Decorating for holidays with a toddler around can be challenging — especially for Halloween. You don’t want the decorations to be too scary or too uninteresting, and everything needs to be well out of reach so they don’t destroy or attempt to eat it. The key is to keep decorations simple, but fun. Keep reading for my take on eerie (but not scary) toddler-friendly Halloween decorations for the porch. Read more
My grandfather put a lot of work into the floral landscape around his home. It was honestly the most beautiful home garden I’d ever seen and inspired me to try my hand at gardening. But it turns out that I’m not a very good gardener. Unless my outdoor plants are connected to a drip system they’re probably going to dry up. So instead, I keep plants inside the house! How do I do this with kids ranging from ages 1-7? Well, there are 3 ways to safely bring indoor plants to the family home. Keep reading! Read more
Between the toys and aftermath of playtime, a kiddo’s room can look messy fairly easily — especially if the room space isn’t optimized or organized. Here, you’ll find some great items that will help to maximize the space in your kids’ room(s) and just might keep things organized, too. Plus, they’re pretty cute! Read more
Babies go through a lot of clothes in their first year, so how do you keep it all organized? Between baby showers, growth spurts and hand-me-downs you definitely need to have a system in place. Keep reading for my tips on organizing baby’s clothes in the first year.
Before kids, I was one of those Type-A hyper-organized people who never forget a thing and went around reminding others of their own schedule. Everything in my apartment was in a certain place and super clean. After kids? I spend about 10 minutes looking for my car keys before I need to go somewhere — sometimes they’re under the ice cream in the freezer. I’m lucky if just one room in my home has some sense of organization, and to be honest, it really affects how organized or chaotic my mommy brain is at any given time. So to start the year with some sort of sanity, I’ve worked hard — OK, my husband did most of the work — to create a space just for me that can stay relatively organized and clean. Well, except for when my 11-month-old tears it apart while I attempt to shower for the day. But all-in-all this closet transformation is a win. Read more
I’m not always totally on top of getting festive for the different seasons and holidays but we’re big fans of Christmas at my house and I’m pretty sure it’s my daughter’s favorite holiday so I try to make it memorable every year with a few simple traditions we can do as a family. This year is extra special because the baby gets to join in on the fun for his first Christmas! Read more
Sometimes there’s simply way too much to get done in a single day when you’re a parent. There’s the laundry, home maintenance, car maintenance, work, kids, your partner, yourself . . . everything needs attention and there’s never enough time. Usually, something gives and you excel in one area and a few others really suffer. I’m no pro at the balancing act myself, but I have picked up a few tips that help tremendously. Read more
My daughter, S, is super imaginative; She’ll spend hours in her room just playing with her toys and creating new toys for her toys to play with from things I’d think are trash. I absolutely love this about her and try to encourage her working imagination. So when we moved into our new home, creating the ultimate space for her to dream her big dreams was on the top of my to-do list, but I wasn’t sure how to piece it all together until I found just the right pieces to ignite my own imagination. The result? A whimsical unicorn bedroom unlike any other.
We had cute cloth-covered dining chairs and a white extendable table from in our last house. By the time we moved out everything was covered in paint and food spills courtesy of our daughter’s toddler/preschool years. So when moving into our new home we wanted dining room furniture that would look fantastic for actually having people over at the house, but that could handle the messy lifestyle of the kids. I love the results and the woodland theme kind of reminds me of Snow White. Read more
Lucie wanted her son, Filip, to have a great big first birthday party just like his older sister, Laura, but she wasn’t quite sure what to choose for the party theme. Then just a month before the party it came to her — a panda party! Between the gorgeous color contrast and adorable panda faces, you’ll love this fun party idea. Read more