Being a mom can be frustrating sometimes. It's not easy taking care of tiny humans. Here's how to stay patient through all the chaos.
It's hard to get your house clean for a special event (guests coming over, the queen coming to visit, etc.). Especially with kids, it's dang near impossible to keep your house clean on a long term basis. Here's how to do it.
What makes a marriage last (or not)? How can I make my marriage happier? There's a lot of opinions out there but not a lot of hard facts. Learn what the research has shown to actually predict which marriages stay together and which ones end in divorce.
For those of us who have “plant murderer” on the top of our resume, it can be nerve-wracking to bring yet another living thing into what is most likely an already-full household.
In our struggle to get all of the busywork, tasks, and jobs done, no matter how much we like them, we can lose sight of the bigger picture of life.
Whether you recently downsized, your family recently expanded, or you’ve just started accumulating more stuff, sometimes houses can start to feel a bit cramped. Here's how to get your house feeling roomy and spacious again, without too large of a bill.
A lot of repairs can be avoided if you carry out routine maintenance on the house and prevent issues before they happen. Follow this home maintenance checklist to avoid any big problems.
Any time the weather starts to dip or kiddos go back to school it almost inevitably means we can expect to see some bugs. Here's how to entertain them while they recouperate.
All houses do start feeling dated after a while. Here are the best tips I’ve run across to keep your house from starting to feel old.
If you’re low on funds (or simply hate sawdust), try these cheap alternatives to expensive renovations.
It is possible to have kids without living in what looks like a perpetual war zone. Here are a few simple steps you can take to make sure your house is company-ready every day.
Cold weather isn't just a pain in the neck for you, it's also a huge danger for your house. Here's how to make sure winter doesn't take your house by surprise.
This may not get them into Harvard, but it will be way more useful once they get out of whatever schooling they attend and enter this horrible place we call “the real world”.
Here’s a list of some ways in which you can help your soon-to-be-teen to tame their brain and minimize the discomfort (and idiocy) that come with their teen years.
Reclaiming your house amidst all the clutter can seem daunting, but by taking things step by step you can take control of the situation and avoid being swamped in stuff.
Every parent wants their child to succeed, but it’s hard to know how to help them without interfering too much in their personal development and their quest for independence. Here's a list of tips to help you strike the right balance
Contents: 3 top mistakes that prevent you from hitting your budget, including my actual savings account plan for our family budgeting.
Technology is a miraculous thing, but it has made our lives immensely more complicated. Here are some ways to simplify your life and bring more peace to your house.
As the mom of the family, the “financial head honcho” often falls to us. Develop these 10 habits and you'll be in a great position to set your family up for financial security.
Sensitive subjects are a part of grownup life. It’s our unfortunate job as parents to do our best job at translating real life in a way that doesn’t scar our kids for life.
You can’t choose your family, but the benefits of healthy family relationships are significant enough to make it well worth the work it takes to maintain them. Here's how to do it.
The mental picture of spending quality time in a garden with your children is so picturesque it should come with it’s own sepia filter. Here's how to make it a reality.
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