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How to Make a Chore Chart for Kids (So You Can Quit Nagging)

A DIY chore chart for kids can be a great way to set expectations, encourage participation in family responsibilities, and develop good habits. Learn how to make an easily customizable and age-appropriate chore chart and some of the pros and cons of using one. "So, how many times a day do you brush your teeth?" the dentist asked my seven-year-old son as she poked around his ... Read More about How to Make a Chore Chart for Kids (So You Can Quit Nagging)

8 Simple Tips to Host a Stress-Free Valentine’s Day Party for Kids

Do you want to host an easy Valentine's Day party for kids without spending a bundle or planning loads of activities? These practical tips will help you plan and host a Valentine's Day party that the neighborhood kids (and their parents!) will love. One early spring day when I was six, I came home from kindergarten and proclaimed to my mother, "All my friends are coming over on Saturday ... Read More about 8 Simple Tips to Host a Stress-Free Valentine’s Day Party for Kids

5 Amateur Painting Mistakes to Avoid When Updating Old Furniture

Is your heirloom piece or thrift shop find in desperate need of a makeover? If you want to learn how to update old furniture with paint, you need to know how to avoid amateur mistakes that will ruin all your hard work. Learn from my goof-ups and get valuable tips to revamp your old furniture the right way! I come from a family of DIY-ers unafraid to pull over to snag a free item on the side ... Read More about 5 Amateur Painting Mistakes to Avoid When Updating Old Furniture

Cozy Winter Bedding That Will Keep the Whole Family Toasty!

Freezing temperatures outside mean it's time to hibernate! This round-up of cozy winter bedding for kids and adults alike will keep you warm at night (and make it a teensy bit harder to get up in the morning). **** Snow's swirling outside my window with the year's first blizzard in New England, and all I can think about is snuggling up in my cozy bed, with its fluffy down comforter and soft ... Read More about Cozy Winter Bedding That Will Keep the Whole Family Toasty!

10 Clever LEGO Display Ideas That Will Show Off Your Kid’s Creations

Wondering how to declutter all those completed LEGO sets? These clever LEGO display ideas will show off your child's creations, get them off the floor, and provide attractive storage as well! **** It's the sound every parent of a LEGO-loving child fears above all others. CRASH. Then what sounds like hail hitting the wood floor and rolling under the refrigerator. Followed quickly by a ... Read More about 10 Clever LEGO Display Ideas That Will Show Off Your Kid’s Creations