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Stay-at-Home Moms: Most Popular Articles

These articles are the most popular over the last month.
101 Easy Lunch Ideas for Kids
Tired of giving the kids the same old lunch? Get 101 ideas for kids' lunches at home or school, complete with easy recipes for each item on the menu.
Should Nuts and Other Food Allergens Be Banned...
Should peanuts, tree nuts and other food allergy triggers be banned from schools? Check out the common questions and criticisms parents of kids with food allergies face.
How to Find Phone Sex Employment
Many moms are turning to phone sex employment as a way to supplement their income. Learn more about this job you can do from home to see if it's right for you.
Clear That Toy Clutter! 10 Places to Donate...
Donate toys to get rid of your unwanted clutter while making other children happy. Find 10 places that will put your donated toys to good use.
Best Apps for Moms
Trick or Tracker helps your kids trick or treat without worry. Page 10.
Elf on the Shelf Review
The Elf on the Shelf is a Christmas tradition millions of families participate in each year. See if this fun addition to your Christmas celebration is right for you and your kids.
20 Fun and Educational Websites Kids Will Love
Discover 20 of the best educational websites for kids. Let your children learn about everything from anatomy to phonics with these free and fun websites that focus on learning.
5 Reasons to Take Some "Mom Time"
Stop neglecting yourself. Mom time is important for you to maintain your sanity and be a better mom. Find some activities to do today to recharge your mom meter.
10 Girls' Night In Ideas to Recharge Your Mom...
Girls Night In isn't just for single gals. Bring the fun of ladies' night out home with these girls' night in ideas to give yourself a break.
10 Best Wooden Swing Sets for Your Backyard
The best wooden swing sets don't have to cost a fortune. These wooden swing sets are the ones that have a reputation for stellar quality at $1,000 or less.
10 Companies that Offer Student or Report Card...
Get freebies for good grades. Many companies hand out rewards for students that give kids everything from pizza to movie rentals.
The Complete Guide to Being a Stay-at-Home Mom
Don't just get through your days. Own your stay-at-home mommyhood with a complete guide to being a stay-at-home mom.
Why Being a Stay-at-Home Mom Isn't for Everyone
Think stay-at-home moms have it easy? Then you've never been one. Here's why it can flat out suck (and what we can do about it).
Find Out if the Zumba Exhilarate Workout is...
The 7-DVD Zumba Exhilarate set is put to the test. See calories burned, pros and cons and more in this in-depth review that tested the products over several months.
3 Easy Ways Stay-at-Home Moms Can Make Money
There are plenty of jobs for stay-at-home moms that let you be home with your children and make money too. Find the right fit for you on this list of stay-at-home mom jobs.
Tornado Safety for Kids
These tornado safety tips for kids help protect your most precious assets. Regardless of where they are or what they're doing, teach your children tornado safety so they'll be prepared for a worst-case scenario.
Want to Have a Second Child? 10 Things to...
Wondering if you should have a second baby? Ask yourself these 10 questions to make a decision that's right for your family.
Good Grades Rewards
You want to reward your child for doing his best in school, but you aren't sure what to give him. Pick your favorite good grades rewards from this list of 15 that show your student how proud you are of him.
10 Great Reasons to Be a Stay-at-Home Mom
On the fence about becoming a stay-at-home mom? These 10 reasons will swing you to the stay-at-home side of parenthood.
10 Fun Activities that Teach Kids About World...
Take your child on a global journey to discover world cultures. These fun activities enrich their awareness of world cultures without you ever leaving your home.
11 Fun Learning Activites Kids Can Do at Home
Fun is the key to learning activities that keep your children's focus. These learning activities for preschoolers and school-age children take the pressure off so your kids can learn everything from their ABCs to cultures in other worlds.
Study: Kids Think Their Parents Are Too...
You think you give your kids your undivided attention. They think you're distracted. See the top 9 things your children say distract you the most.
Christmas Charities That Help Children
Find Christmas charities that help children locally as well as globally. These charities give children everything from toys to Christmas trees during the holidays.
