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Americans Still Think A Woman's Place Is In The Kitchen

The Huffington Post | Anna Almendrala | Posted 08.29.2016 | Healthy Living

Household chores can be pretty fraught: Who does what and how is it decided? And what does it mean about equality and harmony in your household? If b...

9 Household Chores You Should Stop Doing Right Now

Trulia | Posted 07.13.2016 | HuffPost Home
Trulia

While some things may need a daily scrubbing (we're looking at you, kitchen counters), there are other chores you can do less often, or stop doing altogether.

Unequal Housework Could Be Damaging Women's Health

The Huffington Post | Anna Almendrala | Posted 06.23.2016 | Healthy Living

We've long known that the way couples divide housework can have a serious impact on a woman's career. For example, in her 2013 book Lean In, Facebook ...

15 Reasons to Stop Driving Your Dry Cleaning around in Your Car

Carissa Howard | Posted 05.20.2016 | Women
Carissa Howard

Want to eliminate your dry-cleaning chore from your to-do list? Using a free pick-up and delivery dry cleaners will save you hours over the course of a month. Find one in your area that offers quality cleaning service, and with the free added convenience of having it picked up and hand-delivered to your front door.

Working Four Shifts a Day... And Lucky

Debra Pickett | Posted 03.08.2016 | Women
Debra Pickett

While my life feels exhausting, it is also deeply engaging and fulfilling. And, while the balancing act is often stressful, my family and I are incredibly insulated from real stresses. We're safe, we're healthy, we're well-fed and well-educated.

Can Better Policies Make Men Share the Housework?

The Cut | Kimberley Richards | Posted 03.04.2016 | Parents

“My little baby girl, you’re all grown-up now,” says an older man in an Indian ad for laundry detergent that made the rounds online this week. ...

The Best Thing You Can Do For Your Child Is To Make Them Do Chores. Seriously.

Quora | Posted 02.26.2016 | Parents
Quora

These questions originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights. ...

This Floor-Cleaning Cat Is The Purr-fect Housemate

The Huffington Post | Lee Moran | Posted 02.19.2016 | Weird News

Cats sometimes get a bad reputation for being lazy. Not this one. The feline likes to help out around its owner's home by cleaning the floor. Video po...

11 Things You Should Do For Your Home In November

Houzz | Posted 11.10.2015 | HuffPost Home
Houzz

With the days growing shorter (and chillier) and holidays coming just around the corner, November is bound to fill up fast with necessary preparations for winter and the holiday festivities. Stay on track during this busy time by checking these to-dos off your list.

Why Wives Who Do All the Housework Don't Want Sex

Samantha Rodman PhD | Posted 10.29.2015 | Weddings
Samantha Rodman PhD

One major key to understanding why your wife won't sleep with you is this: When women are stressed out, they can't relax enough to have sex. For women, relaxation is necessary (but not sufficient) to feeling sexual.

My Husband Thinks I'm a Slob

Samantha Rodman PhD | Posted 08.18.2016 | Weddings
Samantha Rodman PhD

Often, when people complain about mess, they have come from one of two possible upbringings: one where cleanliness was highly prioritized, or one which was embarrassingly messy (or even hoarded). Generally, people who very upset by messes are those who tend toward anxiety.

For Father's Day, I Will Talk Mulch to You

Alexandra Rosas | Posted 06.16.2016 | Parents
Alexandra Rosas

Beauty is always in the eye of the beholder, and found in the places where others overlook. And when you are on this side of life, as my husband and I are, you grapple with mortality. You question purpose and use of your time on earth. Or you find your answers in mulch.

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

Sky Mandala Marcano | Posted 05.21.2016 | 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.

They Won't Remember the Clean Towels

Stephanie Ortiz | Posted 06.16.2015 | Parents
Stephanie Ortiz

The kids were gone for a few hours, and when they finally returned, their smiles were bright, and their cheeks were glowing... from both the sun and the massive ice cream cones they'd eaten. And I'd missed it.

A Wardrobe Malfunction

Sheila Blanchette | Posted 12.12.2014 | Fifty
Sheila Blanchette

I am not much of a housekeeper. I often tell the story of the time my mother-in-law and my mother got to talking about my housekeeping skills. I don't remember exactly how it came up but their discussion ended with my mother saying, "Well she didn't get that from me."

"A Chore Thing"

Jerry Zezima | Posted 12.01.2014 | Comedy
Jerry Zezima

By Jerry Zezima The late, great humorist Erma Bombeck once said, "Housework, if you do it right, can kill you." Since I am still alive, thanks to my...

I'm a Domestic Disaster: Does That Make Me a Bad Woman?

Nikki Gloudeman | Posted 10.25.2014 | Women
Nikki Gloudeman

I think I'm a pretty fun girl to have around. Yet on some level, despite my progressive ideals, I've always feared that my domestic inadequacies will prevent any man from wanting a real future with me -- when there are, presumably, Martha Stewart minions just waiting in the wings.

What Lurks Behind the Word 'Wife'?

TueNight | Posted 10.13.2014 | Women
TueNight

I surprised myself with the revelation that there has always been something about the word "wife" that bothered me deep down. It felt unequal.

Cleaning Lady Detox: How and Why I Conquered My Addiction

Lillian Duggan | Posted 10.05.2014 | Parents
Lillian Duggan

I came home from work, opened the front door, took in the near-perfect lack of dust, inhaled crisp lemony Pine Sol and thought to myself, This must be like smoking crack.

Bounty Ad Is Super Offensive to Moms

Dana Mark | Posted 05.31.2014 | Parents
Dana Mark

Ads like this one try to shame us into thinking that everything we do should be a breeze if it makes our kids happy.

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?

One Genius Way To Stop Having The Same Old Fight

Melinda Blau | Posted 04.20.2014 | Parents
Melinda Blau

Once you see how capable, organized, thoughtful and careful your child is when you're not in charge, it might be easier to let him step out of his (and your) comfort zone at home.

The Question I Don't Want To Be Asked As A Stay-At-Home Parent

Annabel Monaghan | Posted 10.22.2015 | Parents
Annabel Monaghan

When he leaves in the morning, I'm in my pajamas and the kitchen's a mess. When he comes home at night, I'm in my pajamas and the kitchen's a mess. How can I explain to him that, though the pajamas are the same, the mess is a totally new, fresh mess?

Here's All The Proof That You Need That There's Nothing Sexier Than A Man Who Cleans

The Huffington Post | Amanda Scherker | Posted 01.23.2014 | HuffPost Home

Gone are the days when all women were expected to be bustling domestic goddesses, while men were expected to bring home the proverbial bacon. Today, w...

10 New Year's Resolutions for Working Mothers

Liz O'Donnell | Posted 03.01.2014 | Women
Liz O'Donnell

In 2014, why not focus on the best of working motherhood? Here are 10 New Year's Resolutions to help you do just that. Don't try to tackle them all (see resolution number 10); just choose a few. Because, while we can have it all, we can't do it all.