Are you tired of spending your weekends cleaning the house instead of spending time having fun with your family? According to home expert Kelly Edwards, you can easily solve this problem by making little changes to your daily routine and making cleaning a lifestyle choice.
"Now, that doesn't sound very exciting," Edwards tells Easy Does It host Ereka Vetrini. "However, when you think of it in the context of, 'I'm gonna wake up in the morning and I'm gonna immediately make my bed, or when the mail comes in I'm gonna go through it and I'm done. Or something like right before dinner, throw in a load of laundry...that way when you put the kids to bed, you can fold it. Done, done and done. At the end of the week, it's like 5 loads are done."
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Edwards believes that by tidying up over the course of the week, you'll free up time on your weekends. "You're not literally siting there worrying on a Saturday or Sunday about cleaning your house instead of
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Are you tired of spending your weekends cleaning the house instead of spending time having fun with your family? According to home expert Kelly Edwards, you can easily solve this problem by making little changes to your daily routine and making cleaning a lifestyle choice.Read More »from Clean Your House in 15 Minutes
- Team Mom Staff | Team Mom – Thu, Oct 18, 2012 3:21 PM EDT
Americans waste more than $2,000 a year by throwing away unused groceries. Are shoppers being duped into buying what they don't need by sneaky tactics employed by supermarkets? On Easy Does It with Ereka Vetrini, consumer spending guru Phil Lempert shares his strategy for smart shopping, including when -- and why -- you should avoid meat markdowns.
First, shop on Wednesdays as this is the typical day that grocery stores host their sales. When you arrive at the store, Lempert recommends that shoppers avoid the path that supermarkets have set out. Stay clear of the produce department until the end of your trip. "It's full of aromas and colors and it puts us in a great mood, and we're gonna spend more time in the store," says Lempert. "I want you to head to the center of the store where it's got unemotional boxes and jars and cans and so on. And frankly, from a food safety standpoint, that's what you want to put in your cart firstRead More »from Smart Shopping: A Surprising Way to Tell If Meat is Really Fresh
- Team Mom Staff | Team Mom – Tue, Oct 2, 2012 5:36 PM EDT
The dictionary does not hold enough adjectives to describe how parents feel when faced with toddler tantrums. We've seen families get booted from flights and a kindergartener get arrested as a result of epic meltdowns. Is there a sure-fire method to stop a toddler in the midst of an outburst? Probably not. But according to a leading pediatrician, tots are like little cavemen who need to be tamed. The way to calm them is to understand their language -- and act like a toddler.Read More »from The Secret Weapon to Tame a Tantrum? Act like a Toddler
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"Well, toddlers are not so much little children as they are little cavemen and if you spend an afternoon with them you know they're uncivilized," Dr. Harvey Karp, creator of The Happiest Toddler on the Block, tells Diane Mizota on Away We Grow. "They'll wipe their mouths on your blouse and they'll pee anywhere they want then they'll throw things at you. So it's important to understand this because that changes they way you speak to
- Team Mom Staff | Team Mom – Thu, Sep 27, 2012 5:14 PM EDT
Frantic mornings with kids can wreak havoc on a mom's attempt to prepare for the day. Makeup artist Beth Carter shows Easy Does It host Ereka Vetrini how to go from frumpy to fabulous in just five minutes.
-Step one: Choose a foundation or a concealer to spot treat red areas on the face. Spot treating saves time and doesn't require as much blending into the skin. Carter recommends using your ringers to apply the foundation or concealer because it's the weakest finger on your hand, "so you won't stretch or pull the skin in any way."
-Step two: Apply a bronzer. "Some of the bronzers that you find out there have a lot of shimmer and a lot of glitter in them," explains Carter. "They serve a different purpose. But for this, we just want to use a nice, matte, natural bronzer." Women with olive or dark skin tones should use a bronzer that has gold tones and use it as a highlight.
No time for make up? Get fabulous in five minutes.-Step three: Apply eyeshadow in a subdued hue, one that's more of an every day color, across the top lid.Read More »from 5 Minutes to Fabulous with a Simple Morning Makeup Routine
Parents can't help but say ridiculous things to their kids. Away We Grow host Diane Mizota chats with funny ladies Dani Modisett, Sarah Maizes and Nikki Boyer about hysterical and embarrassing parenting moments. And we find out just how silly parent-child conversations can really get.
Boyer, host of Yahoo's "Daytime in No Time," is a step mom to two children. She's definitely questioned some of the statements she's made to her kids. "I think one thing I never thought I'd hear myself say, really in my life, because they're not my biological kids so I didn't have that training session, but I never thought I would say, 'Who didn't flush the toilet?' And then I make them come back in, and I make them stand there, and look in the toilet. And as I'm doing it I'm like, "This is not okay!"
