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Stay-at-Home Moms: Most Popular Articles

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101 Easy Lunch Ideas for Kids
Stumped on lunch ideas for kids? These 101 fun lunch ideas add variety to your kids' lunches and each item on the menu has a recipe to follow. Page 2.
Full Details on Georgia's 2014 Sales Tax Holiday
The 2014 Georgia sales tax holiday includes a long list of eligible items that are free from tax. Find out what's covered and what's not.
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 Benefits of Being 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.
Tax Free Shopping Tips
Tax free shopping for back-to-school supplies, clothes and computers can save lots of money. Maximize your tax free shopping savings with simple tips on eligible items, store rules and dollar limits.
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.
Details on South Carolina's 2014 Sales Tax...
The 2014 South Carolina sales tax holiday gives back-to-school shoppers many ways to save money. It's one of the most generous sales tax holidays.
Details on Florida's 2014 Sales Tax Holiday
Florida's 2014 sales tax holidays cover a variety of items. See when the state's back-to-school sales tax holiday will be held this year.
Details on West Virginia's 2014 Sales Tax Holiday
The 2014 West Virginia sales tax holiday can save you big bucks. Eligible items include computers, printers and scanners for back-to-school shoppers.
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.
Details on North Carolina's 2014 Sales Tax...
Read the latest on the 2014 North Carolina sales tax holiday. The news affects both the Energy Star tax free weekend and back-to-school shoppers.
2014's List of States Participating in Sales...
Sales tax holidays can save you money on everything from computers to socks. See which states are participating and print a list of eligible items.
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.
Details on Mississippi's 2014 Sales Tax Holiday
The 2014 Mississippi sales tax holiday is one of the earliest tax free weekends in the country. This printable list details the items exempt from tax.
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.
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.
Alabama's 2014 Sales Tax Holiday
Alabama has an extensive list of items free from sales tax during its 2014 sales tax holiday. See what's included and when you can take advantage of the savings.
10 girls' night in ideas to recharge your mom...
Girls Night In isn't just for single gals. Bring the fun of Girls Night Out to your home with these Girls Night In ideas.
Details on Lousiana's 2014 Tax Free Holiday
The 2014 Louisiana tax free holiday has a generous price limit per item. Find out more about the state's sales tax free holiday.
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.
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.
Details on Missouri's 2014 Sales Tax Holiday
The 2014 Missouri sales tax holiday is split over two separate weekend events. See a list of cities participating and eligible items.
Save Money on Back to School Shopping
Back to school shopping doesn't have to break the bank. Send your kids off to school without all of your money going with them.
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.
6 Tips for Hosting an Unforgettable Party for...
Stop stressing over the party. Host a great kids' party that's easy for you and ensures everyone has a great time.
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.
Details on Virginia's 2014 Sales Tax Holiday
The 2014 Virginia sales tax holiday for back-to-school shopping covers a variety of items. Find out what's tax exempt and what's not with this list.
Midwest Travel for Families
Ohio for kids includes a trip to a far away safari, down below Lake Erie or everywhere in between. Find your next Ohio travel destination that's fun for the whole family. Page 11.
Details on Oklahoma's 2014 Sales Tax Holiday
The 2014 Oklahoma sales tax holiday gets the kids back to school without breaking your budget. Print a list of exempt items for your shopping trip.
8 ways moms can make money from home without...
Interested in a phone actor job but aren't sure where to start? What you need to know to make a profit and not get scammed.
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.
Details on the 2014 Tennessee Sales Tax Holiday
The 2014 Tennessee state sales tax holiday offers many qualifying items beyond the basics. This printable list details the back-to-school savings.
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.
Details on Iowa's 2014 Sales Tax Holiday
Iowa's 2014 sales tax holiday helps you save money before the kids go back to school. Print a list of eligible items to take with you as you shop.
101 Blog Content Ideas for Moms
Stumped on blog content ideas? Keep those creative juices flowing with 101 great blog content ideas for moms.
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.
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.
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.
Details on the 2014 Texas Sales Tax Holiday
The 2014 Texas sales tax holiday for back to school runs for one weekend in August. See a list of qualifying items and dollar limits before you shop.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Details on New Mexico's 2014 Sales Tax Holiday
The 2014 New Mexico sales tax holiday includes many types of items for back-to-school shoppers. Find out which of your purchases are eligible for the tax free weekend.
Things Couples Can Do Together
When the kids aren't around, it's easy to want to do nothing for a break. Take advantage of those moments with these great things couples can do together.
