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Best of: Road Trip Games

Best of: Road Trip Games
July 21, 2012
Road trip! The words have different connotations depending upon your age and station in life. For families with young children, the notion of hours (and hours and hours) in a moving metal box with four wheels and finite space can seem a bit daunting. There are, l... Read More

Advice

Our Two Cents: The Fine Line Between Grandma and (Live-In) Nanny

Our Two Cents: The Fine Line Between Grandma and (Live-In) Nanny
July 13, 2012
Dear Amanda and Suzanne: My granddaughter Leila will turn 3 in a few days. Since she was born my wife has been the happiest grandmother anyone could imagine. Our son only lives a few miles away so we can pretty much see Leila anytime we want. My problem is that it seems like we see her too much. My wife has agreed to watch her a few... Read More

Suzanne's Posts

Siblings Sharing a Room, Brady-Style

Siblings Sharing a Room, Brady-Style
January 18, 2013 by suzanne
There's a little bit of Brady Bunch envy still lurking within me. And part of it has to do with those big awesome bedrooms they shared, one for the three boys, and another for the three girls. OK, so their dad was an architect. And each room looked like it was the equivalent of two oversized ... Read More

Amanda's Posts

Following a One Kid/One Room Formula

Following a One Kid/One Room Formula
January 18, 2013 by amanda
I can pretty much guarantee that my husband and I won't be adding a fourth child to our brood. And while I have plenty of physical, emotional and financial reasons to keep that promise, my grounds are really driven by aesthetics. We have three kids. We have four bedrooms in our house. We have... Read More

From the Trenches

Getting Ready for Kindergarten

Getting Ready for Kindergarten
July 23, 2012 by suzanne
Building a nest of toilet paper. Check. Talking about stranger danger. Check. The perfect backpack and lunch bag packed with crayons, sharpened pencils and a marble notebook. Check. Colors, counting to 100, letter sounds. Check, check, and check. Being convinced of the importance of we... Read More

It’s the Itchy and Scratchy Show!

It’s the Itchy and Scratchy Show!
May 24, 2012 by amanda
If, for whatever reason, I am ever asked to come up with a way to torture someone, and I mean, really inflict maniacal psychological warfare, I have the perfect method. I will infest my victim and everyone who lives in their house with lice. Think I'm being a little, I don't know, soft on ... Read More

Watch a little TV to encourage reading?

Watch a little TV to encourage reading?
May 24, 2012 by tracey
Reading books ranks right up at the top of my priorities along with fulfilling basic needs and good oral hygiene. My husband and I enjoy all media and so my children are exposed to practically every form of entertainment that is available and age appropriate. With so many entertainment options - app... Read More

iPads, Kindles and Nooks … Oh, my!

iPads, Kindles and Nooks … Oh, my!
May 1, 2012 by tracey
My pre-schooler has a Nook Color. At first glance, this might seem indulgent, but the motivation to purchase a digital device was purely an act of self-preservation. My kids are forever intrigued by my iPad. They beg to play games. They whine to watch movies. They just can't keep their hands off ... Read More