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10 Improvements to Make in Your New Home in the First Year of Homeownership

10 Improvements to Make in Your New Home in the First Year of Homeownership

You've found the perfect house for your family to call a home for years to come, but did you know there are a few more things for you do to? Experts share the top 10 home improvements new homeowners can and should do in the first year in a new house.

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How to Make Your Own Bubble Wand

How to Make Your Own Bubble Wand

Now that it's a gearing up to be warmer outside, you'll want to spend more time outdoors—or at least kick your kids out of the house to run around outside and burn off some energy. So why not make a giant bubble wand and a batch of bubbles to keep ...

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How to Have a Strong Marriage when Raising a Child with Autism Spectrum Disorder

How to Have a Strong Marriage when Raising a Child with Autism Spectrum Disorder

Maintaining a strong, healthy, happy marriage when raising kids can be a challenge. But maintaining that happy marriage while raising a child with autism spectrum disorder can be even more challenging. Experts share five tips for maintaining that s...

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How to Make Your House More Environmentally Friendly

How to Make Your House More Environmentally Friendly

With green living being as popular as ever—especially with more and more eco-friendly, toxin-free products hitting the shelves—you may be wondering what you can do in your home to reduce toxins and make it a healthier place for your family. We spok...

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How Do I Create A Monthly Budget?

How Do I Create A Monthly Budget?

Whether you're saving money to have a child, buy a house, pay for your children's college educations, or just want to stop living paycheck to paycheck, a budget is necessary to achieve these financial goals. Three experts share their tips to creati...

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How Can I Pay Down My Debt Faster?

How Can I Pay Down My Debt Faster?

In the Northeast, 75.4 percent of families currently have debt, according to the Federal Reserve’s Survey of Consumer Finances, which was released in October 2017. If you’re one of those families, it may feel like you will be paying off those debts...

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Easy Ways to Cut Your Monthly Spending Habits

Easy Ways to Cut Your Monthly Spending Habits

If you're in the process of creating a monthly budget so you can save money for big goals or pay off debt faster, you may be looking for easy ways to trim your monthly spending habits. Experts share tips on how you can save more money each month to...

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How to Make Your Own Faux Fur Pompom

How to Make Your Own Faux Fur Pompom

With faux fur pompoms being all the rage these days for fashion-forward tweens, teens, and adults, we decided to find out how you can make your own. You can customize these faux fur pompoms and add them to your shoes, keychains, or even hair access...

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27 Places in Your Home You Might Be Forgetting to Clean

27 Places in Your Home You Might Be Forgetting to Clean

Now that winter is (seemingly) on it's way out, there are a handful of tasks we commonly associate with spring—namely spring cleaning. Though it seems like you hit every nook and cranny in your home during your mega cleaning session, there are quit...

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How to Make Valentine's Day Pompom Critters

How to Make Valentine's Day Pompom Critters

This year, instead of buying Valentine's Day cards for your kids' classes—ones they're likely to receive multiples of—make these pompom critters with your kids! Michaels shares an easy craft for kids that will keep your little ones busy for an afte...

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What to Do to Prepare Your House or Apartment for the Cold Winter Months

What to Do to Prepare Your House or Apartment for the Cold Winter Months

Winter. It’s here in full force—hey, snow; nice to see you—and we’re buttoning up our coats to protect us from the frigid temperatures when we’re outside. But did you know it’s important to button up your home, too? Jason Cameron, a licensed home i...

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4 Food and Drink Hacks to Make Mealtime with Kids Easier

4 Food and Drink Hacks to Make Mealtime with Kids Easier

Getting your kid to put her toys away. Convincing your toddler to stay in his big-kid bed when it’s time to go to sleep. Figuring out what’s causing the meltdown in the grocery store and fixing the problem. There are a lot of situations with raisin...

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How to Make a Dinner Table Conversation Jar

How to Make a Dinner Table Conversation Jar

Ever feel like you only get one-word answers to any questions you ask your kids at the dinner table? You're not alone. So why not help your child make a dinner table conversation jar—a perfect craft for kids—filled with conversation prompts to get ...

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8 DIY Kits to Give the Crafter in Your Life

8 DIY Kits to Give the Crafter in Your Life

A roundup of DIY kits to give to crafty kids for the holidays. All kits either come with the necessary materials or use common household supplies.

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This is Why You Shouldn't Sneeze into Your Hands

This is Why You Shouldn't Sneeze into Your Hands

Your kids will love this gross health experiment!

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Conquering Bake Sales: Baking Allergen-Free Treats

Conquering Bake Sales: Baking Allergen-Free Treats

Gluten-free, nut-free, vegan—with variety of dietary needs becoming more common, baking treats for your kid’s class can be a minefield. Here’s how to win the battle.

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How to Make a Cardboard Ring Toss

How to Make a Cardboard Ring Toss

Step-by-step directions to make a cardboard ring toss for your child's next birthday party

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Why Is the Sky Blue: Experiment for Kids

Why Is the Sky Blue: Experiment for Kids

We know your kids have asked—now they can learn the why the sky is blue by doing this science experiment.

