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downsizing to move

Downsizing is both freeing and stressful. It's never easy to pare down a lifetime of memories, and most of us tend to associate our belongings with events and the people we love. Here are some downsizing tips to help make sure you don't make any mistakes, but pare down enough to happily move to a smaller home or apartment.

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

Packing baby hospital bag

Being a mom-to-be these days, I rely heavily on Google for nearly everything I need to know (don’t we all!). This includes things like “What’s the best baby monitor?,” “What’s that awful pain in my leg?” and “What should I…

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…

swimmingpool

Summer has rolled around again and everyone’s minds are on having fun in the sun -- particularly if your apartment community has a pool. Though it’s easy to forget, keeping basic safety in mind can ensure that you, your family…

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…

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