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Stranger Safety For Toddlers

At the park today, my son started chatting up one of the other moms. He acted like they were old friends. It was cute, but their conversation made me think. What if that mom had been a stranger who wanted to harm my son? While I certainly don't want... more

Treatment For Hemorrhoids In Kids

My poor daughter started complaining last week that it hurt to go to the bathroom. I wasn't sure what the problem was, so I took her to the doctor. It turns out she has hemorrhoids! While rare in kids, her pediatrician said it does happen, and he suggested nine... more

Funniest Mom Blogs

I don't know about you, but motherhood is hard for me! I spend hours every day caring for these two little people, and I admit - I lose my temper too often! A friend recommended I add some humor to my life. I think I'll start with these funny... more

Goat Cheese Recipes My Kids Will Eat

While checking out a few new kid-friendly recipes today, I found dozens that feature goat cheese. I've only tried this cheese a few times, but it's very nutritious since it's high in vitamins D, K, niacin and thiamine and low in calories, fat, cholesterol and sodium. I... more

Where Can We Find Cheap Bubble Wrap?

For Valentines Day next month, the kids want to make cookies and send them to their grandparents, uncles and aunts who don't live around here. We'll be sending about a dozen boxes and will need sturdy boxes and plenty of bubble wrap. Where's the cheapest place to... more

How Can We Make A Homemade Kazoo?

The daily newspaper did a cute article write up about kazoos for National Kazoo Day. One of the local elementary schools is celebrating by giving all the students a kazoo they will use to play "Happy Birthday" to the principle together. I think my toddler would like to participate at... more

What's The Best Brand Of Baking Chocolate?

My mom is coming for a visit this weekend, and my kids want to make Gran a special cake. Since she loves chocolate, we're thinking of trying a triple chocolate cake. I have found a fairly easy recipe on Pinterest, but it uses baking chocolate. I've never used... more

Where To Find Affordable Parenting Classes

I'm a perfect parent, haha. Actually, if you ask my kids, I mess up. A lot. That's why I and almost every other parent I know needs parenting classes. They teach us about normal behaviors, train us to address negative behaviors and give us opportunities to brainstorm solutions... more