- Looking to adopt? Pregnant and considering adoption? Searching
for a lost birth relative? This site has information on all facets
of adoption, both national and international, and includes both
a registry of hopeful adoptive parents and photolistings of adoptable
Literature Web Guide - An exhaustive resource for children's
books, including recommended titles for children and young adults,
awards, lists of movies and television shows based on children's
books, and much, much more.
- Smart personal finance made easy. Use the site's various
financial calculators to help you with decisions about budgeting,
savings, mortgages, car-buying, retirement, investments, etc. Insurance News Network - Your
guide to auto, home and life insurance.
- Parenting, pregnancy, family, childcare, breastfeeding and
other issues of interest to moms and dads. ParentSoup - News and information
for expectant parents to parents of teens, education, and college
links help, summer camps listing, baby name finder, and Ask-the-Expert.
- Turn here for answers to your parenting questions. Includes
Ask-an-Expert, message boards, news, fun and games, recipes,
a reading room, and more. Screen-It - Parent-oriented
reviews of popular movies, music and videos. If you are concerned
about what your kids are watching and listening to, this is a
good site to check out.
- Planning a wedding? Look here first. Links to wedding traditions,
music, etiquette, photography, readings, invitations, attire,
legal issues, and even a compatability questionaire. The WWW
page for the newsgroup soc.couples.wedding.
Cook's Thesaurus - Suggests substitutes for thousands of
cooking ingredients, including low-calorie and low-fat alternatives
for dieters, inexpensive substitutes for gourmets on a budget,
replacements for hard-to-find ethnic ingredients, and alternatives
for those with a lactose intolerance.
- The site "for people who eat." A collection of nearly
7,500 recipes with hundreds more added each week, including many
from Bon Appetit and Gourmet magazines.
Kitchen Link - A master index to over 7,300 food and cooking-related
sites on the Net. Includes an archive of 9,000 recipes.
- The Searchable Online Archive of Recipes - What's for dinner?
The answer's here, somewhere. This mega-site has over 38,000
recipes currently indexed. Maintained by a team at the University
of California at Berkeley, SOAR is also an excellent resource
for ethnic recipes. You'll even find recipes for crafts and dog
Unite - Your on-line guide to vegetarianism. More than 2,000
Gate - A great card catalog of gardening sites. Starting
here, you can track down an array of newsgroups, mailing lists,
software, online books, databases, and discussion groups on plants.
Maintenance and Repair - Sink clogged? Carpet stained? Roof
leaking? Learn how to fix anything by consulting this huge directory
of full-text articles on thousands of home maintenance and repair
topics. Compiled by Michigan State University Extension.
"'How-To" Guides -
Need to fertilize your lawn, paint your house or build a deck?
Stop here first for step-by-step guidelines to all your home
- Basic info on water heaters, toilets, drains, faucets, disposals,
dishwashersd and water distribution. Reader's Digest At Home -
A virtual smorgasbord of concise information on home repair,
cooking, health, and gardening.
- A database of thousands of homes and Realtors across the U.S.
Also, moving toolkit and mortgage info.
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