Home Care & Maintenance

How to Get Rid of Old Toys Without Upsetting Kids

It takes some bartering to get kids to tidy up. But what if your child simply can't bear to bid old stuff adieu?

Creative Ways to Wrap Gifts

Scrap the standard pricey wrapping papers! Make your holiday goodies shine with these creative gift packaging ideas that will be fun for the kids, too.

Choosing and Caring for Fresh-Cut Christmas Trees

Chop and prop your own holiday tree with these seven tips from Michigan experts. Plus, learn how to take care of real Christmas trees once they're set up.

How to Clean Out Your Closet

Whether it's a seasonal wardrobe shift or time to tackle the toy storage, try these eight tips to tidy your family's home.

Laundry Cleaning Tips for Busy Parents

How to improve your laundry routine, remove difficult stains and how to keep clothes looking new.

Fire Pit Safety Tips for Families

Safety mishaps and breached fire codes can result in more than burnt marshmallows. Check out these outdoor fire pit safety tips to keep your family safe.

Plant Safety for Kids

What are poisonous plants for kids? What should do if a child ingests one? Get details, plus some safer plant alternatives to choose with children around.

Eco-Friendly Home Cleaning Tips

Spruce up your house without all the chemicals with these five green house cleaning tips.

Tips for Easy Outdoor Spring Spruce Ups

If your family backyard could use a little lift, check out these home trends, improvements and projects for parents from Lowe's.

Home Ec 'Life Skills' Lessons – at Home

Child's school not delivering the 411 on cooking, money and other important life skills? We've got you covered in the home ec department.

Four-Day Plan for Hosting the Perfect Thanksgiving

The key to hosting the perfect Thanksgiving, is preparation. Here, the owners of Simply Good Kitchen in Birmingham offer their four-day plan to make hosting Turkey Day easier.

How to Be a Good Neighbor

Six tips for ensuring you don't spark a Hatfield & McCoys relationship in your hood – and maybe even make some friends.