6 nifty ways to organize your laundry room
6 nifty ways to organize your laundry room

Is it time for a laundry room overhaul? To become an organization pro, here is some advice that works like magic.

5 naturally soothing scents
5 naturally soothing scents

While we can’t always crawl into bed at any given hour in the day, we can surround ourselves with calming aromas at anytime. Here are five scents that have been proven to naturally soothe.

January 23rd, 4:22 PM CST
Ways you can beat household odors
Ways you can beat household odors

A busy home with sealed-up windows can lead to stale, unpleasant odors. And the last thing that any host wants to hear is, "What's that smell?"

January 8th, 1:43 PM CST
Get your kids cooking with you
Get your kids cooking with you

Is your dinner table a battlefield? You aren't alone. But your child isn't doomed to a diet of white bread and chicken nuggets -- there's hope. Kids are more likely to try foods that they had a hand in cooking.

January 8th, 2:48 PM CST
7 ways to banish the winter blues!
7 ways to banish the winter blues!

It's not uncommon to catch a case of the blues during the winter months. Rather than letting your low mood settle in for the season, usher in some winter bliss!

December 23rd, 4:00 PM CST
Pet-proof your home for holiday safety
Pet-proof your home for holiday safety

Owning a cat or dog is a joy, but like with most joyful things in life, taking care of them requires a bit of sacrifice. With the holidays fast approaching, you want to keep your pets in mind as you begin creating a festive atmosphere.

December 23rd, 1:22 PM CST
Christmas dinners from around the world
Christmas dinners from around the world

While Santa is busy speeding around the globe in his sleigh, millions of families will gather around the table and feast on delicious Christmas dinners.

 

December 20th, 10:47 AM CST
Keep a germ-free home for the holidays
Keep a germ-free home for the holidays

The holidays are all about opening your doors and welcoming friends and family. But along with hostess gifts, your guests may also bring sniffle-causing viruses and colds.

December 18th, 2:51 PM CST
Throw a holiday party for $99 or less
Throw a holiday party for $99 or less

While your days may be merry and bright this season, they may also be expensive. Here's how to throw a party this season for under $99.

December 20th, 11:29 AM CST
Top pet gifts from around the Web
Top pet gifts from around the Web

Be it hitting holiday sales or getting all of that shopping done online, there’s one family member you may be forgetting to buy for: Your furry friend.

December 16th, 3:01 PM CST
Start your own Christmas morning traditions
Start your own Christmas morning traditions

Here are seven holiday activities to slow down and make the morning more magical and memorable for both you and your children.

December 13th, 3:13 PM CST
Keep a germ-free home for the holidays
Keep a germ-free home for the holidays

The holidays are all about opening your doors and welcoming friends and family. But along with hostess gifts, your guests may also bring sniffle-causing viruses and colds.  

November 27th, 10:13 AM CST
Cheat sheet for the perfect turkey
Cheat sheet for the perfect turkey

With the following turkey tips, you’ll serve up a perfectly juicy bird -- sure to impress for many holidays to come.

November 26th, 2:55 PM CST
Thanksgiving craft ideas for keeping kids busy
Thanksgiving craft ideas for keeping kids busy

Sure, some tots will play a board game quietly in the corner, but if you’ve got a crew with a bit more energy, read on for Thanksgiving craft ideas to keep them occupied this holiday season.

November 22nd, 11:58 AM CST
Smart cat box ideas
Smart cat box ideas

You love your cat, but her smelly, messy litter box is the bane of your existence. Sure, you could always train our cat to use the toilet (it's possible, Google it!), but who has the time?

November 18th, 3:19 PM CST
Sniffle-fighting snacks
Sniffle-fighting snacks

The leaves are changing, the mercury is dropping and the air is filling with the sound of sneezes and coughs. Stock up on the following foods so you can sidestep the sniffles this season.

November 13th, 3:13 PM CST
Cheat sheet for the perfect turkey
Cheat sheet for the perfect turkey

With the following turkey tips, you’ll serve up a perfectly juicy bird -- sure to impress for many holidays to come.

