housework 

Welcome to Bizarro World Where Men Love to Do Housework

When men do housework, women weep with joy. Credit: Getty Images
C'mon, ladies, you know what your man wants. It's what all men want. And they want it every day. They need it. It releases all their stress and makes them feel sooo good. Why not...
Study: Men have certain "needs" in a relationship, like the need to mop floors and do laundry.

Men Do 13 Hours of Chores a Week, Research Finds

Do men go without thanks for doing thankless tasks? Credit: Getty Images
Are men unsung housework heroes? According to a new survey, men spend 676 hours a year on household chores. This equals 13 hours a week, which breaks down to 4.7 hours ...

Leverage Mother's Day for a Valuable Gift (That Costs Nothing)

Right about now your husband and children may be waking up to the fact that Sunday is Mother's Day, and they're kicking themselves because they've (once again) waited to think about how to make the day special for you. Across the country, family m...

Multitasking is Not All Bad

Some people don't believe in multitasking. Maybe they've read that doing more than one thing at a time is too taxing on our brains. Or maybe they're reacting because they wore themselves out trying to do two things at once -- and trying to give both...

A Surprising Upside in a Down Economy - Family Togetherness

Most families I know have been affected by the recession. Some moms have shifted from part-time to full-time work. Others have returned to the workforce for the first time in years. Even in homes where jobs are intact, folks are cutting back on l...

Daily Dish - The sock box

Are you laundry-challenged like me? Keep track of all those tiny socks with this easy trick....

Kids spending less than a half hour a day doing chores

The next time your kiddo complains about having to vacuum the living room or clear the dishes, you can pull out that famous phrase, "When I was your age...." At study of over 1,300 children recently found that kids between the ages of 6 and 12 are sp...

But, is it worth getting a babysitter?

On Friday night my husband and I hired a babysitter so we could go see Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull. (Check out our review here.) We joined some other friends of ours who also have a baby and used the same sitter. In addition,...

Mopping the floor every day keeps the blues away?

According to some scientists at University College London, 20 minutes of housework can reduce your risk of anxiety and depression. No, really. They're serious. I'm guessing these scientists have never been sleep deprived by new parenthood to the poin...

Husbands create more housework for wives

Do you ever get the feeling that the balance of labor in your marriage is slightly uneven? It might not just be your perception. A recent study found that wedding bells mean more than bliss, they also mean more housework for women and -- you might wa...

Men who do more housework have more sex?

It bugs me when women talk about how their husbands are so great about helping out around the house. It's not that I think men shouldn't be doing household chores. It is the idea that they are doing it to help their partners, not because they feel an...

The vacuum cleaner savant

Have you heard of Kyle Krichbaum? You have if you're into vacuum cleaners. On the other hand, you might not, seeing as how he's only twelve years old. Despite his tender years, however, Kyle has one of the best collections of vacuum cleaners in the w...

ParentDish Size 6: Things that seem like a good idea at the time

On my wooden side porch, there are mysterious streaks of blue and yellow. Washable finger paint, gone awry. We finger painted last week, and the canvas was Jordi, the deck, Nolan's entire body, my arms, and the occasional sheet of paper. As I was att...

The chore of the chore chart

Of all the mistakes I made with Christy, the one that keeps coming back to haunt me is the fact that I didn't make her do chores. Other than cleaning her room, she had very little responsibility around the house. Because Christy wasn't required to he...

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