Mommy on a Shoestring writer Beth Engelman is a Glenview resident, single mother, and lifelong reader of Pioneer Press who grew up in Highland Park. Prior to becoming a freelance writer, Engelman was a Kindergarten teacher. She has written children's books for Piggy Toes Press …
Become your own handyman (or handywoman) with these do-it-yourself tips for common household problems.
Mother’s Day is just around the corner and we have crafty gift ideas that will make mom smile, from decadent desserts to gifts mom can use every day.
Do you eat when you’re stressed? You’re not alone. Emotional eating is a common problem among men and women. The habit is often developed at an early age and can lead to a number of health problems including diabetes, obesity and eating disorders.
Help your kids navigate the digital landscape with these tips from national experts.
Altoids might be known as the “curiously strong mint,” but for many, it’s their container that makes them special. Made of a strong, sturdy metal, Altoids tins are small enough to fit in your pocket, but roomy enough to be transformed into a multitude of …
Give your ‘peeps’ something to chirp about with these springtime recipes that celebrate the 60-year-old marshmallow confection
Fool your family with sweet treats that will have everyone doing a double take. Chicken pot pie. Puppy chow for humans. Devlish eggs. Chicken not it. Real sponge cake.
Keep your kids safe online with these tips from national experts.
Tired of the gloomy weather? Brighten your home and your spirits with fresh flowers. Not only are flowers a good reminder of warmer weather, but they’re also a simple and inexpensive way to add a pop of color or a touch of elegance to any room.
Meg Barnhart, founder of The Zen of Slow Cooking, and culinary expert Jane McKay are transforming the way we think about dinner by creating a website dedicated to producing more Zen and less stress in your daily life, especially around the dinner hour.
Get financially fit in 2013 with these tips.
One of the best ways to get financially fit is to start tracking where your money goes. Try keeping a record of your receipts and expenses for a year, which will help you gain a …
Make your Valentine’s Day a little sweeter with these crafty ideas that celebrate the holiday’s most iconic candy.
Kim Moldofsky doesn’t let a little mess get in the way of having fun. The mom of two is a firm believer in hands-on projects. “As schools become more focused on standardized testing, I think it’s important for families to set aside time so kids …
Maintaining a work/life balance is tricky in the best of circumstances and when you throw the need to make money into the mix, the complexity multiplies.
The holidays may have wrapped up but that doesn’t mean your fun has to end. Use wrapping paper remnants to make jewelry, picture frames, flowerpots and more.
Make 2013 the year of having fun with these additions to your family game night