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Salma Hayek's nursing addiction, not-so terrible twos and long-distance parenting

Salma Hayek says she is addicted to nursing her baby. "I don't care if I cry, I don't care if I'm fat..." -- Celebrity Baby Blog Forget your accountant. Listen to the savvy budget-slashing advice from these kids. Owen, 5, is making the supreme sac...

Catherine Zeta Jones, migraine benefits and misguided crushes - Links we love

Although she considers herself "pretty easygoing," even Catherine Zeta Jones has her limits. Find out how her kids know when they've crossed the line. -- Celebrity Baby Blog Here's one piece of good news for those ladies who suffer from migraines....

Family friendly meals for $10 or less

Whenever I try to trim our budget, I always return to our food spending. Even though gas prices are falling, experts say it's unlikely that we'll see any relief in the form of falling food costs. That's not good news for families on a who live on a t...

Hand tattoos, Where's Waldo, and Kate Gosselin - Links we love

Too busy for pen and paper? Try the To-Do Tattoo -- AlphaMom Where's Waldo on the banned book list? Find out why. -- Babble Marissa Jaret Winokur talks about her miracle baby. -- Celebrity Baby Blog Kate Gosselin feeds a family of 10 ... hea...

Birthday gifts for boys under $20

The other day, Bethany Sanders offered up some suggestions for inexpensive gifts for girls. Being a guy, I thought I'd chime in with some thoughts on some cool gifts for boys, just in case you're not quite sure what it is that little boys like these ...

British mums overspend on baby to impress each other

Like the US, Great Britain is in the midst of a credit crunch. But that's not stopping new moms from overspending on baby gear. According to a poll conducted by The Baby Website, Britain's "Yummy Mummies" are overspending their baby budgets by more t...

Skipping the school bus to save money

Riding the school bus to school has traditionally free -- except there really is no such thing as a free lunch. The funds to pay for the school bus itself, fuel, and insurance have to come from somewhere, and that somewhere is from the school's budge...

Family cuts up credit cards and spends 24% less in a month

There are a lot of reasons today that families are pinching pennies. Maybe your household has been hit by unemployment, or maybe you've just become a stay-at-home parent. Maybe gas prices or high heating costs are hitting you where it hurts, or maybe...

Celebrity parents work hard for their money

It's time for TV Guide's annual salary survey, that time of year when we get to find out how much our favorite personalities get paid every year for entertaining us after the kids have gone to bed. These celebs all have kids at home, but still manage...

Libraries doing well in poor economy

Have you hugged your librarian today? Now is a better time than ever to at least go in and say hi (you might want to save the hug for another time). Ohio librarians are reporting that libraries are more popular than ever, due in part to a struggling ...

Disney raising ticket prices

If you have plans to visit a Disney theme park in the future, you might want to add a few extra dollars to your wallet. Beginning today, Disney is raising the cost of admission at all domestic theme parks. How much more you will pay depends on which ...

Are gas prices keeping you home this summer?

Because we don't like to deal with the traffic and because our town has an enormous fireworks display, we usually stick around town during the Fourth. We noticed, though, that a lot of other people stayed home last weekend, too. Our normal haunts, wh...

Farewell to reading

As a kid, I read voraciously. Rarely was I without a book in hand. I was, it seems, unusual in that respect, however. Not every family valued books as highly as mine did and many kids did not have easy access to lots of books early on. I do remember,...

Christmas spending disappoints retailers

Christmas is over and it is time to add up the receipts. As we do every year, we decided on a budget for our Christmas spending and vowed to stick to it. For the first time ever, we actually succeeded. It seems that while we were watching our pennies...

Someone asks you for advice on adoption: what do you say?

A friend of mine approached me the other day and said he and his wife were thinking about adopting and asked me for advice. Well, I was flattered to be asked, and I told him that the four of us should get together for dinner soon and talk and they wo...

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