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This Fun Allowance App Will Have Your Kids Begging To Do Chores

BusyKid lets you use allowance to teach your kids all about modern money management<p>While the debate rages on about whether screen time is good or bad …

Kids

15 Family Rules to Keep Your Household Running Smoothly

Our rule is that everyone must knock before opening a closed door. Several times my kids have expressed their appreciation for it after going to a …

A Cleaning Schedule You Can Stick To

Some folks make their bed as soon as they get up in the morning, one small part of a routine to maintain a neat, orderly home. You know these people: …

What makes kids picky eaters — and what may help them get over it

Tips you can use to help raise kids who aren’t afraid of food.<p>Some kids are happy to snack on carrots, raw peppers and hummus, while other kids would be happy to follow a carb-based “white” diet of pasta, rice and bread.<p>Why are some kids so fussy about food? It turns out there a dizzying number of …

Kids

11 amazing products that make parenting so much easier

TJ Donegan | Reviewed.com<p><i>— Our editors review and recommend products to help you buy the stuff you need. If you make a purchase by clicking one of our links, we may earn a small share of the revenue. However, our picks and opinions are independent from USA TODAY’s newsroom and any business</i> …

Parenting

28 Meal Prep Ideas For Stress-Free, Healthy, and Delicious Dinners

Holler if you're obsessed with meal prep! Isn't it an amazing feeling to look in your fridge and see mountains of stacked containers filled with delicious, healthy, perfectly portioned food?!<p>If you don't get home until late or you eat dinner away from home, here are some dinner meal-prep ideas to …

Healthy Eating

Marriage Is For Smart Rich People Now

Eli Finkel, author of 'The All or Nothing Marriage,' spent years going through the data on marriage. He thinks that, while strong marriages have …

12 Foods You Need to Stop Buying—and 17 You Should Eat More Of

The best and worst choices in every food group, according to registered …

Women's Health

A Guy Read 50 Years Worth of Relationship Studies. He Came Up With 17 Strategies

What makes love last? Different researchers from different academic disciplines have examined the question over the years and now a professor has …

Psychology

How to Make Fresh Ravioli From Scratch

01 of 09<p>Make the Pasta and Filling<p>Making ravioli from scratch is relatively easy to do and is very impressive to your dinner guests. More …

Italian Food

Recipe: How to Make a Raspberry Cheesecake Smoothie

This protein-packed, post-workout beverage has the perfect combination of protein, fat, and carbs. The natural sugars come from the raspberries, …

Food

This Crispy, Juicy Fried Chicken Is Worth the Mess

<b>Pro tip:</b> You can also cover your stovetop around the pot with aluminum foil before frying for an even easier cleanup.<p><b>Salt the chicken:</b> Place the …

Cooking

17 Cheat Sheets Every Home Cook Should Know About

From baking hacks, to perfect pastas, to slow cooker shortcuts.

The 11 Best Sheets on Amazon, According to Hyperenthusiastic Reviewers

<i>Here at the Strategist, we like to think of ourselves as crazy (in the good way) about the stuff we buy (like</i> <i>pillows</i><i>), but as much as we’d like to,</i> …

17 Empanada Recipes You'll Want To Save For Later

I'm not drooling, you're drooling.

Happy Couples Have These 6 Things in Common—Do You?

I've always been staunchly against the idea that you should change yourself to please someone else, but I'll admit that this year my perspective …

37 Seriously Amazing Tips Every Clean Freak Needs To Know

Everything you need to know (or buy) to make your house spotless!

Celebrate National Chocolate Brownie Day with these 11 decadent recipes

Cupcakes, cake pops, Cronuts and puffle cones have all had their moment, but when you want a truly satisfying dessert that also happens to be incredibly easy to make, nothing beats a rich and chocolaty brownie.<p>Celebrate National Chocolate Brownie Day by whipping up one of these deliciously decadent …

Dessert

How to make limoncello with just four ingredients and in just 10 days

A four-ingredient recipe for Limoncello is taking the internet by storm.<p>The syrupy-sweet Italian liqueur is notoriously painstaking to make, …

Alcohol

Make Crispier Roasted Potatoes by Roughing Them Up First

Boiling your potatoes with salt or vinegar before you roast them can help make your roasted potatoes come out crispier, but there’s an even better …

9 Slow Cooker Hacks That'll Come in Handy This Fall

You could just set it and forget it, but these tips are going to completely up your slow cooking game.<p>Now that fall is in full swing, it's the ideal time to start firing up your slow cooker on the regular. It's a lifesaver on busy weeknights, especially when you're craving comfort food on a chilly …

Slow Cookers

Can you afford to have a baby? Here's how much kids cost — and how to save up enough money

Biological clock starting to tick a little louder these days?<p>Take a hard look at your bank account before you start picking out onesies or decorating …

What to eat in pregnancy: the new rules according to the experts

No sooner does a woman break the news that she is pregnant than she is bombarded with a list of things she must eat or avoid, from alcohol to sushi, blue cheese to Parma ham. The advice is ever changing and still controversial. But what’s becoming clear is just how crucial a woman’s diet is to her …

Freeze-Ahead Breakfast Burritos with Chorizo & Cheese

Heat the oil in a large nonstick frying pan or cast iron skillet (12 inches or larger) over medium heat until shimmering. Add the chorizo and cook, …

Breakfast

Tidy with Technology: 6 Gadgets to Keep Your Home Clean and Comfy

I’m sure that at least once you have daydreamed about having a self-cleaning home of the future that answers your every command. You could enjoy your …

21 painless tricks to make your home squeaky clean

It's nobody's favourite household task but cleaning is a necessary evil, unless you want a smelly bedroom or a coffee table that's piled up with …

Kitchens

Hydroponic Garden Jar Cilantro

The perfect way to top off taco night? <b>Fresh cilantro picked from your windowsill!</b> This Garden Jar kit from Modern Sprout has everything you need to <b>grow</b> <b>a thriving cilantro plant at home</b>. The jar is equipped with a hydroponic system that brings water into the roots through a process known as …

The pans every baker should have

After a lifetime of baking — first at home and then in my bakery and now at home again — I'm pretty clear about the type and size of pans that I …

Theme Your House Right: 3 Little Things That Affect the Feel Of Your Home

Credit<p>Do you want to live in a beautiful house with well-furnished and decorated rooms? I bet you do. But when it comes to actually turning your house to heaven on earth, it can be a bit of a challenge and often times, a large mess.<p>Interior decoration is not about slapping colors against the wall …

Home Decorating