Moms can easily share embarrassing parenting moments with each other.Maizes is a comedienne and author of "Got Milf?: The Modern Mom's Guide to Feeling Fabulous, Looking Great and Rocking a Minivan." TheRead More »from Say What? Crazy Things Parents Say to Their Kids
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LONDON - The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, aka Prince William and his wife Kate, surprised fans at the Olympic Games tennis tournament at Wimbledon by sitting in the cheap seats on Thursday.
The royal pair, whose wedding last summer prompted a mass outpouring of patriotic delight in London, decided to shun the VIP seating available to them in favor of a regular spot in the stands while watching Great Britain's Andy Murray play Nicolas Almagro of Spain.
William and Kate would have been eligible to sit in Center Court's Royal Box, which is reserved for special visitors to the All England Club. But as Murray was playing his quarterfinal on Court One, they instead opted for a normal pair of seats to the left of the players' box.
Olympic organizers made significant changes to the allocation of ticket levels in the lead up to and during the Games. However, it is believed that the seats where William and Kate sat were in the "B" category andRead More »from William, Kate Shun Royal Box at Wimbledon
Olympic soccer star Hope Solo is grabbing headlines - but not for her performance on the field. The goalie is releasing a memoir the week after the London games end, and she's not holding anything back, including the shocking revelation that she was conceived in jail. Solo's father Jeffrey John Solo was imprisoned for an embezzlement conviction in Walla Walla, Washington, and after a conjugal visit with his wife, baby Hope came along nine months later. But although her father was later released from jail, she says he could not shake his criminal mind.
"One spring, when I was a Brownie, the Girl Scout Cookie money went missing," Solo, who turns 31 on July 30, writes in Solo: A Memoir of Hope . "Sometimes my father went missing. One morning, my mother went out to get her car and it was gone: repossessed for lack of payment." Still, Solo was Daddy's Little Girl. "He showered me with love; he just didn't know how to be a husband or a fatherRead More »from Hope Solo Reveals She was Conceived in Jail
- Team Mom Staff | Team Mom – Thu, Jul 26, 2012 11:08 AM EDT
But perhaps more impressively, she has Down syndrome, making her the first person with Down syndrome to ever be featured as the main model in a notable designer's fashion campaign.
Valentina, who hails from Miami, is the face of the 2013 DC Kids children's line from Spanish designer Dolores Cortes, reports the New York Daily News. Her smiling face graces not only the cover of the line's catalogue, but several interior shots, as well.
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"People with Down syndrome are just as beautiful and deserve the same opportunities," Cortes says in a statement that was reprinted in the Daily News. "I'm thrilled to have Valentina modeling for us."
Cortes, who has pledged to donate 10 per cent of the profits from the DC Kids line to the Down Syndrome Association ofRead More »from Ten-Month Old with Down Syndrome is the Face of a New Swimwear Ad Campaign
By Kim Hookem-Smith | Yahoo Lifestyle
While British Olympian Victoria Pendleton has cycling in her genes -- her father, Max, was an elite grass-track cyclist -- she wasn't always an obvious champ to her mom. Now a record breaking, world-class athlete, Pendleton's sporting abilities are no longer in question.
"Her father raced for many years and the rest of the family followed in his footsteps. I personally never realized she had particular talent on the bicycle," admits her mom Pauline Pendleton, whose eyes opened when her daughter often beat her brother when they raced.
As Victoria Pendleton grew up, she became a fierce competitor. Her mom always tried to remind her that as long as she did her best, that was good enough. When her daughter failed to bring home any medals from the 2004 Athens Games, the disappointment was clear. Says Pauline Pendleton: "When she got home she got very upset. She threw the racing kit that she had used into the dust bin. I thought that was a littleRead More »from Raising an Olympian: Victoria Pendleton
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By Kim Hookem-Smith | Yahoo Lifestyle
Jeanette Kwakye is champion British sprinter, in part, because she listened to her mom. Despite her daughter's talent, sensible mom Rose Kwakye insisted she finish her education before she took on running full time.
"I wasn't really keen on her running at the beginning because I advised her all the time that she needed something to fall back on," remembers Kwakye. "I told her to go to secondary school, go to uni [university], get her degree and then she could do what she wants." While her daughter didn't appreciate her mom's tough love, she persevered with both her education and her training. "She was a bit upset because she thought that I didn't want her to do what she wanted to do but when she finished… she said 'I've done what you wanted mum, now mum, can I do what I want?'"
The pair became firm friends, and it was Kwakye who helped her daughter through the aftermath of the serious knee surgery she needed after reaching the 2008 Olympic final