Family Articles – Page 4

Having a Baby? Here’s How to Save Money

Having a baby can get expensive. Follow these helpful tips and save

Having a baby gets quite expensive. By planning ahead and being practical, you can really cut the cost of having a baby. If your budget is a little on the slim side, follow these tips to save money.

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Protect Your Children from Head Lice this School Year

Learn to prevent and control head lice

School can mean many things: learning, fun, friends, and… head lice. There’s just no two ways around it. When you have a large group of children together, an outbreak of head lice at one time or another is almost inevitable. Learn how to prevent, detect, and get rid of head lice.

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Keep Your Children Safe — Test for Lead in Children’s Toys

Top tips for finding lead in children’s toys

Lead in children’s toys is a hazard and an ongoing concern for parents. If you’re confused about which toys are safe and want to know how to avoid dangerous toys, follow these tips.

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Fun and Free Family Activities for Spring and Summer

Try These Free Family Activities When Your Spring and Summer Days Get a Bit Boring

Spring will be here before you know it and then summer will begin, which means you’re probably going to be in need of some fun family activities to keep you and your little ones busy. After all, no one wants to hear “I’m bored” day in and day out, right? Here are some things you can do with the entire family. The best part? They won’t cost you a dime!

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Beating the Schoolyard Bully

What to Do When the Schoolyard Bully is Harassing Your Child

A schoolyard bully is something no one should have to deal with, and competent schools staffed with intelligent teachers and principals are implementing no-tolerance policies when it comes to bullying and harassment. Unfortunately, teachers and other school staff aren’t always observant or ready to step in when needed. With the new school season upon us, here are some tips to help you should your child become the victim of this year’s schoolyard bully.

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Road Trips: Making Your Next Vacation an Adventure

Tips for Making the Most of your Road Trips

Kids, more so than any other members of the family, are likely to appreciate and enjoy impromptu family road trips. With a minimal amount of planning and preparation, you can all experience a memorable trip without any pre-trip stress! Here are some helpful tips to get you started…

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Fun And Free Kids Activities: You Don’t Need To Spend Money To Have Fun!

Free Kids Activities That Provide Cost-Free Family Entertainment

As gas prices rise and families feel the corresponding financial crunch, more and more people are opting to stay home with fun and free kids activities rather than pay for more expensive activities or trips. If you’re like many, you’re looking for some new ways to entertain your kids — ways that are both fun and free. We’ve got some ideas for you!

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3 Recipe Websites You Can’t Live Without

My 3 Favorite Recipe Websites on the Web

Even the most seasoned cook runs out of ideas every now and then, which is what makes recipe websites such a lifesaver. The recipe websites of today, however, put yesterday’s to shame. Forget about a few recipe ideas here and there. Today’s sites allow you to organize your own online cookbook, share recipes with others and view and rate thousands of recipes from across the globe. Here are my three favorites.

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Weekly Meal Planning Doesn’t Have to be a Nightmare

Weekly Meal Planning Made Easy

If you have a family and work full time (or even part time) weekly meal planning can seem like mission impossible. After all, you want everyone to eat healthy but you don’t have hours to spend in the kitchen. How do you manage to feed everyone home-cooked meals without paying for a personal chef? With a few insider secrets, you can manage it. Here are some tricks of the trade I’ve been using for years.

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Baby Food Doesn’t Have to Cost a Lot

Easy Ways to Save Money on Baby Food

As many parents know, canned baby food is very expensive. A small jar of fruit or vegetables can cost close to $1.00, assuming you get the good stuff. Making homemade baby food is not only more cost efficient, it is also healthier. If you want to save money on baby food, then you might want to try some of the following suggestions.

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