This Magic Lemon Puff Pancake is a Hit With Kids
It's part crepe, part pancake, and part popover — and as delicious as it sounds.
Sep 30, 2021
10 Timeless Nursery Items That Will Grow With Your Kids
For long-lasting pieces, ditch the cutesy trends and focus on classic products like these.
Sep 30, 2021
8 Tips for Raising Creative Kids from Working Artists
Creative kids are natural problem solvers. Here, doable tips to nurture their creative impulses.
Sep 30, 2021
This Is the Comfiest, Most-Loved Sofa in My Entire Home — and All Our Guests Would Agree
I could talk your ear off about this sofa all day.
Sep 30, 2021
The 10 Best Stools for Little Kitchen Helpers
While the ol' kitchen-chair-turned-backward setup worked just fine in the '70s, today there are a slew of helpful platforms specially made to help kids reach the counter.
Sep 29, 2021
Cinnamon Roll Pancakes That Will Take Lazy Brunches to the Next Level
This recipe combines the best of two breakfast classics — cinnamon rolls and pancakes — into one picture-perfect dish.
Sep 29, 2021
Before and After: 2 Rainbow Paint Projects Totaling $170 Brighten This Once-Boring Nursery
"Go for it! Have fun! It’s just paint" is officially our motto.
Sep 28, 2021
How I Used an Artichoke to Teach My Children About Mindful Eating
How one humble vegetable reveals so many lessons...
Sep 27, 2021
Ask Maxwell: Best Gift for a New Parent of Twins?
My best friend is having twins — wahoo! What is the best gift for new twin parents?? A nap?!AnnieDear Annie, I would say TWO naps! 🙂 But seriously, I think that families that have twins probably have an amazing time — hair-raising, for sure — but amazing.
Sep 26, 2021
Three Unexpected Ways to Use a Babysitter
As parents, we're much too tired for date nights — so we got creative for some necessary R&R.
Sep 26, 2021
Before and After: A Long Narrow Room Becomes a Montessori-Inspired Haven for Two Siblings
It's light, bright, and filled with Montessori-inspired solutions.
Sep 26, 2021
The $15 Gadget That Finally Got My Bedtime-Avoiding Daughter to Sleep
We tried everything ... but this inexpensive Amazon gadget was the secret to peaceful slumber for my kiddo.
Sep 26, 2021
My Top 10 Rules for Foolproof Family Dinners
With my youngest off to college, I've learned a thing — or ten — about family dinners.
Sep 25, 2021
My Kids Love These 3 Veggie-Packed Meals
These family favorites are nourishing AND totally kid-approved (talk about a goldmine).
Sep 25, 2021
How I Prep a Week of Back-to-School Slow Cooker Dinners
Here's how to make one big-batch breakfast, two lunch options, and five slow cooker dinners for a busy week.
Sep 25, 2021
Our Favorite Source for Kids’ Art Just Launched New Disney and Pixar Collections
Affordable, stylish art and home design picks for kids.
Sep 24, 2021
Why I Love My Grandmother’s “Wet Room” Bathroom-Cleaning Technique
The first step in this process, according to my grandmother, isn’t doing anything to the bathroom itself, it’s all about preparing your person.
Sep 24, 2021
Before & After: A Basic Bookshelf Gets a Smart, Cheap Upgrade
It's a quick afternoon project that the kids can even get in on!
Sep 24, 2021
The 13 Best Trader Joe’s Frozen Groceries for Kids — Plus, Our Very Favorite!
Stock up on these items to stretch out your shopping trips.
Sep 24, 2021
10 Clever Tips for Shopping for Window Treatments, According to a Design Pro
Window treatments can make or break a space — especially in kids' rooms. Here's what to look for.
Sep 23, 2021
The Easy Method for Getting Your Whole Home Clean, Without Really Trying
It'll be easy! Promise!
Sep 23, 2021
11 Brilliant Little Fixes for Common Parenting Problems
We sourced our pool of experienced parents for the buys that saved them over the years.
Sep 22, 2021
We’re a Family of 4 in Spokane — Here’s How Much We Spent on a Week’s Worth of Groceries
A week of delicious, no-cook meals from this family.
Sep 22, 2021
Ask Maxwell: What Are Three Things You’re Proud Of?
My daughter just started school in person for the first time in over a year and I’m feeling like time is flying. I miss her already. What are three things you’re glad you did with yours to make the time count? DelanoDear Delano, My daughter just started school again (didn’t they all?!?!), but she just started high school and now isn’t coming home til after seven at night. On weekends she wants to get out and hang with her friends. She doesn’t need me anymore!
