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what is a mother-in-law apartment

Taking care of your aging parents is an emotional and challenging task. We want our parents to maintain their independence as long as possible . . . with as little risk as possible, from scares like falls. When parents don't need the constant care of an assisted-living home, but you want to make sure they’re looked after what do you do? Consider a mother-in-law apartment.

community garden

For many apartment or urban dwellers, living near a green space is a non-negotiable. When people don’t have yards of their own, they often want to be near a community garden or park to help fill that need. Many cities are now building and maintaining community gardens that also frequently help feed underserved neighborhoods

Nursery Design on a Budget 1

Expecting a new bundle of joy? Then you’ll love our newest guest blogger, Katie from PopTheChampagneBlog.com. A new mommy-to-be, she’s got the info on everything from how to decorate a nursery on a budget to planning that all-important arrival. Our…

National Kids Take Over the Kitchen Day

Whether you’re hooked on Masterchef Junior or love watching young chefs do their thing on shows like Chopped Junior, one thing is clear: kids love being in the kitchen. Involving your child in cooking can set them up with extremely…

last-minute-mothers-day-gifts

Finding the perfect Mother’s Day gift can seem like an impossible task, especially when it’s last minute. Flowers and chocolate can make for a great gift, but maybe you want to give something that incorporates a little more creativity. What’s…

You wake up prepared to start your day only to discover it's raining all over your parade. The last thing you want to do is slosh around outside, so what do you do? You can give in to weather-induced boredom…

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…

in-laws visiting

Let’s start off by saying that if your in-laws give ample notice before they step on your welcome mat, you’re in pretty good shape. In many families, in-laws are notorious for popping up at a moment’s notice, but that’s another topic for another day. It doesn't matter if your mother-in-law (MIL) and father-in-law (FIL) are arriving in two hours or two days, you surely want to do all you can to make sure your apartment is as presentable as possible. Do you worry about what your spouse’s mother will say if the cleanliness of your space isn't up to her standards? Does she have the audacity to conduct a sneaky dust test with her fingertip as she slyly strolls through the apartment? We understand that your place might never be spotless from top to bottom. And honestly, who has time for that? But if you’re focused on doing at least a little tidying up before the ‘rents make their debut, here’s some crafty and creative ways to quickly get your pad in better shape.

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