Parents know all about the importance of dental hygiene, but who knew that sleep hygiene could also be a factor? Contributor Dr. Tom Jackson gives us an in-depth idea of how to better shape our little ones' sleeping habits.
Does your family love the excitement of the Fourth of July? Between the parades, backyard parties and fireworks, the celebration of our nation's freedom can get pretty hectic. Here are some easy ideas to get your house and loved ones prepared for the coming holiday.
Are you itching to do some redecorating but on a tight budget? If you've got books hanging around or have a couple dollars to spare, you can take on one of these DIY projects that require minimal skill and supplies.
There are areas of everyone's home that are constantly ignored when it comes to organization. Like that laundry room, which you clean up and have every intention of keeping presentable, but one whirlwind laundry day sets you back to square one. Contributor Anna Inabinet can help you get a handle on your stuff with simple strategies.
How does your garden grow in this crazy spring climate? Even those with a green thumb can find themselves scratching their heads when it comes to handling the early heat wave in many areas. Guest contributor and gardening expert Melinda Myers has some helpful pointers that will get your garden on the right track.
Going green around the house may be easier than you think. Natural products can handle a whole host of cleaning challenges, while making you feel clever, resourceful and like an all-round good citizen. When's the last time you got all that from tidying up your home?
Are you one of the many with random fabric hanging out around the house? Here's an easy do-it-yourself craft project just for you. Follow Constant Chatter contributor Anna Inabinet's step-by-step instructions for a no-sew project that will transform that extra fabric into decorative fabric tape.
Will you be hosting a party in the near future? If so, you've got invitations on your horizon. Our creative contributor Sally Charette has several suggestions to help you craft stand-out announcements that are sure to win a place on guests' fridges.
Planning on waking early, braving the crowds and heading out to find the city's best deals? Thought so. Before you go, read over these common sense tips to make sure you're doubly prepared for the crowds. You'll be glad you did.
We're just hours away for the craziest shopping day of the year -- Black Friday. Embrace the technology you spend so much for every month and put it to good use. Read on for ways to make your shopping excursion easier with the help of these apps.
With Halloween long gone and Thanksgiving right around the corner, envelopes filled with holiday cards and family portraits should start hitting mailboxes very soon. If you haven't gotten your family's latest photo taken yet, keep these thoughtful tips for contributor and amazing photographer Amy McAloon in mind.
Here's a way to decorate your home for fall -- including Halloween and Thanksgiving -- without having to hire a decorator, spend your annual food budget or end up looking like one of those neighbors. Your know the ones. Picture giant inflatable witches clinging to the fake spider web draped over the entire house. Do this instead.
Do you live in fear of losing all your precious photos, music and documents when your computer's hard drive inevitably crashes? So do we. In the "better safe than sorry" category, Constant Chatter publisher and resident tech expert Richard Tafoya explains how to begin backing up the treasured information we all store on our computers.
Itching to "lose" that hideous shirt your manbeast keeps wearing? Looking to spice up your little girl's wardrobe? Here's an option. Turn that shirt into an awesome toddler's dress. Shirt gone - check. Fellow mommies made sick with envy - check. Creativity tapped - check. That's a three-fer in our books.
As children, we lived in fear of the monsters hiding in the closet. Our parents assured us there was no such thing. Now that we're adults, things have changed. We're not safe, and there are indeed monsters in our closets -- all our stuff. We've got suggestions for ways to slay those dragons (and the neuroses they rode in on).
Calling all hoarders: If your spice rack is starting to scare you, take some pointers from our resident queen of organization, Frances Grove. This goes beyond just sorting out the chaos of jumbled bottles of celery salt, paprika and cardamom. She also examines our psychological relationship to our spices.
When couples need space, it's not always of the emotional variety. Often the survival of a relationship literally hinges on the kind of space that's a bit more tangible. Like, space you can measure with a ruler. Here's how to navigate close quarters and your loved one without degenerating into the siblings in the backseat of the station wagon kind of thing.
Maya Marin -- or Maya the DIY-a, as we like to call her -- applied her considerable creative talents to the task of turning a ratty old sweater into a super cute shoulder bag. Read on to learn how you too can replicate the magic in 10 easy steps. (And yes, we definitely recommend you try this at home.)