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March Break Madness: How to Beat Boredom

Hey, there. It's March Break. How are you? More importantly, where are you? If you're reading this, my guess is you're still here. Yup, Cabin Fever is still here, too. We're not in Florida, soaking in vitamin D and splashing in the ocean. We're not...

Tips for Keeping Your Sick Child Entertained at Home

The child is grumpy. Way beyond grumpy. Grumpy is a distant planet in another solar system past which she's shot in her misery-fuelled rocket ship. She refuses to eat supper. She's lethargic, moping, upset over nothing. Uh oh. She's fallen asleep...

Road Trip Sanity, Part II

Last week I confessed that my mood improved and family vacations became a lot more fun when I stopped expecting my husband to read my mind about what needed to happen to get the five of us packed and out the door. Forms and checklists that Bill and I...

DailyDish - Get your kids involved in your errands

Dragging your kids along on errands is difficult -- unless it's their errands....

In praise of boredom

With school-free, summer days looming ahead, many parents will soon be hearing the familiar refrain, "I'm bored!" from the kids. But before you start scrambling around to organize yet another day of amazing kid activities, check out this eye-opening...

"Mom, are you ever going to play a video game with me?"

Every mother I know either dislikes video games or hates them with a fierceness that is almost scary. Some of the mothers force their children, mostly boys, to earn the video game time. Others simply take away that privilege at every chance. I am...

Celebration for young entrepreneurs

Young entrepreneurs in Colorado may have a chance to participate in a competition to showcase their original ideas and compete for a monetary prize. The deadline for applications for the 2006 Celebration for Young Entrepreneurs is June 15. Children...

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