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Kids Home for Summer? 8 Ways to Keep the House Clean

By Aly Yale / July 16, 2020
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Keeping the house clean is never easy — but when the kids are home for summer (or indefinitely due to COVID)? Then a neat and tidy house is harder to come by than ever. Fortunately, a little creativity can help…

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Sharing the Load: Fostering Teamwork in the Home During a Pandemic

By Erin Ollila / April 8, 2020
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Your entire family is suddenly spending the entire day at home. There’s no traveling to work. There’s no school. Heck, there’s not even errands for the most part since you’re working hard to limit the amount of times you go…

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Age-Appropriate Chores for Your Kids

By Aly Yale / February 5, 2019
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Chores are a great way to teach your children responsibility, as well as get a little extra help around the house. Plus, they make kids feel like a valued, important member of the family — and that can go a…

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Marriage and Homeownership: How to Keep the Peace with Your New Roommate

By Aly Yale / December 26, 2017
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Tying the knot and buying a home are only parts of the battle. The bigger challenge to tackle? That’s actually living together.

Newly married couples often have growing pains when moving into their first home together. There are squabbles over who will do dishes and take out the trash, rolled eyes at annoying quirks and bad habits, and fights about money needed to pay bills or cover the mortgage.

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