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How to enforce computer time limits during the school year on your Mac

If you have a computer in your home that’s used by your children, then you probably struggle with how much time they spend on it. And even if you try to regulate the computer time when you’re around, some children will respond by getting up early – well before you’re awake – to use it. […]

How to opt-out of telemarketing calls, junk mail and phone books

I have yet to meet anyone who loves getting unsolicited phone calls, junk mail or giant phone books on their front porch. Unsolicited phone calls are annoying, junk mail just piles up and gives us even more to recycle, and phone books are useless in the age of the Internet. Luckily there are resources to […]

You might have a Box Top if…

Box Tops for Education is a simple and effective way to earn money for your school. A lot of people already have box tops in their pantry, but don’t realize it. My wife put together this poem to inspire parents at our kids’ school. If it inspires you, please share it. If there are Ziploc […]

Physical punishment linked to mental disorders

My wife and I were spanked as kids – me more than her – and we seem to have turned out as relatively healthy adults. Of course, neither of us liked being spanked, and I never took well to it. Even as I near 40-years-old, I have vivid memories of being spanked, not understanding it, and […]

New Government Crib Standards will Ban Drop-Side Cribs

Drop-side cribs are used by many parents in the U.S.. They use drop-side cribs, because it’s easier to pick up and lay down a baby, and it also makes it easier to access the mattress to remove and add new sheets. Unfortunately, that easiness comes at a cost. The overall design and concept of drop-side […]

Managing Money for College Students

One of the biggest challenges for parents and college students is money management. Many parents and extended family want to help students financially, but there’s always the concern that if they give them a lot of money up front, they’ll quickly spend it. Fortunately, there are several ways to financially support students without being overly […]

How to Deal with the Terrible Twos

If you’re a parent with a child between the ages of one and three, then you’re probably experiencing what many parents are experiencing — toddler tantrums and difficult child behavior. The American Academy of Pediatricians perfectly describes this phase in your child’s life. Strong emotions are hard for a young child to hold inside. When […]

Parent Friendly Entertainment Reviews by Common Sense Media

Every week new movies, games, websites, TV shows, books and music are released into the wild. As parents, we want our kids to see some of these shows and read some of these books, but it’s difficult to know if they’re age appropriate. Common Sense Media was created to solve the problem of knowing what’s […]

John Schnatter of Papa John’s Pizza Suggests You Eat Less Pizza

Ever wonder what Papa John’s founder, John Schnatter, thinks about how much pizza you should actually eat? In an interview with a UK radio host, he said the following in response to a question about anti-obesity. “No. Pizza’s actually healthy for you if you don’t eat too much of it,” Schnatter replied, adding, “You can’t […]

How to Opt Out of Credit Card Offers (aka Junk Mail)

photo credit: Larsz If you’re like most people, there’s hardly a day that goes by without getting a credit card offer in the mail. This is irritating for many reasons, not only do you not need these offers, it’s also horrible for the environment. Fortunately, there’s a way to curtail the onslaught of credit card […]

How to Get Your Baby to Sleep Through the Night

Having children is hard work, especially when you’re a new parent and you desperately need your baby to sleep at night. As most parents know, if a baby doesn’t sleep through the night, neither do the parents! There are several baby books that each contain their own idea about how to get a baby to […]