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Opinion: Sweet Jesus, Save Us From Your Chocolate Clutches This Easter

What would Jesus say about chocolate in his image? Credit: Getty Images
"The Easter Bunny did not die for your sins." My son looked at me quizzically as we passed the church reader board. "What does that mean?" he asked. I explained that...

Hop into Spring in Colorful Easter and Passover Styles

A classic dress and blazer and tie, such as these styles from Bella Bliss, are always in style for spring formal occasions. Credit: Bella Bliss
After months of cold and gray, it's only natural that parents -- and kids -- are ready to...

Green Easter Baskets, Bullying, and Homework - Links We Love

Juggling work, family, school got you with too many balls in the air? Try one of these fabulous organizational tools ... download for free! -- Mommy Track'd If you're redoing your kids' bedroom and have, oh, an extra $10,000 to spare, these...

Same Sex Marriage, Diaper Emergencies, and Messy Bedrooms - Links We Love

We all know the Internet is chock full of helpful advice. One dad even used it to learn how to deliver his own baby when his wife went into labor. Can you imagine his Google search? "Wife in labor ... halp!" -- CafeMom Iowa's Supreme Court upholds...

Spanking (It's Not What You Think), Schoolhouse Rock, and More - Links We Love

All tired out after a long week? Here are five lazy games you can play with your tot. Quality time without getting off the couch, can't beat it. -- LilSugar Looking for a way to feel closer to your man? MomLogic has an idea ... spank him. No,...

Spring Break, Easter Baskets, and More - Links We Love

Ready for spring even if Mother Nature isn't? Here's a whole load of seasonal crafts -- caterpillars, butterflies, and paper birds -- to keep kids busy over spring break. (They'd also be cute stuck in an Easter basket!) -- BabyCenter Adorable,...

Baby animals are CUTE (just in time for Easter)

Ok, so you can call me a sap, but these pictures of baby animals are CUTE. And, know what's even cuter? The fact that MY HUSBAND found all these pics and sent them to me after I went to sleep last night so I would have something to make a gallery...

Put a boo-boo bunny in your basket

If you're tired of stuffed animals but want a cute bunny included in your Easter basket, a boo-boo bunny may be the ticket. They're adorable, functional, and easy to make with supplies you probably have on hand. This tutorial gives more complete...

Lead paint found on plastic Easter eggs

If you haven't already filled those Easter baskets, you might want to rethink stuffing those little plastic eggs with candy. A chemistry professor recently tested a batch from the Hobby Lobby and found that they exceeded government levels for lead. ...

Celebrate spring with a greener Easter

Maybe it's the fun of planting flowers, or the energy that comes with a little more sunshine, but spring seems to bring out the 'green' in me. With Easter coming up this weekend, many of us are planning family celebrations. Here are some tips for...

Stick to chocolate bunnies this Easter

Though it might be tempting to surprise your little one with a fluffy baby rabbit this Easter, animal experts say that, in most cases, a chocolate bunny is probably the better choice. That's because, though baby rabbits may be tiny and cute, rabbits...

Rent-a-Chick

No, not THAT kind of chick. If the cute, fuzzy little yellow kind are more your type than petite brunettes, a farm in South Carolina has a deal for local families. For twenty bucks, you can rent a pair of baby chicks for two weeks, including a...

Cheating on coloring contests: impossible, right?

I won a coloring contest when I was 7, and it's one of the few events from my childhood that I remember with vivid clarity. I think I persuaded the judges with the improvised sparkle I'd inserted on to the mouth featured in the picture (the coloring...

Bunny tangrams!

My husband and I are such geeks that we have a set of tangrams in the house and are far too proud of it. We both remember being introduced to them sometime in the fourth grade, fascinated then and now by how such simple shapes can make for such...

Decorating for Thanksgiving?

Do you decorate for Thanksgiving? You know, that holiday in between Halloween (when we decorate) and Christmas/Hanukkah/Kwanzaa (when we decorate). You know--the one with the turkey and the pilgrims and native Americans? Yeah, that one--the one...

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