Christmas can be a consumerist holiday. Kids get excited about all the new things they will receive, and everyone buys new decorations and treats. Eventually, your living room alone can look like a department store that has exploded with items. You can still enjoy the holiday, however, without making a single purchase. Teach your children the value of recycling and not being … [Read more...] about Christmas Crafts for Kids Made With Recyclable Materials
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Composting your organic waste allows you to create nutrient-dense food for your garden. Creating a compost pile requires only a small amount of space and a few materials to get started. Once it's up and running, you simple need to keep feeding the pile so that you can have a steady stream of compost for your garden.Compost BinA compost bin gives you a place to compost. They … [Read more...] about Materials for Composting
U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Lakeshore Learning Materials have recalled Magnetic maze boards. The board's magnetic wand can break and expose a magnet that can be a choking hazard for kids. In addition, CPSC reports if a child has more than one of these toys and swallows multiple magnets, the magnets can attract each other and cause intestinal … [Read more...] about Magnetic Maze Boards Recalled by Lakeshore Learning Materials
When the time comes to jazz up the kitchen with a new look or do solar and energy conservation installations, the homeowner who understands bid language is better equipped to choose a contractor. For instance, when comparing the time charges on competing bids, the difference between the higher- and lower-priced bids might be the inclusion of time for extra items that could make … [Read more...] about What Is the Meaning of Time & Materials Estimates in Construction Bids?
The truth is, babies don't actually need all that much. If you think about the work of a baby -- eat, sleep, poop, repeat -- the items required to accomplish those tasks are pretty minimal. So, where does all the excess stuff that fills the homes of new parents come from? Most of the items we acquire in the first year of parenthood are designed for our own comfort, … [Read more...] about Help! My House Is Overrun By Baby Gear