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  • Using Rag to Clean Car Dashboard
    Family Life
    Deep-Cleaning Tips and Tricks to Make Your Family Car Feel Like New
    It can be defeating: You’ve finally rid your car of stray toys, forgotten food wrappers, and cast-aside art projects to reveal an even bigger mess—stained seats, grimy floors, and sticky surfaces. Sound familiar? Here are some quick cleaning ...
    Warren Clarke
  • Getting Organized
    9 Simple Tricks to Organize Your Kids' Playroom
    Did the holidays leave you with toy overload and a playroom that looks like something out of a natural disaster movie? Get the most use out of your child's toys and space with these simple and kid-friendly ways to organize your child's playroom. ...
    Lindsay Hutton
  • 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
  • family screen time, addicted to technology
    Kids and Cell Phones
    8 Quick Tips for Curbing Your Family's Screen Time
    It's dinner time and everyone in your family is nose-down, glued to their phones and mobile devices, rather than making good ol'-fashioned eye contact. Sound familiar? Setting limits on screen time — and remembering to put down our own devices ...
    Erin Dower
  • 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
    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...
  • Toy Finder
    Toy Finder
    Toy Finder
    Find our top picks for the best toys of the year!
    familyeducation editors
  • 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
  • Mother reading book to her son
    Earth Day Activities and Crafts
    8 Easy Ways to Celebrate Earth Day as a Family
    Explore the beauty of nature with your children and them teach them the importance of caring for our planet, with these simple and meaningful ways to celebrate Earth Day. ...
    Lindsay Hutton
  • Family Life
    Pest Control
    Recognizing Rodent Infestations
    Recognizing Rodent Infestations In the Nick of Time You can often identify the kind of rodent you're dealing with by the size and shape of their droppings. Mice, being the smaller of the two types, leave behind the smallest droppings, measuring ...
  • 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
  • after-school routine checklist
    Parenting Tools Printables
    After-School Routine Checklist
    After School Routine Checklist ...
  • Book Finder
    Book Finder
    Book Finder
    Find our top picks for the best books of the year!
    familyeducation editors
  • Behavior Checklists and Charts Printables
    Printable "Clean Your Room" Checklist for Kids
    Getting kids to clean their room can be a tricky task — in part because they feel overwhelmed about where to begin. Use this step-by-step visual checklist to help guide kids through the process and get in the habit of tidying up! ...