Archive: Kid Stuff

Last-Minute Halloween Finds

The scariest thing about Halloween for me is how it always seems to sneak up on me. This was never a problem until I started having kids and they insisted on dressing up. And as much as I try to convince my daughter to be a 5-year-old preschooler for Halloween,...

By Tania Anderson | October 28, 2008; 12:00 AM ET | Comments (1)

Tuesday Tips: Tackling a Child's Bedroom

A child's bedroom can either be a cluttered mess of toys, books and stuffed animals or a fun, easy-to-clean-up oasis for kids and even their parents from time to time. I'm guessing most parents would just settle for something in between the two. So I tapped Wendy A. Jordan, a...

By Tania Anderson | August 5, 2008; 03:00 AM ET | Comments (0)

Back to School for a Penny

Remember as a kid seeing stores put up those "Back to School Sale" signs? I truly hated those happy little announcements. This year kids are seeing those signs earlier than ever thanks to Staples and Office Depot. The two office supply stores officially launched the back to school season in...

By Tania Anderson | July 15, 2008; 01:00 AM ET | Comments (19)

Tuesday Tips: Buying Children's Shoes

It never fails. Every time I take my 4-year-old daughter shoe shopping, she always makes a beeline for the sandals covered in pictures of Disney princesses or Dora the Explorer. I don't have anything against Cinderella and her crew but those shoes never look very durable to me. I guess...

By Tania Anderson | May 13, 2008; 03:00 AM ET | Comments (38)

Shopping With Kids

Ever tried going to the mall with two kids under 5? I don't recommend it. The process often involves a little bribing and a lot of negotiation and leaves you feeling like you ran a marathon by the time you get home. But malls have gotten pretty smart over the...

By Tania Anderson | April 24, 2008; 03:00 AM ET | Comments (0)

Welcome Baby for Just $30

Your best friend has finally popped out her baby after nine months of waddling around and eating everything in sight. It's cause for celebration, or at least a good gift. Having brought two little creatures of my own into the world, I've seen my share of cool and useful baby...

By Tania Anderson | March 20, 2008; 03:00 AM ET | Comments (0)

Where the Toys Are

I've learned a lot in my four years as a mother. But one of the best lessons I've gotten is where to buy the best toys and children's books. And sadly it's not Target or Toys "R" Us. Both stores feature rows and rows of toys but not a thing...

By Tania Anderson | December 13, 2007; 03:00 AM ET | Comments (0)

 

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