Here’s what I learned from my mom, the garage sale queen. She knows how to find beauty in things that others no longer want.
As long as we continue to stigmatize household labor such as cleaning and child care, we stigmatize those to whom it falls by unavoidable extension.
It’s not that I believe plungers are more important than people, but I do think keeping a clean house best serves the mortals—big and small—that I love.
I have learned a particularly effective strategy that many therapists also use to help clients work through their emotional and relationship struggles.
With a few simple household items, you have at your tongue-tip a never-ending response to the ‘I’m bored’ refrain. After all, necessity is the mother of invention.
Learn to be the king of wrap. There is none higher. Sucker present-wrappers will call you sire.
Your family and friends know you’re working on a budget so they’ll understand. If you put time and thought into your gift, it’ll show.
In times of turbulence and chaos, fake Christmas trees remain the same. They’re like the Rock of Gibraltar, if the Rock of Gibraltar were a manufactured petroleum product.
The number of marriages Chip and Joanna Gaines have ruined with their happiness and success is probably incalculable at this point.
Rather than sinking into despair, here are proactive ways to channel life’s inevitable disappointments.
Putting relationships over winning arguments may feel weak, but it is really valuing the humanity in the other person.
You don’t have to be a professional to get high-quality images of your favorite subjects.
Like most Americans, I am too inclined to look to government or the election of a single candidate to enhance my situation when it would be far more productive to improve my life myself.
Most millenials have lost all mechanical ability. But under the surface, there’s a subtle renaissance of responsibility reemerging.
In addition to the obvious, concrete benefits of a successfully completed DIY project, there are a number of valuable life lessons embedded in the work.
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