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(NAPSI)—A joyful and at times heartbreaking new book offers insights into marriage, family and the lessons that parents pass on to their daughters about love.
(Family Features) - If it seems like you're constantly doing laundry, you're not alone. According to the Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers, the average American family does 8 to 10 loads of laundry each week. And from wash to dry, a single load takes about an hour and a half to complete.
(ARA) – Fall is the time of year when thoughts turn back toward the home. With kids back in school and the holidays approaching, many homeowners look for ways to make their rooms more stylish, but struggle to find the balance between beautiful and livable.
(NAPSI)—While dancing has always been a popular activity, TV shows, movies and celebrities have made it a hot topic in many households. With television shows like “Dancing with the Stars” and “So You Think You Can Dance?” captivating TV viewers and movies like this year’s “Footloose” stealing the spotlight, dance is very much en vogue.
(BPT) - Every holiday party is as individual as the hosts and interesting as the guests. Yet whether you plan a sophisticated dinner party or an afternoon buffet, all parties do have one thing in common: the need for entertaining space.
(BPT) - Household chores are a never-ending reality of life. In fact, on average women spend more than two hours a day on household activities, which include housework and cooking, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics Time Use Survey. Yet, keeping up with kids, pets and a hectic schedule make it seem like there's still always something to clean. Tackle your home’s dirtiest rooms with these quick tips to make chores easier and more effective so you can have a tidy, sparkling home in no time.
A combined-use great room boasts 12-foot ceilings and opens out to 1,000 square feet of patios, decks and water features. HGTV, HGTV Smart Home, and HGTV Smart Home Giveaway are trademarks of Scripps Networks, LLC. Used with permission; all rights reserved. Photo(c) 2013 Scripps Networks, LLC.
(ARA) - Keeping your home beautiful, organized and running smoothly is a never-ending task. The chores from the kitchen unfold into the dining room, which spills into the living room, the bedrooms, bathrooms, laundry room and beyond. Once you've added it all up, the amount of time and energy you spend on housework - day to day and year to year - is staggering.
(ARA) - Today, time is an incredible luxury - one that we too rarely have. Between family responsibilities, work commitments and everyday stresses, it can often be hard to accomplish everything on the to-do list, let alone carve out time for oneself. A mainstay on the to-do list has always been laundry, and with the average American household doing 7.5 loads per week, the time spent washing, drying and folding really adds up.
(NAPSI)—It may come as a surprise to some, but digital devices can be a handy way to bring your family together. Here’s how:
A hurricane on the way can be frightening for everyone, especially children and teenagers.
A Sarasota family says their 15 month old son may have lost his battle with cancer but they are far from giving up the fight.
Havana, Cuba (CNN) -- Just as authorities suspected, a couple accused of kidnapping their own children sailed to Cuba, where they are hunkered down inside their boat at a Havana marina.
(ARA) – Serving nutritious meals, ensuring everyone gets enough sleep and physical activity, helping kids navigate the emotional challenges of growing up – parents have a lot to think about when it comes to keeping their kids healthy. Over the past decade, one more concern has emerged, and it’s gaining in importance: teaching children how to live a healthy digital life.
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — A family evacuated their house in Tampa after the floor in one room shifted.
VENICE, Fla. - A Venice man was arrested this week after being accused of performing a lewd act in the bedroom of a 17-year-old girl.
A few families staying at Sarasota's Salvation Army building on 10th Street were being forced out Wednesday night -- but it's for their own safety.
CALLAWAY, Fla. (AP) - Authorities say a 3-year-old Florida Panhandle boy found a .38-caliber handgun under the mattress in his parents' bedroom and shot a family friend in the forehead. The shooting happened Tuesday in Callaway. The News Herald of Panama City (http://bit.ly/Vvmw2v ) reports 18-year-old Emily Allen told deputies she was lying on the bed when she heard a "loud bang."
SARASOTA - A Sarasota family says the conditions at their loved one's grave site aren't allowing them to rest in peace.
(ARA) - Saving money and reducing your home's energy usage are a priority for many homeowners these days. Some energy-saving actions such as switching off lights when leaving a room and turning off the water while brushing your teeth or washing your hands are simple and cost effective.
(ARA) - Military families frequently relocate from base to base all over the United States. Even though these moves aren't unusual, they can cause some stress for all members of the family, especially if the relocation happens without a lot of warning.
(ARA) - As the snow begins to melt and flowers finally start blooming, spring is in the air. After being cooped up in the house for those long winter months, most families are undoubtedly ready for it.
(NAPSI)—Most families choose to make a major household move during the summer months. In fact, nearly 40 million Americans move every year, with the majority of those moves occurring between May and August. But others may be faced with the challenge of moving as the season closes, after school has started. Heeding a few tips from the experts can smooth the transition for unlucky fall movers and help school-aged children easily adapt.