Child Proof Your Home

How To : Design a safe kitchen

Home accidents. It's up to you to protect your family… your children… from accidents in the home. And there's one place that seems to get the most attention when dealing with safety concerns… The kitchen is one of the busiest, most accident-prone rooms in the house. Design a k ...more

How To : Hide things from burglars

Put yourself in the shoes of a burglar so you can anticipate where they'd look for your valuables. You Will Need * A home safe * An empty cereal box Step 1: Understand the burglar's motivation Understand that the burglar has two goals: to find your valuables, and to get in an ...more

How To : Keep Stroke Patients Active at Home w/ Wii Fit

My father recently suffered a stroke. Now in Neuro Rehab at Cedars Sinai, he is enduring daily physical therapy, recreational therapy and occupational therapy sessions to help improve his balance, mobility and fine motor skills. I was initially worried about how I could incorp ...more

How To : Choose the best guard dog

Before you select a guard dog, find out what qualities to look for and what to avoid. You Will Need * Common sense * Internet access * A quality breeder * Close observation * An umbrella (optional) Step 1: Decide if you need a guard dog or watch dog Decide if you need a guard ...more

How To : Teach reading to first grade home schoolers

If you are home schooling first graders, reading skills are very important for your lesson plans. Learn how to teach reading skills for home schooled children in this free education video. Part 1 of 14 - How to Teach reading to first grade home schoolers. Teach reading to firs ...more

News : Introduction to The Great Chicago Fire

1/3 of the city gone, the red colored buildings and homes are the ones that got destructed in the fire.. The fire spreading rapidly with wooden houses and other flammable materials.. People screaming of fear,running away from the fire.. The cause of the fire which lead to s ...more

How To : Make butterscotch brickle Bourbon bon bons

As Peggy from "Married With Children" demonstrated, every woman loves to kick back with a plate of bon bons and a good soap opera. Sure, you can purchase your bon bons from a store, but why ingest all those artificial preservatives and chemicals when you can make your own at h ...more

How To : Make an easy homemade compass for a kids activity

Learn how to make a fun educational craft at home with your children with help from this free tutorial. In this short video, learn how to make a simple compass perfect for children ages kindergarten and up. In just a few simple steps, you'll be teaching your children how to us ...more

How To : Create a homemade lava lamp with your kids

In this video, learn how to make a homemade lava lamp with your kids! Do this fun activity as a learning experience or science experiment and help get your children's creative juices flowing! Learn step-by-step how to create this neat-looking lava lamp in the comfort of your o ...more

How To : Make skittles (bowling pins) with your children

Skittles is an old European target sport that is very much like bowling. Discover how to make home made skittles with just a tennis ball, glue, empty water bottles, water, paint, and newspaper. Watch this kids activities how to video tutorial to get ideas for a great rainy day ...more

How To : Install a laundry chute

A laundry chute is a very useful thing to have in your house, especially if you have children. In this tutorial by the DIY network, host Amy Matthews designs and installs a laundry chute. Watch this remodeling how to video and you can install a laundry chute into your own home.

How To : Test the conductivity of metal

This tutorial tests the conductivity of metal. This is a simple science experiments that children will enjoy. They can test many objects in the home. This is play and learning combined.

KONY 2012 : Propaganda At It's Finest?

The most recent viral video on YouTube is just that. A viral video. After seeing all the hype and 'support' that the 'movement' is getting, I want to tell you that this is a misleading video and somewhat of a propaganda campaign. These are strong accusations against such a 'hu ...more

News : FarmVille Harvests the World via iPhone?

Word of mouth is that Zynga is preparing to harvest the world.  Is this a horror movie?  No, but FarmVille has already invaded millions of homes, and now it wishes to conquer our pockets.  They're gearing up for a mobile platform, one that will reach millions more via the iPho ...more

How To : Play hide-and-seek

Learn how to play hide-and-seek. If you need a rainy day activity for the kids, or just want to relive your childhood, hide-and-seek is a great game for everyone. You Will Need * A place to play * Someone to be "it" * People to hide Step 1. Designate hiding spots Designate ...more

How To : Make "Halaweh" (natural hair remover)

This all-natural hair remover, called halaweh in Arabic, has been used in Middle Eastern homes for centuries. A natural hair removal technique may be a good alternative for you to salon waxing. Learn how to remove hair with Halaweh. You Will Need * A saucepan * 2 c sugar * 1/ ...more

News : Medieval peasant house

Hey everybody, here is my entry for the medieval building contest. I don't actually care if I win, it was just fun to think about. I have this great book series called The History of Private Life which goes into wonderful detail about how people did everyday things throughout ...more

News : Cheap and Easy Blinds that Look Good!

