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Best of Parenting Roundup: The Top 50 Mom Bloggers of 2009

Posted December 23, 2009 by Linsey Knerl

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Welcome to the best of parenting roundup. This week, we look at's list of the top 50 Mom Bloggers of 2009, how to make a memorable memory game, and 15 cleaning hacks to save you time -- and money!

Best of Parenting Roundup: End Toilet-Training Regression Now

Posted December 18, 2009 by Linsey Knerl

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Welcome to our best of parenting roundup! We look at why kids decide to stop using the potty (and what to do about it), how a salad spinner can make a cool art tool, and how much babysitting co-ops really cost.

Best of Parenting Roundup: 14 Ways to Make Your Children Laugh

Posted December 11, 2009 by Linsey Knerl

In this week's best of parenting roundup, we look at ways to get a chuckle from your little Mr. Serious, how to handle when your kid is the new kid, and how to make your own "green" mouthwash. Enjoy!

Best of Parenting Roundup: 100 Text and IM Shortcuts so You Can Communicate With Your Kids

Posted December 4, 2009 by Linsey Knerl

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Welcome to our weekly Best of Parenting roundup! This week we share 100 Text and IM shortcuts to help you find out what your kids are really saying, the best kid-friendly lunches, and a couple of exciting and simple volcano experiments for families to do together!

Best of Parenting Roundup: 20 Must-Read Blogs for Married People

Posted November 28, 2009 by Linsey Knerl

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Welcome to our weekly Best of Parenting roundup! We give you 20 Must-read blogs for married people, 3 great reasons to choose cloth diapers, and 102 fabulous deal-seekers you can follow on Twitter now (to save big money later.)

Best of Parenting: What Parents Should Know About Night Terrors

Posted November 20, 2009 by Linsey Knerl

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This week’s best of parenting roundup looks at some quick and simple holiday gifts that will really impress your friends and family this year. We also have a yummy pumpkin bread recipe, some must-read information on night terrors, and a curious story on how licorice may be bad for your unborn baby!

Best of Parenting: Best Ways to Break the News That You're Pregnant

Posted November 1, 2009 by Linsey Knerl

Welcome to the Best of Parenting weekly roundup! This week, we're reeling from the effect of a candy-laden holiday, while we ruminate on the addictions of those refundable Baby Einstein Videos. Those of you with new buns in the oven may like our list of fun ways to break the news! Enjoy.

Best of Parenting: 5 Breastfeeding Myths Debunked

Posted October 24, 2009 by Linsey Knerl

Welcome to the Best of Parenting weekly roundup. This week, we talk about swapping soups, the terror of a holiday sugar rush, and how a Mom's breasts really lose their shape. (Surprise! It's not what you think.)

Best of Parenting: Muffin Tin Monday

Posted October 9, 2009 by Linsey Knerl

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Welcome to this week's best of parenting roundup! We look at some of the hottest ways to serve your kids lunch -- in a muffin tin! You'll also get into the heated discussion of how your kids may be controlling your spending, and those of you with a baby AND a dollar store will want to check out a neat craft tutorial, as well. Enjoy!

Best of Parenting: 10 Things to Do with Leftover Halloween Candy

Posted October 3, 2009 by Linsey Knerl

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Welcome to our weekly Best of Parenting roundup! This week, we get up close and personal with how mommy bloggers can really influence the world around them (and not always in a good way.) We'll tackle "stranger danger", the divorced life, and cluttered purses, and you'll get two handfuls of ideas for all the Halloween candy.

Best of Parenting: 7 Ways Fantasy Football Can Make You a Better Dad

Posted September 25, 2009 by Linsey Knerl

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Welcome to Parenting Squad’s weekly Best of Parenting Roundup! This week, we look at how fantasy football can make you a better dad, what you can do with those extra rolls of individually-wrapped toilet paper, and the final solution to all those sibling squabbles!

Best of Parenting: The Mysterious Case of the Continuously Evolving Due Date

Posted September 18, 2009 by Linsey Knerl

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Welcome to Parenting Squad's weekly Best of Parenting Round up! This week we look at the hilarious ways moms can mistakenly predict the big birth, how to keep little kid costs under control, and why veggies burgers rule!

Best of Parenting: Do You Pay for Grades?

Posted September 12, 2009 by Linsey Knerl

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Welcome to Parenting Squad’s weekly Best of Parenting roundup! We cover the ethical nature of paying kids for A's, the weirdest compost ingredients, and argyle socks as a quick and quirky vase wrapper. If it's nifty, we're talking about it!

Best of Parenting: Saturday Morning Blues Edition

Posted September 5, 2009 by Linsey Knerl

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Welcome to Parenting Squad’s weekly Best of Parenting roundup! We have tips for staying out late under the stars with your kiddos, costume ideas that won’t break the bank, ways to get along with your mother-in-law, and some rather pointed observations of “Toddlers and Tiaras.” Sit down with a fresh batch of blueberry muffins, and take it all in!

Best of Parenting: The Dirty Dozen Edition

Posted August 29, 2009 by Linsey Knerl

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Welcome to another week of the Parenting Squad Best of Parenting roundup! We look at how to make zucchini shine, kids who run (and swim) competitively, and what SIGG could have done differently in their recent BPA debacle. We hope you enjoy our picks!

Best of Parenting: What You Need to Know About Sharing Breast Milk

Posted August 21, 2009 by Linsey Knerl

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This week’s roundup of the best parenting articles come with enough inspiration to get dads in the conversation, too! We tackle cleaner homes, jaw-dropping baby showers, and whether sharing breast milk is a good, or even safe, idea.

Best of Parenting: The “Laugh It Off” Edition

Posted August 14, 2009 by Linsey Knerl

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This week’s best parenting articles from around the web come from every kind of parent you could find. Green Moms, comic geniuses, and geeky Dads give us a helping hand with tricks, tips, and quips in Parenting Squad’s “Laugh It Off” edition.

Review of Smart Sips from Gerber Graduates

Posted August 11, 2009 by Linsey Knerl

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Yes, there is a glut of “nutritious” drinks for kids cluttering up the market. I’ve tried just about every one there is, and aside from a few bad experiences, I appreciate that companies are trying to help me provide nutritious options for my kids. We recently tried Smart Sips from Gerber Graduates, and all things considered, it was a really solid product.

Best of Parenting: The "Work It!" Edition

Posted August 7, 2009 by Linsey Knerl

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Working from home is the pits sometimes. When the beauty of watching your kids grow up rushes headlong into looming deadlines and "SHHH! Mommy's on a work call!"-- it's time to get some perspective. Here is a batch of fresh ideas, tips, and humor for those Work-At-Home parents we know.

Best of Parenting: The Back-to-School Edition

Posted July 31, 2009 by Linsey Knerl

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It’s almost time! Whether you ship them off to public school, suck it up and teach them yourself, or something a little bit in between, we’re all feeling the season change. These blog posts from our favorite parents will give you some food for thought before your life gets too hectic again. Take a deep breath…. School is right around the corner!