12 Easy Ways for Stay-at-Home Moms to 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.
7 Things You Need to Know Before Becoming a...
Before you become a Zumba instructor, you need to know how much you can earn, how to get licensed and where you can work. These resources have you covered.
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' 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.
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.
Mom Commercials
The top 15 mom commercials from around the world are hilarious and even true to life. Have a good laugh at these ads that every mom can relate to.
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.
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.
Exploring 13 Types of Summer Camps for Kids
What types of kids' summer camps are available? From academic camps to theme camps and every camp in between, see all the options for kids' summer camps so you can find the right camp based on your child's interests.
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.
7 Ways to Help Your Kids Make BFFs
Having childhood friends is something we all treasure. Help your child make new friends who will forever be a part of her life.
Gazillion Bubbles
The Gazillion Bubble Machine has been put to the test for three years. In this review, find out the pros and cons of this bubble machine to find out if it's something you should purchase for your kids.
6 Tips to Plan the Perfect Party for Kids
Look like a party planning pro when you plan your kids' parties. Use these six quick tips to pull off an unforgettable party with ease.
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.
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.
InStep Quick N EZ Bike Trailer
Hauling the kids around in a bike trailer gives you some exercise and gets all of you out of the house. The InStep Quick N EZ Bike Trailer is an affordable option with many features, including a quick conversion to a double stroller.
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.
Details on Maryland's 2014 Sales Tax Holiday
The 2014 Maryland sales tax holiday for back-to-school shoppers is quickly approaching. Find out the dates and which items are tax free.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Play Date Ideas
Enjoy play date success every time with these play date ideas. You'll have more fun and the kids will too.
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.
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.
Sonic Kids' Meals
Sonic calls itself America's drive-in, but do you know what you're getting inside the kids' meal sack when a carhop brings you your food? Discover the items with the highest and lowest amount of calories and fat grams on Sonic's kids' menu.
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.
Vacation Bible School
Vacation Bible School builds a lifetime of memories, friendships and a solid religious foundation for the kids who attend. Learn more about what Vacation Bible School is, experience a typical day and how to find a VBS near you.
Details on the Washington D.C. 2014 Sales Tax...
Find out the state of the 2014 Washington, D.C., sales tax holiday. Also see the list of neighboring states with sales tax holidays and eligible items.
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.
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.
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.
Create a Time Management Plan
Be a time fighter! Create a time management plan to stop time thieves in their tracks.
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.
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.
Trunk or Treat Trunk Ideas
Get 13 trunk or treat trunk ideas that are easy to put together year after year. Complete with details on decorations you'll need to pull off the theme.
Day and Weekend Trips in the Southwest
Texas travel can be a family's dream destination. You won't run out of things to do in the Lone Star State anytime soon.
Mom's Day Out
Moms need a day out away from the kids and that's why Mom's Day Out programs in your area may be a good choice. Find out more about Mom's Day Out programs and their purpose.
Pros and Cons of Being a Stay-at-Home Mom
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.
Employment Gap
An employment gap can make your journey back into the corporate world an uphill battle. Erase your employment gap to get back to the corporate world quicker.
How to Stock Your Kitchen Pantry
A well-stocked kitchen pantry helps you cook faster and save money. These kitchen pantry staples help you look like a master chef without forcing you to spend all day in the kitchen.
Details on Connecticut's 2014 Sales Tax Holiday
For 2014, Connecticut's sales tax holiday runs one week for back-to-school savings. Find out what's exempt from sales tax during the tax free week.
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.
Flashlight Games
Play flashlight games indoors or out any time of the year. This list of flashlight games also has descriptions and rules of play.
Nighttime Activities for Kids
Find nighttime activities for kids that entertain the whole family. These 10 activities let you enjoy the great outdoors together.
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.
Are you disciplining your children the right way?
Is your approach to discipline actually teaching your children? Improve your methods with a quick check of 12 ways your kids can learn more from you.
Melissa d'Arabian and Daughters
Stay-at-Home Moms. Page 2.
Full Details on the 2014 Arkansas Sales Tax...
The 2014 Arkansas state sales tax holiday offers many qualifying items beyond the basics of clothing and footwear. This printable list details the items eligible for back-to-school savings.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Annika of Through the Looking Glass
Annika, of Through the Looking Glass, with her son. Page 18.
How to Create a Website With Your Kids
Learn how to create a website with your kids regardless of their age. These tips show you how to create a website that helps your children express their creativity, improve their writing skills and take their interests and hobbies to the next level.
New York Sales Tax Exemptions
New York is now sales tax free all year. Certain limits apply in New York City for tax exempt clothing and footwear.
