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An Inventive Way to Send Money as a Gift

This fun birthday or graduation gift idea from She’s Crafty will brighten up your afternoon. If you send money to nieces and nephews for birthdays, switch up the normal card with this clever idea. Put single bills or coins into balloons and inflate them slightly then fill a shipping box with the balloons and send it off. It will be inexpensive […]

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Introducing The Hot New Weight Loss Trend: The Toddler Diet!

A few years ago the Internet was abuzz with rumors that Jennifer Aniston—she of the perpetually tan, toned, age-proof body—was keeping that figure by periodically doing a “Baby food diet.” As in: she ate only baby food. I’m not even going to explore how wacky that is, or try to ascertain if there’s any truth to it. I will admit, […]

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Your Cousin’s Grandchildren are Beautiful. Period.

This week’s question comes from KidSundance, who is worried about what to say at an upcoming family reunion if shown a photo of a cousin’s grandchildren: “I am white. I am not a racist, and am very open-minded about race, race relations, etc. “So, please understand that this is a question about etiquette in which, as always, my concern is for […]

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An Easy Way to Organize Small Toys

If one of the biggest mysteries in your house is “The Case of the Missing Barbie Shoe” consider this tip to prevent future inquisitions. Repurpose a plastic organizer with multiple compartments to keep all those small pieces organized and easy to see. There’s no guarantee that the occasional pink plastic pump won’t go missing, but you can significantly cut down […]

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A New Use for Puzzle Pieces

If one too many pieces has gone missing from you child’s favorite puzzle, turn it into kitchen or playroom decor by gluing magnets to the back. It will make the refrigerator seem more fun, and you won’t feel bad about toss all those pieces. Or, if you have a wooden puzzle that is still intact, but that has become a […]

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Have Kids? You Need This in Your First-Aid Kit

This tip comes from the smart folks over at Apartment Therapy. They recommend stocking your first aid kit with a red washcloth if you have kids. If your little one gets hurt you can use the red washcloth to stop any bleeding. And when  you pull the washcloth away they won’t freak out because it’s just a red washcloth. Be […]

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It Wasn’t a Gift, It was a Loan…Now What?

This week’s etiquette question is from a reader named Lori, who wrote: “I lent an acquaintance a baby stroller more than a year ago. Although I don’t need the stroller right now, I did assume I’d get it back at some point…” “I’m starting to wonder if she thought it was a gift,” Lori wrote. “How can I tastefully inquire […]

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Display Your Kid’s Drawing on Your Key Ring

Whether your child is a budding Picasso or Renoir you can now keep your favorite masterpiece right on your key chain. The Etsy Shop Formia Design offers custom key chains based on the artwork you send in. Take a look at some of her creations: Visit Formia Design on Etsy to find out how you can get a key chain […]

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Your Kid Saw Porn Online. Now What?

With more kids browsing the Internet at younger ages, an article today’s New York Times warns:  “Your child is going to look at porn at some point. It’s inevitable.”  Now what? That’s the opinion of Elizabeth Schroeder, who is executive director of a sex-education organization based at Rutgers University in New Jersey. Kids have laptops, smart phones,  computers and other electronic […]

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Rude Kids: How to (Politely) Put a Stop to It

This week’s question comes from a reader named Jill, who is getting increasingly exasperated by the rude behavior of one of the children in her carpool. “Everyone always says ‘it takes a village,’ yet what do you do as a parent when someone else’s child is perpetually rude to you?” Jill wrote. By rude, Jill means: “rude at your house […]

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