5 DIY Ways to Get Rid of Household Pests

Cockroaches, ants, mice and a host of other pests can infest your home almost before you realize anything is happening. There are do-it-yourself solutions that are usually effective at getting rid of household pests. This can save you the expense and hassle of bringing in an exterminator such as PermaTreat Pest & Termite Control. Another advantage of DIY pest control methods is that many use natural ingredients, so you don’t have to worry about the toxic effects of chemical pesticides.

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Protective Parenting: 5 Tips for Keeping Children Safe at Home

Home safety is a matter that parents begin to worry about from the very first moment they learn they will have a child. Fortunately, there are a number of actions they can take to make their homes safer and to teach children of every age how to be safe in the home. Here are five areas of home safety that should be on the top of your list to keep your children safe at home every day.

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3 Delicious Ways to Use Leftover Christmas Breads

When you think of leftover Christmas breads, fruitcake seems to be the one item that is singled out. Whereas other Christmas breads like Banana Nut, Spiced Apple, Pecan Maple, Lemon Loaf and Holiday Rum and Eggnog breads leave nary a crumb, there is still life left in those leftover breads to enjoy as the season winds down. A few suggestions here will certainly alleviate any pangs of guilt when you realize you need not throw these pieces of bread away with the trash.

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Christmas Morning Cleanup: 5 Strategies for Decoration Disposal

The holiday season has come and gone yet again. However, after the great unwrapping, you realize that Christmas produces mounds of trash. Boxes, wrapping paper, greenery and leftover decorations create a big cleanup challenge. Here are some ideas for managing the mess in eco-friendly ways.

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The Importance of Play: How Kids Can Learn from Fun

Playtime is important to your child’s personal development. Play provides an emotional outlet that lets people express emotions, meet new challenges, and gain a sense of accomplishment. In the formative years, crucial social skills are learned that help your child to make and maintain friendships. The freedom to play is essential to developing many life skills. Below are some of the important ways that children learn from playing.

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5 Christmas Gifts You Didn’t Know You Could Customize

What do you give someone who has everything for Christmas? Sure, you can choose from generic gift cards or the latest tech that’s on-sale right after Thanksgiving, but the most appreciated gifts are those that are customized and personalized. Personalized gifts give you the power to show how much you care by being thoughtful and creative. If you’re not sure just what can be customized, here are five great ideas:

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College Not a Fit for Your Child? 5 Fulfilling Alternatives

College is touted as the path to career and financial success. However, many young people do not know what kind of career they want when they finish high school. Some don’t want to go to college at all. This can be troubling and frustrating if you are a parent, but it doesn’t mean your child lacks ability or ambition. Forbes says to look beyond college as the ultimate path to career success. There are alternative roads a young person can follow that are also fulfilling.

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How to Prevent Injuries and Damage to Your Driveway

While slips, falls, and other accidents at home are more likely to happen on staircases or wet bathroom surfaces, your driveway can also pose a danger. Long stretches of pavement make the perfect place for games of roller hockey, basketball, or other outdoor sports, but the presence of motor vehicles near children requires you to take precautions. If you’re concerned about injuries occurring in your driveway, there are a few simple steps you can take to secure your property.

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Give It Personality! 5 Ways to Liven Up Your Kitchen

The kitchen, they say, is the heart of the home. You can use this room for preparing meals as well as entertaining your guests. With the important function that your kitchen plays, it is important to ensure that it is both lively and functional. A beautiful kitchen will make you enjoy doing chores and also help to increase the value of your home. There are numerous ideas that can help you liven up your kitchen to create the ambiance you desire. Here are five ways to give your kitchen personality.

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How Cooking Together Can Improve Your Marriage

No marriage is perfect, but sometimes the stress of raising children, paying bills, and other challenges can make being with your partner seem unbearable. With more and more couples going to divorce lawyers, it’s never been more vital for couples to find ways to rekindle their relationships. Marriage counseling might be necessary for some, but there are simple steps you can take at home to bridge the gap and rekindle the romance with your partner. While it may sound shocking at first, cooking with your spouse is an excellent way to bond with your partner.

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