Home Life Category

In this section we provide articles on what makes life at home more interesting and enjoyable. Articles cover cooking, family life, remodeling and more.

Bamboo: An Eco-Friendly Option for Homeowners

The home improvement industry is increasingly turning toward eco-friendly building materials and construction practices. Within this field, bamboo is becoming more popular, as this beautiful hardwood is becoming one of the most environmentally friendly options used on the planet. Whether it is being formed into an outdoor fence or hardwood flooring, a product made from bamboo can meet the needs of any homeowner who is completing a remodel or home improvement project. … [Read more...]

Natural Ways to Get Rid of Fruit Flies

In warm weather even the most sanitary kitchen can become a host to a swarm of fruit flies. Not only are fruit flies annoying, they can spread disease and pose a health risk. The problem is that once they establish residence in your kitchen they can invade your whole home. And, it can be very difficult to get rid of these insects. For many people, using poisons and/or toxins to get rid of fruit flies in your kitchen just doesn't seem to be wise. These poisons or toxins … [Read more...]

Tattoos and the Law: Licenses, Age Limits, Safety

So your teenager wants to get a tattoo. As a parent you probably have a strong opinion about whether your teen or young adult child should be indulging in permanent body art. Before you have the big talk however, it’s best to arm yourself with the facts. Talking to your child about tattoos, piercings and other forms of body modification will be much more productive if you know the fundamentals of tattoo law. It will also help if you’re familiar with some of … [Read more...]

Monsters Under the Bed: Helping Kids Overcome and Cope With Fear

Children have fears that can cause anxiety and nervousness that disrupts their lives. Parents should not take these fears lightly simply because they know there are no monsters under the bed or ghosts in the closet. A child's imagination is powerful and small fears in the day time can become terrifyingly big in the dark of night. Fears that seem silly to adults are real to children. Luckily, there are 5 simple steps to help children overcome and cope with their … [Read more...]

Carpeting: A Buyer’s Guide

Replacing the carpets in your home can be an expensive. So, you want to be sure that: 1) You will get good value for your money and 2) that you get the type of carpet that best suits your needs. Most people tend to only look at the color or pattern of a carpet when making a carpeting choice. However, often the more important thing to consider is what the carpet is made from. If a carpet will fade in sunlight or shrink if steam cleaned has a lot to do with the type of … [Read more...]