I experienced true obscenity at breakfast. No, it was not what you may be thinking — it was not at Hooters before noon. It was in a five-star hotel in Manila, Philippines. What would you call pigging out when others are going hungry?
Most people think about a home remodel for years before they actually do anything about it. What makes someone take the first step to turn the dream into a reality is different for everyone. For Gayla Black and Teresa Frost, it was a flooded basement that finally did the trick.
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“We broke up.”
A few months ago I finally joined the world of smartphone users. I had become the family phone recycler — taking ownership of old phones when others decided to upgrade. And though I cannot say that I wasn’t excited to trash my old duct-taped, recycled phone, there are a few things I miss about its simplicity.
Last week we started our discussion about home remodeling to positively impact home values and appraisals. We discussed how an appraiser and the bank look at the nuts and bolts of your house and how potential buyers look at your house by the feel, function and finishes. A successful remodeling project requires careful planning to find the perfect balance to appeal to both audiences.
Oh, the eternal dinnertime struggle of kids who don’t eat their vegetables. There are countless recipes that advertise sneaky ways to cook and bake with vegetables, leaving your kids none the wiser. But I caution against this tactic. Honesty is always the best policy, even when it comes to disguising vegetables. Though it may be tempting to try and trick your children into healthy eating, there are four major reasons why that is the opposite of what you should be doing.
Many people think that the main job of an architect is to make a house look good. While that is certainly one goal of a residential remodeling project, there are others of equal or even greater importance. The way a house flows and circulates is critical to how it feels and functions. How a house functions determines the ultimate success of a project. As the old adage says, “Pretty is as pretty does.”
If your mornings are at all similar to mine, they look a little something like this: ensuring the kids wake up on time, getting dressed, making sure the dog gets fed and let out, making breakfast and lunch (bonus points if it's nutritional), convincing the 3-year-old to actually eat breakfast, and then brushing, braiding, combing and curling hair, locating homework, back-packs, socks and shoes, then sending kids off with a prayer and a peck on the cheek -- all before 8:15 a.m.
First and foremost, this article is not about motherhood, it’s about Mother’s Day.
As a child, Laurence Gonzalez cut his teeth on the survival stories of his father.
If you’re spending an extra dollar or two in the organic section at your local supermarket, you might want to take pause.
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With the social movement toward more casual, open floor plans, it is important to consider issues related to privacy when designing your remodel.
I uncovered a dirty little secret last year.
After a hard day many people go to bed with regrets and negative thoughts overwhelming their minds. Sleep becomes a way to escape the present ...
Ah, the dreaded F word. Many fear it and try to avoid it at all costs. In a relationship, it can cause one or both ...
My youngest of five children is now in junior high school. However, even when my children were preschool-age, dinners together were few and far between.