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Sep 30, 2015

Paper InventionsMaker Faires are springing up all over, in a city or a Barnes & Noble near you, and we asked Kathy Ceceri, author of Making Simple Robots and the upcoming Paper Inventions, about what these events are all about and how you can bring some cool DIY tech into your child's life. It's okay -- you don't have to have a...


Sep 29, 2015

Football pre-empting ABC's schedule foiled Catherine's efforts to watch Dancing With the Stars this week, and if you had to pick an episode to be pre-empted in your viewing area, this would be the one. Terri gave a recap of the TV-themed episode -- which labored under the need to 1) pick only TV theme songs they...


Sep 25, 2015

Word BubbleOur group chat started off on a positive note as we shared those clever tricks we've developed over the years to solve various organizational and parenting problems. We gave ourselves pats on the back for finding new uses for pizza boxes and Book Sox, and even for remembering to put gas in the car. It's...


Sep 24, 2015

Jon and Amanda MorinFor this week's Round 4, Amanda chatted with her husband, Jon, our audio engineer and blogger at My Happy SAHD Life, to talk about the ... educational challenge of taking children with special needs out in public. Do you enlighten that judgey lady on the plane about the tic disorder that's making your kid kick...


Sep 23, 2015

Susan AdcoxSusan Adcox, who writes about grandparenting for About.com, joins us on the third Wednesday of every month to chat with Catherine about grandparenting issues. This time, they talk about family closeness: what grandparents and parents can do to keep extended families close, what factors affect family closeness,...