Mom's Day Out: 5 Ways to Banish Guilt
Mom's Day Out programs can give you a much-needed break as a stay-at-home mom. Get past the guilt and your fears to find out if Mother's Day Out is right for you and your children.
12 Fun Winter Activitiesfor Kids
Don't hide under the covers. There's plenty of winter fun for kids to keep all of you entertained until the spring thaw.
Teaching Math to Kids
Think outside of the classroom to start teaching math to your kids. These fun strategies for teaching math cover preschoolers up to school-age children.
What Does a Stay-at-Home Mom Do?
Who is the woman behind the stay-at-home mom title? Stay-at-home moms have many different roles to fulfill to keep their household running smoothly.
16 Cast Members of NBC's Parenthood
The 'Parenthood' TV show on NBC has more than 15 characters. Keep up with them all with this character list, complete with biographies and fast facts.
The Biggest Problems With Being a Stay-at-Home...
A lot of people think stay-at-home moms have it easy. But there are plenty of pros and cons of being a stay-at-home mom.
Phonics Activities for Kids
Step away from the boring phonics exercises. Make phonics fun with activities that inspire your kids, encourage them to be creative and prepare them for reading readiness.
Turkey Handprint Thanksgiving Art
Make your child's handprint Thanksgiving art you can keep as those tiny hands grow. This Thanksgiving art project helps you create cute turkeys from your child's hands, complete with wiggle eyes, a sun, clouds and grass.
Host a Perfect Play Date
Host a play date that's fun for everyone and easy on you. Plan your play date in 10 simple steps that reduce your stress and guarantee your play date is a success.
10 Things to Do Every Day to Bring Your Family...
Families are pulled in so many different directions these days. But there are 10 things to do as a family every day to strengthen your bond and make the most of your time together.
Teaching Writing Skills to Preschoolers
When you start teaching writing to your kids, you help prepare them for school while developing their fine motor skills. Turn those scribbles into legible words when you begin teaching writing in a way that's both fun and constructive.
Elf on the Shelf Ideas
Running out of Elf on the Shelf ideas in the month between Thanksgiving and Christmas? These are the best and easiest Elf on the Shelf ideas your kids will love.
How much should I spend on kids' birthday party...
With as many friends as your child has, the cost of kids' birthday party gifts can add up fast. Find out how much you should spend on gifts and how to save money too.
7 Steps to Raising Compassionate Kids
Raise an awesome child who is always willing to lend a hand. Use these 7 tips to raise a compassionate kid.
4 Fun Ways to Teach Your Child to Write His Name
Teach a child to write his name with four ideas that make learning fun. When you teach a child to write, you're helping him develop his fine motor skills as well as preparing him for school.
12 Free Ways to Enjoy Fun All Summer Long
Find a free summer program for kids that keeps them entertained until school starts. These 12 programs offer plenty of choices based on your children's personal interests.
Keep Your House Clean with This Handy Schedule
Get a house cleaning schedule that's perfect for busy families. You don't even have to clean every day with this easy-to-follow cleaning schedule.
Protect Your Kids With a Last Will and Testament
A last will and testament isn't just for the rich and famous. While it's not a pleasant subject for families to discuss, a last will and testament helps parents protect their children...just in case.
The 12 best part-time jobs for moms
What are the best part-time jobs for moms? This list helps you find a job where you can earn money and still have the flexibility of staying home to raise your kids.
8 ways moms can make money from home without...
Learn how to make money from home without being scammed. From turning your passion into profit to finding legitimate ways to make money from home, this list of opportunities puts you in control of your earnings.
7 Helpful Tips for Living On a Budget
Living on a budget helps you manage your money more effectively. But you don't have to scrimp and save every penny to make smart money decisions. Make living on a budget easy for you and your family while taking charge of your finances.
How to Stay Happy as an At-Home Mom
A stay-at-home mom experiences a range of emotions, from being happy one minute to feeling guilty the next. Take care of your emotional well-being every day to be a happy stay at home mom no matter what challenges you face.
101 Blog Content Ideas for Moms
Stumped on blog content ideas? Keep those creative juices flowing with 101 great blog content ideas for moms.
