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Taking a Tour of the Tiny House Movement

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When a cable network creates an entire show about tiny houses and their inhabitants, it’s kind of a big deal, right? FYI Network featured the first episode of “Tiny House Nation” back in July 2014, and since then other shows on similar networks have begun to feature families actively house-hunting for an elfin establishment to call home. Read More »

Valentine’s Day (at home) Essentials

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Now that Christmas is behind us (whew!)…it’s time to look forward to the most romantic day of the year - Valentine’s Day! For many, that means splurging on gifts and a night out on the town with your special someone. However, if you’re a parent with a new baby or little one that is a little bit older, leaving your child at home for a night out may not be something that you’re able or wanting to do. With that being said, just because you may be staying in on February 14th, doesn’t mean that your night has to lack romance. Please see below for a few must-have items for a romantic Valentine’s Day at home. Read More »

Easy Winter Crafts for Cold Winter Days

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The countdown is on until Winter Break for kids everywhere. Although the kids are thrilled about 2 weeks off from school, it will only be a matter of time until you start hearing the words “I’m bored!” Don’t panic parents—I’ve got plenty of fun ideas for you to keep things interesting for the kiddos during Winter Break and beyond. And the best part is all the projects are easy and for kids of all ages. Read More »

Prime the Pool for Perfect Playtime

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Summer is near and that means it’s time to get the backyard pool ready for fun! Pools can be great when it comes to keeping the family cool and happy, but we all know they require maintenance or they’ll quickly become a nightmare to return to safe levels. Here are a few quick tips to help ensure your private oasis is in tip-top shape for the season. Read More »

Spring Cleaning Teaches Life Skills

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As the weather gets warmer we often feel the need to organize and clean our homes. May is a great time to do this and getting our children to help not only makes our lives easier, it also teaches them wonderful life skills. Our dominant sense affects not only how we interpret information but also what our natural skills are, even when it comes to cleaning. Read More »

Healthy housekeeping tips offer a fresh approach to spring cleaning

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After the long and cold winter experienced across the United States, families will be tackling spring cleaning with a passion this year. But for more than 40 million Americans living with allergies and 25 million with asthma, housekeeping comes with extra concerns and responsibilities. More than half of all homes in the U.S. have at least one person dealing with allergies or asthma, so spring cleaning needs to focus on removing common household allergens and irritants, and avoiding problems that some cleaning supplies could actually create. Read More »