Sep 21, 2021
Working With a Parenting Coach Saved My Family From Itself
We never thought we'd use one — but now, we can't imagine going back.
Sep 21, 2021
The Italian Chicken Dinner I Make Over and Over Again for My Family
It's absolutely foolproof.
Sep 21, 2021
How to Actually Get Rid of Grass Stains
We all need this important life skill, especially with loads of playground time at school!
Sep 21, 2021
The $10 Solution to Cluttered Craft Supplies
It contains the clutter AND saves space — win-win.
Sep 20, 2021
The Cheesy Turkey and Spinach Lasagna You Need to Bookmark This Fall
There's a lot working on the side of kid-friendly yumminess in this recipe.
Sep 20, 2021
The Make-Ahead Cheesy Eggplant and Zucchini Gratin My Family Constantly Requests
Meltingly soft veggies mixed with cheese and baked until golden and crunchy ... this is the definition of a crowd-pleaser
Sep 20, 2021
My Kids Can’t Get Enough of this Curry-Spiced Cauliflower Dish (Really!)
There's something about the crunch, along with the heartiness of the cauliflower. A total winner!
Sep 20, 2021
This Modern Gothic Nursery Has an Unexpected Two-Tone Ceiling
It's the perfect mix of timeless and unexpected.
Sep 19, 2021
I Downsized into a Smaller House with 2 Kids and a Dog — Here’s Why It Was a Great Decision
And why one real estate agent prefers to call it "right-sizing."
Sep 19, 2021
Designers Can’t Stop Raving about Kid-Friendly Carpet Tiles — Here’s Why
They're insanely easy to clean AND they look great. It's a parent's dream!
Sep 18, 2021
The $5 Frozen Grocery Item I Buy Every Week for Quick Family Dinners
These are cheesy, warm, and rich — perfect for a simple fall dinner. (Bonus: even the kids love them!)
Sep 18, 2021
This Eclectic Family Home Embraces Color While Exuding Sophistication
There's a recently renovated attic bedroom suite, a vintage library card catalog-turned-bathroom vanity, and a basement transformed into a speakeasy/brewery space.
Sep 17, 2021
Before and After: These Old School Lockers Made Amazing Bathroom Storage
This old-school (literally) find looks cool and vintage in its new space.
Sep 16, 2021
30 of the Best Halloween Costumes for Kids This Year
New popular characters, classic favorites, and adorable baby costumes ... we've got the best of the best!
Sep 15, 2021
I Took My Toddler to a Restaurant with a Michelin-Star Chef and Here’s What Happened
I didn't set out to give my son his first bite of pizza made by a Michelin-rated chef in Italy — it just happened.
Sep 15, 2021
Ask Maxwell: What’s a Great Book to Get my 5-Year-Old Excited About Reading?
My son is super active, which I love, and I was the same way as a boy. I didn’t grow up in a family that read to their kids and I had a hard time reading myself. What’s your recommendation for my 5-year-old? John C.Dear John C., I think I went on too long last week, so I’m not going to do that this week and overload your patience. Let’s great straight to it! I’ve got four books for you and they’re just GREAT and will interest a boy or a girl (I think).
Sep 15, 2021
The Easiest Pasta Salad Ever
Just stick to this simple formula.
Sep 15, 2021
20 Really Cool Gifts for Tweens and Teens
From trends like fidgets and Hydro Flask water bottles to unique finds like hot new board games and a nail polish maker, we found plenty of fun gift options for your tween or teen.
Sep 15, 2021
I Tried the Reddit-Famous Apple Cream Pie Recipe from 1965 and It’s a New Family Favorite
Both my 2-year-old son and my boyfriend gobbled it up and asked for more!
Sep 13, 2021
10 of the Best New Video Games for Kids
DC Superhero girls, Pokemon, and racing games — we've got the insider scoop on the hottest kids video games for fall.
Sep 11, 2021
These Target Fall Home Goods Bring ALL the Cozy Vibes
Throw blankets, thermoses, and orange blossom candles — your home is about to get a cozy level-up.
Sep 10, 2021
This Juicy, Cheesy Burger that Reminds Me of a Diner Classic
It's a simple — but ingenious — twist on a cheeseburger.
Sep 10, 2021
Before and After: A Plain ‘90s Family Bathroom Gets a No-Reno Transformation for $650
A DIY redo gives this bathroom some much-needed personality.
Sep 10, 2021