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An Easy Wings Recipe That Tastes Better Than Takeout

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Curb the urge to call in takeout and impress the whole family with some homemade wings. Football season has never tasted so good. What You’ll Need: For the Wings 3 lb chicken wings 2 tablespoons corn, canola, grapeseed or vegetable oil (plus more for brushing) 1/2 tablespoon salt 1/2 teaspoon crushed black... read more

The Perfect Labor Day Recipe Your Family Will Go Crazy Over

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The heat is definitely on when it’s Labor Day and you’re throwing the party. But you can handle those hungry guests -- or your own hungry family --  with this juicy and classic cheeseburger recipe from The Nest, done in five quick steps. Pass the spatula -- you’ve got this. What you’ll need... read more

5 Apps to Make the Most out of Date Night

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Having a baby changes everything, including your relationship. For new parents, date nights are definitely few and far between, but we really can't stress their importance enough. We'll even make it easy for you. Swipe past all those parenting apps and check out five tools that will make throwing together a romantic evening a breeze. 1. PRIV... read more

7 Small Gadgets That Won’t Take Over Your Living Space

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Between tripping over toys and sacrificing your storage room for a nursery, you're tighter on space than ever. Luckily, there's plenty of super sleek, compact gadgets to make your day-to-day chores and upkeep a breeze. 1. The Vacuum  Vacuuming might be a whole lot more fun if you had this pretty-looking powerhouse. Not only does... read more

5 Guilt-Free Summer Desserts Your Whole Family Will Love

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We totally get it -- you want to give your kids a summer treat, but you're wary of a sugar high. Get ready to turn your back on the ice cream man, because we've rounded up five (mostly) healthy treats filled with fresh fruit. 1. Roasted Fruit Crunch The only indulgent part of this sweet... read more

6 Simple Tricks to Personalize Your Closet

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Is your whole house being taken over by bottles and baby bouncers? We know that baby changes everything, and staying organized and having kids typically don't go hand-in-hand. But, for the sake of your sanity, lay claim to at least a portion of the house that still belongs to you: your closet (or half of... read more

The Most Ridiculous Fights You’ll Have in IKEA

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Ever traveled to IKEA with your kid? If you are one of the valiant soldiers who has braved the battle field of Hemnes six-drawer chests and the ubiquitous, lingering scent of Swedish meatballs with an infant in tow, we applaud you. It's a feat that deserves to be recognized and appreciated for its level of... read more

5 Freezable Meals That Will Save You Time

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If your days routinely involve play dates and babyproofing and evenings consist of wrangling an infant into pajamas, elaborate meals probably aren't high on your priority list. Luckily, you can make big batches of these hearty favorites that will please the whole family, and last up to six months. Here's a classic choice: rigatoni with... read more

15 Summer Grilling Recipes You’ll Love

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Is there anything better tasting in the summer than a delicious meal on the grill? When you find yourself craving BBQ -- whether sweet and savory or hot and spicy -- look no further than these to-die-for recipes. Our mouths are drooling particularly over the glazed chicken with sriracha sauce. So, is it dinner time yet?... read more

Easy Fourth of July Desserts

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Happy Fourth, Bumpies! With a new baby in the house (or, more likely, on your hip...at all times) or one on the way, we understand it would be difficult to concoct some over-the-top, ridiculous dessert to celebrate the holiday. Instead of slaving over homemade crusts for some intricate, impossible-to-create pie, give yourself a break! We won't tell... read more