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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 04.12.2014 | 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.

Why I've Always Loved Doing Housework

Sharon Greenthal | Posted 02.13.2014 | Fifty
Sharon Greenthal

For me, the intimacy of organizing my children's closets, folding their socks, making their meals -- it was as integral to my life as their mother as watching them play sports or helping them with their homework. By performing these day-to-day tasks, I was able to gain an insight into their lives in a way that my husband couldn't.

Been There, Done That

Laverne H. Bardy | Posted 01.25.2014 | Fifty
Laverne H. Bardy

I was only married a short while when I realized something was wrong with me. It happened when I heard myself mumbling obscenities as I pushed the vacuum, powered entirely by resentment.

10 Chores That Can Help You Lose Weight

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

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

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.

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.

What's Missing From the Opt-Out Discussion

Liz O'Donnell | Posted 10.09.2013 | Women
Liz O'Donnell

All of the workplace flexibility in the world isn't going to be enough to keep talented women thriving at work, if these women don't get some more flexibility at home too.

Why Work Is 'Never Done' For Many Women

The Huffington Post | Posted 07.24.2013 | Women

More women in Europe have taken on full-time jobs in recent years, but they haven't taken any work off of their plates at home, according to new data ...

You Are Stupid if You Do Your Own Laundry

Emma Johnson | Posted 07.13.2013 | New York
Emma Johnson

I refuse to do laundry. That's a bit of an overstatement, but I really, really hate to do the wash, and I really, really hate the fold.

Work-Life Balance Does Exist, But It's Not What You Think It is

Liz O'Donnell | Posted 06.15.2013 | Parents
Liz O'Donnell

My life, like the lives of so many of the 23 million working mothers in this country, is a constant series of choices -- weighing the pros and cons of every decision I make.

Why Spouses Shouldn't Split Housework Equally

www.theatlantic.com | 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...

Oh Come On, Ladies!

Betty Londergan | Posted 05.08.2013 | Women
Betty Londergan

I'm proud to be a woman and nobody's ever accused me of being too accommodating, but there's a few conversations around women that have been amusing me lately.

How to be a Grown-up Girl

Christina Pesoli | Posted 04.23.2013 | Women
Christina Pesoli

When a girl is little it's OK for her to have her own dreams -- and it's fine for her to dream big. She can pretend to be a princess and reign over an entire land, or announce that she wants to be an Academy Award-winning actress or declare that she is going to be the next President.

Sex and Domesticity

Rob Brooks | Posted 04.10.2013 | Science
Rob Brooks

"The most erotic thing a man can do for a woman is... the dishes." You've no doubt encountered this oft-repeated claim, or one like it, before. Yet, as always, reality is far more complex than the headlines.

Is Housework Sexy? Or Are Manly Men Getting More?

Barbara Risman | Posted 04.09.2013 | Fifty
Barbara Risman

Research suggests that men who do more everyday chores actually report less sex per month then those who do less typically female jobs. Should husband's everywhere take off their aprons and have a beer while their wives stop off at the grocery store on the way home from work?

More Sex In Store For Husbands Who Do More Masculine Chores Around The House

The Huffington Post | Shelley Emling | Posted 02.05.2013 | Fifty

Who takes out the trash the most in your house ... the man or the woman? Your answer could be a factor in how much sex you're having. A new study i...

Is Housework a Career Killer?

Liz O'Donnell | Posted 03.24.2013 | Business
Liz O'Donnell

A new study from the University of California, Berkeley indicates that women who run their households have fewer career ambitions and less interest in promotions and raises at work.

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.

Katherine Bindley

How To (Sneakily) Get Your Kids to Help Around The House

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

Cleaning Is Praying. Praying Is Cleaning!

Maria Rodale | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

I recently read a wonderful novel by a Turkish author, Elif Shafak, called The Forty Rules of Love. It's a powerful book, but one of the lines that st...