Parenting is one of the most rewarding things in life, but it can also be one of the most difficult. It is one of the major life events that come with little to no formal training or education. People are typically expected to simply follow their parental instincts and figure things out along the way. Certainly, most people will be offered advice and guidance from family and friends, but there are no prerequisite courses for becoming a parent. This can lead to feelings of uncertainty and doubt, but these are feelings shared by most parents at some point.

Moving into a new house is a daunting task for anyone, but for first time homeowners it may even feel overwhelming at times. Developing a well organized plan before the move will help to eliminate frustration and wasted time when moving day comes. The storage of lawn equipment, tools, or other household items is something which must be considered upon arriving at the new home. It is much easier to create a plan for the storage of such items ahead of time, rather than try to implement one later.


It doesn’t matter if you have just moved into a newer home or an older one, or if you have been living at your home for years- it is important to stay ahead of a termite infestation. Termites are one of the very few insects that eat continuously, and can consume about 2.3 feet of 2X4 pine in just one year. When there is one termite colony, there are usually others, and each colony is in constant pursuit of food. Termites cause about $1 billion in damages each year, and are the biggest contributors in home destruction. A colony of termites can consist of over a million bugs, and one termite queen can lay thousands of eggs every day. Prevention of termites in the first place is the best plan to keep them from destroying your home.

When you have outgrown your garage, a shed is an easy solution to provide more outside storage. Although paying someone to build your shed may be outside your budget, building a shed yourself can save a lot of cash. As this is a relatively easy do-it-yourself project, many homeowners undertake this task with successful results.


Rats are not the most appealing of creatures – and for good reason. They consume and contaminate our food, leave their waste products behind and carry diseases. Rats gnaw through household wiring and generate electrical fires. They can be aggressive and have been known to attack humans and pets. Unfortunately, they enjoy many of the same things we do, including a nice, warm home and good food. The key to effective rat control is to eliminate potential nesting places and food sources – both indoors and out.