Should You Quit Your Job to Become a Stay-at-Ho...
Thinking about making the switch from working mom to stay-at-home mom? Before you quit your job, see if being a SAHM is right for your family.
Kids' Live Shows
Characters step off the screen and onto the stage in kids' live shows. The current list of kids' live shows helps you decide which ones to attend.
Best Bottom Diapers Review
See how Best Bottom diapers stand up to months of daily use. Read an unbiased review to find out if the Best Bottom diapering system is a good value for your family's money.
Do You Know All of the Ways You Can Make Money...
Learn how to make money online without getting scammed. These legitimate opportunities put you in control.
Kiss Nails Review
Kiss Nails is one of the most talked about artificial nail products on the market. But is it a good product? Spend a week with a mom wearing Kiss Nails in her normal routine.
Kids' Chores
Let your kids pitch in around the house with chores that teach them responsibility. Get them involved with chores kids as young as preschool age can do around the house.
Busy Parents: 5 Tips for a Cleaner House
Simple housekeeping tips help you stay ahead of those daily messes without turning you into the house maid. Keep any home clean with these five easy housekeeping tips.
Make Money as a Secret Shopper
A secret shopper is a powerful tool for businesses to see how well their shops are living up to the company's promises. Being a secret shopper is an easy job for stay-at-home moms because you can set your own hours and select your own opportunities. You can even take your kids with you!
Play Date Ideas
Enjoy play date success every time with these play date ideas. You'll have more fun and the kids will too.
How to Cut Kids' Hair
Cut your kids' hair yourself to save time and money. These tips and tricks will turn you into a hairmaster in your own home.
5 Things We Can All Do to End Mommy Wars
If you're a mom, you're fighting the battle of the Mommy Wars. See how the term evolved, why Mommy Wars affect every mom and how we can all win the battle.
Zumba Class Review
You've heard the hype surrounding Zumba class. Four Zumba classes were put to the test to see if they lived up to the promises of a fun workout that helps you sweat off the pounds.
Why It's Important for Children to Play by...
Children should play by themselves for a number of reasons. See why your children should engage in independent play.
TV Shows About Family
Television shows about family do still exist. See which shows so you can escape another night watching a crime scene show or the latest reality TV craze.
Gifts for Kids of All Ages
Stop buying presents kids refuse to use. Find gifts for kids of all ages, from newborns to your 20-somethings.
Cool Gifts for Everyone on Your List
Who doesn't want to be remembered as the one who bought cool gifts for the baby, tween, mom, dog or whoever else is on your shopping list? Give cool gifts to everyone you need to shop for, no matter what the occasion.
Preschool Field Trips
Preschoolers are made for fun field trips. This list of age-appropriate field trips gives you plenty of options when planning your preschooler's next outing.
Melissa d'Arabian and Daughters
Stay-at-Home Moms. Page 2.
How to Keep the Spirit of Santa Alive
Keep the spirit of Santa alive for your whole family. These 10 ways bring the magic of Santa to life in your home.
10 Ideas for Grandparents Gifts
Giving their grandparents gifts is a wonderful way for children to show grandma and grandpa how much love the whole family feels for them. Take the guesswork out of what to give them with 10 ideas that help your children make their own gifts or buy them for their grandparents.
Charity Events for Children and Their Parents
Kids are never too young to be involved in charitable work. From biking to walking the family pet, age-appropriate charity events for children get them involved with worthy organizations while teaching them how to be compassionate toward others.
How to Organize Your Home
You want to know how to organize your home but the best intentions of actually getting it done are hampered by the ever-growing piles of toys, lumps of clothes and junk in general that's taking over your house. Conquer the clutter today. Work room by room to organize your home.
10 Tips to Throw a Hopping Party without...
The costs of parties can make your budget burn hotter than candles on a cake. Throw an inexpensive party for kids that's fun, memorable and inexpensive.
14 Fun Things to Do with your S.O. Today
Make your relationship thrive. These fun things couples can do together to strengthen their bond help you make the most of your moments together.
