Kids

Smart Ways to Childproof your Home Thumbnail

Having kids is a milestone that so many of us look forward to and celebrate with gusto. But if you ask most parents, they will tell you that even though it is probably the highlight of their lives, raising those kids is also one of the most challenging jobs in this life. Because feeding them [...]

My kids love building tents, forts and other spaces they can crawl into and get comfortable. This usually means — particularly during the summer — that my living room winds up decorated with blankets and various improvised poles to hold up their often multi-room constructions. But as much as I love letting them use their imagination, [...]

Time for a Quick Transformation with Rust-Oleum Thumbnail

I take a lot of decorating tips with a grain of salt, because there is rarely an idea that will work for everyone. But if there’s one tip that I swear by, it is the transformative power of paint. Whether you want to change the look and mood of a whole room, or makeover a [...]

Back to School: DIY Homework Station Thumbnail

Now that school is back in session, and we’re in a new home and new school district, we’re working to get our routine back on track. Mornings are pretty solid, but afternoons are a bit trickier. In this county, my daughter gets home from school a full hour later than she used to, so homework has [...]

We’ve Finally Finished Our Eco-Friendly Shared Nursery Thumbnail

So, my baby girl is 11 weeks old today. That means this post has been at least 12 weeks coming. I really wanted to share it before she was born, but since she surprised me and came 3 weeks early, the nursery wasn’t quite done. And since she’s been sleeping in her co-sleeper in the [...]