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Toddler Reads Along to “Five Little Monkeys Jumping on the BedR...

While we usually try to post articles that we think will be helpful to other parents, this one is simply to bring a smile to your face (which I guess is just a different way of helping ).  Our daughter is about 2.5 years old, and very quickly picks up on her new books to […]... Read More »

Halloween With a Nut Allergy

As a parent of a daughter with a bad nut allergy, we put together some graphics to help parents know the nut-free candies and those that might be unsafe.... Read More »

Ways to Keep your Parenting Life a Little Less Stressful

Being a new parent is hard!  I can’t imagine doing it alone.  So here are some ways to keep your parenting life a little less stressful, have a happier family, and continue to be the best parents you can be.   1. Tag team whenever possible, make sure to take turns for any daily tasks/chores […]... Read More »

Summer Tips from a Teacher

As a teacher of six years, I know how important it is for students to continue to learn during the summer.  I know some parents want to just let their children have a great summer – play in the pool, run outside, play video games, whatever they want to do!  But as a teacher, I […]... Read More »

Paper Chain Countdown for Kids

Creative and simple idea for helping kids understand time until a special event. Includes easy steps on creating a paper chain countdown for kids.... Read More »

Jeff Ross Guest Post – What I Would Do Different As a Dad If I Had...

You don't get a do-over in parenting your kids, but it's still good to reflect on what you might do different if you had the chance. Maybe others can learn from your mistakes. With that in mind, I invite you to take a look at my post, "What I Would Do Different As a Dad If I Had the Chance." ... Read More »

Why You Won’t See a Parent on the Mission to Colonize Mars

I recently read an article about the non-profit company Mars One and their desire to send a team (maybe multiple teams) to a colony they will create on Mars. This article and the premise of a colony on Mars fascinated me. To think that there is an initiative underway to actually send a team to Mars, and that the team will be comprised by candidates submitting a 1 minute video is an amazing concept. While I don’t think they’re going to pick... Read More »

Realistic Couponing: Couponing For Moms With Limited Time

Couponing is presented as a way to save a lot of money, but nearly every guide that explains how to do it lays out a plan that would take hours every week. These methods involve spending time tracking down coupons from several different sources, organizing them, then traveling around town to shop at a bunch of different stores. Fortunately, there is a better way to save money with coupons that takes an hour or less every week.... Read More »

Busy Busy Bee: Preparing Your Home for Toddlerhood

The majority of parents anxiously wait for the day that their little ones take their first step. However, from the moment your toddler starts walking, your stress level gets higher. The truth is that your home can be a dangerous place for a little one just starting out on their feet. Preparing your home for toddlerhood is one of the most important steps you can take to protect them.... Read More »

Giveaway – The Organic Family Cookbook

We hope you've had a chance to see our review of The Organic Family Cookbook. We like it so much, we're going to give away a copy to a user who submits a parenting tip below. Fill out the form below with your tip, the name you want displayed with your tip (if any), your email address so we can contact you if you win, and the person who referred you to the contest, if there was somebody. That person will get... Read More »
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