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Best Board Games For Preschoolers

(January 13, 2009)  By the time children reach the age of three or four, they are ready to participate in one of the most cherished family events - game night! Board games help your child develop social skills, learn basic math and language concepts and give you an opportunity to do something fun together. Your ..

Time Tested Tips For a Fantastic 1st Birthday Party

(December 11, 2008)  Before you know it, your little baby will be turning one and well on his or her way to toddlerhood. Many moms (and dads alike) stress out over throwing a first birthday party. Since it's such a momentous occasion, there's a lot of pressure to make everything perfect. However, it's sometimes best to .

Balancing Childcare and Housework With Your Spouse - Help Fo ...

(September 04, 2008)  I'm sure I don't have to tell you that being a working mom is a challenge on many levels. In addition to meeting the demands of your career, you also need to balance your obligations to your family and your home. One important key to being a successful working mom is to work closely with your ..

A Parents Must Know Guide to Internet Safety

(July 17, 2008)  Being a parent today is much different than it has been in generations past. Even though the Internet has been in homes for nearly 20 years, it has just been within the past 5 to 10 years that teenagers and children have had routine use of the Internet. If you are beginning to feel like your ..

Outdoor Summer Party Ideas Tips For Hosting a Barbecue

(June 30, 2008)  Barbecuing during the summer months is a tradition that many people look forward to all year long. Between the great food, good company and casual atmosphere, it's no wonder that barbecues are popular. Now that the weather is warm, it's time to host your own summer barbecue. By following these ..

BPA in Baby Bottles What You Need to Know

(June 22, 2008)  As a parent of young children, it seems as though every time we turn on the news or pick up a paper, there's something new to worry about. Now it seems researchers are linking bisphenol A (BPA) to everything from ADHD to cancer. Meanwhile, more than 95 percent of the bottles currently on the market .

Easy (and Fun) Craft Projects For Boys

(June 17, 2008)  Girls seem to be naturally attracted to arts and crafts, but boys are sometimes a different matter. If you're running a summer camp, holding a crafts party or just want to get your sons involved in a neat project, you may be scratching your head when it comes to craft ideas. Fortunately, there are ..

Organic Crib Mattresses - Six Reasons to Buy Organic

(June 05, 2008)  So much care and attention goes into preparing for a new baby, and it's only natural that you would want to provide the very best. One of the decisions that new parents are faced with is whether to choose a traditional or organic crib mattress. Organic crib mattresses work just as well as ..

Ideas for Inexpensive Valentine Gifts - Celebrating Valentin ...

(January 23, 2008)  You don't have to spend a lot of money to get your Valentine a treasured and meaningful gift. In fact, you can find the traditional (and traditionally expensive) Valentine gifts at a discount if you know where and when to buy. Plus, there are lots of inexpensive gifts to which you can add your own ..

Homemade Valentine's Day Gifts - Six Easy Ideas for Making Y ...

(January 23, 2008)  Have you ever wondered why we are led to believe that the best Valentine's Day gifts are also the most expensive? In my relationship, we value our time together most of all. And we are on a shared budget, which means any extraordinary extravagance is a shared burden. The truth is, Valentine's Day ..

25 Inexpensive and Romantic Ideas for Valentine's Day

(January 21, 2007)  You can be romantic this Valentine's Day without spending too much. All it takes is a little creativity and forethought. The key lies in personalizing your celebration and letting your loved one know how special you feel each ordinary day that you are together. Here are 25 ideas for celebrating ..


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