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Do you live in the Nicest Place in America?
A woman heads into a popular New York City coffee shop on a chilly winter...
4 Ways to Simplify Your Family’s Schedule
How is it possible to eat dinner together and exercise more when both parents work...
How to Stop Sibling Rivalry
"I didn't start it. She hit me first." "He ruined my new PlayStation game. Can't...
What to Do When Kids Say, “I Hate You!”
I'll never forget the first time my oldest son, then about six, screwed up his...
Store and Preserve Kids’ Artwork
Proud of your little Picasso? Use these ideas for keeping their artwork safe at home.
7 Ways to Create a Happy Household
How to Talk to Your Kids Every family is different, with different personalities, customs, and...
11 Funny Valentine’s Day Jokes
The only good time for love to hurt is when it's funny enough to split...
What to do When Siblings Won’t Take Care of Mom
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Fixes for 5 Common Holiday Etiquette Goofs
You know it's bad manners to get plastered at the office party. But it's not...
How to Write a Better Holiday Letter
Writing a holiday letter is a great way to update family and friends on everything...
Halloween Cat Patrol Craft
Guard your windowsill with a Cat Patrol of acorn squash. All you need is some...
Childproof Your Home: A Room-by-Room Guide
Kitchen Do not leave young children alone in the kitchen. Equip cabinets that contain cleaning...
Best and Worst Halloween Snacks for Kids
What may be the most frightening to you at Halloween is not ghosts or goblins...
Top 20 Scary Halloween Movies
For the best of gore, suspense, and thrills take your pick from our R-rated classics,...
Foster a Better Relationship With Your Children
You remember them in diapers. You recall their first words. You cherish the days when...
10 Steps Toward Raising a Tolerant Child
As Eleanor Roosevelt once said, "Universal human rights begin in small places, close to home."...
47 Fun Ways to a Healthier and More Active Family
Engaging your kids in a health-promoting lifestyle should be a priority for every loving parent....
Resources for Parents of Kids With Disabilities
Good news for families with special needs: There is a wide variety of information, resources...
Swimming Pool Safety
Two-thirds of childhood drownings occur May through August, making drowning the biggest summertime risk for...
8 Online Genealogy Resources
There are countless Web sites available to help family researchers. Here are some of the...
The Essential Halloween Safety Checklist
Halloween is a time for fun and treats, but it can also be dangerous if...
A Get-Along Guide for Parents of Teens
It's not easy being a teenager -- nor is it easy being the parent of...
Get Your Kids Moving
Regular physical activity, combined with good eating habits, is the healthiest and most efficient way...
Ask Laskas: Motherly Misleadings
Jeanne Marie Laskas hands over the reigns to you: Play advice columnist and help mother...
Top Dog Costume
This adorable costume is a blessing for busy moms who don't sew. All you need...
Buzzy Bumble Bee
[tribulant_slideshow gallery_id="1"] The bottoms of this and the Jack-o'-Lantern fleece halloween costume are...
The bottoms of this and the Buzzy Bumble Bee fleece costumes are gathered with elastic...
Siegfried the Sorcerer
No special magic is required to stitch up this striking outfit, which is bound to...