When I potty trained my first born (or toilet taught, as they say today) it was fairly easy. I simply waited until he was ready - I took my cues from him.

When I potty trained my first born (or toilet taught, as they say today) it was fairly easy. I simply waited until he was ready - I took my cues from him. But when I was expecting my third child and the second one wasn't yet potty trained, I may have pushed him just a wee bit (ooh, bad pun).

I was scheduled for delivery on a Monday and the Friday before I had a moment of panic: I'm going to have two kids in diapers. So, as any good mom would do, I put in The Lion King, gave him two large sippy cups of juice, stripped him down and sat him on the "throne" to watch the movie. Eventually, I thought, he'll go and feel proud of himself, and then he'll be, like magic, potty trained! Not so much. But don't despair if you're on the potty quest - we have great advice for you.

And if you're on your way back into the workforce, or want a flexible work-from-home job, we have a com-prehensive article that includes tons of ideas, such as types of jobs available, what they pay and how to get in touch with potential employers. I've seen a lot of articles like this, but never one with so much info crammed in, so be sure to hang on to it.

On a similar note, at some point we all have to leave our children in the (hope-fully capable) hands of another adult. Do you know which questions to ask when interviewing a potential childcare provider? Check out our lists so you'll feel more at ease after you land that great new job.

For those of you, like me, rocking out with your kids to Guitar Hero, you simply must read our rock and roll story. One of my kids asked me the other day if I had heard of the group Aerosmith. "No, honey! What a discovery you've made! I bet they'll be big!" Sound familiar? Then this one's for you.

And you germophobes, beware: our article on where germs lurk might make you a little buggy. But we have great advice for ways to keep the cooties at bay.

Finally, included in this issue is our annual Camp Guide. Look moms: Peace is in sight! Use this list to choose a program that's best for your little campers and sign up your kids now for their summer programs.


Marchin' into spring,

Staci