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5 Things Every Backpack Needs

Yep, it’s that time of year again. That time when kids lament and parents rejoice: it's back to school! But before you send them packing to campus, make sure they’re equipped with these items in their backpacks so they’re prepared for anything.  

Phone Charger
Even if you’re diligent about sending your child off to school every morning with a fully charged phone, it’s never a bad idea to send ...

5 Last-Minute Summer Adventures

It’s time to take advantage of the fleeting days before school starts and go on one last family-friendly adventure. Here are five suggestions for how to end your summer on a high note.


Nothing like a little old-fashioned fun to cap off the summer. Find a river or other natural body of water and pick a spot to splash around. Pack a picnic basket and make a day of ...

How to Make Your Living Room More Inviting

Have you ever walked into someone’s house and felt instantly at home? That feeling often derives from thoughtful details such as how a space has been arranged, the lighting, the presence of personal accents and other inviting features. Here are a few tips to give your guests a feeling of comfort as soon as they enter the door.

Rearrange the Furniture
Place furniture where it’s most conducive to conversation. Why else do you ...

Summer Project: 5 Tips for Organizing Your Garage

Are you one of those families that has a car-shaped space in the middle of the garage because the rest is filled with stuff? Or, worse, there’s no room for cars at all? Organization pros estimate that only 30 percent of us store our cars in the garage. The other 70 percent of us have too much, well, stuff. Here are a few tips that will help you love your garage again.

Set Yourself ...

7 Family-Friendly Summer Pool Activities

Summertime means pool time, whether it’s in your backyard, a community center or a resort. Liven up those lazy days of summer with fun games everyone can play. Here are seven of our favorites.

Piranha Ball

All this game requires is a beach ball. Begin by having all the players stand in a circle holding hands and then throw the beach ball inside the circle. The goal of each player is to avoid getting ...