Best Baby Items for Small Spaces

| February 9, 2013 | 9 Comments

While babies are born all year long, of course, in my group of friends, there tend to be “baby booms.” Right now is one of those times; I have two friends due to give birth next month! For one of them, it’s her first baby, and she and her husband live in a very small […]


Valentine’s Day Meal Ideas

| February 8, 2013 | 18 Comments

Tomorrow is Valentine’s Day, which is a great time to show your family members how much you love them! While it’s often portrayed as a romantic holiday, it’s also fun to do special little things for your children. Here are some fun ways that you can incorporate the holiday into tomorrow’s meals. This shouldn’t take […]


When Your Child Won’t Wear a Coat

| February 8, 2013 | 16 Comments

Does your child kick up a fuss about wearing a coat in the winter? My daughter used to when we lived up north. This morning my sister was complaining to me that it’s very difficult for her to get a coat on my five-year-old nephew. I started wondering whether this was a common problem and […]


Valentine’s Day Party Ideas

| February 3, 2013 | 11 Comments

With Christmas and New Year’s over, you and your kids may be experiencing a bit of a winter let-down: that “blah” feeling that happens when the parties are over and it’s months before the next major holiday. What better way to break up the months and shake things up than having a party? Valentine’s Day […]


February is Children’s Dental Health Month

| February 2, 2013 | 6 Comments

February is Children’s Dental Health Month. If your child is in school, he’ll probably learn about good oral hygiene this month. In some areas, dentists and hygienists will be visiting elementary schools in order to give presentations and give free dental examinations. You know that healthy teeth and gums add up to a pretty smile, […]


Ideas for Groundhog Day

| February 1, 2013 | 7 Comments

Tomorrow we’ll find out if we will be having six more weeks of winter, or if spring is right around the corner. That’s right, this year Groundhog Day falls on a Saturday, which is great news if you want to have some silly Groundhog Day fun with the kids! You can make it a theme […]



Cinco De Mayo Recipes

Cinco de Mayo commemorates the Mexican army’s victory over French invaders in 1862. Today it is celebrated not only in Mexico but in the US as well. We LOVE mexican food (as a matter of fact tacos are on our weekly family menu) and we can’t wait to have our fiesta tonight! Here are some […]

Teaching Kids to Cook: Easy Foods to Start With

Do your kids like to cook? Do they know how to make anything? My daughter is nine and I was surprised to learn that her best friend, also nine, does not know how to cook anything at all. I asked her mom about it (she’s a close friend of mine) and she said that she […]


Things to Buy on Sale in August

It’s almost August already! This is typically the time to stock up on back-to-school items if you live in a state that doesn’t start back to school until the end of the month or after Labor Day. (You might still be able to get some great deals in the states that start earlier, as well, […]

Things to Buy on Sale in July

Can you believe that we’re already halfway through the year? It’s already July, and retailers are taking advantage of the hot weather, Independence Day and school starting next month in many areas. You’ll see “Christmas in July” sales at many stores, and occasionally, the deals rival those that you might find on Black Friday! This […]

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