Mini Blinds When your looking for a bargain on window treatments, look no further than mini blinds. Mini Blinds are those aluminum blinds you probably recognize from when you were a kid or the ones you see in your office building. They are incredibly inexpensive when compared ...more

News : Sneak Nutrition Into Almost Any Food

Where We Go Wrong Nutritionally In our fifties we face numerous food challenges. We often choose to ignore them rather than face them head on. Here are the problems we face: We burn calories slower. Everything we put into our mouths seems to wind up someplace else: hips, thi ...more

News : People Who Can't Afford Food

These pictures was taken on the bus during my ride going home from work. My heart reaches out to them, Street children who cannot afford to buy food. Who resort to sniffing solvent fumes just to forget hunger and the harsh reality of life.I just wish I could something for them ...more

How To : Potato print homemade and simple designs on fabric

Crafting guru Lotta Jansdotter shows you how to create some artsy, hand-printed accessories in this step-by-step guide. There's no printing tools or skills required! Only some ink and… a potato! It's called potato printer. This professional textile designer demonstrates the p ...more

How To : Do sand writing as a children's sensory activity

Shelley Lovett from Childcareland demonstrates sand writing as an early childhood learning activity. All you need for this activity is a baking sheet that is approx one inch deep and some sand. Colored sand makes it more fun for the kids. Shelley says the cheapest place she ha ...more

News : Recut Movie Trailers - Horror Versions

It's often said an editor can do anything with the footage he or she is given.  The following collection of trailers proves this point.   We are all familiar with these films, some are comedies, some are family dramas, and some are animated children's movies but what unites th ...more

How To : Make a paper ribbon bow

This is a great instructional video on how to make a paper ribbon bow. This video teaches you step by step to make a nice paper ribbon bow. This will be very much useful for children work in school or even at home. You need color paper, scissors, gum, pencil and a set square. ...more

How To : Build a solar powered bedside lamp

This is a simple "take home" solar energy lamp project, based around a dirt cheap solar garden lamp, which suits enthusiastic ten-year-olds (with modest adult help). All that you need is a solar garden lamp, some tin snips, and some sandpaper. A drill will also be needed, alo ...more

How To : Reduce sibling rivalry

As the mother of two kids, it is very frustrating to see them fight. I think every parent wishes their children could always be sweet and cooperative but sibling rivalry is a fact of life so I am working on some new strategies to try to reduce fighting, teasing, and conflict i ...more

News : Top Movies 2011

TOP MOVIES 2011 The Artist (2011) Hollywood, 1927: As silent movie star George Valentin wonders if the arrival of talking pictures will cause him to fade into oblivion, he sparks with Peppy Miller, a young dancer set for a big break.Dir: Michel Hazanavicius With: Jean Dujard ...more

News : Info on Prop. 22

Proposition 22 Prohibits the state from borrowing or taking funds used for transportation, redevelopment, or local, government projects and services. Initiative constitution amendment. No on Prop 22: · Proposition 22 reduces funding for education, shrink budgets for fire an ...more

How To : Make a Balloon Animal Sword

Go out and find a bag of Qualatex Balloons from your local party suplier or party store. Qualatex is the "Very Best Balloons" you can get and they tend to be easiest to work with.Buy a quality hand pump that you can use to blow up the balloons. A quality pump should run anywhe ...more

How To : Make Homemade Vanilla Frosting from Scratch

This is a great quick and easy recipe and a great healthy alternative to store-bought frosting. My husband and children love this frosting, and it's also a hit at my PTA meetings. It goes great on cakes, cupcakes, cookies, or anything you desire to put frosting on. I made thi ...more

