3 Reasons Why You Should Buy A Haunted House
Don't let the idea scare you.
Oct 31, 2021
The 13 Best Things to Buy at IKEA, According to Professional Organizers
Surprise! You won’t find the best kitchen organizing items in the kitchen section!
Oct 29, 2021
A Smart Trick for Measuring Peanut Butter and Other Sticky Ingredients
No more sticking to the measuring cup.
Oct 28, 2021
The Top 10 Places to Shop for Stylish, Kid-Friendly Rugs
Animals and color and polka dots, oh my!
Oct 28, 2021
The “10 Things” Rule Keeps My House Uncluttered, Even with a Family of Six
Plus, I have five tips (that I learned the hard way) for implementing the “10 things” rule in your own home.
Oct 27, 2021
The Best Kid- and Pet-Friendly Sofas You Can Buy Now
We love them, but we don't love what they do to our furniture.
Oct 27, 2021
13 Little Cleaning Tips Every Parent Should Know
The never-ending cleaning cycle just got a little easier with these game-changing tips!
Oct 26, 2021
No Pastels Here: Ciara’s Nursery Is Dark and Dramatic
There’s certainly nothing childish about Win’s nursery.
Oct 26, 2021
Your Complete Guide to the Best Holiday Family Photos Ever
We tapped the pros (who happen to parents themselves) for their very best tips, from choosing a photographer, finding a location, and what to do with your lovely photos afterwards.
Oct 26, 2021
3 Recipes That Should Be on Your Weekly Meal Plan This Fall
Fall is a great time to renew your commitment to prepping meals ahead of time, and we’ve got three recipes that will keep your prep light, your stomach full, and your family happy this season.
Oct 25, 2021
The Totally Free Item that Keeps My Kids Busy for Hours
It arrives on my doorstep, has unlimited creative possibilities, and ISN'T a toy?! Miracle.
Oct 25, 2021
I Tested the Best KN95 Masks for Kids — Here’s My Top Pick
These are the ones that truly stand up to the test for me and my kiddo.
Oct 25, 2021
Ask Maxwell: A Halloween Memory — 1976
This week I’m trying something new — a childhood story about Halloween — because remembering what it’s like to be a child is always useful. Maxwell1976 was a big year. That year I turned 10, my brother was 8, our parents split up, and my father moved out. It was as if he went somewhere for a long weekend.  He moved to a magical apartment a few blocks away that had a bar in the living room with a stuffed monkey hanging off of fake palm trees.
Oct 25, 2021
10 Tips You Learn About Laundry in the First Year of Parenthood
While there’s no way to make washing a mountain of baby laundry fun, there are little tricks that will make it bearable. And luckily, new parents like nothing more than sharing their hard-earned words of wisdom. 
Oct 24, 2021
5 Cozy Big-Batch Dinners to Get You Through Fall
You're left with plenty of leftovers for future dinners so you can get a reprieve from cooking.
Oct 24, 2021
The Magic Pumpkin Bread Recipe Your Kids Won’t Be Able to Get Enough Of
This yummy, sweet treat is a fall staple — and the kids can't get enough.
Oct 24, 2021
Crunchy Sweet Halloween Party Mix That Kids and Adults Will Love
It's the ultimate savory-sweet snack.
Oct 23, 2021
10 Dreamy Toddler Beds for Every Budget
We went down a deep dive of gorgeous toddler beds — here's the best of the best.
Oct 22, 2021
Easy Homemade Corn Dogs That Your Kids Will Request ALL the Time
The very best way to make the state fair favorite at home.
Oct 21, 2021
The Quick and Inexpensive Way to Fill Large Statement Walls
This tiled solution is customizable and versatile — plus, my kids really get a kick out of arranging them.
Oct 21, 2021
Macy’s and Toys”R”Us Teamed Up for the Holiday Shopping Season — See Our Top 5 Gift Picks
We really missed you, Toys”R”Us, and we’re so happy that you’re back! Every millennial has a soft spot in their hearts for this beloved toy store, and it was pretty heartbreaking when the company closed their brick and mortar storefronts a few years ago. But just in time for the 2021 holiday season, Toys”R”Us has made its official comeback with Macy’s.
Oct 20, 2021
This Instant Pot Potato Soup Is Easy, Creamy, and Loaded with Bacon
It's like a souped-up loaded baked potato. (Get it?)
Oct 20, 2021
15 Fun New Advent Calendars for Kids and Families
This piece was created for Cubby, our weekly newsletter for families at home. Want more? Sign up here for a weekly splash of fun and good ideas for families with kids. Join us over on Instagram for more! As parents, we’ve probably all wished for December 25th to be pushed back “just a few weeks” in a last-ditch effort to get all the shopping and yuletide preparation done. Our kids, on the other hand, cannot wait for the month to fly by.
