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Your family starts at home. Making it a warm, comforting place to play, do homework and enjoy special moments is what it's all about. From quick house cleaning tips to pointers on creating perfect spaces for kids to sleep and play, we hope you don't mind if we make ourselves at home with you.

Home Life

Being a kid and making a mess go together like peanut butter and jelly. That's why we assembled this mini-guide for how to clean up any disaster your darling creates. So kids, go ahead and get messy; we parents are prepared! ... more
Take advantage of kids' love of spray bottles and Swiffer dusters—and how much closer to the floor they are than you—to have them help you clean the house. ... more
Tired of feeling like you can't have anything nice in your home because your kids will destroy it? Don't despair: It's possible to have a well-designed house and happy kids, says's Gabrielle Stanley Blair. The... more
DIY Summer Hacks: 6 Ways to Enjoy the Outdoors
Summer days of soaking in the sun and watching kids splash in the pool aren't far away, but that means sunburns and mosquitoes are also lingering on the horizon. Check out these summer hacks to make your time outdoors less buggy, less... more
Thinking of having a garage sale? Don't set up shop until you read these 10 quick tips that will save you loads of time, and more importantly, make you loads of money. Happy selling! ... more
Our Most Dangerous Cities in America were selected in part by looking at FBI crime stats for cities with a population of 100,000 or higher. We looked at rates of violent and property crimes, the number of sex offenders per capita and the... more
Our Safest Cities in America were selected by looking at FBI crime stats for cities with a population of 100,000 or higher. We looked at the violent crime rate, the number of sex offenders per capita and the Institute for Economics &... more
Yard work isn't just dad's work. Single female homeowners and more than half of married women do their yard work, so why not make it easier on yourselves? Here are some lightweight home improvement products to help you get the job... more
"Worst" may seem like a harsh title to put on a city; instead, think of these as more of a collection of cities with the most room to improve. But before you leave a hometown on the list in search of greener pastures, remember... more
Maybe you're planning to move, maybe you're just daydreaming. Either way, here are our picks for the Top 10 Best Cities for Families. Selections are based on U.S. Census data, FBI crime statistics, reports from the Bureau of Labor... more