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Women Take it Off - Take it All Off - to Help Kids With Autism

A group of autism activists in Washington state is taking its cue from Jenny McCarthy. No, the women aren't blaming autism on vaccines and food allergies. They're posing nude. McCarthy -- the Playboy Playmate turned autism holy warrior --...

Four-Day School Weeks Gaining Ground in Georgia

Looking for new ways to skirt budgetary difficulties, many school districts across Georgia are investigating the lead of one county and shifting to a four-day school week. For the 2009-2010 school year, Peach County, located near the middle of...

Make Every Day a Happy Day With Your Kids

Routines are the glue that stick together the hours and activities in our days. On a good day, Cabin Fever only has to remind her children to do things once. (On a day of amazing fabulosity, I'd never have to remind anyone of anything at all; but...

Top Holiday Cocktails

At some point it seems the holidays have gotten away from the adults. Now that I am an adult with children, holidays like Christmas and Hanukkah have become synonymous with what presents we can get for the kids. Most parents forego giving presents...

Have You Heard of the Christmas Countdown?

Ah, the World Wide Web. It brings people, information and cultures together like nothing else ever has, and probably ever will. The mysteries and magic of the unknown cease to be, replaced by the infinite possibilities of knowledge. The Internet can...

Martha's wall calendar

I am not a fan of Martha Stewart, but this idea is an interesting one. She took a section of wall and, using chalkboard paint, created a permanent, reusable wall calendar. With 8" squares, her calendar measures 48 by 56 inches, giving plenty of room...

How to be a lazy mother when school starts...

For some reason, nobody in my town can figure out when school actually starts. Last night, before karaoke (which is a weekly event for all of our friends, because that is what we do here), my neighbor asked me when school starts. I said, "August 22...

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