Can someone please tell me when kids' birthday parties became mandatory reason for parents to have a carnival in their backyard? I'm not talking about celebrity parents (who are often privy to posh, sponsored events for media purposes)... I'm talking about average, every-day parents who don't seem to remember that birthday parties used to exist - and actually be fun - with just … [Read more...] about Why Parents Should Ground Bounce Houses
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What's going on with Robsten? Just a few days after several sources reportedly confirmed that the troubled lovers were back together, we find out that the two are getting separate hotel rooms for the big Twilight tour and that Kristen Stewart bought a house of her own. But but but... her new digs are like literally a mile away from Robert Pattinson's house. Well, now they're … [Read more...] about Robsten Update: New Houses, Separate Hotel Rooms… Still Back Together?
The best part of any home renovation show is watching the carpenters at work. It's so amazing how they start with nothing but some pieces of wood, and end up with a one-of-a-kind armoire. They aren't bad to look at either (no, seriously, do you have to be adorable to be a carpenter, or does being a carpenter make you adorable? These are the philosophical … [Read more...] about “Hideous Houses” Eric Stromer on How to Keep Your Home Beautiful
Growing plants from seeds is a project that will be met with enthusiasm by children of all ages. According to Doug Hewitt, author of "The Practical Guide to Weekend Parenting," growing things is a perfect time to talk to your children about the cycle of life and to teach them what living things need to grow and flourish, such as water, warmth and sunlight. This is also an … [Read more...] about How to Make Mini Greenhouses for Kids
Eco-friendly homes are not only great for the environment; they also save the homeowner a bundle in utility bills, heating and air conditioning, and many other expenses. While some eco-friendly features can be expensive, many are not, and the pricier ones end up paying for themselves in the long run. Here are some tips for making your house eco-friendly.Step 1Properly insulate … [Read more...] about About Eco-Friendly Houses