Articles on Family

The 5 Best Parenting Books

There are practically as many child-rearing books out there as there are children. Discover which ones are worthwhile.

10 Meaningful, Money-Saving Ways to Celebrate Dad

Father's Day isn't about pricey ties and expensive steaks; it's about honoring a man you love. Show how much you care with these frugal suggestions.

How a Big Family Survives in a Home With One Bathroom

Sharing a single bathroom with a large family or several roommates isn't ideal. Here's how a family of seven (and growing!) makes it work.

7 Places Teens (and Adults) Can Learn About Money

Opportunities to develop financial literacy are closer than you think. Here are seven nearby places to gain practical skills with lifelong benefits.

6 Totally Free Babysitting Alternatives

Going on a date when you have kids can be expensive, but these creative, free babysitting alternatives will have the whole family looking forward to date night.

Getting Your Money Back Without Losing Your Friendship

Lent a friend some money and still waiting to be repaid? Ask for your money back politely and frankly to keep both your money and your friends.

What It Costs to Raise a Child

You probably already know (or, if you're not a parent, you've already guessed) that it costs a lot to raise a child. But just how much is "a lot"?

7 Strategies for Controlling Toy Clutter

Keep your home clean AND your kid happy with these tricks for corralling your child's clutter.

How to Save on Babysitting Without Ending Up on the Local News

When babysitting rates hit $14 per hour — per kid! — it's time to think about cheaper (but safe) ways for parents to get stuff done and have fun.

5 More Ways to Save Money on Homeschool Supplies

Check out these updated savings strategies for school books and supplies to give your child a rich curriculum on a modest budget.

16 Best Baby Gifts on a Budget

"More expensive" definitely doesn't equal "better" when it comes to baby gifts. Bring one of these useful, frugal gifts to the next baby shower you attend.

6 Ways to Save Money on Preschool Enrollment

Paying for preschool can feel overwhelming, but it doesn't have to be. Discover ways to get a great education for your child and without straining your wallet.

11 Ways to Have Fun at Your In-Laws

Visiting in-laws can be emotionally and physically draining. Learn ways to enjoy yourself and your family despite holiday and travel stress.

30 Easy Holiday Crafts for Kids

While you're busy preparing the food or cleaning the house for the in-laws, take advantage of these 30 crafty ways to distract the wee ones!

8 Alternative Gift Ideas for Chanukah

From giving handmade items to sharing experiences like storytelling nights, discover wonderful and different ways to celebrate the spirit of Chanukah.

How My Hoarder Family Saved Christmas

Discover how one family of hoarders transitioned to a no-gift Christmas — and the amazing difference it made.

Avoid Dinner Stress: Pay Someone to Plan Your Meals

If you're stressed about making dinner, paying someone to plan your meals can be worth the cost in reducing stress — and it can reduce your grocery bill.

10 Fun Toys and Games You Can Make at Home

Tired of spending $30 on a single toy? Here are 10 super-fun toys and games you can make at home with common items.

Save on School Expenses Without Ruining Your Kid's Childhood

From music lessons to fundraisers and more, even public school expenses can cost you nearly $20,000 per child. Here's how to cut costs.

20 Ways to Get Dinner on the Table Faster

Feeding your family fast doesn't have to mean grabbing drive-through eats. Try these tricks to help get delicious homemade meals on the table — quickly.