popular topics in managing your home

  • Glass baby bottle with rubber nipple
    Environmental Awareness
    8 Everyday Alternatives to Help Your Family Go Plastic-Free
    You've likely heard about Bisphenol-A (BPA) and phthalates in plastics, but do you know the effects they can have on your family's health? According to the Environmental Working Group (EWG), BPA, found in many reusable water bottles, food contai...
    Lindsay Hutton
  • Green Products
    6 Everyday Products with Hidden Toxins
    You know about eating organic foods, using only natural sunscreens, and avoiding certain cleaning products to avoid exposing your family to dangerous toxins and chemicals — but how much should you actually worry about your family's exposure? Ar...
    Lindsay Hutton
  • Family Life
    Pest Control
    Flies in the Home
    Flies in the Home Around the House Houseflies are often called "filth flies," and for good reason. They chow down on nasty things -- garbage, manure, dead animals, and the like. These also serve as breeding and egg-laying sites. Houseflies are ...
  • Family routine eating breakfast in kitchen
    Time Management
    Best School Year Yet! 9 Organizational Tips and Tools for School Year Survival
    Between waking the kids up, fighting over outfits, making lunches, finding shoes, getting everyone to school and then to their after-school activities, supervising homework, and making dinner, a regular school day can leave parents feeling overwh...
    Lindsay Hutton
  • Fundraising ideas, 2012 Entertainment Book of coupons and discounts
    Managing Your Home
    10 "Most Pinned" Ideas from FamilyEducation
    From gift ideas to homemade baby food recipes, we love seeing what our followers are pinning (and repinning) from FamilyEducation to their Pinterest boards. Take a look at our top 10 most popular pins, and don't forget to follow one (or all!) of ...
    Lindsay Hutton
  • family celebrates earth day by working in the garden
    Earth Day Activities and Crafts
    8 Easy Ways to Celebrate Earth Day as a Family
    Explore the beauty of nature with your children and teach them the importance of caring for our planet with these simple and meaningful ways to celebrate Earth Day. ...
    Lindsay Hutton
  • Family Life
    Electrical Work
    How to Run TV Cable Through Walls
    How to Run TV Cable Through Walls Cable: It's not your father's television anymore. Cable may be bringing your Internet connection. It may be supplying the endless channels of digital cable. Or both. With everything from the next paycheck to the...
  • Handmade yard sale sign leaning on brick wall
    Spring Cleaning
    Cha-Ching! 7 Ways to Make Money by De-cluttering Your Home
    Green is the color of spring... and MONEY! So if you've got the itch to clean up and de-clutter, why not make a little extra cash while you're at it? These simple ideas can help you make money while you get organized at the same time. And don't ...
    Lindsay Hutton
  • Parenting Tools Printables
    12 School Year Resolutions: Printable List
    These back-to-school resolutions can help streamline your family's busy life for the best school year yet. Hang this list on your fridge to keep you and your children focused and stress-free from September to June. ...
  • school resolution, kids on the first day
    Preparing for Back to School
    12 New School Year Resolutions
    Does every school year feel like a blurry whirlwind of stuffing backpacks, dragging kids out of bed, and racing out the door, only to return home later with the same frenzied rush through dinner, homework, and bedtime? This year, make these 12 re...
    Erin Dower
  • Tent,Campsite
    Camping
    Camping Essentials
    Camping can be a fun and cheap family activity or vacation. But you do need quite a few supplies to manage life in the great outdoors. Find out what you'll need to pack for your next camping adventure, and remember to check with your campground t...
    Erin Dower
  • Parenting Tools Printables
    Diaper Bag Essentials Printable List
    A properly packed and well-stocked diaper bag is a must when you and your baby are out and about. Use this printable checklist to make sure you have all you need to keep your little one happy and comfortable while away from home. ...
  • Parenting Tools Printables
    Room-by-Room Spring Cleaning Checklist
    Time to throw open the windows and air out your house! If the warmer weather is giving you an itch to spring clean, this printable room-by-room checklist will help make sure every nook and cranny in your home is sparkling. ...
    Lindsay Hutton
  • time saver, mother and child wash dishes
    Time Management
    12 Real Time-Savers for Busy Moms
    There aren't enough hours in a day! It's a fact of motherhood. But here's another fact: No household ever fell apart from a mom consolidating some tasks and cutting a few corners. In fact, saving yourself some time and sanity will lead to a happi...
    Erin Dower
  • Hey Vina app
    Mobile Apps
    12 Must-Have Apps for Moms
    Whether it's creating a grocery list, tracking your little one's development, or finding the best local kid-friendly spots, check out some of our favorite apps for moms for managing the day-to-day life of a busy parent. ...
    Bev Feldman
  • Parenting Tools Printables
    Bedtime Routine Checklist for Older Kids
    Bed Time Routine for Older Kids ...
  • Green School Lunches Pinterest Graphic
    Back to School
    10 Tips for "Green" School Lunches
    The average school generates 20 tons of waste each year. Learn some easy, eco-friendly tips for packing waste-free or "greener" bag lunches for kids. ...
    Erin Dower
  • Earth Day Printables
    EPA Waste-Free School Lunch Poster
    Print out the EPA's "Waste-Free Lunch" poster. On Waste-Free Lunch Days, students, parents, and school staff try to eliminate packaged lunch items, use reusable containers, and recycle as much as they can. Go green and try it at your school!...