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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. ...

It’s become increasingly common for adult children to take on the care of elderly parents while raising young children themselves, which can add up to a lot of stress and responsibility. Known as the Sandwich Generation, this category of adults may find themselves stretched beyond their limits, but unsure where to turn. There needs to be a way to relieve the stress. ...

A divorce is hard on every member of a family, regardless of how involved they are in the reasoning behind the divorce. Especially when children are involved, handling the proceedings of a divorce can be challenging. There can be a lot of confusion, anger, hurt feelings and loss. However, there are things you can do to make this tumultuous time easier on your kids as well as yourself. So to help each member of your family get through this upheaval of a life event, here are three tips that will make your divorce easier on your children....

No matter how much you try to protect your kids from anything bad ever happening to them, the fact of the matter is its impossible to keep every harmful thing away, especially when it comes to illness. With such tiny immune systems, its only natural and normal for them to experience sickness in one form or another from all those big, bad germs out there. However, taking care of a sick child, especially one thats too small to talk to you and express what theyre feeling, can leave you feeling helpless as a parent. So to try to give you a...

In preparation for motherhood, you probably read a lot of books, went to various classes, and talked to experts. None of this, however, would have prepared you to deal with your post-baby body. For the first few weeks, you are going to be quite busy with taking care of your newborn. You may soon begin to realize just how your body has changed. ...

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