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?
Added by Jennifer Weedon Palazzo on April 26, 2016 at 9:30am — No Comments
Added by mainy on April 18, 2016 at 7:04am — No Comments
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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Added by Jackie Hellen on October 15, 2015 at 5:30am — No Comments
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
As a working mother, I have become accustomed to being flexible and making changes. Change is constant and it is not always easy or welcomed. It could be something as simple as a sick child or something drastic like a career change and relocation. With those changes, I always have to take into…Continue
Added by Cassandra L. Pinson on June 26, 2015 at 6:13pm — 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
Added by Ellie Hirsch on September 7, 2014 at 3:24pm — No Comments
A few weeks ago I posted photos on my instagram page showing how beautifully my mother in law's fruits plants have grown. She has a papaya tree, avocado tree, banana tree, mango tree and more grown. There are a few others in their beginning stages. It only took about 5 years for some of her plants to start bearing fruit and I was thinking I should've started growing plants as soon as we bought our house. By now I would have…Continue
Added by Ronda on July 19, 2014 at 2:23pm — No Comments
Let’s face it. In todays’ world, kids would often rather be spending their time indoors with the assortment of electronics we’ve left at their disposal. Whether they’re watching TV, playing video games or on a smartphone or tablet, the children of this new generation spend an alarming…Continue
** Whoever declared the recorder a "musical" instrument was obviously deaf.
** The UPS man has left more on my porch lately than the squirrels have.…Continue
Added by Jennifer Marshall on December 20, 2013 at 8:00pm — No Comments