Oct 20, 2021
This Disney Fan Converts Their House into the Haunted Mansion Every Halloween
Every detail looks straight out of the ride itself.
Oct 19, 2021
This Space-Themed Kids Bedroom Has an Affordable Rug Hack You Can Totally Steal
And there's a starry-themed reading nook too! See how this family brought their kiddo's intergalactic dreams to life in his fun room.
Oct 19, 2021
15 Way-Too-Cute Recipes That Are Perfect for Trick-or-Treat Night
When Halloween candy is the only thing on the brain, make these easy, yummy dinners to get everyone out the door faster!
Oct 19, 2021
Super Festive Halloween Drinks for Adults and Kids
Mulled wine, witches' brews, layered candy corn punch and so many more Halloween-ready drinks.
Oct 18, 2021
Haunted Cookie Houses Are the New Gingerbread Houses
Who says Christmas is the only holiday that gets a cookie house?
Oct 18, 2021
Ask Maxwell: Best Halloween Candy … Like, Ever?
What’s the best Halloween candy out there, hands down?EllieDear Ellie,I love you! You handed me a softball of a question and one that I KNEW I COULD ACE. Here you go (from a few good sources):Chupa Chups Lollipops or Airheads, but NOT DumDums! Lollipops are VERY POPULAR again.. Skittles in fun size bags — ALWAYS a fave….
Oct 18, 2021
These Homemade Smiley Fries Are the Happiest Snack Around
I couldn't stop smiling.
Oct 17, 2021
4 Brilliant Little Pandemic Halloween Ideas We’re Keeping Around
These fun new traditions are getting another spin this year.
Oct 7, 2021
Here’s Where to Get the Best Deals on Halloween Candy
Here's where to go in order to fill your cauldron without emptying your wallet.
Oct 17, 2021
I Tried 4 Famous Vanilla Cupcake Recipes and the Winner Is Perfect in Every Way
After spending an entire day baking, I finally found the absolute best vanilla cupcake recipe.
Oct 16, 2021
This Kid-Friendly Remodel Has a House Shaped Bed and a Slide
There's some cool features for the adults, too.
Oct 15, 2021
I Tried 14 Different Chicken Tenders — This Is the Only Brand I’ll Keep in My Freezer from Now On
The winner had perfectly juicy chicken and a crispy exterior that rivaled popcorn chicken morsels.
Oct 14, 2021
Family Meetings Were a Total Gamechanger for Us
It's an opportunity for us all to get organized and resolve conflict — plus, have a little fun too!
Oct 13, 2021
7 A+ Ideas for Squeezing in a Kids Study Space
Convinced you don't have room for a dedicated study space for your kiddos? Think again.
Oct 13, 2021
West Elm Kids Is Celebrating Black Voices In the Best Way
Quilts with rustic farm scenes to a snuggly science-themed kids chair — these new launches have it all.
Oct 12, 2021
5 Chores Our 5-Year-Old Tackles Without Having to Be Asked
These tasks are really are so simple and kid-friendly that she can't wait to help. (Plus, I can get some cleaning done myself while she's occupied!)
Oct 12, 2021
Festive and Yummy Halloween Granola
We'll be eating this every morning from now until Halloween.
Oct 12, 2021
8 Things New Parents Secretly Wish You’d Bring Them
They may not say it aloud — but these practical gifts are what new parents REALLY need.
Oct 11, 2021
9 Kids Rooms Using IKEA’s Trofast as Genius Storage
Smart customizable options to solve a range of organization conundrums.
Oct 11, 2021
Ask Maxwell: Great First Bed for Toddler (That He’ll Like)
We have a little one who is about to turn 3 in two weeks. Even though we never in our wildest parental imaginations thought we would be co-sleeping with our kid, he sleeps with my husband (and stay-at-home Dad extraordinaire) in the bachelor bedroom. Our son has his own bedroom that he slept in until he outgrew his Snoo.
Oct 11, 2021
These Diner-Style Chocolate Chip Pancakes Are Impossibly Light and Fluffy
The tangy buttermilk batter is the perfect contrast to the rich chocolate and decadent toppings, making this the very best recipe there is.
Oct 10, 2021
The Worst Cooking Advice I Ever Received — and What I Do Instead
Relying only on stainless steel pains, EVOO, kosher salt ... the list of bad advice goes on! Here's what I learned about these "rules."
Oct 10, 2021
I Tried Ina Garten’s Perfect Roast Chicken and It Was Way Easier Than I Expected
Delicious, crowd-pleasing — and only requires 20 minutes of prep? Sign us up.
Oct 9, 2021