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10 Tips for Successful Meal Planning

10 Tips for Successful Meal Planning

Follow these 10 tips for meal planning, and you'll save time, stress, and money when it comes to cooking your family dinners during the week.

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8 Hacks for Home Organization

8 Hacks for Home Organization

One mom's tips for taming the mess

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DIY Projects for Your Home

DIY Projects for Your Home

How to make your home more uniquely you, including how to remove pencil and crayon marks from walls, a message board, a braided rug, and a canopy tent hiding space

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Home DIY: Hiding Space for Kids

Home DIY: Hiding Space for Kids

A step-by-step guide from "Sunshine Spaces"

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Home DIY: Message Board

Home DIY: Message Board

A step-by-step guide from Yellow Owl Workshop's "Make It Yours"

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Home DIY: Braided Rug

Home DIY: Braided Rug

Step-by-step directions from "Rag Rugs, Pillows, & More"

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How Can I Get My Preschooler to Clean Up?

How Can I Get My Preschooler to Clean Up?

Tips from an early childhood educator to get young kids to pick up their toys

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How to Talk to Your Kids About Drug Use

How to Talk to Your Kids About Drug Use

With changing laws and attitudes about recreational marijuana, it’s more important than ever for parents to talk to their kids about drug use.

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Grilling Do's and Don'ts

Grilling Do's and Don'ts

Chef John Stage shares his top do's and don'ts for grilling.

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Make Your Own Bath Bombs

Make Your Own Bath Bombs

How to make bath bombs at home

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DIY: Stitching Stars Math Fun

DIY: Stitching Stars Math Fun

Use a mathematics technique to create beautiful art.

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Games to Help Kids Practice Mindfulness

Games to Help Kids Practice Mindfulness

Activities for kids to help them practice mindfulness, awareness, calmness, kindness, and compassion

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How to Green Your Kids Room

How to Green Your Kids Room

Simple steps to reduce your kids’ exposure to environmental hazards where they sleep and play

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DIY: Story Stones to Inspire Story Time

DIY: Story Stones to Inspire Story Time

How to make a set of stones that can help guide your imagination for story time

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Adulting 101: Preparing Kids for the Real World

Adulting 101: Preparing Kids for the Real World

How to get your children ready for the real world—while they're still young

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DIY: Jar Terrariums

DIY: Jar Terrariums

A guide to making terrariums in Mason jars

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DIY: Winter Bird Feeders

DIY: Winter Bird Feeders

Five DIY wintertime bird feeders

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DIY: Moving Star Magic Trick

DIY: Moving Star Magic Trick

How to perform a trick that moves pieces of wood into a recognizable shape.

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Teaching Preschoolers to Handle Emergencies

Teaching Preschoolers to Handle Emergencies

The importance of teaching toddlers and preschoolers how to handle emergencies.

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DIY: Hot Glue Magic Wand

DIY: Hot Glue Magic Wand

How to make a magic wand out of hot glue and paper—perfect for the finishing touch to a Halloween costume, or for imaginary play.

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Dog Trainer Shares Tips to Get Your Dog Used to Your Baby

Dog Trainer Shares Tips to Get Your Dog Used to Your Baby

Drayton Michaels, award-winning dog trainer, shares tips to train your dog for the arrival of your newborn.

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DIY: No Carve Pumpkin Animals

DIY: No Carve Pumpkin Animals

If you don't want to carve pumpkins this year, try making these pumpkin animals. Bonus: You can still cook the squash when you're done decorating with them.

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DIY Sail Boat for Imaginary Play

DIY Sail Boat for Imaginary Play

Amanda Kingloff shares how to make a sail boat out of a laundry basket to promote your child's imaginary play.

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DIY: Mollusk Wind Chime

DIY: Mollusk Wind Chime

On your next trip to the beach, collect shells to make this wind chime.

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DIY: Leaf and Flower Prints

DIY: Leaf and Flower Prints

A unique art project for kids using leaves and flowers collected on nature walks.

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Tips for Photographing Your Kids at Play

Tips for Photographing Your Kids at Play

Kids are at their most joyful when they are immersed in play--but can be hard to photograph when they're active like that. Here are tips for snapping the perfect photo.

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DIY: Clothespin Art Display

DIY: Clothespin Art Display

This easy craft project for kids give them a new way to display photos or artwork using clothespins.

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What Pet Should Your Family Get

What Pet Should Your Family Get

Nine great animals for families and tips on which one might be best for your family pet.

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DIY: Watercolor Craft for Rainy Day Fun

DIY: Watercolor Craft for Rainy Day Fun

Learn to utilize the rain for a unique watercolor craft for kids.

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DIY: Braided Headphones

DIY: Braided Headphones

Custom decorate your headphones using friendship bracelet techniques you learned at camp.

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DIY: Dog and Cat Toys

DIY: Dog and Cat Toys

Step-by-step directions to make a T-shirt tug toy for your dog and cardboard play pals for your cat.

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DIY: Snow Globes

DIY: Snow Globes

Easy step-by-step directions for kids to DIY a snow globe for the holidays, or any time of year.

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