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  • Behavior Checklists and Charts Printables
    Printable "Clean Your Room" Checklist for Kids
    Getting kids to clean their room can be a tricky task — in part because they feel overwhelmed about where to begin. Use this step-by-step visual checklist to help guide kids through the process and get in the habit of tidying up! ...
  • Parenting Tools Printables
    Diaper Bag Essentials Printable List
    A properly packed and well-stocked diaper bag is a must when you and your baby are out and about. Use this printable checklist to make sure you have all you need to keep your little one happy and comfortable while away from home. ...
  • Family Life
    Pest Control
    Recognizing Rodent Infestations
    Recognizing Rodent Infestations In the Nick of Time You can often identify the kind of rodent you're dealing with by the size and shape of their droppings. Mice, being the smaller of the two types, leave behind the smallest droppings, measuring ...
  • Parenting Tools Printables
    Room-by-Room Spring Cleaning Checklist
    Time to throw open the windows and air out your house! If the warmer weather is giving you an itch to spring clean, this printable room-by-room checklist will help make sure every nook and cranny in your home is sparkling. ...
    Lindsay Hutton
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    Time Management
    12 Real Time-Savers for Busy Moms
    There aren't enough hours in a day! It's a fact of motherhood. But here's another fact: No household ever fell apart from a mom consolidating some tasks and cutting a few corners. In fact, saving yourself some time and sanity will lead to a happi...
    Erin Dower
  • Parenting Tools Printables
    Bedtime Routine Checklist for Older Kids
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    Green Products
    Top Green Gifts for Teens & Adults
    During this gift-giving season, let's be more generous to the Earth. Check out these great, green gifts that are eco- friendly and sure to spoil your loved ones. See our picks for green toys and gifts for kids, too! ...
  • Book Finder
    Book Finder
    Book Finder
    Find our top picks for the best books of the year!
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    Parenting Tools Printables
    After-School Routine Checklist
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    Back to School
    10 Tips for "Green" School Lunches
    The average school generates 20 tons of waste each year. Learn some easy, eco-friendly tips for packing waste-free or "greener" bag lunches for kids. ...
    Erin Dower
  • Earth Day Printables
    EPA Waste-Free School Lunch Poster
    Print out the EPA's "Waste-Free Lunch" poster. On Waste-Free Lunch Days, students, parents, and school staff try to eliminate packaged lunch items, use reusable containers, and recycle as much as they can. Go green and try it at your school!...
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    Mobile Apps
    12 Must-Have Apps for Moms
    Whether it's creating a grocery list, tracking your little one's development, or finding the best local kid-friendly spots, check out some of our favorite apps for moms for managing the day-to-day life of a busy parent. ...
    Bev Feldman
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    Managing Your Home
    Made in the USA: Best Homegrown Household Products for Your Family
    American-made products seem harder than ever to find these days. But several tried-and-true items that are actually household names are still made in the good ol' U.S. of A. Stock your home with these all-American products for your kitchen, dinin...
    Erin Dower
  • Green Products
    12 Natural Cleaners for Your Home
    Looking for a safe, chemical-free way to make your home spotless? Check your cabinets! These everyday household items double as germ-busting superstars. ...
    Lindsay Hutton
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    Spring Cleaning
    11 Must-Have Items to Fake a Clean House
    We've all been there: A friend just called to say she's swinging by, and you only have 15 minutes to transform your "lived-in house" (read: disaster zone) into something presentable. You scramble to get things in order, but it's all too overwhelm...
    Erin Dower
  • Family Life
    Siding
    Diagnosing Wood Rot
    Diagnosing Wood Rot A Fine Mess Virtually every homeowner has to deal with wood damage at some time or another. It's so common, in fact, that the materials for replacing and repairing damaged wood makes up an estimated 10 percent of all wood pro...
  • Baby Name Finder
    Baby Names
    Baby Name Finder
    Search names and meanings in our Baby Name center.
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    Earth Day Activities and Crafts
    10 Eco-Friendly Crafts for Earth Day
    Commemorate Earth Day on April 22 by creating some environmentally-friendly crafts that celebrate Mother Nature. They're all made out of recycled materials you can find at home or in nature, making them the perfect activity to teach your little n...
    Lindsay Hutton