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How To Get Kids to Help Around the House: 21 Hacks

Does your child help around the house? No matter what their age, if a kid can walk, they can help. (And even infants can “practice” things as a game.) Unless you have a maid or a cleaning service, getting help around the house from family members is essential. However, it’s also easier said than done, …

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Weekend Kids’ Closet Makeover With DIY Shelving (Easy Weekend Project)

Give Your Kids’ Closet A Makeover This Weekend With DIY Shelving: Looking for kids’ closet makeover ideas? Wondering what to do with a small closet? The best DIY closet makeover ideas don’t have to be expensive, take forever, or require the pros. This DIY kids’ closet makeover is a low-budget weekend project that’s easier than you’d think, and is great …

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Ways to Warm Your Home (and Save Money!) This Winter

Has winter weather reached you yet? In our neck of the woods, we seem to have skipped from shorts weather to winter in about 36 hours last week. We’ve flipped the AC to the heating system, are scrambling to find the girls’ winter boots and coats, and are excited to test out some of our …

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Why To Jump-Start Home Projects in the Off-Season

The weather is finally turning cooler in our neck of the woods! I’ve been reacquainting myself with my slow-cookers and my cooler-weather attire. And dreaming of what we can do on the house between now and next spring. If you’re like most homeowners, you probably have several running lists of home projects: There’s the things …

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Getting Your Home Ready For Winter

Winter is coming; is your home ready? It’s one thing to make your home all cozy for the cooler temperatures that autumn brings; but getting your home ready for winter is another matter. Recent winters have been no joke. Whether you want to call it climate change or Mother Nature’s sense of humor, phrases like …

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4 Tips for Keeping Your Home Bug-Free

Ways to Make Your Home Bug-Free This Summer: Are you enjoying your summer so far? We sure are. Alas, so are all the creepy-crawlies with whom we share our planet, from the dangerous ones like ticks, to those like ants, centipedes, crickets, and cockroaches that are just downright annoying. RELATED POST: How To Protect Your …

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Kid-Friendly Lawn & Garden Updates

Are you considering any upgrades to your home’s exterior over the summer months? As you do, it’s worth thinking about ways you can add some “kid appeal” to your yard. It doesn’t matter if your yard is part of a twenty-acre estate, or a ten-by-twenty-foot postage-sized space behind your city row house. Many of these …

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Four Ways To Make A Small Bathroom Look Larger

How to Maximize Space in Small Bathrooms: Small bathrooms are fairly common, especially in older properties – and from a functional perspective, this fact is not particularly concerning. If a bathroom has everything it needs, then so what if it’s tiny? But if you’d like to make that small bathroom look larger – while still …

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Are These Hidden Health Dangers In Your Home?

The Invisible Health Dangers Lurking In Your Home: As I’m typing this post, my girls are playing outside with the neighbor kids. They’ve got the plastic “slow down” yellow safety person out on the street, and they’re wearing their bike helmets. They know to stay away from cars and people they don’t know. And that …

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Which Fireplace Is Right For Your Family?

Does your home have a fireplace – or do you wish it did? There’s something magical about the thought of the family getting cozy around the fireplace on chilly winter nights. But at the same time, as anyone with allergies or asthma will tell you, not every fireplace is right for everyone. So how do …

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Protect Your Home, Protect Your Biggest Investment: Tips and How-To’s

Protect Your Biggest Investment (Your Home!): For most of us, our home will be the biggest tangible investment we ever make. When you consider that wages have remained relatively stagnant in the U.S. over the past decade, while home values continue to climb (excepting the downturn of 2008-2009), it’s no wonder many people think of …

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Maximizing Space In A Small House: My Fave Tips and Tricks

How To Get The Most Out Of Tight Quarters By Maximizing Space: Your home is at the heart of your family and its needs. When spaces function well, family life runs so much more smoothly. But when your home has wasted spaces, or spots that don’t serve their purpose well, everything is harder. This is …

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Help – Something’s Eating My House! Protecting Your Family’s Home From Insects

Every night before bed, when Kimmie counts her blessings, the first five things she expresses gratitude for are “food, water, clothing, shelter, and books” (!). Things that many of us sometimes take for granted. It’s hard to take them for granted, though, when insects start to devour the home that shelters your family! I’m hoping …

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Stay On Top of Home Projects With This Checklist

17 Simple Ways to Sort out Your Chaotic Family Home Every busy mama knows how stressful it is to walk into an untidy, disorganized, chaotic household. There’s nothing more unsettling than feeling like your home is falling apart at the seams. Whether you’ve been out at work all day or running errands, staying on top …

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How To Make Your Home Safer For Kids

Safety Hacks To Make Your Home More Family-Friendly: You keep your home well-maintained. You’ve got the safety latches on every cupboard, and all the outlets blocked. You deter unwanted intruders by staying on top of home security. You’ve even kid-proofed your kitchen. But does that mean your home is truly a safe place for your …

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