April Potts

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Chores For Kids: The Preschool & Kindergarten Edition

Do you have a set list of tasks on hand that your preschoolers and kindergarteners can do to help around the house?<p>If your kids are anything like …

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5 Empowering Ways to Get Your Kids to Listen

Having a hard time getting your children to follow directions? Me too. So my friends and I decided to try our own group therapy. Don't laugh—it works!<p>A few months ago I crashed headfirst into my most frustrating parenting problem to date: My daughters were ignoring me. I could tell them five times …

Family Chore Chart - 13 x 9 Magnet Board - Personalized Chore Board with 2-6 Names - Magnetic Chore Chart - With Optional Magnets

A busy household always runs a little smoother when everyone can help out. Keep your family organized and simplify chore time by rotating daily or weekly tasks. This chart is also durable, environmentally friendly and flexible to meet your family's needs.<p>Includes: 1 chore chart with complimentary …

Study: Math Skills at Age 7 Predict How Much Money You'll Make

Kids who were better at reading and math at age seven ended up in a higher socioeconomic class age 42, regardless of what other advantages they had.<p>Vin Crosbie/Flickr<p>Type A Personality Doubles Risk of Having a Stroke<br>• Countries That Use More High Fructose Corn Syrup Have More Diabetes<br>• Volunteering May …

How-To: Kids Polka Dot Pillowcase Tank Top

Make your little lady a cute Mini Boden-inspired top with this polka dot pillowcase tank tutorial from Cherie at You and Mie!<p><b>More:</b><p>How-To: His and Her Pillowcases<br>• How-To: Vintage-Style Pillowcase Chemise<br>• How-To: Pillowcase Sundress

Top 21 under-the-radar destinations

From Canada’s Yukon wilderness to the mountaintops of India, these unconventional holiday destinations will lead you off the beaten path and onto an adventure all your own.

National Parks

32 Cheap And Easy Backyard Ideas That Are Borderline Genius

Can't afford that dream deck or in-ground pool you're dying for? There are still ways to get a beautiful backyard that's perfect for entertaining.

Landscaping

Recipes, DIY, Home Decor & Crafts

Dye Projects

Give plain white cotton dish towels a colorful upgrade, making them pretty enough to use as napkins. Crafts editor Silke Stoddard uses iDye pellets to dye batches of them in a washing machine, then tosses them in the dryer: “The whole process is as easy as running a load of laundry.”<p><i>iDye pellets,</i> …

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How to: Make DIY Subway Art

Becca was inspired by Z Gallerie's Subway art series, but not impressed with the $250 price tag. She made her own version in a few simple steps.<p>Becca …

Making Your Own Furniture? Yes, You Can Do That

Six years ago Ana White, now 32, was pregnant and living with her electrician husband in a one-room structure on their property in Delta Junction, …

Bottles Up! 20 Ways to Repurpose Your Bottles

Who says mason jars are the only containers hot on the repurposing scene? Bottles are where it’s at, especially after <i>poppin’ bottles in the ice, like a blizzard</i>.<p>But for real, after your next big shindig, be sure to save a few of those glass <i>and</i> plastic bottles to make your own take on any of these …

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10 New Ways To Repurpose An Old Dresser

How many times have you passed up a great old dresser at a yard sale because you weren't sure what to do with it? It happens to me all the time. …

10 Small Space Container and Herb Garden Ideas

Growing your own herbs is incredibly satisfying. Not only do they take up very little space, they take your cooking to new heights as you start …

DIY Accent Pillows to Update Your Home

When it comes to transforming your home, small details can make the difference between average and stunning spaces. One of the easiest ways to change …

Tutorial | How to Make a Mother’s Day Photo Cube

Amy Vowles at All Parenting, shares the steps for making a photo cube as a Mother’s Day Gift. This could be just the thing to use up some of those …

From Dresser to Dress Up Closet

Jennifer's little princess likes to play dress up, so a costume closet seemed to be in order. Jennifer started this project with a $40 dresser she …

How To: Turn Wood Shims into a Table Runner

Whitney was looking for something to dress her naked dining table. After considering options for table runners, she decided to make her own using …

Know Your Stuff: The 110 Best DIY Tips Ever

For Popular Mechanics' 110th anniversary, we decided to do something special: We dived into our archives to find the 110 best, handiest, and most helpful tips ever printed in PM. It's more than a century of DIY wisdom. (You can read the introduction to the project here.)<p>For <i>Popular Mechanics</i>' 110th …

7 Instagram-Inspired Craft Ideas So You Can Finally Do Something With Your Snapshots (PHOTOS)

We wish there was a "heart" button in real life for these fab DIY ideas.<p>It's hard to escape the Instagram craze -- we just love snapping photos of everything from our besties to our breakfast (hey, that french toast came out beautifully!). But, it would be nice to enjoy those photos outside our …

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10 Creative Ways to Display Art and Photos

Don't get us wrong. Frames are great. Bulldog clips work just fine. But sometimes, you just need that extra detail to really make your photos or wall …

The 10 Best Personal Development Books?

Jonathan Livingston Seagull. By Richard Bach.<p>With lines like: “Don’t believe what your eyes are telling you. All they show is limitation,” this book …

Speaker to Provide Advice for Parents of Adolescents

Humorous parenting authority Anthony Wolf to speak at James Caldwell High School.<p>A special program for parents — "Why Do Adolescents Act That Way? …

Your Apples Are A Year Old

The produce you buy in the supermarket or grocery store is not fresh. With many items, like spinach, the leaves may have been plucked no more than a …