November 26th, 2:55 PM CST
Thanksgiving craft ideas for keeping kids busy
Thanksgiving craft ideas for keeping kids busy

Sure, some tots will play a board game quietly in the corner, but if you’ve got a crew with a bit more energy, read on for Thanksgiving craft ideas to keep them occupied this holiday season.

November 22nd, 11:58 AM CST
Smart cat box ideas
Smart cat box ideas

You love your cat, but her smelly, messy litter box is the bane of your existence. Sure, you could always train our cat to use the toilet (it's possible, Google it!), but who has the time?

November 18th, 3:19 PM CST
Sniffle-fighting snacks
Sniffle-fighting snacks

The leaves are changing, the mercury is dropping and the air is filling with the sound of sneezes and coughs. Stock up on the following foods so you can sidestep the sniffles this season.

November 13th, 3:13 PM CST
Winter wear for dogs
Winter wear for dogs

Dogs may have fur, but that doesn't mean they never catch a chill. And that's a poor excuse for not dressing them up in the season's best doggy wear.

 

November 11th, 2:25 PM CST

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Family-friendly historical trips
Family-friendly historical trips

Looking to plan a family vacation that is both entertaining and educational? Go historical.

October 16th, 3:03 PM CDT
Surviving a power outage with kids
Surviving a power outage with kids

Tech-loving kids can make a blackout feel like an eternity -- if you don’t have a plan in place. Turn this surprise into a period of family bonding and fun with the following ideas.

October 10th, 4:46 PM CDT
How to raise cultured kids
How to raise cultured kids

Do you long for your child to choose the symphony over SpongeBob and couscous over mac ’n’ cheese? Raising a cultured kid can be easier than you think.

October 2nd, 11:38 AM CDT
Fast and healthy fish recipes
Fast and healthy fish recipes

When it comes to superfoods, fish is at the top of the list.

October 3rd, 2:50 PM CDT
The smart mom's kitchen
The smart mom's kitchen

Cooking at home is more cost-effective than ordering in, better for your family’s health, and if you do it right, quicker, too. Check out this list of items you should always have in stock for delicious, kid-friendly 30-minute meals.

September 25th, 3:03 PM CDT
5 powerful herbs and spices for your pantry
5 powerful herbs and spices for your pantry

To start spicing up your life, make the following five your new pantry staples.

September 4th, 2:57 PM CDT
Is social media making your kids less smart?
Is social media making your kids less smart?

Will the amount of time your child spends tweeting and sharing online affect their grades?

September 5th, 3:42 PM CDT
7 laundry time savers
7 laundry time savers

A national survey revealed that laundry ranks among our top three least favorite chores.

September 4th, 3:18 PM CDT
3 easy canning recipes you need to try
3 easy canning recipes you need to try

Canning isn't difficult, and after a few sessions, you'll become a pro.

August 29th, 3:16 PM CDT
4 best train trips in America
4 best train trips in America

When you think about it, a family vacation by train is a no-brainer. The price is right, the scenery terrific, and everyone’s in a good mood.

 

August 21st, 2:43 PM CDT
10 best back-to-school shopping sites
10 best back-to-school shopping sites

Save time and reduce stress by buying back-to-school supplies and gear online.

August 16th, 3:12 PM CDT
Travel guide to best travel apps
Travel guide to best travel apps

In the movies, you can get lost in the Luxembourg Gardens and encounter your soul mate. In real life, your face will be buried in a map too long to ever see him. What you need is a travel guide.

August 2nd, 12:26 PM CDT
5 foods you haven’t fried yet
5 foods you haven’t fried yet

Check out these five foods that have made fried strides, from the reasonably healthy-ish to the downright decadent.

July 19th, 10:17 AM CDT
Best beaches for families
Best beaches for families

Here are five sandy locations that offer something for everyone.

July 17th, 3:09 PM CDT
6 shortcuts for 6 summer recipes
6 shortcuts for 6 summer recipes

You don't want to be stuck in a steamy kitchen on a hot summer day. So how can you get dinner on the patio table faster?  

July 2nd, 4:21 PM CDT

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