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Cyber Clean Electronics Cleaner

Clean those hard-to-reach areas while killing germs this flu season. Credit: The Container Store We must have missed the news a few years ago when it was announced that computer keyboards can be dirtier than public toilets. But now...Kill computer germs -- and fight the flu virus -- with this handy new product.

Think You Do More Chores Than Your Spouse? Join the Club, Survey Says

Division of labor can be a big sore spot for many couples. Credit: Getty Images
If we really did as much around the house as we think we do, we'd all have squeaky-clean homes, well-stocked pantries and perfectly-coordinated schedules. As it...
Moms, dads say they do more chores than they get credit for.

Non-Toxic Antibacterial Cleaners Take the Worry Out of Clean

Germs, be gone! Credit: Method
Before we had kids, we didn't spend much time thinking about germs. But now ... Let's face it, kids are germ-y. So, we admit to being a little obsessed with germs these days. But here's the thing: Most of the...

Cleaning Service

Make it a clean sweep. Credit: OXO
If you serve as short-order cook for a baby or toddler, chances are you are mopping the floor (or SHOULD be mopping the floor) about three times a day. If that level of cleanliness seems impossible,...

Do You Throw Away Your Kids' Artwork?

I've been amazed at how many experiences seem to be shared amongst my fellow parents. I don't just mean that all babies have stinky poop. I mean things like how much artwork your children bring home, and what exactly we are supposed to do with it. ...

The Return of the 1950's Housewife

There was a time when stay-at-home moms looked to be on the verge of extinction. After being told that not only could they have it all, but that they should also want it tall, more and more women left their families and went out into the workplace to...

Barack Obama's Daughters Will Help Keep (White) House

You might think that being the daughter of the President of the United States is a pretty sweet deal. You get to live in one of the best known houses in the country, if not the world, you have a full staff to cook for you, and you never have to lift...

Weeding old toys - Tell the kids or not?

"Make two piles," I told my five-year-old. "Those you want to keep and the ones you want to give away." I left her sitting in front of a gigantic basket of stuffed animals, about a quarter of her collection. We were spending the day organizing the...

Daily Dish - Hair washing the easy way

Bath time need not be traumatic if you have the proper tools....

Daily Dish - Clutter-busting kids' rooms

Although kids tend to accumulate more things than the average adult, they are often relegated to the smaller bedrooms in the house....

Daily Dish - Take a picture, it lasts longer

Are you raising a creative genius whose creations are taking over your home? Quick! Grab your camera....

Paying for someone else to do the dirty work

One of the best investments I make on a monthly basis is for a cleaning service, who comes every two weeks and attacks my home from top to bottom. Now, that doesn't made a big difference in the day-to-day maintenance -- the laundry, the picking up,...

A little help with the housework?

My friend Erin (we shall call her Erin, lest she be crucified alive by indignant house cleaners) has a housekeeper. Erin is gleefully single, with no children, a thirty-something career woman with glossy locks and an active social calender. She was...

Box4Blox: Lego tamed

If you find yourself with Lego's everywhere because you your kids dumped them all over the floor to find that elusive yellow 1-by-3 sloped piece needed to finish your their masterpiece, then head on over to the Box4Blox website. This unit consists of...

When children clean

"Did you clean their room?" That was the question Rachel had for me when she finished with the dishes and came upstairs to help get the kids ready for bed. "No," I replied, "not that I know of." "I guess Jared must have done it," she surmised. Jared...

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