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How to Get the House Ready for Fall

Got your decorative gourds at the ready? Counting down the days until sweater weather arrives? Or are you hoping to make the most of the last few rays of summer sunshine? Whatever your autumn attitude, now is the time of year to prepare your home — inside and out — for the coming season. Investing a little effort in preventative maintenance will pay big dividends, helping you avoid expensive inefficiencies and emergency repairs. 

Here are some of ...

How to “green” your laundry routine

When it comes to your laundry, are you looking for a more natural clean? Put aside that washboard — it’s a lot easier than you may think! If you’re on the fence, consider that many of the chemicals found in common laundry detergents, fabric softeners, stain removers, etc. are hazardous to humans as well the environment. Not to mention that many of these products have not been thoroughly tested for safety.

Any product that ...

5 Healthy after-school snacks

Getting kids to choose healthy snacks doesn’t have to be a battle. You just need to work together to come up with some recipes that will appeal to young taste buds. One of the great things about collaborating with your kids is that it means more quality family time. Spending that time in the kitchen also helps your kids learn to cook, be more independent and understand why preparing meals at home is good ...

5 Home Hack Busts that Don’t Work

The Internet is an incredibly rich storehouse full of strange and marvelous information. Now and then, the Internet even presents you with some nugget of practical advice that can actually help simplify your life. 

Of course, not all of that information is as trustworthy and reliable as it appears on the surface. Some life hacks are more trouble than not and don't save you any time or energy. Here are five popular life hack ...

Backyard Games for Day and Night

Yes, summer is effectively over, but there’s still plenty of warm weather ahead. Besides, whatever the season, there's fun to be had during family game day — or night — especially when you take it outdoors! 

Lawn Twister

Paint a “Twister board” right onto your lawn. Cut a 10-inch circle out of a pizza box or a poster board and use it for the template, then make the circles using four different colors of washable ...