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Adulting is hard enough. Add kids to the equation and sometimes you feel like a crazy person. But you can, and do, balance it all. Plus you’ve got us to help with tips for cleaning, budgeting, keeping the peace and more. Which means less hair pulling and more quality time with your family (and yourself).

Winter Play: Can You Leave Your Kids Out in the Cold?

The kids are scratching at the windows and doors. The holiday gifts have long been played. Outdoor adventure is calling their names. Cabin fever is…

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Turn Down the Kid Party Crazy

I think we all have Pinterest to thank for the current level of kid party mania. Know any moms who have lost their ever lovin’…

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Valentines Day: No Sitter? No Problem!

Some people dismiss it as just another day – after all, we should be showering our loved ones with love every day, not just Valentine’s Day,…

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Homework Tips for Young Athletes

Is your kid about to be sidelined for slipping grades? It’s not uncommon. If you’re not facing it now, you may later. If your child…

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7 Tips to Organize Your Kid’s Sports Gear

Stepping on a Lego was the worst, or so I thought. Now I step on shin guards, hockey sticks and cleats. And a stray Lego…

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15 Tips for When You’re Stuck in Traffic With Kids

The trials and tribulations of traffic come in many forms: long road trips, everyday jams, weather-induced chaos. And the only thing worse than traffic is…

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Fun Family Exercise Ideas That Don’t Feel Like Exercise

Whether it’s snowing or raining or just really gross outside, just because the weather’s bad doesn’t mean you have to sit inside and do nothing…

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Indoor Camping Ideas for Kids

So the weather outside is frightful, and everyone is experiencing cabin fever, right? Why not beat the winter blues by treating your kids and their…

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Healthy Habits the Whole Family Can Start

It’s the New Year, and while you might be eager to make a bunch of resolutions and swear THIS is the year you’ll never be…

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A TV Show That Gets Kids Outside: Q&A with the Creators of ‘Nature Cat’

Parenting in the 21st century goes something like this: You ask your kids a question, and you’re met with silence. You ask again. Still, nothing….

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New Year’s Resolutions You Can Actually Keep

It’s January 1st and you’ve got resolutions and this, THIS is the year you’ll stick to them. All of them. Until next week, when you’ve…

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Budget-Friendly Winter Fun Every Kid Needs to Have

Sledding! Ice skating! Making snow angels! Snow days and snow in general are a lot more fun when you’re a kid, aka when you don’t…

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Family-Friendly New Year’s Eve Ideas

When I was a kid, my dad (who was divorced from Mom) would drive my sister and I to our grandma’s house the day after…

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Cabin Fever Cures for Bored Kids

The uninviting cold of winter has barely settled in and your kid is already sending out smoke signals of intolerable boredom! Soccer practice has been…

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What to Pack for a Holiday Overnight

Many of our holidays have been spent on the road, and packing for these adventures is no small feat. It isn’t enough to just pack…

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Holiday Road Trip Fails to Learn From

Holiday road trips sound so magical, don’t they? Winter scenery, bonding time with the fam. In theory, it’s the merriest, most magical time. In reality,…

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5 Scheduling Apps Moms Swear By

I always vowed that I would never be the mom shuttling her kids from activity to activity and running our family into the ground with…

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Keeping Kids Active When They Don’t Play Sports

Youth sports help keep kids active and healthy, but what if your kid just isn’t much of an athlete? Or they’ve taken an interest in…

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