Tag Archives: "Parenting"

High-Tech Baby Monitoring

Back when I was a kid, a “baby monitor” referred to grandma’s sixth sense. When I was about 5 years old, I remember playing with Legos or coloring while grandma putzed around the kitchen or watched The Price is Right and my baby brother took a nap in a remote bedroom. Invariably, using some sort of refined Grandma Radar, she’d detect his…

The Plush Life

Does having a baby really have to break the bank? Our simple answer: No. Here, we give you 25 ways to save. …

A Free Ride

From events to meals, here are 50 free (or super cheap) things to do with your family: 1. Gaming nights at karliquin.com or stonebridgegames.com. 2. Playgrounds 3. Berry Patch Farm in Brighton: berrypatchfarms.com 4. Kids eat free nights: Try IHOP, Islands, Davinci’s Italian, Chick-Fil-A , Beef O’Brady’s, Perkins, Connor O’Neill’s, The…

Requirements for Motherhood I Wish I Had Known in Advance

During my pregnancy, I complained about lost brain cells and how relieved I would be to regain them once my twins were born. The experienced mothers fell to the floor in collective hysteria. My identical twin boys are now nine, and I realize the brain cells aren’t coming back. But I do have enough mental capacity to list a few qualities for…