Couple walking in spring

Putting first things first—where are you on the list?

When I picture today’s mom, I see a woman juggling while riding a bicycle on a high-wire. Add the role of being a wife, and picture this same image, but with the high-wire suspended over a lion’s cage. Motherhood today is anything but simple. I doubt I need to tell you that marriage is the (read more…)

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Use the fine art of storytelling to raise a frugal child

(Hi readers – normally the columnists’ weekly posts will be published on Wednesdays. But since I’ve got a week of giveaways starting this Monday, I thought I’d publish Maya’s column a few days early! Enjoy.) The following is written by green and frugal columnist Maya Bisineer. My toddlers never took to “no” very well. They (read more…)

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11 great family movies

We don’t watch a lot of TV in our home. For one, we live overseas, so there’s only so much we can comprehend. We’ve got BBC and CNN, but that’s about it in English. But we also don’t watch a lot because there’s so much more we’d rather do. I’ve got a stack of books (read more…)

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Have a little one? You don’t have to give up weekends away

Photo by Tom Eppenberger, Jr The following is a guest post from Emma of Baby Log. We used to travel a lot. Hardly one weekend per month was spent at home; we were always hiking, camping, rock climbing and going on nature trips of all sorts. Then my son was born – and we just (read more…)

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Classic toys that are worth the money

Reader Sarah asks, “I’ve been thinking about getting rid of some toys. … However, since this is our first child, I’m always challenged on what we should keep for future kids, or what we should go ahead and get rid of. I hate toy clutter! What toys do you keep around?” Great question, Sarah, and (read more…)

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