As the summer stretches on, many kids are moaning, “Mom, there’s nothing to do.” Here are five budget ideas for keeping your kids happy, busy, and productive.
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Every new mom feels jealous at some point. All it takes is meeting another mom who makes it all seem effortless, whether "it" is her easy pregnancy, her flat tummy, or her "perfect" child. Here are five things you should know about envying other moms.
When you're a single mom, how do you know when to introduce your kids to the guy you're dating? When is the right time to start dating after having a baby? And how do you know whether the guy is going to treat your kids well? Here, members provide answers.
"My teen daughter won't eat breakfast or drink water!" What can you do when your teen's eating habits are the pits? To help, here are four tips from other moms who've wrestled with their strong-willed teens over eating a more balanced, nutritious diet.
Roe M.'s mother is excited to have a grandchild, but less so about being called 'Grandma,' and it turns out she's far from unusual in her wish for a more contemporary name. Here, members share three fun strategies for sprucing up Grandma's name.
One of the best things about being married is feeling comfortable enough that you can tell your spouse everything. But Circle of Moms member Amber L. is one of several members who keep secrets. Here's hers — and five more that are surprisingly common.
You could spend the next 18+ years eating at home and getting take-out, but at some point you'll long to sit down to a good family meal that you didn't have to make or serve yourself. Here, members share five tips for dining out — without the whining.
While many Circle of Moms members have a "better-safe-than-sorry" philosophy when it comes to making sure their teen daughters practice birth control, others are passionate in their opposition to the Pill for teens. Here they explain why.