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Grandkids

We’re not saying don’t spoil them; that’s your right as a grandparent! The boundaries we’re referring to are literal. Designate space for play – moving furniture if necessary to allow kids room for pillow forts, Lego castles or even a little horseplay on rainy days when you can’t make it to the playground. Keep old magazines and newspapers on hand (or invest in a drop cloth) so you’ll feel okay about letting them channel their inner artist without worrying about a mess left behind.

childproof bathroom

The apartment lifestyle affords those who live it many luxuries. Alas, custom bathrooms are not among them – which means that parents looking to create a kid-friendly bathroom environment have to get creative. The nice part is that apartment bathrooms…

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!

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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.

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