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Mom's Fight to Hang Her Laundry Outside Gets Dirty

It's not easy being green. Credit: NBC Philadelphia
A Philadelphia-area mom is letting it all hang out, and her neighbors don't like it.
Patty Pozeynot of Skippack Township, Pa., was fined $100 by her Hunter Ridge neighborhood assoc...

Laundry Helpers for Busy Moms

Oh the laundry! It just never ends. And as soon as you get all caught up, you realized that while you were washing and drying and folding the kids were outside playing in the mud, and it's time to start all over again. It's hard enough to get ...

DailyDish - A Spare Change Is A Good Thing

Keep some change in your car just in case....

DailyDish: Drip dry the easy way

Just because you have a dryer doesn't mean you should always use it....

DailyDish - Make your life easier with laundry schedules

Keeping your kids in clean clothes is easy when the washing machine runs like clockwork....

Daily Dish - The sock box

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

DailyDish - Soak before you soap

Let the water fill up completely before adding detergent to your laundry load....

Where are we going, and how soon until we get there?

We've lived in this (new to us) old log house, in a little cup of a valley, surrounded by jack pines and juniper and red willow and wind, for 4 months already. I think of all the places I've lived for even less time; moved in, looked around, saw the...

Is your house a mess?

Well, whether you care to admit it or not, mine is. It seems that no matter what I--or my fabulous husband, who picks up a good 50% of the household duties--do the place is still a total disaster. And I live in a one-bedroom apartment; it's not lik...

I'm so tired

I am so, so, so, so tired. I am so tired that I want to write all in caps, just to get my point across. I want to come up with a haiku about how tired I am, but am too tired to remember all the numbering. I am so tired that I can't even muster up th...

An honest response

I was in the shower when I heard someone outside the bathroom at the top of the stairs. It sounded like someone playing with the still-in-the-box presents put there to be opened in due time. I looked out (our bathroom has a glass door) and, sure enou...

Things you can do with one hand

Now, come on--get your mind out of the gutter! Yes, you can do THAT with one hand (or so I am told), but what I was referring to was things you can do with one hand when you have a little one in the other. I was joking to my colleagues at ParentDis...

Mother's Day without the kids

This year I will be without my children for Mother's Day. Somehow I have landed every other holiday or significant day in the loose visitation plan I share with my ex-husband, save this one. Yesterday he asked me in the somewhat tentative manner we n...

Blogging Baby Size Six: Teaching kids to do laundry

Sometimes I get so frustrated with my children because I feel like I need their help but in order to get their help I must drop everything and guide them every single step of the way. It often seems that in the long run it is easier just to do the ta...

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