2006

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Sleep: A natural state?

A<FONT size=2><FONT face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">hhhh, sleep. The cool feeling of the sheets against your skin. The soft spot on your pillow when you flip it over. </FONT></FONT> Read...

 

Saving for college

We put up baby gates, enforce early bedtimes and help with homework. Parents are a multi-talented bunch when it comes to anticipating kids' needs, so why is it that we're like deer caught in the headlights when it comes to figuring out how to pay for college? Read...

 

Bookshelf

Follow in the footsteps of this parent and laugh<BR>Guide helps parents analyze the many childcare options<BR>Book examines the role moms play in kids' sports Read...

 

From babymoons to harvest moons

The summer is over. School has started. Soon the leaves will start to change and the evenings will get cooler. But that doesn't mean the kids won't have anything fun to do. Read...

 

Cruise control

I was one of the lucky kids. I could read in the car for hours without feeling so much as a twinge of nausea. Not so for my husband. From the day we found out I was pregnant, he regaled me with revolting stories of the car sickness he battled in his youth. Read...

 

To dye or not to dye?

When I discovered I was pregnant, the last thing on my mind was my hair. I was too busy wondering what the baby's sex was (girl), decorating the nursery (moon and stars) and finding the perfect name (Tessa). But when my highlights began to grow out, I was suddenly faced with a decision many pregnant women confront: Should I dye or not? Read...

 

Single motherhood is so punk rock

It's Saturday in the Nordstrom shoe department. Hordes of people are here, making it difficult to maneuver through the labyrinth of footwear. The din of shopper's voices rises above the murmur of smooth jazz and makes it difficult to concentrate on the task at hand. Read...

 

Recipe for a happy meal?

Preparing family meals can be tricky. Catering to the fickle food preferences of my children is always a challenge. It was the summer I became obsessed with food-borne illness, however, when things got especially dicey around our table. Read...

 

Is gift giving going, going gone?

"I<FONT size=2><FONT face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"> got two sparrows!" declared Jack Benish, 5, doing his best to give his mom highlights from his successful bowling game. (Sparrows…spares…it’s all the same when you’re 5.)</FONT></FONT> Read...

 
 



 
 
 
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