I Brake for Moms

Online grocery shopping gives you more time to buy ice cream

It’s also pretty easy — assuming your computer doesn’t crash, the world doesn’t explode, etc.

 

Water aerobics is heart-pumping good time for every generation

Not only is it a gentle workout on your knees, but it’s also fun to do the rocking horse to ’80s music.

 

Ditch the wrapping paper this Christmas to save some green

Brown paper packages tied up with string are cheap and recyclable — one of her favorite things.

 

What parents of teenagers can learn from arborists

If we want teens to grow up strong, then they need deep roots in a family that loves them.

Today’s lesson: How to roast chicken without poisoning the family

Step 1: Wash your hands. Step 2: Don’t touch anything. Step 3: Wash your hands again.

Vodka, vinegar and other cleaning hacks to make your house shine

A bottle of cheap booze and a microfiber cloth work wonders, especially if you’re sensitive to fragrances.

The horror that is Halloween when you live in a cul-de-sac

She did all she could to turn their house into the one trick-or-treaters would gossip about.

This mom learned it’s never too late to take dance lessons

Yes, it’s probably too late for sequins. But she loves lacing up her jazz shoes each Monday for class.

A sugar addict realizes willpower is no match for candy corn

She told her family she’d never buy the Halloween treats again. But she couldn’t help herself.

From toddler to teenager, time with your growing child flies

Her son is only 14, and yet this mother already knows she better not take his presence for granted.

Women go ‘glamping’ to help change lives at Girl Scout camp

Glamp, the annual fundraiser for Girl Scouts of Western Washington, raised $304,133 for camperships.

One of Farmer Girl’s favorite sayings is ‘Ask farmers, not Google’

The third-generation dairy farmer near Ferndale is the founder of the popular Facebook page Farmer Girl.

Have a food allergy? MyPlate’s recommendations aren’t for you

The USDA’s guidelines don’t account for potential allergens like dairy, bread and eggs.

If your goal is weight loss, check out Choose MyPlate menus

The MyPlate on My Budget challenge kept this family on a thrifty budget and at healthy weights.

What happens when MyPlate sets the menu? A starch overload

The USDA Food Plan considers potatoes, corn and frozen juice concentrate as produce.

Grocery shopping with MyPlate’s Thrifty Meal Plan in mind

The goal: Spend no more than $158.30 at Fred Meyer on a week’s worth of food for a family of four.

She’s retaking the month-long MyPlate on My Budget challenge

Can Jennifer Bardsley stick to the feds’ recommended grocery budget and nutritional requirements?

Ear piercing is a rite of passage — but when’s the right time?

This mom turned to the Edmonds Moms Facebook group for advice on getting her daughter’s ears pierced.

They’re prepared for ‘the Big One’ with back yard emergency kit

Recent earthquakes in Western Washington reminded this family of four to prepare for the worst.

Pop-up tent trailer lets family ‘upgrade’ their camping trips

This summer they’ll travel in comfort to Larrabee, Alta Lake and Brooks Memorial state parks.

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