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I like to help people find unique ways to do things in order to save time & money -- so I write about "outside the box" ideas that most wouldn't think of. As a lifelong dog owner, I often share my best tips for living with and training dogs. I worked in Higher Ed over 10 years before switching gears to pursue activities that I'm truly passionate about. I've worked at a vet, in a photo lab, and at a zoo -- to name a few. I enjoy the outdoors via bicycle, motorcycle, Jeep, or RV. You can always find me at the corner of Good News & Fun Times as publisher of The Fun Times Guide (32 fun & helpful websites).

Have you noticed the fun baby positions that your little one is enjoying inside the womb? Look for these signs to determine your baby's position right now!

We are delving deep into probiotics for babies (their benefits and overall effects on a baby's body) to help you decide on the best probiotics for your child and if your baby even needs probiotics at all!

First pregnancy? Wondering what contractions feel like and when they should start? How to tell true labor contractions from false labor & Braxton Hicks contractions.

5 pediatrician-recommended ways to re-create the feeling of being in the womb during baby's first 3 months of life. Your baby was content for 9 months inside the womb and now must learn to transition to the real world.

See how homemade baby food compares to store-bought, the advantages of making baby food yourself, how you'll save money making your own baby food, how to puree/store/freeze/thaw baby food, and how to make healthy baby food recipes quickly & easily. 10 tips to ensure that your homemade baby food is safe, healthy... and tasty!


Leg cramps can be excruciatingly painful. They're one of the most common side effects of pregnancy. Here are 10 ways to prevent pregnancy leg cramps. Plus, 5 ways to get leg cramp relief quickly once the cramping starts. Try these easy home remedies, pregnancy stretches, and simple diet changes.

A huge list of free baby stuff that new parents can receive (at no charge) just for asking! I do my best to keep this list of free stuff for moms updated.

Tired of buying ordinary baby shower gifts? You'll LOVE these clever baby shower gift ideas! A list of unique baby gifts that first-time moms appreciate. These are the best gifts for new parents.

You're a busy mom. Caring for a baby leaves little time for yourself - and exercise. Struggling with losing weight after pregnancy? Here are 5 things to try.