Turn Your Recipes into a Ready-to-Go Grocery...
The same meals usually end up on your family's grocery shopping list. Save time and money with an easy grocery shopping list that's always ready to go.
Various Ideas for a Northeast Family Vacation
Regardless of the time of year, taking the family to Maine will be a traveling adventure they won't soon forget. Find kid-friendly attractions in Maine to help plan your next day or weekend trip.
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.
We Talk With Melissa d'Arabian, Food Network's...
When stay-at-home mom Melissa d'Arabian applied to be on the Food Network's Next Food Network Star, she knew she would have to leave her role as a SAHM if she won. Melissa d'Arabian talks about her time on the Food Network and how that plays into her plans to be a stay-at-home mom. Page 3.
Melissa d'Arabian's Daughters
Stay-at-Home Moms. Page 3.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Wave by The FIRM Review
The Wave by the FIRM is a total body workout system. The product has been seen in TV ads and online, but is The Wave by The FIRM worth your investment in time, money and sweat?
Day and Weekend Vacations in the West
California trips include theme parks, awe-inspiring landmarks and picturesque scenery. These ideas show you the best places to visit in California with the kids.
Tantowel Review
Tantowel is a sunless tanning product you've probably seen on TV. Before you buy a pack, read a review of the Tantowel towelettes that includes before and after pictures.
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.
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.
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.
Girls' Weekend Getaways
Ditch your obligations for a girls' weekend getaway you won't soon forget. Pick one of ten hot spots that are perfect for relaxation time with your gal pals.
Home Depot Kids Workshops
Let the kids build a fun project at no cost to you. Materials and tools are free, and the kids get to bring home wooden projects they built themselves.
Graduate Gifts
Find graduate gift ideas for everyone from preschool to college. This gift guide has all ages and graduation ceremonies covered.
Family Meal Planning
Family meal planning can save you time, money and the hassle of wondering what's for dinner tonight. Easily plan your family's weekly meals with this helping hand.
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.
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.
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.
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.
25 Songs for Your Workout Playlist
Work off that weight with a butt-busting workout playlist. These 25 motivational songs for moms don't include The Alphabet Song or Itsy, Bitsy Spider!
How to Make a Toy Raft from Twigs
With just a few household items and objects you can find on a nature walk, you can make a toy raft from twigs. It even floats!
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.
Conversation Starters for Couples
Skip the lull in your conversations. These conversation starters for couples give you plenty of things to talk about with your significant other.
Happy Heinys Review
Take a close look at Happy Heinys cloth diapers. This review focuses on the pros and cons and pits Happy Heinys against several other leading cloth diaper brands.
Weekend Travel Ideas for Families
Does your family only have time for day or weekend travel plans? This nationwide list of places to go, things to see and fun stuff to do covers every state in the U.S.
Best Sunless Tanning Towelettes
Sunless tanning towelettes are a simple, convenient way to get a tan fast. These brands of sunless tanning towelettes are the best sunless tanning towelettes you can find today.
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.
A Fun Educational Game for Kids - Pom Pom Pickup
Help your child learn colors, counting and sorting through a fun educational game that uses mini pom poms. These games provide hours of entertainment for toddlers, preschoolers and you.
Fall Fun for Kids of All Ages
As summer fades away, fall rolls in with a new set of activities to enjoy with your kids. Welcome fall with these 10 fun ways to spend time together.
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.
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.
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.
Festival Games
In charge of the festival games? These 10 games are easy to play, easy to make and will appeal to both the young and young at heart.
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.
Melissa d'Arabian's Oldest Girls
Stay-at-Home Moms. Page 4.
Outside Activities
Get outside with these activities you and your kids will love. Rain or shine, these fun outside activities get all of you out of the house and under the sky.
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.
Snoopy Party
Host a Snoopy party the kids won't soon forget. Everything you need to plan a great Snoopy party with the Peanuts gang, along with pictures, is right here at your fingertips.
Gardening Projects for Children of All Ages
Gardening with kids is more than just planting a seed in the ground. You're planting life lessons as you and your kids garden together. Grow your family memories one seed at a time with these gardening projects for children of all ages.
Summer Camp Guide
This summer camp guide walks you through everything from types of summer camps to how to lower the costs of summer camp. Get answers to all of your summer camp questions.
11 Fun Dr. Seuss Activities for Kids of All Ages
Add some Dr. Seuss fun to your day. Bring the wildly, weirdly, adorably, addictive books to life with these Dr. Seuss activities for kids of all ages.
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