The easiest children’s DIY costume is to make a headband. Just add clothes in a matching color and you’re set. Really! We have a step-by-step tutorial for making different animal costumes and even a princess.
by Chris Jordan
Increasingly I look around at the world and wonder when making fun of people became acceptable. My kids sometimes laugh at things that make me cringe. And on more occasions than I would care to remember I have had to remind one of my children that saying something mean followed by, “Just kidding!” doesn’t in fact make it a joke.
Brainstorming through some common cloth-diaper problems.
by Wendi Aarons
All that said, the decision to leave your kids alone is obviously a very personal one and depends on factors such as their maturity, their environment and your basic comfort level. As well as other issues like whether you should put the oldest kid in charge and your kids’ ability to follow safety rules to the letter.