6 Ways to Fill the Gaping Hole in Your Resume
Moms can cover their employment gap even while staying home to raise kids. Erase your employment gap to get back to the corporate world quicker when ready.
Back to School Pictures
Take creative back to school pictures to mark every year's first day of school. You'll have a unique keepsake that's even better than the class pictures the school shoots.
Money Saving Tips for Parents
Thrifty Thursday offers money-saving tips for parents each week. See the archive of money-saving tips and start pocketing more cash today.
Should You Buy Life Insurance for Children?
There's an ongoing debate about whether parents should buy life insurance for children. Here are five good reasons you may want to insure all of your kids.
Melissa d'Arabian's Daughters
Stay-at-Home Moms. Page 3.
A Day in the Life of a Stay-at-Home Mom
Walk in the footsteps of a day in the life of a stay-at-home mom. From sun up to sundown, see what a stay-at-home mom does all day.
Teaching Games for Every Subject
Teaching games combine learning and fun to get your kids excited about new subjects. From preschoolers to school-age children, lessons become big fun with one of our family's favorite teaching games.
KFC Kids' Meals
KFC' kids' meals offer variety over your typical hamburger and fries. See which meal selections have the highest and lowest calories and fat grams.
What Does SAHM Mean?
You've seen the acronyms but aren't really sure what they mean. Solve the mystery of what SAHM, WAHM, WOHM and SAHD stand for.
Melissa d'Arabian's Oldest Girls
Stay-at-Home Moms. Page 4.
5 Tips for Raising a Thankful Child
Raise thankful kids who appreciate everything around them. With five simple ideas, you'll help them show an attitude of gratitude that lasts a lifetime.
Help! I Can't Stand My Kid's Friends!
You're so excited to hear about your child's new friend. But then you meet him. Try these 6 tips to deal with friendships your child has that you wish they didn't.
Midwest Travel for Families
Indiana is packed with fun for kid and family-friendly activities. Indiana travel destinations include the motor speedway hall of fame, children's museums, zoos, national museums and more.
5 Fun Games Kids Can Play with Flashlights
Play fun flashlight games indoors or out any time of the year. This list of flashlight games also has descriptions and rules of play.
Indulge Yourself at Home
Indulge yourself at home with some me-time.
Rumparooz Diapers Review
The Rumparooz brand is a popular choice among cloth diaper users. But is it the right diaper for you? Weigh the pros and cons in this in-depth product review.
6 Ways to Get Ready for the Holidays Now
Tired of the mad holiday dash taking the fun out of your favorite time of year? Get organized for the holidays so you can actually enjoy them with your family.
Indoor Activities for Kids
Staying inside today? Whether it's cold outside, rainy or you just feel like hanging out at home, keep the kids entertained with 10 activities that will make them forget they're playing indoors.
Lowe's Build and Grow Workshops
Lowe's Build and Grow Workshops are free clinics for kids. The home improvement store provides the materials and tools and the kids get to build something unique for free.
The True Value of Christmas for Families
The true value of Christmas sometimes gets lost in the commercialized hype. But it's easy to teach your kids Christmas values they'll carry with them 365 days a year.
How to Lower Your Cable Bill
Lower your cable rate and stop paying more than everyone else. Try these seven strategies to reduce your bill today.
Day and Weekend Vacations in the Southeast
Travel a short distance to South Carolina and you can journey from the mountains to the ocean in just a few miles. Find South Carolina travel destinations for your trip to the Palmetto State.
When Mom is Sick
Taking care of kids while sick can be hard for stay-at-home moms. Here, a survival guide to keep the kids entertained when mom's not feeling well.
Great Ways to Save Money
Find great ways to save money that don't require drastic changes to your lifestyle. In a few easy steps, you'll be well on your way to stuffing your savings account.
FuzziBunz Diapers Review
FuzziBunz has a cute name but how does the product rate? FuzziBunz diapers are put to the test over several months in this thorough review, complete with pros and cons.
Balance Your Children and Married Life
Get back to the basics of quality time with your husband to keep your married life strong and meet the ongoing demands of your children.
Encourage Your Kids to Play Alone
We love to play with our children but it's important for them to learn how to play alone. Teach them to play independently in a few easy steps.
