Exercise Made Simple: My "Golden" Gym By Marcia Passos Duffy A year ago almost to the day, I had an epiphany while exercising at my local gym. I was on a treadmill sweating along with about 30 other people, glued to the latest CNN horrors on the big-screen, when I glanced outside at the absolutely gorgeous spring day. That was the precise moment when I decided to get a dog.
Toys: Weighing Junk vs. Keepers By Lisa Russell My main toy-choosing criteria is “Does the toy tell you how to play?” I look for toys that encourage creativity and allow my child to express himself and solve problems. Visit any preschool and you will find that the most-used toys are the ones that fit those criteria.
Put the Fun Back in Snack Time By Cathe Olson Why not turn quick, healthy snacks into a fun activity? With a little help from you, kids can make easy, no-cook treats that I’ll call snack balls. Children are more likely to eat food that they make themselves, and they’ll have fun doing it.
Consider Fuel Efficiency When Buying a Car By Fisher Swanson Buying a compact car with good gas mileage is both friendly to the environment and your pocketbook. You will enjoy the savings throughout the life of the vehicle.
Organic: A Choice For Our Children By Dr. Alan Greene As parents, we want to feed our children healthy food. What parent would turn down the chance to give a child delicious, healthy food that is convenient, a good money value and that the child loves...
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Homemade Luxury Bath Products By Martha Matthews If you like the beautiful designer bath products you see in the trendy department stores but you don't want to fork out the big bucks for them, then why not try making your own?
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"The media have become the mainstream culture in children's lives. Parents have become the alternative. Americans once expected parents to raise their children in accordance with the dominant cultural messages. Today they are expected to raise their children in opposition to it." -- Ellen Goodman, Boston Globe columnist