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What Is Your Favorite Random Act of Kindness?

Happy Monday, everyone! We want to start your week off right with a question from our print editors. They want to know: What has been your favorite random act of kindness that you’ve either given, received, or witnessed recently? Share your stories in the comments below, and we’ll share a selection of them in an upcoming issue! And if you […]

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Anticipating the Time Your Child Leaves Home. Trying Not to Cry.

While I was at the office and weeding the garden and worrying about whether or not I had the most updated train schedule in my purse, unbeknownst to me, my oldest child was getting ready to go to college. Without me really registering what was happening, he progressed through elementary, middle and high school, where he is now a senior. […]

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Family Movie Challenge via Entertainment Weekly

In my family, movie watching is a weekend tradition, but choosing the right film, isn’t always easy. One of our colleagues over at Entertainment Weekly has a unique way of deciding which  movie his family will watch. On EW’s blog, The Family Room, Dalton Ross and his wife Christina Kelly let the readers decide. Each parent chooses a movie, and you […]

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Snow Day Activity: Snow Stencils

If you’re lucky enough to have a white day-after-Christmas, try this fun activity once you’ve thrown all the snowballs and made plenty of snow angels. The idea comes from Armelle Blog, and all it takes are some paper stencils (you can make your own or she has free downloads available), water with food coloring in it, and spray bottles. What […]

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How to Handle Santa Skeptics

There comes a time in every kid’s life when they begin to ask the tough questions about Santa Claus. Here’s a way as a parent you can help put their doubts to rest, especially if they have younger siblings around. Read the advice from Michelle Slatalla, one of our etiquette experts.

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3 Ways to Keep Kids Entertained in the Car

If you’re trying to keep your kiddies away from your iPad (and can only tolerate so many hours of holiday sing-alongs), you’ll need a few activities to prevent whining during your pre- and post-Christmas travels.  Here are three games to try: 1. I Spy. Run through the alphabet, such as “I spy something that begins with the letter A.” Then let […]

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What a Stay-at-Home Mom Should Earn

$112,962 That’s right, if stay-at-home moms were paid, Salary.com determined they should earn this six-figure salary. How? The income was calculated by combining the average wages, plus overtime, for the jobs a mom typically performs including laundress, janitor, driver, cook, facilities manager, psychologist, and CEO (of the household). The results also showed that the average stay-at-home mom works a grueling […]

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What To Do If You Get Lost on The Way to Grandma’s

For some of us, the holiday season is all about hosting, but for many more of us, it’s about driving over the river, through the woods, down the freeway, onto some back roads and then….a couple of  hours later…into the driveway of a loved one. If you’re going to a place you’ve never visited (or that you visit infrequently), you […]

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Must Have Apps for Moms via Mom.Me

I am always willing to check out an app that could potentially add some fun to my day, make life a little easier, and these days, ease some of my new Mom worries. Our friends over at Mom.me have compiled a list of 9 must-have apps for new Moms, as well as soon-to-be Moms (note to self: download the “Lullaby” […]

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Tight Holiday Budget? Try Homemade Gifts

With news about going over the fiscal cliff dominating the headlines and e-mails proclaiming “Sale extended!” popping up in my inbox, I wasn’t too surprised to hear that the majority of consumers are cutting back on their holiday spending. A recent poll hosted by the National Foundation for Credit Counseling found that half of shoppers plan to spend less this year […]

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