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Trim the Tree, Trim Your Budget: 10 Tips For Saving Money During the Holidays

The holidays are here, but you don't have to spend a lot to have enjoy the season. Credit: Getty Images
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Tween Wants Sexy Halloween Costume

Dear AdviceMama: My daughter is 10 years old and wants to be a fair maiden for Halloween. She fell in love with a costume in a catalog two months...
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The New Home Economics - Moms Who Swap, Sell and Save Online

Our family vacation ended last Friday with a fabulous whitewater rafting trip on the Colorado River, and we didn't spend a dime. How? Our son John,...

Your Own Victory Garden

When it comes to getting things to grow, my thumb's not the greenest one out there. Many plants have died under my oversight. But one summer it...

Multitasking is Not All Bad

Some people don't believe in multitasking. Maybe they've read that doing more than one thing at a time is too taxing on our brains. Or maybe they're...

Dirt and Kids - All in Good Fun

Mud pies. Puddle slogging. Dirty fingernails. Grass-stained knees. They're all in a day's work for my boys, proud members of the Unwashed Masses of...

Making Sick Days Better

It happens to every mom. On the day you're giving a presentation or attending an important event, your child says, Mommy, my tummy feels...

A Surprising Upside in a Down Economy - Family Togetherness

Most families I know have been affected by the recession. Some moms have shifted from part-time to full-time work. Others have returned to the...

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