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Dec21
Best Calendars for Families: If I had a better calendar, maybe I wouldn’t be starting my shopping 4 days before Christmas

Best Calendars for Families: If I had a better calendar, maybe I wouldn’t be starting my shopping 4 days before Christmas

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I love my computer and use it several times a day. I still have a thing about paper and pencil and it makes my husband insane. I have our monthly bills on a printed sheet I check off as I pay them, even though I have plenty of computerized options for the task. I continue […]

Dec12
Melissa’s Anti-Gift Guide (Worst Children’s Toys)

Melissa’s Anti-Gift Guide (Worst Children’s Toys)

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I’m not someone who believes television is evil, because how can television be evil when Spongebob Squarepants is on it? No television isn’t evil, but advertising is (also, my husband works in advertising….hmm…). I know how to say no to my kids, so when they ask for every single thing they see on television it […]

Dec06
Best Children’s Board Games (Please, save yourself from Trouble)

Best Children’s Board Games (Please, save yourself from Trouble)

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I know it’s getting a little heavy on the gift-giving Christmaukkah postings here, so let’s just call this: “Family Bonding Not Gifting!” I mentioned before I’m not particularly good at general “playing” with my kids. Meaning anything which involves freestyle imagination. My brain shuts down and I’m left wearing lots of beads, a tiara and […]

Dec04
Best Holiday Family photo cards

Best Holiday Family photo cards

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I know you’ve already gotten the perfect shot of your children, ordered your holiday cards, addressed them and then lovingly licked each of them. You’re my mother aren’t you? I, on the other hand, have been stuck at step one: attempting to get a nice shot of my children. Also I have not bought my […]

Nov28
Best Children’s Crafts Websites and Resources: Tiny hands must be kept busy.

Best Children’s Crafts Websites and Resources: Tiny hands must be kept busy.

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You all rolled your eyes at me a few weeks ago when I shared all the personalized gifts and the letters to Santa. “Christmas!?” You yelled at the computer screen in your bathrobe. “Why! We’ve barely passed Halloween!” I think you’re Jimmy Stewart. Who’s laughing now that you ate a wonderful feast and it’s time […]

Nov21
Best Baby Books, Pregnancy Journals and Family Websites: I never wanted to forget the first time they slept through the night.

Best Baby Books, Pregnancy Journals and Family Websites: I never wanted to forget the first time they slept through the night.

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I was not a cliched mother with 3 baby books for her first child and then no baby books for her second child. I had three baby books for my first baby and three for my second child as well, so I was the cliched mother who’s obsessed with tracking her child’s development. It’s not […]

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