How To : Snag a trophy wife

Everyone wants to have a pretty young thing on their arm, but not everyone can get it. To secure perfect trophy wife of your dreams, you need to meet a few criteria. Check out this tutorial and learn the do's and don'ts of dating younger ladies. You Will Need • Steady, well-p ...more

How To : Develop lazy habits that are good for you

Next time you don't want to make your bed, dry the dishes or clean the house there's no need to feel guilty. You may be doing yourself a favor. There are legitimate scientific reasons why some chores aren't always the best health choice. Sometimes it’s healthier to not apply ...more

How To : Deal with your sexually active teen

Before you get them fitted for a chastity belt, try these communication tips. You Will Need * Composure * Timing * Facts about teen sex * Willingness to listen * Condoms * Better supervision Step 1 Get control of your emotions before you talk to your child. You may be upset, ...more

How To : Clean crayon marks off of painted walls

Don’t panic if you’ve got a budding Picasso at home—cleaning crayon off of painted walls is simple. Check out this Howcast video tutorial on how to clean crayon marks off of painted walls. You Will Need * A clean white rag * A clean sponge * Liquid dish detergent * A bowl or ...more

How To : Dance the Cha-Cha-Cha with Jules Helm

Check out this instructional dance video that demonstrates how to dance the Cha-Cha with Jules Helm. The Cha-Cha (or Cha-Cha-Cha) is a dance from Cuba popular among ballroom dancers. Learn to dance the cha-cha, the moves and steps, in this ballroom dancing video. Take action ...more

How To : Dance the Mambo with Jules Helm

Check out this instructional dance video to learn how to dance the mambo. The mambo is a popular dance of Cuban origin, a favorite in ballroom dancing competitions. Learn to dance the mambo, the moves and steps, in this ballroom dancing video lesson. Take action and follow th ...more

How To : Make a children's marching drum

Do you have a budding drummer or drum major in your home? Learn how to make a children’s marching drum in this free crafts video series. Part 1 of 10 - How to Make a children's marching drum. Make a children's marching drum - Part 2 of 10. Click through to watch this video on ...more

How To : Make your own kid's party games

Hello! My name is Nicole Valentine and on behalf of Expert Village, I'm here to talk to you about how to coordinate birthday games for a birthday party. Now we're going to talk about how to appropriately shop for games for a birthday party. Let's be honest. The average person ...more

News : Best Action Movies

ACTION MOVIES The Hunger Games (2012) Set in a future where the Capitol selects a boy and girl from the twelve districts to fight to the death on live television, Katniss Everdeen volunteers to take her younger sister's place for the latest match.Dir: Gary Ross With: Jennife ...more

News : WHAT HAPPENED IN 1965? (STANDP'S BIRTH YEAR)

In 1965, the world was a different place. There was no Google yet. Or Yahoo. Or Stumbleupon, for that matter. In 1965, the year of your birth, the top selling movie was The Sound of Music. People buying the popcorn in the cinema lobby had glazing eyes when looking at the pos ...more

News : Navigating the sugar (and white flour) fests

What's the main dish that's served at pot lucks? Pasta! And what's pasta loaded with? White flour! Pot lucks, birthday parties and similar gatherings are a regular occurrence in our family. Humans like to socialize and in our culture, we do that best around food--food that mo ...more

How To : Create a mermaid makeup look for Halloween

When Halloween approaches, mythical creatures are all the rage with children and adults.The mermaid look requires oceanic colors and other unusual makeup techniques. Learn how to create the mermaid look at home. 1. Start with a clean face. Apply moisturizer evenly all over yo ...more

How To : Care for a pet gerbil

A gerbil makes a great “starter pet” for a child. Gerbils are friendly, fun to watch, quiet, and clean little guys whose cages don’t get smelly as fast as some animals’. You Will Need * A gerbil * A large wire cage or 20-gallon glass aquarium * Bedding * Gerbil food * Fresh gr ...more

How To : Do science projects with children

Expert homemaker and educator Karen Weisman teaches how to do fun science projects for children right at home. She teaches how to make ooze, foam, film canister rockets, flubber, virtual vomit, melting witches, rubber bones, and how to do water magic. Also, Karen explains the ...more

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