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Can You Win the Chore Wars At Home?

Jennifer Owens | Posted 04.28.2015 | 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 04.23.2015 | 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 04.06.2015 | 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...

How To Enjoy The Adventure Of Life

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 06.20.2014 | Healthy Living

To truly have balance in life, we know we need to not only prioritize our mental and spiritual well-being, but also our physical well-being. But what ...

Can Giving an Allowance Ruin Your Child?

Daniel Britton | Posted 08.18.2014 | Money
Daniel Britton

It may be a little controversial, but I don't believe parents should give their kids an allowance. Whilst I fully support children having and managing their own money, it is the ritual entitlement that is, in my view negative.

The Way Couples Divide Household Chores Can Make Or Break A Marriage

The Huffington Post | Taryn Hillin | Posted 05.13.2014 | Weddings

Taking out the trash, washing the dishes, or doing laundry may not seem like make-it-or-break it moments for marriages -- but according to a new study...

As Summer Approaches, Here Are 5 Ways to Get to the Fun Faster

Kylah Goodfellow Klinge | Posted 06.28.2014 | HuffPost Home
Kylah Goodfellow Klinge

Summer doesn't relieve us of the mundane chores and duties that too often keep us inside. These tips may help. Streamlining, automating and planning may not be the buzzwords of breezy fun, but they'll get you there faster.

17 Adorably Helpful Pets Who Double As Household Appliances

The Huffington Post | Sara Boboltz | Posted 03.14.2014 | Green

Do you even need a vacuum, really?

5 Signs Kids Are Struggling With Entitlement

Kristen Welch | Posted 04.09.2014 | Parents
Kristen Welch

Parenting is hard. Doing it in our culture is even harder. But it is possible to raise grateful, hard-working kids who put others first.

Why Not Letting Your Kids Do Chores Hurts Society and Me

Sisterhood of the Sensible Moms | Posted 04.07.2014 | Parents
Sisterhood of the Sensible Moms

My eye twitched when I read "Why I Don't Want My Kids Doing Chores -- Even If They're Age-Appropriate." The author recounts a tale of when her 5-year...

Perturbed By My Son's Procrastination

Susan Stiffelman | Posted 03.10.2014 | Parents
Susan Stiffelman

My son is a horrible procrastinator. I can't for the life of me get him to do homework or even 10 minutes of chores without a major fight. Things end up taking five times as long as they need to. Any advice?

Two Reality Shows That Practically Clean My House for Me

Angela Jamene | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment
Angela Jamene

There are two shows I can turn on any time and I will start cleaning my house without even realizing I'm doing it. It may begin with wiping down a counter, but if it turns out to be a marathon, my whole kitchen will be spotless by the third episode.