Links of the Month
Choosing Charities Wisely
American Institute of Philanthropy
Business Bureau's Wise Giving Alliance
Many individual charities allow you to set up a monthly
donation plan. If this option is not offered by your chosen
organization, this site offers such access
to thousands of charities, schools and religious groups.
Avoiding Charity Fraud
Primer on Charity Fraud
Produced by the Federal Trade Commission.
Tips for Giving in Times of Crisis
Choosing the Best Toys
A growing website from an informed mother.
The consumer action guide to toxic chemicals in toys.
Hot Toys 2012
This frequently updated commercial site lists the sometimes
elusive most in demand toys. It compares prices and indicates
if the item is currently in stock.
The Informed Voter
"A hand-picked selection of resources, reports and publications
from government agencies, NGOs, think tanks and other public
Political Fact Checker
Many statements are made by the presidential hopefuls.
This site examines how truthful they are.
Links to candidates, election results and political issues.
Project Vote Smart
Nonpartisan information about candidates and elections.
Resources for First-Time Teachers
Advice for First-Time Teachers
Helpful advice from the 'Sophomores' who survived last
year and several useful links.
New Middle School Teacher Guide
Scroll down for first time teaching advice.
Resources, Tools and Tips for New Teachers
The Digital Home
Don Reisinger's take on the tech closest to home.
Digital Home DIY
Features easy step-by-step home tech projects including
home theater and networking.
Preschool Activities: Getting Ready for Kindergarten
Kindergarten Entry Skills
From the University of Illinois Clearinghouse on Early
Education and Parenting.
Ready for Kindergarten?
In this article from Scholastic Parent & Child Magazine,
five "kindergarten teachers from around the country
... share their insights on helping your child gain the
right mix of kindergarten-readiness skills."
Ten Tips for Kindergarten Preparation
Wedding and Anniversary Toasts
Wedding Toasts and Speeches
Sample speeches, articles, tips and toast ideas for all
members of the wedding party.
A site promoting earth friendly living.
This is a comprehensive site that focuses on all aspects
of natural family living. It includes natural recipes
for alternatives to chemical household products.
Non-Toxic Home Cleaning
Provides formulas for making cleaning supplies and lists
commercial products that are non-toxic.
Brain Fitness and Health
Brain Fitness, Health and Exercise Guidance
This site offers a variety of exercises to improve brain
Crafting Decorative Eggs
Coloring Eggs Naturally
Instructions for Ukrainian egg decorating in easy-to-read
Ukrainian Decorated Eggs
Links galore for inspiration and instruction.
Valentine's Day Cards
Use old-fashioned art to express your heart's desires.
of Valentine's Day
A fun exhibit from the History Channel.
Day at the Holiday Spot
Parties, recipes, cards and more.
All Things Frugal
Home of The Pennypincher E-zine, Tightwad
Tidbits daily, and the General
Browse by category or search for tips on saving money and
spending it wisely on just about everything – cars
and car loans, clothing, food, mortgages, and more. Also
includes coupons and links to related resources.
Moms living well on less.