Cleaning the house can take hours, or even days, depending on how much you need to get done and how long it's been since the last "deep clean.” What most people don't know is how to clean efficiently, in a way that saves time and gets the job done quicker. For the pros at Merry Maids, resourceful cleaning is critical, as they clean multiple homes a day. These home-cleaning … [Read more...] about Clean Your Home in Half the Time with These Speed-Cleaning Tips
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It finally feels like summer in Malibu. I felt guilty watching the blizzard in Denver this morning on the news as David and I and our Shepherds headed out for a hike. There are so many gorgeous hiking trails in our area that I never take the time to enjoy. Today we decided to do something different and we rediscovered a waterfall hike that we explored when we first stared … [Read more...] about Push Yourself to the Limit
A slow metabolism often results in weight gain, fatigue and slow digestion. Increasing metabolic rates aids in weight loss and provides higher overall energy levels. However, fad diets and miracle foods used to boost metabolism are pure lies, according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. No single miracle cure is available to speed up metabolism naturally. … [Read more...] about 10 Ways to Speed Up Metabolism Naturally
Do your kids agree with your politics? Do you expect them too? Are parents crazy, or justified, to think they should? If not, how do you resolve political conflicts as a family? Of course, we all want our kids to share our values. We created these kids, after all. It seems inherently parental to pass onto our children our beliefs about religion, ethics, morality, justice, … [Read more...] about What If Your Kids Don’t Agree With Your Politics?
I have three teenagers. They are obnoxiously eager to grow up. The kind of kids who take their driving test the first morning they legally can. I’ve taught two of them to drive. It is, hands down, the hardest thing I’ve done as a parent. I’d rather talk to them about genital warts than get into the passenger seat with one of them at the wheel. But I did it. So it is … [Read more...] about Teaching Teens to Drive – Tips to Help Keep Them Safe