Home & Family

Family Emergency Preparedness 2006

Tips for family emergency preparedness for both man made and natural disasters.

Burning To Buy A Stove? Then Read This: Stove Buying Guide

Gone are the days when you have to bring a very bulky and very dangerous stove when you go camping. The stoves of today are small, lightweight and very efficient, not to mention very safe. One of today?s portable stoves would probably be your best buddy when you go out camping.

The Ties That Bind Us Together

This article talks about how a healthy family should be. It discusses certain family problems that can lead to a state of depression for a family member or the entire family. Depression can lead to more serious matters, so open communication within the family is important. Family counseling is crucial for families that needs outside opinion and help.

Using a Mobility Scooter Safely

This article has some information about curved stair lifts.

New Study: Cleaning The Tub Is A Pain

People have been complaining about cleaning the bathroom since the advent of indoor plumbing. Now help is on the way for those who detest bending and stretching to get a clean tub and shower.

An Open Letter To The American Granny

Dr Mike explores typical compliments and gripes parents have with grandmothers.

How can you save money on your grocery bill?

An article showing you how to save 30% - 40% on your grocery bill.

Tips To Cut Your Cleaning Time

According to a recent survey by home cleaning experts, over half a sense of accomplishment after cleaning their homes--even though they don't necessarily like having to houseclean.

Planning the perfect party or event

Any event can be made special with a little effort and creativity at relatively little expense. Follow the tips in our guide and you could create a fantastic event on a low budget effortlessly.

How to Clean Leather

Guidelines to maintain your leather products

How To Find The Best Loft Beds For Kids

In buying furniture for your childrens' bedroom, the first consideration is safety ? second is orderliness. A loft bed can offer both, but you need to be careful in choosing onefor for kids' sake. The best way to select a loft bed is to examine one that's already assembled. Place your hands on the top bunk and then try to shake the entire assembly. This will give you an idea of the sturdiness of the bed's construction. If it's wobbly or otherewise poorly made, tell the store ...

An Overview of Handicapped Bathtub Options

There are several bathtubs on the market today specially designed for handicapped bathers. Many have special features that allow those with special needs to use the tubs without assistance. Here's how to choose....

Pack Smarter To Make Moving Easier

When making the enormous decision to move from one home to the next, many people don't realize that they have also signed up to make countless choices, big and small.

Kitchen Tips: Cleaning Butcher Block Countertops

Natural hardwoods set off kitchen fixtures and floorings beautifully, which is why they are so popular.

They're Fighting For You The AARP

In that era, health insurance was virtually unavailable to older Americans, since few private insurers would accept these high-risk clients and the American government had not yet established Medicare, which was only enacted in 1965. This association of retired teachers grew to offer membership benefits to all retired citizens. It is now a world-wide organization with headquarters in Lausanne, Switzerland and Washington, D.C., local offices in every state, and over 2,500 local chapters.

Vacuum Cleaners - How would we manage without them?

Vacuum cleaners are an absolute essential home appliance these days. We rely on our vacuum cleaner to help keep our homes free of dust and dirt; but how often do we go about our cleaning, without giving much thought to how efficient these machines really are?

The ?Disaster Dozen? Top Twelve Myths Of Disaster Preparedness

Hurricane Katrina and others in the season have given us yet another disaster preparedness wake-up call. Do we pay attention now or hit the snooze button again?

Many Reasons Pregnancy and Alcohol Never Mix

Noah is nine years old and in the second class. He was considered to be in the third grade this year, but he has had regular difficulties learning in school. His attention period is not what other kids' are, and in fact, he suffers from slight mental retardation. In addition, inferior hearing also obstruct his performance at school. And it could all have been prevented if his mother had not drunk -- and drunk heavily -- while pregnant with her child.

bottle openers ? did you know?

There are surprisingly many different kinds of bottle openers out there

Simple and Easy Tips - How to Throw a Tailgate Party No One Will Forget

There can be no more exciting urban outdoor activity than throwing a tailgate party. Aside from the fact that tailgate parties are casual and a lot of fun, they are relatively easy to setup. You can also add a bit of pizzazz to your parties so that your friends and families won't ever forget them. Here are some tips on how to throw a party that will dazzle your guests.

New Appliances Make Laundry Day Easier

Traditionally, the washer and dryer have been necessary annoyances in the home. They're loud, inefficient and hard on clothes, but they're the only way to tackle the ever-growing mountains ...

Outdoor Kitchen - The Dynamics of Taking Your Cooking Outside!

Outdoor Kitchen - The Dynamics of Taking Your Cooking Outside!

5 Simple Ways Connect With Your Husband

Have you ever rolled over in the morning and not known the man lying next to you? I?m not referring to that time back in college - I?m talking about the present. After years of marriage, you may start to feel like your husband is a stranger. Or is it that you feel he?s getting stranger? Either way, here are 5 simple ways to stay connected to your husband.

Quick Guide to Buying Stair Lifts

When considering buying stair lifts, you first need to compare prices quoted by stair lift manufacturers. Never buy a lift from people who are forcing you to purchase a lift within the day.

Getting Help For A Family Member Who Struggles With Fear And Anxiety

It is not easy to watch a family member or relative struggle with fear and anxiety. The first step is that you should get him or her to talk to a professional who can get them started in the right path of getting better. Getting professional help for their fears and anxiety is very important. In addition, here are some techniques a person can use to help manage their fears and anxieties.

To Will Or Not To Will, Do?s And Don?ts In Making A Will

First things first, you should have a will. Wills not only do the obvious: distribute wealth and possessions to loved ones; they also leave an impression on how carefully one has managed his or her estate especially for those left behind.