linsey Knerl

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Shopping with the kiddos on any given weekday, I am approached by at least one well-meaning adult wanting to know if school was dismissed early. My daughter, a precocious 9-year-old, puffs out her chest and announces that, “We are home-schooled.” While this often defensive comment does say it all, I thought I’d take a moment to tell you more about our decision to home-educate.