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9 Fall Activities That Burn Calories

Posted 10.08.2012 | Healthy Living

Are darker days and cooler temperatures discouraging you from getting a good workout? Stop right there! There are plenty of fall activities you're ...

Dirty Duty: Splitting the Chores, Newlywed Style!

Danielle Tate | Posted 10.22.2012 | Weddings
Danielle Tate

Before you begin to argue over whose turn it is to do the dishes, take out the trash or scrub the toilets, it's a good idea to make a list and divide the chores in a way that's agreeable to both of you.

7 Things I Refuse To Feel Guilty About This August | Posted 10.16.2012 | Parents

I used to consider my perennial "August lazies" a parental failing, but I'm starting to believe that fizzling out near the end of the summer allows me to embrace September with more pep in my step.

JOKE: Hubby Does The Chores

Posted 10.09.2012 | MarloThomas

A husband gets into his grubbiest clothes on a Saturday morning and sets about doing all the chores he's been putting off for weeks. He cleans the gar...

Parenting with the Brain in Mind

Susan Kaiser Greenland | Posted 09.08.2012 | Parents
Susan Kaiser Greenland

Neither of my parents could have possibly learned everything that parents who are interested in brain development in their children could learn today.

How Many Calories Will You Burn Doing Chores This Weekend?

Posted 05.26.2012 | Healthy Living

For many, Memorial Day weekend is a time for barbecues and beach trips, complete with an extra day off to celebrate the symbolic start of summer. For ...

My Kids Don't Agree That A Little Work Never Hurt Anyone...

Jane Crockett | Posted 06.30.2012 | Parents
Jane Crockett

Perhaps there is no more hard work for my children to do, but to work hard will never fail them.

Why Can't My Kids Just Say 'OK'?

The Huffington Post | Susan Stiffelman | Posted 04.25.2012 | Parents

Dear Susan, Lately, my kids fight me on everything -- whether it's doing homework or helping clear the table. They know they have to do these thing...

The No-Scream Discipline Solution

Jamie Anne Richardson | Posted 06.10.2012 | Parents
Jamie Anne Richardson

In my own defense, let me say that my kids have developed earplugs that allow them to completely tune me out. Words like work, chore and NOW fall on deaf ears.

The Great Allowance Debate

Beth Kobliner | Posted 06.04.2012 | Money
Beth Kobliner

With discussion, consistency and some sensible rules, an allowance can be an important tool for teaching your kids about money -- and getting them to stop pestering you for handouts all the time.

The Surprising Tasks That Can Improve Your Sex Life

Meg Keene | Posted 05.07.2012 | Weddings
Meg Keene

I can hear what you're thinking right now. Really, she's talking about dividing up chores? Yawn. But here is the thing. Household division of labor is one of the problems that causes the most stress in young marriages.

The Real Reason You're Doing More Chores Than Your Spouse

The Huffington Post | Katherine Bindley | Posted 03.21.2012 | Women

It may not seem like a big deal when your partner makes the bed and mistakenly puts the pillows that are clearly decorative shams behind the plain whi...

Do You Need More 'Chore-Play' In Your Marriage?

Monique Honaman | Posted 04.22.2012 | Weddings
Monique Honaman

I realized that she didn't say she needed more "foreplay." What she did say was that she needed more "chore-play." What a concept!

Ask Not What You Can Do for Your Child -- Ask What Your Child Can Do For You!

Dr. G | Posted 03.27.2012 | Parents
Dr. G

Take that time we are blessed with in this generation to stop putting away their laundry and start thinking about their characters. Think what great parenting you could do if you delegated some of the tedious work to your kids.

"You Want Me to Wa?"

Miriam Novogrodsky | Posted 03.25.2012 | Parents
Miriam Novogrodsky

Last week I watched my 17-year-old stumped by the dishwasher and my 14-year-old wrestle sheets, unsure how to make them fit her mattress, and I vowed to get to the bottom of my over-mommying.

What Would Happen If Men Ran Christmas?

The Huffington Post | Jessica Pearce Rotondi | Posted 12.16.2011 | Women

Who orchestrates holiday celebrations in your house? According to statistics, there's a good chance she's female (in other words, you) -- and that she...

5 Apps That Turn Doing Chores Into A Game

The Huffington Post | Laura Stampler | Posted 11.21.2011 | Parents

Pulling a child away from an X-Box to clean her room or take out the trash can be, well...a chore. But what if the key to getting kids to handle thei...

Company Clean In 30 Minutes (Or Less!)

Stephanie O'Dea | Posted 10.17.2011 | Parents
Stephanie O'Dea

I love parties, and I like having people over. I don't really like pop-ins; it's a lot more fun to entertain when your house is clean.

Katherine Bindley

How To (Sneakily) Get Your Kids to Help Around The House | Katherine Bindley | Posted 10.02.2011 | Parents

If the combination of your job, your tasks around the house and your mom duties is making you crazy, it may be time to hire an assistant. Not a profes...

Balanced Life -- 9 Tips to Quit Nagging.

Gretchen Rubin | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Gretchen Rubin

Every Wednesday is Tip Day. This Wednesday: 9 tips to quit nagging. From what I hear from other people, it's clear that I'm not the only person w...

The Mint Cleaner Is an Impressive Little Device

Ramon Nuez | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Ramon Nuez

I have been using the Mint Cleaner for a few weeks and I am very impressed with this little guy. It does not vacuum -- which I thought I would have an issue with -- so it is very quiet.

The Secret To Fairly Sharing The Chores

Marc And Amy Vachon | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Marc And Amy Vachon

What if we turned our focus inward instead, into the depths of our relationship rather than on the surface of our respective family roles? This is the secret that, time and again.

Where Have All The Errands Gone?

Lita Smith-Mines | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Lita Smith-Mines

I thoroughly enjoy waking up Saturday mornings without the usual twin afflictions of a bad mood and a knot in my stomach, I'm realizing the shedding of the dreaded errands is the end of my nightmare.

Ten Ways to Find Your Children More Likeable (And to Be More Likeable to Your Children)

Sarah Trillin | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Sarah Trillin

My office is filling up once again with parents complaining about what awful children they have. So many parents feel that their children are rude, lazy, high maintenance, and just not very much fun to be around.