Amazon Deal of the Day: AeroBed for Kids

Have you ever slept on an AeroBed? Me neither, because when I have the opportunity as an overnight guest, my kids beg to sleep on it. In that spirit, my mom got an AeroBed for the kids for when they come to visit, and they practically giggle in anticipation of going to sleep. Today only, […]

A “dream book” placed under the pillow at bedtime prevents nightmares


Duane's hack reinforces my belief that a good book cures almost anything: My four year-old tends to complain of bad dreams although she can never articulate what happens in them. This sometimes leads to her not wanting to go to bed. I informed her that if she sleeps with a book under her pillow, she'll […]

MomSpeak: Putting yourself back on your to-do list


I just had one of those synchronicity moments. I’ve been working hard since the New Year to make time for myself and decided it would be the ideal topic for my final post on the Luvs MomSpeak site. Then, I got my weekly tap from the Momversation folks — this week’s conversation topic is “finding […]

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Smart-Bottom Enterprises: "Stained Glass" Valentine Heart Bring on the easy Valentine's Day crafts! Thanks, Darcy!

Amazon: Rock-bottom prices on kids’ clothes from The Children’s Place

One of my favorite chain stores for kids’ clothes, The Children’s Place, is having its Monster Sale right now, and the prices are unbelievable. For the price, I find the quality to be better than Old Navy for most things. But I had no idea The Children’s Place also sells through Amazon, so if you’re […]

Quick, thrifty, and retro: food remnant and leftover tips

Amazon: Use It Up Cookbook: Creative Recipes for the Frugal Cook

With all of the dire economic news swirling around us, it's worth taking a closer look at the grocery budget. I do pretty well at the grocery store — I buy in season and on sale, and I am working on home-cooking the most expensive regular items — but my stumbling block is the fridge. […]

Amazon deal: 40% (and more) off indoor sports toys


I'm always looking for ways to keep the kids active when we're cooped up in the house. Despite living in the Pacific Northwest, my kids are relative weather wimps — they would rather play inside during blustery weather than bundle up and face the elements. (I'm just the opposite, but what can you do.) Amazon […]

Entertain your kids with e-card “movies” instead of DVDs

From Amy: I'm generally of the "no electronic media before age two" mindset. Heck, how about no media for as long possible, right? BUT (there's always a but) along the way, there have been moments when some new entertainment was in order — and none of the videos on the market appealed to me. I […]

Road rage hack: Don’t flip the bird — shake the maraca!


As if Kristen of Cool Mom Picks and Motherhood Uncensored fame doesn't make me laugh enough already. I invite you to picture what carrying this hack out would look like to your kids: I was driving with a friend of mine a few years back and someone cut her off. Before I could say anything, […]