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7 Tips For Staying Calm With Kids (And Screaming Less)

Caitlin Fitzgordon, a mom of two in Brooklyn, New York, knew something needed to change when she found her temper toward the kids going from 0 to 60 in mere seconds. "If the kids didn't put their shoes exactly when I asked them to, I would just start screaming... more

How To Set Realistic Goals With Your Nanny

Learn conversation tips and strategies to challenge your nanny with new responsibilities. Three weeks after Betsy Roggenburk Mastaglio's new sitter started, she wasn't so sure it was going to work out. Each day, when the three girls' (ages 7, 3 and 1) headed out the door, the sitter... more

How To Save Money On School Supplies

Saving-savvy bloggers share their tips for buying school supplies -- whether it's back-to-school season or just time for a restock. Ah, the promise of another school supply shopping season: Entirely new wardrobes! Stacks of pristine notebooks! Unblemished backpacks! Adorable organizing devices! And, if you completely buy in to the promise... more

Here Are 8 Ways To Get More Energy, Naturally

Need a nap but don't have the time? Here are 8 ways to rev your engines, no caffeine or sugar required. You're up to midnight catching up on you-time while everyone else sleeps, then the baby wakes up at 5 a.m. - again.  By the time 3... more

Is Weight Loss Camp Right For Your Child?

Learn the facts on weight loss camps. Will they work? How will your child feel about going? We asked the experts.If you could wave a magic wand and help your child lose weight and learn healthy habits so the weight stays off, you would. If the time for hoping... more

Quick, Easy And (Mostly) Free Costume Ideas

Crafty mom bloggers share their 13 favorite Halloween costumes for kids Halloween can be a parenting highlight, filled with fun and excitement-your kid's in an adorable (or at least witty) costume, you've got candy galore to hand out to trick-or-treaters, and perhaps even some form of costume on... more

Secrets Of An Organized Person

Appointments, papers, or other details falling through the cracks? Here are 11 ways to stay on top of your daily obligations and save your sanity."Now, where did I put that bill?""We're out of milk!""The dishwasher still needs to be unloaded--let's use paper plates again tonight... more