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Teacher Gifts: 5 Great Ideas

The holidays are a great time to show our appreciation and gratitude to our children's favorite educators for their passion, dedication and all the hard work they do to care for and inspire the next generation. Take a look at some of our favorite tho...An apple for the teacher? Think again.

Personalized Holiday Books Make Kids Feel Special

Your child's face will light up as he reads his name in this sweet personalized holiday book. Credit: I See Me!
Order a sweet holiday story book personalized just for your child, and watch her eyes light up like the menorah or Christmas tree. ...
Order a sweet holiday story book personalized just for your child, and watch her eyes light up like the menorah or Christmas tree.

Trim the Tree, Trim Your Budget: 10 Tips For Saving Money During the Holidays

The holidays are here, but you don't have to spend a lot to have enjoy the season. Credit: Getty Images
Are you worried that holiday spending will put you in the red this year? To alleviate the potential pain of an expensive season, we ask...

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. ...

New Harry Potter Book Hits Shelves Today

J. K. Rowling's latest effort, The Tales of Beedle the Bard, goes on sale today, just in time for all the Harry Potter fans on your holiday shopping list, the ones who are still mourning the end of the stupendously successful series about the kid wit...

Abandoning ship in the middle of a meltdown

I've been having to drag Nolan to the mall a little more frequently lately, knowing that, with a toddler in tow, it will take me approximately thirteentwenty billion trips to get all my Christmas shopping done. I know, I know, I could shop online but...

Cyber-Monday: why go to the mall?

Many of you get up early and head to the malls the Friday after Thanksgiving to take advantage of Black Friday sales. I admire your courage and determination to get a good deal. Personally, you couldn't pay me to get up while it is still dark and joi...

Are gift cards an act of thoughtlessness?

I ran across an interesting article that said gift cards are turning the lovely tradition of the gift exchange into the lazy exercise of swapping store credit. Miss Manners agrees, calling gift cards "a pathetic compromise convenient to people who ...

Attention Wal-Mart shoppers: the holiday season has begun

If you get the feeling that the holiday season starts earlier and earlier each year, you aren't alone. Everyone one I know is crabbing about the fact that it's not even Halloween and some stores are already stocking Christmas items. While I am not a ...

Shopping meltdowns, part of every parent's holiday landscape

After I wrote about my holiday shopping experience - the Christmas spirit was everywhere!, now, with meltdowns! - I went surfing around some new-to-me parenting blogs. I was particularly impressed with this post from The View From Crazy. Her two-year...


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