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Stay-at-Home Moms: Most Popular Articles

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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
5 Ways to Save Money Everywhere You Go
You have your tips and tricks for saving money. But are you using these super-savvy, money-saving perks?
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.
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.
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.
Best Apps for Moms
Trick or Tracker helps your kids trick or treat without worry. Page 10.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
5 Tricks for Making Homework Fun
Getting your kids to do their homework doesn't have to be a daily battle. Make homework fun with these six easy tricks.
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.
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.
Beat Cabin Fever! Fun Things to Do in February...
Spend more time with your kids. These fun things to do in February with your family help burn off kid energy when you're trapped indoors.
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.
11 Fun Learning Activities 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.
101 Blog Content Ideas for Moms
Stumped on blog content ideas? Keep those creative juices flowing with 101 great blog content ideas for moms.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Family Photo Gallery
Celebrate the life of moms in this family photo gallery. Moms also share their advice on everything from activities with the kids to the challenges of motherhood.
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 to Make a Kite
Learn how to make a kite in just a few simple steps. Most of the materials you already have right at home.
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.
Valentine's Day Activities for Kids
Treat the kids to some Valentine's Day fun. This list of Valentine's Day activities for kids has you covered from the big party to the perfect movie.
10 Ideas for Gifts Kids Can Give Their...
Kids love to give their grandparents great gifts. These 10 ideas are perfect, easy and fun for the whole family.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
How To Create an "I Ruff You" Foam Dog - An...
The "I Ruff You" foam dog is an easy kids craft parents, grandparents and teachers will love to receive.
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.
Snoopy Party
Be creative with your Snoopy decorations for your party. You have plenty of options to make your party a hit. Page 5.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Play Date Ideas
Enjoy play date success every time with these play date ideas. You'll have more fun and the kids will too.
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.
Science Experiments for Kids
Try simple science experiments that your kids will love while they learn something new. These fun science experiments will have your children studying everything from metamorphosis to molecular bonds.
Field Trip Ideas
Get field trip ideas for everyone from preschoolers to high school students. Whether you're looking for a fun field trip or something educational, these outings outside of the classroom will give students a unique experience they won't soon forget.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
Bonnie Bedelia as Camille Braverman
Bonnie Bedelia stars as Camille Braverman on Parenthood.
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.
The Pros and Cons of Amazon Mom
Can Amazon Mom save you money on baby products? Check out a price comparison and weigh other pros and cons to decide for yourself.
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.
Craig T. Nelson as Zeek Braverman
Craig T. Nelson stars as Zeek Braverman on Parenthood.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Parenthood TV Show Guide
Everything you want to know about the Parenthood TV show is all in one place. See character bios, read episode recaps, view show pictures and more.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
5 Easy Ways to Get Rid of All That Junk You've...
Your four walls are closing in on you because you have too much junk. These simple tips show you how to win the clutter battle.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
How to Save Money on Groceries
Buying groceries isn't cheap. But all you need are some easy, money-saving tips to cut your grocery bill in half.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Fun Things to Do in March with Your Kids
From educational activities to creative fun, keep your kids busy all month long. Find fun things to do in March with your kids.
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.
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.
Are You Doing Too Much for Your Kids?
You have the best intentions but are you doing too much for your children? Here are the top 5 signs you need to take a step back.
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.
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.
Create a Time Management Plan
Be a time fighter! Create a time management plan to stop time thieves in their tracks.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Middle School Field Trips
Middle school field trips entertain and educate students at the same time. Search through this list of field trip ideas for middle schoolers that are as unique as the pre-teens you'll be taking along with you
Family Costumes for Halloween
Dress your family in Wizard of Oz costumes. Get ideas and see pictures for this costume theme.
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.
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.
Alphabet Learning Game
Play this free game at home with your child today. The alphabet learning game teaches your child his ABCs but can later be adapted to help him learn how to spell, study new subjects and more.
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.
Phonics Lesson for Kids
Teach your child a phonics lesson without having to buy an expensive phonics program. You only need a few household items to get started.
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.
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.
Kindergarten Phonics Fun
Make kindergarten phonics fun for you and your children. Get out the camera and bring your phonics lessons to life.
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.
See how many calories you can burn using the...
This review of the Zumba Rizer puts the latest exercise equipment from Zumba to the test. See calories burned and what types of music you'll dance to using the Zumba Rizer in your workout.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
7 Charity Events for Children and Their Parents
Kids are never too young to be involved in charitable work. From biking to walking the dog, the whole family can take part in these charity events.
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.
Nighttime Activities for Kids
Find nighttime activities for kids that entertain the whole family. These 10 activities let you enjoy the great outdoors together.
10 Ways to Put a Cease Fire on Sibling Rivalry
Sibling rivalry often spells w-a-r and it's hard on mom and dad when the kids fight. Stop sibling rivalry and conflict today with 10 easy strategies.
Only have 20 minutes? See how many calories...
Only have 20 minutes to Zumba? See how Zumba's 20 Minute Express stacks up, complete with actual calories burned, in this review.
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.
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.
How to Discipline a Child
Kids will be kids but sometimes they break the rules you've set in place. Learn how to discipline a child with effective strategies that make you a better parent and help improve your child's behavior.
Keep Your Kids from Getting Sick
Keep your kids from getting sick. Stop the back and forth spreading of germs with simple preventative measures.
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.
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.
Creative Activities for Kids
Time to get creative. These creative activities for kids tap into their imaginations in fun, new ways.
Music Activities With Kids
Play music activities with your kids that teach them how to appreciate the wonderful world of music. They'll soon be grooving to their own tunes with a newfound love and understanding of music.
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.
Shape up those abs, Mom! A review of Zumba's...
Zumba 30 Minute Burn and Amazing Abs can burn major calories in a short amount of time. Find out calorie counts in this complete review of this DVD combo.
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.
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.
Kids' Fast Food Facts
You're out and about, and you inevitably end up in the drive through. Before you place an order, look at the kids' fast food meals with the lowest and highest calories and fat grams.
3 Ways to Get Ready for Life as a Stay-at-Home...
Think you want to be a stay-at-home mom? Prepare yourself for life as a stay-at-home mom. It's not as easy as you may think.
How to Organize Photos
Organize photos into an easy-to-browse collection. The thousands of family pictures you've taken will be at your fingertips instead of buried somewhere on your hard drive.
Mae Whitman as Amber Holt
Mae Whitman stars as Amber Holt on NBC's Parenthood.
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 Parenting Struggles You Just Don't Have to Win
There are so many parenting struggles moms and dads face. You can't win them all and you don't even have to try to win these 5 battles
6 Tips to Keep the Kids Entertained During Winter
You love your kids but being trapped within your four walls all winter can test your patience. These 6 tips will save your sanity.
Free Counting Game for Kids
Try a counting game activity that's different every time you and your kids play. Teach your kids how to count with a hands-on game that uses items around your house.
Are You Cut Out to Be a Stay-at-Home Mom?
Is stay-at-home mommyhood not all you thought it would be? You may be asking yourself, Am I cut out to be a stay-at-home mom?
6 Things You Can Do with Your Kids' Old Clothes
Those little clothes are piling up into one big storage nightmare. Get creative and pick one of these 6 things to do with those clothes your kids can't wear anymore.
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