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How to Get Kids to do Housework

Getting kids to perform household chores can be like pulling teeth. And there’s good reason: they’re boring. The satisfaction of clean dishes isn’t really an enticement — for kids or adults!

The bad news: Chores have to get done. The good news: We know a few ways to make getting your kids in on the action a little easier.

WHY CHORES ARE IMPORTANT

Chores teach life skills. They help kids develop accountability, responsibility ...

The Best Healthy Snacks for the Big Game

Atlanta vs. New England — it’s happening this Sunday! And if you’re hosting a party or attending one, you’re probably looking for some quick and easy party food recipes right about now.

We’ve compiled some healthy snacks with just a few ingredients, that take minutes to make and will have partygoers cheering for more.

One-Bite Wedge Salad with Blue Cheese and Bacon

Ingredients:

3/4 cup plain low-fat yogurt

1/2 cup ...

How to Get Your Pet Ready for the Winter Months

We tend to think that our pets' plush coats are enough to keep them warm in winter. But their fur is a less-than-perfect insulator, especially if the animal gets wet. Your pet's toes, nose and ears are also vulnerable to chilly temps, requiring extra protection from extreme conditions.

Take precautions any time the temperature drops below freezing. A good rule of thumb: If it’s too cold for you, it’s probably too cold ...

Start a New Hobby During National Hobby Month

January is National Hobby Month, so it’s the perfect time for you to pick up a new hobby! There are plenty of reasons why hobbies are important:

  • They’re a great way to meet people. Team sports, book club or a sewing class will get you out of the house and among the like-minded.
  • Hobbies build self-esteem. Being good at something makes you feel good about yourself.
  • They relieve stress. They give you time ...

Achievable New Year’s Resolutions for the Family

Instead of thinking of ways you can do better as an individual this year, why not think of things your family can do to improve as a whole? It’ll be easier to keep your resolutions when everyone is working toward the same objectives. In addition to the benefits of your resolutions, children can also learn a lot about self-discipline and the value of setting goals.

Sit down together and write up a list of ...