Organize Your Life
It's hard to get organized with kids around. Tackle it head on with this easy guide to get every part of your life organized, from crazy days to finances, your time, home and more.
Creamed Spinach Recipe
The Next Food Network Star's Melissa d'Arabian says her creamed spinach recipe is her new favorite food to make and eat. Get her creamed spinach recipe and see a picture of the food she got her four kids to devour.
Create a Website with Your Kids in 7 Easy Steps
Create a website with your kids regardless of their age or your website-building experience. Build a website together that both of you can enjoy together.
Keep them safe while they have fun. The 10 best...
Kids are social creatures but the online world can be a dangerous one for them to roam freely. Find the best social networks for kids that focus on keeping them safe while they have fun.
Free School Supplies
Free school supplies can save you from spending a small fortune on getting your child ready for school. But you have to know where to look to find the supplies that are 100% free.
10 Ways to Save on Utility Bills
Get more money in your pocket without letting it get sucked right out the door. Lower your utility bills with these quick, easy fixes.
Things to Do in December with Your Family
Find fun things do in December with your family. From meeting new people to getting ready for the holidays, this list of month-long activities has everyone in your family covered.
McDonald's Happy Meals and Mighty Kids Meals
Mention a Happy Meal to kids and they'll probably know you're talking about McDonald's. Learn which selections on the Happy Meal and Mighty Kids Meal menus have the highest calories and fat grams and which ones have the lowest.
Create a Time Management Plan
Be a time fighter! Create a time management plan to stop time thieves in their tracks.
Elementary Field Trips
Elementary school students count down the days to field trips. Make their field trips memorable with ideas that teach them something new while they have fun with this list of field trip ideas.
Hardee's Kids' Meals
Hardee's has some alarming numbers associated with its kids' meals. With only three entrees to choose from, find out which of the three is loaded with calories and fat grams and which one is the wiser choice if you're stopping by this fast food restaurant.
Find out how many calories Zumba Incredible...
Zumba Incredible Results is the newest DVD set, which features the Zumba Rizer. Find out calories burned, what results you can expect and more in this in-depth review.
How Money-Saving Moms Stretch a Paycheck
Money saving moms don't have to be in the red to want to save some green. Try these money-saving ideas for moms to stretch a paycheck without feeling a pinch in your routine.
Do Stay-at-Home Moms Need a Life Insurance...
A life insurance policy isn't just for the moneymaker in the house. Stay-at-home moms should consider a life insurance policy too. Find out why a paycheck isn't necessary to make a mom's loss impact the family financially.
20 Minutes to Tidy
Remember when your house was clean? The days before kid toys covered the floor and food was painted onto the walls are far behind you but these household cleaning tips help you make your home presentable again fast.
Make a Home Weather Station
A home weather station can provide hours of fun and learning time with your kids. See what your home weather station needs to get up and running today.
The Halloween Tradition You're Not Doing
Get 13 trunk or treat trunk ideas for any size car that are easy to put together year after year. Complete with details on decorations and pictures.
Fun Ways to Teach Kids to Wash Their Hands
Get your kids to wash their hands. These 5 fun ways make hand washing fun.
5 Signs You're Raising a Brat
Is there a brat in your pack? Watch out for the five signs your sweet angel may be a brat in disguise.
Carl's Jr. Kids' Meals
Break down the calories and fat grams from the Carl's Jr. kids' menu. Mix and match these selections to reveal the numbers behind the fast food restaurant's meal items.
5 creative hobbies for moms -- with a twist!
Creative hobbies for moms help the day's stress melt away while giving her some much-needed me time. These creative hobbies come with a twist.
Best Toys for Kids
Toy shopping can be overwhelming. There are so many toys to choose from, you don’t really have an idea where to start. Find the best toys for kids, no matter what their interests with a complete gift-giving guide to the best toys.
Music Classes for Babies, Toddlers and...
Music classes for babies, toddlers and school age kids expose them to rhythm exercises, instruments, singing, dancing and play through music. This overview of the most popular music programs helps you find music classes that are right for you and your kids.
