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Tips On Maintaining House Rules With Guests

It takes time to establish house rules with your family. Old habits are hard to break. It might have been difficult to get your husband to adopt the habit of taking his shoes off at the door when he was raised in a house where that wasn’t a rule. It might have been even more difficult to get your children to wash their hands before meals or to not eat in front of the TV when they’ve seen you or your husband breaking these rules from time to time. But hard work pays off, and you’ve finally found yourself and your family in harmony with the rules you find necessary to maintain your home. But how do you get your family to continue to follow and enforce those rules when guests arrive at your door? The following are some helpful tips on maintaining house rules with guests:

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Grow Greener! 3 Garden Ideas From Repurposed Household Items

Grow Greener! 3 Garden Ideas From Repurposed Household Items

Did you know that gardens can grow so much more than pretty flowers and tasty vegetables? Gardening is shown to reduce stress, elevate your mood, and provide gentle exercise in the fresh air and sunshine. Kids who help in the family garden are more likely to eat their veggies, and more likely to try a variety of produce. Digging in the dirt may help boost natural immunity, and above all it is loads of fun! But there is no need to spend a fortune on supplies: here are 3 ways to get a great start on your garden, just using things from around your house.

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Pronto Paella: Dinner In An Hour

As winter drags on and on, are you getting tired of heavy winter stews and hearty, meat and potato dishes? Are you having trouble finding fresh, zesty dinner ideas that just scream “Spring?” We have the perfect shrimp and chicken paella recipe that your whole family will love. The best part is it can be achieved from start to finish in under an hour!

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DIY Pom-Pom Nursery Decor

Browsing Pinterest for baby’s nursery inspiration, you’ve probably seen a million and one ideas. But many can be time-consuming, and as an expectant or new mom, you need a project that’s high-impact yet simple. A soft, whimsical way to add some color is with some Pom-Poms. You’ve seen them on Etsy, but have you ever thought of crafting your own? Check out this simple how-to for DIY Pom-Poms!

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Fun & Easy Valentine’s Day Photoshoots to Do with Your Kids

Fun and Easy Valentine's Day Shoots to Do With Your Kids
You needn’t trek to a professional studio to get great photos of your kids during holidays. Save your money for professional photos during the big holidays and take your own Valentine’s Day pictures for cards, Facebook, or just displaying around the house. Your kids will be more relaxed with you anyway and you’ll capture priceless, genuine moments with them. Read on for a few easy Valentine’s Day photos to take in your own home that can be created for less than $20, as well as some tips for great photos.

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