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According to the New York Times, there are now around 250,000 cyberschool students in kindergarten through high school in the U.S.

The Mom Manual


52 Timesaving tips and tricks for streamlining your day-to-day life with kids. Moms share the same problem: There are not enough hours in the day to do everything well and quickly, too. Our families count on us, and we hold high expectations for ourselves.  As Susan Newman, mom of five and author of The Book… Read more »

Growing a Family Garden


As you head out to your yard this spring, take your children along. Growing little gardeners is surprisingly easy and satisfying for all involved! Whether your garden consists of simple pots or an entire plot for farming is not the issue. Family togetherness and enjoying the spring outdoors is! As winter gave into spring when… Read more »

Building a Great Relationship Among Siblings


We used to fight in fierce, lengthy battles with the tether ball between us.  My big sister would pound the ball in my direction, “Hey, Bumps!” she’d shout, referring to the dry, itchy skin I had on the back of my arms.  I’d whack the ball back at her,  “Just fine, Pepper!” referring to the… Read more »

Hi-Tech Moms


It‘s a great time to be a multi-tasking mother! New technology helps women streamline busy family lives and “crowdsourcing“ comes of age as cell phone and online activities help moms build peer support for all kinds of decision making.  So long Leave it to Beaver, hello Wonder Woman! With all of the tools at your… Read more »

Keeping Kids From Destroying Your Home


Whether your kids qualify as Dennis the Menace clones or not, your house just might be in shambles for years to come. Nevertheless, there are ways to minimize the damage. Here are some of the common household items parents can expect to have just about demolished by their little – or not so little –… Read more »

Mastering Morning Madness


You just can’t wait, can you? Getting everyone to bed at a reasonable hour, getting yourself up before everyone else, preparing breakfast, inspecting outfits, packing lunches, being ON TIME.That’s right … school days are here again and it’s time to get your game on. There are plenty of tips to help you master morning madness,… Read more »

Taking Family Photos Yourself


Local photographers share their secrets for great kid pics. It’s time to start thinking about the family Christmas photo! This year, you are determined things will be different. Your children will don the cutest coordinating outfits you can find. You’ve located a lovely outdoor spot and the weather is ideal. Everything seems to be going… Read more »

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