Category Archives When Kids Visit

Valentine's Day can be just as much fun with kiddos around as it is for couples! The holiday is about more than just chocolate and candy-- it's all about loving one another and showing kindness to your roommates, children, pets,…

Do your kids complain about being bored while you are busy preparing Thanksgiving dinner? You're not alone! This year, instead of having the kids watch Thanksgiving specials on TV, put their creative minds to use and have them make the…

jack-o-lantern tips

You have mastered the basic jack-o-lantern face–the classic triangular eyes and pointy-toothed grin–but now you are left with your carving knife in hand and wondering how to take your squash-styling skills up a notch. Check out this frightening list of…

8 simple pool rules

Summer is still officially one month away, but swimming pools everywhere will be opening this Memorial Day weekend. Sure, the summer is beach season, but at your apartment community pool, there’s no risk of painful jellyfish stings and hidden dangers lurking in the sand.

So to prepare you for the months ahead, here are eight pieces of advice to help you make the most of pool season before it's too late!

As cliche as it may sound, we must remind you to keep safety first. Every pool has its own set of rules that need to be followed. They should be clearly posted in the pool area. You, your children and guests should become familiar with the rules to avoid being banned for silly things like splashing, diving or excessive cannonballing. Most importantly, never leave children in the pool unattended - not even for a quick run to the bathroom. Stay in the shallow end of the pool if you have to.

Read more: Practice Proper Pool Etiquette


Get out your hot glue gun, glitter and ribbon, and you’ll be on your way to creating DIY holiday décor. From faux snow vases to a decked-out dreidel garland, use this infographic as a guide to fashion unique decorations for…

Rule number one of video game parties: Make sure you have enough controllers for everyone.

This Valentine’s Day, get your kids involved with creating special Valentines for their classmates and gifts for others. Have them lend you a hand with cutting, gluing and coloring to create personalized treats and decorations for your home. If you’re stuck or aren't sure what to do, here are a few ideas.