Family Costumes for Halloween
Dress your family in bugs and insects costumes. Get ideas and see pictures for this costume theme.
Things to Do in November with Your Family
As Thanksgiving quickly approaches, you may have your mind on turkey and cranberry sauce. But November presents many other opportunities to enjoy some quality time with your kids.
The Next Food Network Star Episode 4
Stay-at-Home Moms. Page 6.
The Next Food Network Star Episode 5
Stay-at-Home Moms. Page 7.
Nature Activities Children Will Love
From curious toddlers to school-age adventurers, these nature activities will turn your children into nature lovers. Get ready to spend lots of time with your kids and Mother Nature.
Create Your Own Superhero
Forget those big-budget movies filled with guys in tights wearing capes and create your own superhero. Boys and girls will love making their own superheroes for free right at home.
Back to School Ideas
Even star students can be nervous about going back to school. Get back to school ideas that will help ease your kids into a new school year.
Classic Toys for Today's Kids
Classic toys have entertained generations of children. Wax nostalgic with these classic toys you can give today's kids.
12 Months of Fun Activities for You and Your Kids
Keep your kids entertained all year long. These fun activities for kids and their parents are arranged by month to keep you busy.
The Next Food Network Star Season 5
Stay-at-Home Moms. Page 8.
Make Your Own Board Game for the Kids
Take fun into a new dimension when you ditch traditional board games and make a life-size one with your kids. Learn how to make your own board game from scratch.
Burn close to 900 calories using Zumba's Super...
How many calories can you burn using Zumba's Super Cardio Dance Party DVD? Find out the calorie counts and types of music you'll dance to on this Zumba DVD.
Snoopy Party
Be creative with your Snoopy decorations for your party. You have plenty of options to make your party a hit. Page 5.
Mae Whitman as Amber Holt
Mae Whitman stars as Amber Holt on NBC's Parenthood.
Blueberry Diapers Review
How do Blueberry Diapers stand up to months of daily use? Read an unbiased review of 3 types of Blueberry Diapers to see if this cloth diaper is an option for you.
High School Field Trips
Arrange high school field trips that show students a good time and can also educate them on various types of businesses and their functions. This list shows you what students will gain from the field trips and who to contact to schedule a tour.
12 Kid-Friendly Activities to Celebrate Spring
The spring season is a welcome sight for parents and kids itching to go outside. As the snow and cold temperatures trade places with sunshine and warm weather, enjoy the spring season with fun activities the whole family can do together.
Flying With Kids
We've all seen those sitcoms where an actor sees a child walking toward his seat and a voiceover screams,
GroVia Diapers Review
GroVia's cloth diapering system is simple and effective. There are pros and cons to this cloth diaper, though. Learn more in an in-depth review.
10 Easy Festival Games That Kids Love
In charge of the festival games? These 10 festival games are easy to play, easy to make and will appeal to both the young and young at heart.
6 Ways to Make the Most of Your Family's...
The mad holiday dash is just beginning. Slow down and savor special family time with activities you can do together.
Pizza Hut for Kids
Kids love Pizza, and Pizza Hut offers personal pan pizzas that are a fraction of the size of your typical pizza. See which one racks in the highest amount of calories and fat and which one is lower.
Kindermusik
Kindermusik is a music program encouraging parents to move and interact with babies, toddlers and kids through dancing, stories and playing instruments. Kindermusik caters to every child, from newborns up to children 7 years old.
Time Management for Moms
Executives get time management training. And moms have much more on their plates than big shots on the corporate level. This free time management training course is specifically for busy moms.
Fun Things to Do in January with Your Kids
Find fun things do in January with your family. From playing winter activities to finding new hobbies, keep the kids busy in the dead of winter.
Sponge Painting for Kids
Have fun sponge painting with your kids. Try this technique to make your own sponge shapes and paint with everything from water to colorful mediums.
5 Super-Fun Bubbles Recipes
Make them glow. Make them colorful. Pick your DIY bubbles recipes from 5 easy and cheap methods to make super-fun bubbles solution ready for some backyard fun in minutes.
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