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There’s ample evidence that exposing children to music provides them with many benefits. It stimulates certain parts of the brain, which may help them learn faster. If your kids turn out to have a talent for music, giving them lessons at an early age gives them a head start. Aside from this, music is a way for children, regardless of talent, to express their creativity. Yet there’s still the question of when you should begin music lessons. ...

You’ll never hear anyone complain they have too much storage. No matter how big the house, it’s an unwritten law that our stuff expands to fill it. Keeping control demands innovative storage use, especially for busy, growing families. ...

Becoming a mom is an amazing and scary adventure. For first-time moms, it is even scarier since you just don’t know what to expect. From carrying your baby, to giving birth, and even the cost of it all can be overwhelming. ...

Not all marriages have fairy tale endings; unfortunately, the reality today is that 3 in 10 marriages will break down within the first 7 years. Most couples rush in marry, have children and buy homes without even really asking the question do I want to actually spend the rest of my life with this person? There are also events that happen which force a marriage to break most commonly infidelity. ...

For the last few nights you’ve been hearing thumps and scratching and scurrying noises in the attic. You’ve also noticed a peculiar smell. Could this be rats or mice, or some other nasty pest? Well, you might be surprised to learn that this brouhaha could be squirrels who’ve decided your home is the perfect place to squat. And once in, these little cuties can turn out to be a real nuisance. ...

Leaving your little ones in the care of someone other than yourself is stressful. Whether you’re choosing to have a family member, friend, or child care center keep your children it’s important to make sure you’ve asked all of the important questions and covered all of the bases. Here are a few pointers to get you started on the path to finding great child care. ...

Is the water coming out of your taps running too weakly for your liking? Or maybe your shower lacks the power it once had? When the pressure starts to drop in your home, its time to check on the plumbing. Whether you used to have great pressure and it’s started to drop, or it’s never been that great, there are a few things you can try to bring it back up to comfort levels. ...

Families seem to be getting busier and busier as time marches on. A few decades ago it was far more customary for a family to sit down at the dinner table together every single night, while now with work, school, and technology it seems like they spend less time concerned with what is going on in each other’s lives. ...

Especially as your kids get older, their bedrooms are going to be a more important part of their lives and daily routines, and also end up being safe zones and places to learn how to pick up after themselves. So, decisions about how to set them up and decorate them are singularly important. ...

Your yard, all year round, is an oasis for your whole family. It can offer a place to sunbathe, a place to relax, a place to build snowmen, and so much more. But that means that it needs some work done to it occasionally, like mowing and landscaping. ...

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