A friend of mine told me (semi-jokingly) where it all went wrong. He said he gave his son a great childhood and they became buddies during his son's teenage years. He said that this is the reason why now - when his son is in his 20s - my friend can't get him to leave the nest. My friend doesn't blame his son: Why would anyone want to trade in a cushy life in a happy home for many poor years in a crappy job and a small…Continue
Added by Lauren Markman on October 2, 2017 at 7:09am — No Comments
I’ve been trying to find time to sit down and write my “end of summer” post, but when you’re a working mom AND a student… it’s almost impossible.
When you’re a working mom, summers don’t have as much impact as when you were a kid. The…Continue
Added by Michelle Carnes on August 27, 2017 at 1:13pm — No Comments
Every house is different as it portrays the individuality of the people living in the house. The design of the house differs as different people have different taste. A home is a special place where people feel at ease. It is a place of relaxation and comfort. While designing the house, you should think about the comfort as well as the aesthetics so that you feel comfortable while the place looks good as well. There are a lot of accessories and items that…
Added by Emma Miah on August 7, 2017 at 6:45am — No Comments
Knowing there are things you are doing or doing wrong inside and outside your home that can hurt you or your family is a scary thought. Most of the examples below will be rationalized to seem like the type of accidents that befall "other families", but it can happen to anyone if…Continue
Added by Rachael Murphey on July 25, 2017 at 3:30pm — No Comments
Describe your home in one word.
Mine is: Balanced.…
Added by Lauren Markman on July 14, 2017 at 6:59am — No Comments
A family home is a massive and complex machine. From stubborn windows, to uncleanable ovens, to attics that refuse to clear themselves out, it’s a miracle that your house remains operational. But without a little attention here and there, things can get out of hand – and ultimately more expensive to deal with.
A sagging gate that won’t close
Gravity takes its toll on garden gates over the years, and eventually the business-end…Continue
Added by Marilyn on May 30, 2017 at 9:30am — No Comments
Buying a house isn’t something they teach you about in school, it’s something you have to figure out for yourself – which is why sharing wisdom about the process can be so valuable.
There are many things to think about when you go to check out an intriguing place, and they aren’t all 100% intuitive. Knowing the right things to look for and the right questions to ask requires a little preparation up front.
For example, you might look past a messy owner’s failure to…Continue
Added by Marilyn on May 17, 2017 at 2:35pm — No Comments
I like a neat house. I am not the type of person who cannot sleep if the house is messy, but I will make sure to give it a thorough clean on the weekend when I can devote some real time to doing so. When my home is clean, I feel more calm and rested in it.…
Added by Lauren Markman on September 28, 2016 at 6:48am — No Comments
My son does not like the backyard in our new house.
In our old house, there was a big backyard that was mostly flat and it was perfect for water battles and running around. In the new house, the backyard mostly consists of a hill (that will be great for sledding on), but we definitely can't have water…
Added by Lauren Markman on July 12, 2016 at 6:48am — No Comments
Last minute playdate with a sancti-mommy? Surprise visit from your mother-in-law? Never fear. SLACKER MOM is back with a brand-new episode. In this video, we share our cleaning hacks, some serious and some… not so much. Because you’re already keeping tiny humans alive. Who has time to clean?
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Lake Havasu or Miami Beach might be the place to be when you’re in college feeling all froggie and young and single, but when it comes to planning a spring break for kindergarten age kids and younger, your focus becomes more on what you can do with the kids during the week while you take advantage of…Continue
Added by Patty Gordon on April 4, 2016 at 12:30pm — No Comments
Dear Parents I Used to Nanny For,
Twenty years, twenty pounds, and a marriage and two kids ago, I was your nanny. And I judged you. My parenting standards were based on unrealistic expectations. I knew nothing of the shit storm that is parenting. While I made bewildered mental notes about the state of your home, the behavior of your children, and your fashion choices, you were keeping actual human beings alive. I apologize.
I have seen the light. And so has Anna Lane, who…Continue
Added by Jennifer Weedon Palazzo on March 18, 2016 at 9:44am — No Comments
For once, our freezer is stocked. I still feel like it's not enough, but I have no room for anymore stuff, so I guess it will have to do! I've been making a few extra meals each week for the last few weeks to stock up on meals for when the baby comes. I've learned that anytime I make a casserole, to just make two of them and freeze the other one. It really doesn't take anymore time and saves me from cooking a meal on another day. It's so handy that I will continue to do it from now on to…Continue
Added by Ashley Sieker on February 8, 2016 at 12:05pm — No Comments
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It is selling season and if you are selling your home you know how busy this time of year is! Lost of Showings, Previews and Open Houses - exposure is key when selling your home! But a last minute showing can be tricky! Of course, you want your home to be seen but at the same time your home may not be up to par! What do to?
During the week, we suggest a cleaning routine :including…Continue
Added by Kristi Blok on July 5, 2015 at 12:00pm — No Comments
I love my house to smell good as we all probably do. I am so sensitive to fragrances though it is hard for me to find non toxic candles that do not give me a instant migraine.
I saw Old Factory…Continue
Added by Hope Brissette on November 5, 2014 at 1:42pm — No Comments
Sometimes I ask my son about the house he would like to live in one day. He tells me that he wants a big backyard with a fence to keep him safe (that's my guy!), lots of good sidewalks for riding bikes, a slide instead of a stairway (don't ask) and three rooms just for him.…Continue
Added by Lauren Markman on September 17, 2014 at 6:27am — No Comments
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