7 Ideas for a Happy, Healthy Valentine’s Day

This year for Valentine’s Day, instead of focusing on heart-shaped things and material symbols of love, why not plan a day that makes your heart truly sing? Make it all about nurturing the physical, emotional, and spiritual health of your own heart, the ones you love, and even the hearts of pets and people you […]

More Great Activities for When Your Kids are Stuck Inside

Rain, snow, and cold weather often translate into more inside time for kids. Unfortunately, it often means more screen time, sedentary behaviors, unhealthy snacking, and ‘I’m bored’ complaints. Our November holiday postincludes a host of great non-screen activities for kids. Here are a few more ideas for keeping your kids occupied in positive ways on […]

Tips for Keeping Kids Occupied During Holiday Gatherings

If you have ever hosted a large holiday gathering featuring kids as guests, you’ll know they tend to feed off each other’s energies and create chaos. Here are some ideas for helping the kids at your holiday gathering to channel their energies in positive—and occasionally quiet—directions: Crafts. Have a few age-appropriate, easy table craft projects […]

DIY Scents to Make Your Home Like the Holidays

Ever wonder why particular aromas have the power to instantly evoke cherished childhood memories? It’s because your sense of smell is the only one of the five with a direct connection to your mood, memory, behavior, and emotion. With the incredible power of smell in mind, here are six easy and inexpensive techniques to fill […]

Fall Chores to Ensure a Bright, Healthy, and Safe Home for Winter

There are certain big household chores that need to be done only once a year, and fall is the perfect time. Here is a quick checklist of things you can do to ensure a bright, safe, and healthy home now that temperatures are beginning to drop and winter lies just around the corner. Wash your […]

9 Tips to Beat Summer’s Heat!

Melting in summer’s sultry heat? Here are a few tips for surviving the dog days of summer: Perform heat-generating activities – such as exercise, cleaning, laundry, running the dishwasher, and cooking – early in the morning when temps are at their lowest daily ebb. Prolong morning’s cooler temps by pulling window shades, closing curtains, and […]

Stain Removal Tips

Step 1: Determine type of stain. Most will fall into one of the following three categories: Greasy: common examples include butter, olive- and other cooking oils and fats. Nongreasy: common examples include fruit juices, wine, soda/pop, dye and mud. Combination: common examples include mayonnaise, tomato sauce, salad dressing, soups and chocolate syrup. Step 2: Determine constraints of fabric you are attempting to […]