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School's Out for Summer: Hot Gifts For Teacher

A classic children's story book with a personalized note is priceless. Credit: Amazon
Looking to earn an "A" when it comes to picking out an end-of-year gift for your child's teacher? With these creative and thoughtful ideas, you'll be at the hea...

The Art of Writing Santa Letters

'Tis the season when Cabin Fever begins receiving frantic phone calls from grandparents. "What do the kids want for gifts this year?" In fact, the unspoken question is: "What gifts do you want us to get the kids this year?" Or more specifically, "W...

Baby Names, Bratz Dolls, and the Perfect Holiday Card - Links we Love

Absolutely must commit commerce with your child in tow? Here are five tips to save your sanity. How do you Christmas shop without your kids catching one? -- AlphaMom Most popular baby girl's name Emma holds on to her #1 slot for yet another year. ...

Best and worst gifts?

What's the best gift your kids have ever gotten? What's the worst? There have been quite a few gifts, over the years, that our children have received that they absolutely hated -- or that we, as parents, hated. Some were contrary to our values, some ...

Books that encourage picky kids to eat

You've tried giving healthy foods magical names. You've tried the deceptively delicious approach and have even resorted to packaging foods with Big Mac paper to get your kids to eat their veggies, but it's still a struggle. Maybe it's time to throw i...

Practical, creative presents: mitten dryer & finger puppets

If children on your gift list already receive piles of toys from Santa and other gift-givers, perhaps your approach could be a bit more practical this year. Mitten dryers are an old fashioned idea that work just as well today as they did years ago....

Text your mother incessantly on Mother's Day, for free!

Feeling guilty 'cause you bought mom a lame gift this year for Mother's Day? Feeling even more guilty because you forgot to send it and now it won't get there in time? Don't worry -- now you can make up for it by sending her text messages all day tel...

Inexpensive Mother's Day gifts for the last-minute shopper

I'm normally quite the procrastinator, but I'd like to announce that I've officially purchased my Mother's Day gift for this year, and will sending it this afternoon. If you, however, are still looking, here's a list of little gifts that will be good...

LED roses for Mother's Day

It's about this time every year that I suddenly realize that I haven't planned ahead for Mother's Day again, and I need to think of something fast. What should I send? When do I have to send it by for it to make it there on time? Cards? Flowers? Pupp...

Window Art: fun and decorated windows

The Easter Bunny in my house growing up was a little extravagant. We got our new bikes from the Easter Bunny and a swingset another year. The Easter Bunny in my own little family is a bit more realistic. This year the Easter Bunny brought a little c...

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