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Hello, 2012! This is the year to be that crafting, cooking mama you've always wanted to be. To get you on your way: This round-up of fun, free (or close to it), easy ideas for getting the year off to a good start.
Turn Over a New Page
A new calendar page, that is. Even if you rely on a high-tech version, we love these pretty printable calendars from Living Locurto. Best of all, they're free -- which sounds pretty darn good now that those post-holiday credit card bills are arriving in the mail. And check out the cute printable calendars for kids that Cool Mom Picks rounded up...
Find a New Use for Your Ice Cube Trays
One from the "Why didn't I think of that?" file: Some genius mom came up with the idea to fill an ice cube tray with healthy, colorful snacks for her todddler -- and pretzels, blueberries and Goldfish crackers have never looked cuter or more appetizing. We're totally stealing this idea.
Clean and Organize
If you're like us, "clean and organize the house" is probably one of those New Year's resolutions that, ahem, never really makes it off your to-do list. This year can be different, thanks to this handy round-up of cleaning tips from Apartment Therapy. Need more inspiration? Check out iVillage's own 30 Days, 30 Ways to Declutter Your Home slideshow.
Remember the Old, Ring In the New
Capture the highlights of your kid's past year -- and get her thinking about the new one -- with this cute (free!) New Year's printable from Thirty Handmade Days.
Whip Up a Healthy Snack
Keep up your resolution to stop feeding your kids processed snacks -- and make a batch of these tasty no-bake energy bites from Smashed Peas and Carrots instead. Yes, that's "healthy," "tasty" and "no-bake" all in the same sentence. You're welcome.
Plus, watch our series Oh, Really? about Beanbag fun facts!