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Household Chores

One Genius Way To Stop Having The Same Old Fight

Melinda Blau | Posted 02.18.2014 | 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.

Bonding With a Box Store

Bonni Brodnick | Posted 03.23.2014 | Women
Bonni Brodnick

The person serving mini-tacos samples showed complete politesse when I circled back for the fifth time.

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...

LOOK: This Plate Will Change Your Life In One Awesome Way

Posted 12.19.2013 | HuffPost Home

We've seen the future and it's pretty amazing, thanks to an invention by Swedish design studio Tomorrow Machine who has created a way to do away with ...

Three Easy Daily Cleaning Tips, From Martha Stewart (VIDEO)

Posted 12.02.2013 | MarloThomas

How does Martha Stewart keep her house clean? She shared some great tips for easy daily cleaning to keep your home fresh. If it's cool enough outsi...

10 Chores That Can Help You Lose Weight

2013-02-21-grandparentslogo.jpg | Ellen Breslau | Posted 11.17.2013 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Hate the idea of going to the gym or lifting weights? Then consider the chores you do every day. Do enough vacuuming,...

Study Finds Clean Sheets Are A Huge Turn-On For Women

Posted 11.01.2013 | HuffPost Home

Candles are a conventional home accessory for getting your partner in the mood for sex, but a new survey conducted by British entertainment brand Mecc...

6 Tools For Sharing Chores and Childcare With Your Partner

Kristin Maschka | Posted 11.24.2013 | Women
Kristin Maschka

If you would like to work more as a team with your partner, these six tools can help you get out of the rut of managing family tasks yourself so you can reap the benefits of sharing responsibility.

Follow These Simple Steps to Turn Your $10 DIY Home Repair Into a $360 Emergency Plumbing Bill

Eva Moon | Posted 11.03.2013 | Comedy
Eva Moon

I could still hear a little hiss, like it wasn't all the way off, but it looked like it was off. I turned the handle a little harder. No change. Harder. The water started coming out of the hose faster. I turned it the other way. No change. Turned it back. The stream became a torrent.

Why Wives Are Fed Up With Marriage

Vicki Larson | Posted 06.24.2013 | Divorce
Vicki Larson

Forget about "two becoming one" when a man and woman marry; in fact, what we really experience is a "his" and a "hers" marriage -- a husband's and a wife's.

The Simple Thing Men Can Do To Improve Their Marriages

Posted 04.24.2013 | Weddings

The next time your spouse hides out in front of the TV instead of helping with chores, you might want to show him (or her) this research. In a stu...

Why Spouses Shouldn't Split Housework Equally | Posted 03.19.2013 | Weddings

Marriages should be equal, and that has to mean equal housework too. Laundry, cleaning, child care, scheduling playdates, and buying groceries—it sh...

Tips For Sharing Domestic Chores, From Gloria Steinem (WATCH)

Posted 08.14.2013 | MarloThomas

How can you convince your male spouse to pitch in and help with household chores? Feminist activist Gloria Steinem weighed in when she visited me on M...

7 Steps for Getting Your Kids and Spouse to Pitch in

Women & Co | Posted 04.08.2013 | Parents
Women & Co

With a little organization and communication, you can save money, make your life more pleasant, and strengthen your family as a team. Here are seven steps that can help.

Shut the F**K Up (and the Beauty of the Death of Control)

Richard Melnick | Posted 03.21.2014 | Parents
Richard Melnick

Instead of being bossy, feel the vulnerability you seek to avoid by complaining and controlling. Give yourself a hug. Give your kid a hug. Shut the f**k up! Your kid doesn't need fixing.

Five New Year's Resolutions That Parents of Teens Need to Make

Barbara Greenberg | Posted 02.27.2013 | Parents
Barbara Greenberg

It's that time of year again when parents are resolving to lose weight, join a gym and attend classes regularly, breathe deeply frequently and stop screaming and on and on the list goes. In most of these cases these same issues show up on next year's list, right?

The Best Gift You Can Give Your Kids This Holiday

Richard Melnick | Posted 03.21.2014 | Parents
Richard Melnick

Your kids have the dexterity and intelligence to contribute. You'll be shocked by what they're capable of and the pleasure they may take in being helpful.

Why I Love Folding Laundry

Sharon Greenthal | Posted 01.15.2013 | Fifty
Sharon Greenthal

The clothes I washed and folded were tangible signs of the growth of my kids -- from itty bitty socks to football player stinkers, from carters undies with hearts and teddy bears to thongs and strapless bras. There has been a wistful sense of time passing through the laundering of my family's clothing.

Why Men Can’t Have It All

Keith Richman | Posted 12.25.2012 | Women
Keith Richman

Most of the men I know feel like they are torn daily in many directions. If that sounds familiar, it is because women have felt this way for decades.

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...

Who Wants A Housewife?

Barbara & Shannon Kelley | Posted 06.13.2012 | Women
Barbara & Shannon Kelley

I'll bet you do. That's right: you, over there. The one who just fished a shirt to wear to work out of the pile of dirty clothes on your bedroom floor.

How Marriage Laws Force Couples Into Gender Roles

Vicki Larson | Posted 05.26.2012 | Weddings
Vicki Larson

Conservatives may indeed be right -- same-sex marriage has the power to take marriage and spin it on its head. And that should be something all hetero husbands, wives and would-be spouses should celebrate.

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...

How Much Time Do Women Spend Redoing Their Husbands' Chores?

Posted 03.20.2012 | Weddings

The only thing worse than doing chores is having to do them twice. According to a recent study by UK supermarket chain Sainsbury's, women spend an ...

Women Spend How Much Time Re-Doing Chores Men Do Badly?

The Huffington Post | Diana N. Nguyen | Posted 10.11.2012 | HuffPost Home

The old adage may ring true. If you want something done right, do it least if you're a woman. A new British study found women spend on a...