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10 Household Chores You Might Be Doing Wrong

Trulia | Posted 09.29.2015 | HuffPost Home

"Let's spend a beautiful Saturday afternoon cleaning the house," said no one, ever. And yet there you are, scrubbing the bathroom when you could be meeting friends for brunch or taking your kids to the playground.

7 Things Successful People Do On The Weekends

The Huffington Post | Kate Bratskeir | Posted 07.10.2015 | Healthy Living

Doing piles of laundry, cleaning and finishing up some leftover work assignments. These dreary tasks are not what successful people do on the weekend....

5 Things My Husband Teaches Our Daughter About Working Parents

David Valdes Greenwood | Posted 06.18.2015 | Parents
David Valdes Greenwood

Day jobs notwithstanding, we both dove into hands-on parenting from the start. But as I met other people with infants, I discovered that this was not universal.

An Open Letter To My Kids About Summer

M. Blazoned | Posted 06.18.2015 | Parents
M. Blazoned

Feel free to leave your stuff wherever you want this summer. Half-finished smoothies in the family room? No problem. I got it. Socks in the hall. I'm on it. Dishes in the sink? Keep 'em coming.

WATCH: 'Mom of 15' Reveals Secret to Getting Kids Involved in Household Chores

HooplaHa | Posted 06.09.2015 | Parents

Are you a busy mom who needs a little advice from a woman with experience? Well, look no further and meet Lyette Reback, Palm Beach, FL-based mother...

She Pours Coke Into Her Toilet -- You're Going To Freak Out When You See This | Posted 06.01.2015 | HuffPost Home

Cleaning the toilet is one of the most dreaded household tasks. There's nothing glamorous about it, but if you use Coke, it'll turn the messy chore into a simple task.

The Work of Byron Katie, Parenting and Chores

Susan Stiffelman | Posted 05.26.2015 | Parents
Susan Stiffelman

I have tried everything to get my kids to do their chores, but it is a constant battle. Why can't they just do what I ask? Are all kids as lazy as mine?

5 Reasons Doing Dishes, Laundry and Cleaning Could Be Ruining Your Creative Flow

Sky Mandala Marcano | Posted 05.23.2015 | Healthy Living
Sky Mandala Marcano

I admire all the mothers and fathers who nurture and respect the home by cleaning and organizing. But some of us may benefit from letting go of a few tasks, to then benefit from being creative in other ways.

Tuesday Night Choreplay -- What Really Happens When Men Lean Into Their Housework

Stacey Brook | Posted 06.29.2015 | Women
Stacey Brook

Pour yourself a glass of wine as I sew on all your missing buttons nice and tightly and water the plants until they scream for mercy. Watch me plow through your taxes and plunge into the dog food bag to feed little Sparky.

Can You Win the Chore Wars At Home?

Jennifer Owens | Posted 06.28.2015 | Parents
Jennifer Owens

It's likely not that surprising to hear that women are still doing the majority of what was once called "women's work." That said, it is surprising to see that even in dual-income families where the woman outearns her partner, she's still handling most of the at-home jobs.

How to Get Your Kids to Do Their Chores

Jennifer Breheny Wallace | Posted 06.23.2015 | Parents
Jennifer Breheny Wallace

As with untied shoe laces, with chores I'm learning to take the long-view -- a little short-term pain for long-term gain. I'm also finding that these chores are not just teaching my kids some important life lessons, they're also teaching me, as a parent, how to be a little more disciplined and accountable myself.

Men In Suits

Teresa Kindred | Posted 06.06.2015 | Fifty
Teresa Kindred

Would my family fire me? Would they drown in dirty laundry? Probably not. Knowing my boys, they would just keep wearing dirty clothes until their girlfriends made them learn how to operate the washer and dryer.

Study Finds Habits in Children Take Root By Age 9 -- Here's What That Means for Parents

Rebecca Jackson | Posted 04.28.2015 | Parents
Rebecca Jackson

A recent study out of Brown University has concluded that routines and habits in children, including household chores and responsibilities, are unlikely to vary after the age of 9.

Why You Shouldn't Pay Your Kids For Chores

HuffPost Live | Ryan Buxton | Posted 02.25.2015 | Parents

A doctor, a politician, a humanitarian -- there are many things parents may wish their children will become. But there's one way no parent ever wants ...

10 Witty Ways To Announce Stuff Besides Marriage And Pregnancy

Stephanie D. Lewis | Posted 04.06.2015 | Parents
Stephanie D. Lewis

Take a pair of tweezers and carefully remove the scroll out of a fortune cookie. Write on a new tiny slip of paper, "Confucius says, 'Ain't no food happening here. Come to Hunan Garden!'" Stuff back inside the cookie and leave on an empty plate in the middle of the table.

Why Are Working Moms Crying?

Erin Mantz | Posted 04.01.2015 | Parents
Erin Mantz

Change is hard. It can hurt. You could say the same for motherhood. Finding the right parenting strategies so you don't end up in tears has no global solution.

What's Your Kids' Wage Gap? Boys Paid More, More Profitably

Soraya Chemaly | Posted 03.24.2015 | Parents
Soraya Chemaly

Fathers are, in the words of researchers, "gatekeepers" of their daughter's ambitions. Father's have to put in the time at home doing chores with their kids, especially daughters. Paying lip service to "equality" isn't good enough.

6 Ways to Get Your Partner to Share the Chores

Jonathan Alpert | Posted 02.14.2015 | Healthy Living
Jonathan Alpert

When dating and living apart, there's a safe place to retreat to during times of stress. When living together, though, things that were once a non-issue are now front and center and the basics of living are now under scrutiny as compatibility is further tested by the new living arrangement.

How to Take The Stress Out Of Weekly Chores

Elizabeth Grace Saunders | Posted 02.02.2015 | Parents
Elizabeth Grace Saunders

Is there a way for families to split up tasks without major fights and headaches? Fortunately, the answer is, "Yes!" But how you achieve that goal is a little different for each household.

8 Chores You Should Pawn Off on Your Kids

Sarah Bregel | Posted 02.02.2015 | Parents
Sarah Bregel

I really don't remember doing any chores as a kid... ever. And while I think there is some value in letting kids be kids, I also think doing chores as a child makes adjusting to doing them as an adult much easier.

Startups and Relationships: How to get Them Both Right

George Vou | Posted 11.17.2014 | Technology
George Vou

My job now is to try to keep our startup alive; there are no trips and no cars -- there are baby puppies though. My girlfriend is now my pregnant wife and we live at her mum's place. Glamorous, no?

An Open Letter to the Mysterious Stranger Who Loaded the Dishwasher

Susannah Lewis | Posted 11.02.2014 | Women
Susannah Lewis

When I arrived home from church last night, I was shocked to see that the sink wasn't cluttered with plates crusted in ketchup or cups stained with sour organic chocolate milk.

6 Daily Irritations We Don't Talk About

Barbara Greenberg | Posted 10.14.2014 | Women
Barbara Greenberg

I am aware of what makes you brighten up and have those pleasurable magic moments. I am also painfully aware of those little moments that drive women of all ages just a little bit crazy and makes you want to rip your hair out.

Is It Too Late to Change My Boys?

Susan Stiffelman | Posted 10.04.2014 | Parents
Susan Stiffelman

I don't believe it's ever too late for much of anything when it comes to raising children. Still, old habits die hard; especially when the person in question doesn't want to change. Here are some thoughts for generating more selflessness in your sons.

Keeping It Clean

Bernadette Noll | Posted 08.23.2014 | Parents
Bernadette Noll

Oh? You don't know what to do with that dirty dish of yours? Here you go kids...