Household

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What Are Your Gardening Secrets?

We are in the process of preparing for a garden and I was wanting some input on how to grow a successful garden or just and neat ideas for gardening.

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Gardening and Kids

For those of you with a green thumb, what have you found that works well...

Appliances

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Reviews on Front Loading Washing Machine?

Our washing machine recently went out and we're looking at getting one of the front loading ones. We have been out to look at them and have read online reviews, but they are mixed. It seems there are almost an equal number of people that rave about them versus people who hate them and this is for all 3 major brands. I would love to know if any of you have purchased a front loading washer, what brand, what you like, and any problems you may have had. Thanks so much!

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Washing Machine Help

I am so fed up! It seems that all of my dark shirts have spots on them, I am...

Buying, Selling, Renting & Moving

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Sell House Rent Place

Did anyone ever just sell their house and rent a place even though you had the money to still keep your house? I feel owning a home is so expensive and one thing after another with a home it just keeps adding up and is so expensive. Also, I feel home ownership requires a lot of maintenace and fixing things up takes away time from kids. I also feel we would have so much more money if we didn't own a home! Yes, we could buy a much cheaper house too and have a much lower payment. However, is it crazy that I like the idea of renting since any...

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Selling Our House

Hello, we are planning on selling our house in the next 10 months(hopefully)...

Cleaning & Housekeeping

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Looking for Help with House Cleaning

Looking for someone one day per week for help with house cleaning. Looking for a hard worker, honest, with housekeeping experience and a good reference/background check.

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Does Anyone Have a Guinea Pig...

My daughter would like a pet of her own for her 8th birthday. We have a two-year-old Cockapoo and he has been a true joy for each of us. I just do not want to bring another animal into the house for a variety of reasons: the mess, the responsibility, and the fact that it may end up being neglected the way our fish(who are now all dead!) were. One friend advised getting a coquatail bird because it is low maintenance and sweet, but my daughter wants something furry and cuddly. I am worried that our dog may terrorize a guinea pig and that I'll...

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Guinea Pig as a Pet

I have an opportunity to get a guinea pig for my kids, but have a few...

Furnishing & Decorating

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Toys in Your Living Room?

People with small children and small houses: do you allow toys in your living room? I have 2 preschoolers and a 2 bedroom apartment. My youngest is moving into a big bed now which means even less space to play in their room. I suggested to my husband that we get some sort of toy shelf for the living room and he was adamently against it- he doesn't want our common area cluttered with play things. While I agree with him ideally, realisitically I don't think it's even fair to make them keep ALL their things in their room when pretty much...

Garden & Landscaping

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How and When to Landscape??

Hi Moms, we moved into our home in September of last year. The landscaping out front was nonexistent. Since it was so late in the year we decided to hold off on doing anything about it. Well, spring is right around the corner and I have no idea when to plant or what to plant lol. We live on a very nice street, and all the houses are nicely landscaped and have lots of curb appeal. And then there is our drab front yard. I was thinking about some nice bushes and some pretty flowers. Can someone guide me because I am clueless? What...

Holidays & Entertaining

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Who Does the Holiday Decorating?

Happy holidays everyone! Question here... who does the holiday decorating in your home? Is putting up the Christmas tree a family effort that has evolved into a tradition? While I admit that I may decorate the inside and outside of my home more than the average person, I am feeling like I am a one woman operation. This year I tried to communicate to the hubby that I would like to decorate the tree with our two toddlers together. Needless to say, that didn't happen. I am feeling extra sad about it this year for some reason. I am so...

Home Maintenance

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Home Repair in Lewisville

Does anyone knows any contrator/handyman who can repair ceiling leaks, painting, tapping, any many more.

Living at Home

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Rules for Adult Children Living at Home Regarding Boyfriend/girlfriend

My daughter is 20 years old living at home and working part time while attending college. I won't let her and her new boyfriend (22 years old) hang out in her bedroom (bedroom is upstairs) because I know what a bad habit that can turn Into. My mom let me and my sisters do this and our boyfriends practically moved in after that comfort level was allowed, and even with the door open things happen, if you know what I mean? I don't want to think about my children having sex in my house even if they are 20! They can save that for when they get...

Living on their Own

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Living with the Inlaws

ok ladies,well does anyone have advice on to handle living "with the inlaws",because of job cuts and everything my hubby and i and kids are have to live with his mom and dad...things have not always been good between all of us,{they didnt like the fact i was married before and had kids and now cant have anymore}well now after 3 yrs now they have accepted the all this love my kids..but how do u handle the everyday with them...the DH has lived with his mom and dad till he was 26 that is when he married me,ive been on my own more and less out...

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Living with Parents

My husband and I are currently SHARING an apartment with my parents. we all...

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Cost of Living????

Hell Everyone!! Just gave a quick question....My boyfriend and I are finally...

Social Life

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Social Groups for 17 Year Old

Hi Moms, I need to find a place where my child can socialize without fear of her peers using drugs and alcohol. It seems to me that all her friends are into experimenting with drugs these days and she doesn't want to be involved with it. Unfortunately, in her social circle it's all around her. I suggested she go meet new friends, but at the tender age of 17, it's not so easy to do. Does anyone out there know of a very friendly, welcoming group that deals with this type of situation or other groups that socialize and discuss situations like...

Staying Organized

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Getting & Staying Organized

What I need is an organization Nazi to help run my home office! What are some ideas for 1.) Getting motivated- I seem to be the best at being a creative procrastinator 2.) Getting my home office & spare room organized-office floor is covered in boxes of product inventory and paper stuff, spar bedroom serves as office storage 3.) KEEPING it clean & organzied. P.S. The rest of my house is not only picked up & orderly its clean too. Beds are always made, kitchen is always clean and tidy, pillows on couch straight etc. Any ideas will...