Momversation: Childbirth Choices

Natural labor? Pain meds in the parking lot? Home birth? On Momversation, Daphne of Cool Mom wonders why mothers judge each other over their birth choices. What’s up with that? And is birth choice really a choice? For me, it was more like hanging onto the reins of a runaway horse. Here’s who’s talking: Rebecca […]

Cookie decorating with kids? Talk amongst yourselves.


I am, and always have been, cookie decorating impaired. Perhaps it’s because holiday cookie decorating was never a family tradition. Whatever, I just don’t have the knack but I’m willing to practice. I’m sure there are so many ways to simplify cookie decorating with kids while ending up with good-looking results. This article looks like […]

Helping young kids get involved in writing thank you notes


I love how Rabia got her daughter involved with thank you notes, even though she’s just learning to write: My daughter just turned five and I wanted her to be very involved with writing the thank you notes for all her birthday presents. I took a sheet of computer paper and folded it in half. […]

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Electric toothbrush distracts kids from hair combing


Cathy’s curly hair tip: My 2 ½ year old daughter has very curly hair which gets unbelievably snarled when she’s in bed at night. Before I discovered this hack, we did the tug-n-cry every morning in front of the mirror. One morning, I discovered that if I let her brush her own teeth with her […]