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Happy Helperz: Making Chores More Fun for Kids

We're all looking for ways to simplify our lives, do more activities together as a family, and to make our homes happy and productive spaces. Heidi Girvan, a former primary-school teacher and mother of three young children, did more than just...

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...

All-time worst Halloween treats

There's nothing quite like it -- dressing up as your favorite character, heading out (at night! in the dark!) to ask strangers for candy and getting ... wait for it ... a brand-new toothbrush. Yes, friends, it's that time again. Halloween is just...

When labor strikes - What you REALLY need at the hospital

For first-time parents, the thought of bringing another life into the world--and being responsible for it--is daunting enough. Add to that all the advice, the stuff people tell you that you need and the endless lists of such things and becoming a...

The cross off list

I've written here before about my vast and undying love for lists: writing goals, crossing them off. I believe in the power of the written word to motivate and empower, and I think there's definitely something about seeing your goals in cursive that...

Use Babycenter readers' names for good

So, we loved the list of Babycenter names so much, we decided that we should give you all the opportunity to use these names for good. I mean, it's not really nice to put names like Beans or Ebenezer on a child's birth certificate. But as a nickname?...

You know you're the parent of a toddler when . . .

The Sarcastic Journalist provides that Winter Solstice inspiration I needed (oh, how I hate these short, short days!): You know you're the parent of a toddler when...
"You clap anytime someone goes potty." - SJ
"You have had to...

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