The True Value of Family Vacations

Time spent together creates priceless memories. How much is a family vacation really worth? Check out this interactive infographic to find out.  

The Big Takeover: Mobile Shoppers

Smartphones are the new wallets. This interactive infographic shows how Americans are increasingly searching, shopping and buying with smartphones.  

5 Tips for Staging Your Home on a Budget

First impressions are everything, whether you’re viewing a house, test-driving a car or meeting your daughter’s prom date. That’s why an entire industry has developed around staging homes to help them sell.

Most Popular Pet Names of 2012

Some people view adopting an animal as a chance to be creative – like those who make up clever names such as Ozzy Pawsbourne, Mr. Meowgi and Afro Thunder. But the majority of pet owners prefer classics like Lucy, Max or Buddy. Find out where they stacked up among the most popular pet names of 2012.

10 Home Improvements That Can Add Value to Your Home

Imagine your home with a new, fully remodeled kitchen – or a carpeted recreation room in the basement for the kids. Home improvements and upgrades not only make a space more pleasant to live in, they can also add value to your house.

Fix These Home-Repair Issues Now

Pay now, save money and headaches later. Even if you live in the house of your dreams (lucky you), there are always details that need attention. Some, like a paint touch-up here or a new light fixture there, can wait. … Continued

6 Ways to Banish Summer Boredom

“There’s nothing to do!” Kids seem to start this chant as soon as school lets out for summer. But with a little planning and creativity, you can create a boredom-free summer that will keep your kids amused—and your sanity intact.

Hurricane Preparedness Tips [Infographic]

Storm season’s just around the corner, and that means an increased chance of hurricanes heading up the coast. Don’t get caught off guard–following a few simple hurricane preparation tips from the Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety and Nationwide can help protect your home from high-speed winds, hail, driven rain and flying debris.

7 Ways to Enjoy an Affordable Family Vacation

Looking for a perfect family getaway at a budget-friendly price? You do have options beyond the staycation or the grandparents’ house for a getaway. With a little creativity and planning, you can cut vacation costs without missing out on any … Continued

Road Trip Theme Tour Ideas

Winter is over, so it’s time to pack the car and head out on the open road to pursue your passions. Check out the following four summer theme trip ideas, all located in different regions of the country. East Coast … Continued

5 Simple Space Saving Kitchen Tips

If you love to cook, you know that a clean, organized kitchen is essential. Notice that we said organized, not huge. More space is always nice, but there are ways to get better use out of what you have, while still making the room look good.

Overlooked Ways to Babyproof Your Home

With baby gates securely in place, outlet covers in every room and childproof locks on cabinet doors, you probably feel fairly confident in your babyproofing methods. However, you might want to consult our list of commonly missed babyproofing tasks below from BabyCenter® — just to make sure you’ve got it all.

Preparing for Baby

According to Parents Magazine , before your little bundle of joy arrives, there are a few things you should have lined up and ready to go. Being prepared ahead of time will make you feel less anxious about your delivery and help ensure that everything from delivery to baby’s first weeks at home goes smoothly.