8 Life-Changing Tips for Bringing a Baby into a Small Space
Babies may be small, but they take up a lot of space. Here are some hacks from pro organizers.
Jan 31, 2022
An Easy and Unexpected Fix for Lingering Kitchen Smells
My kitchen has never smelled better.
Jan 31, 2022
Childhood Memory: All Summer Long – 1975
NOTE: These short memory stories, dropped in as they are to my Ask Maxwell column, do serve a purpose. While definitely different, my aim is to provide context for what we were thinking when we were children, which will help us to understand our own children. I find that in going back into my own childhood and sharing stories of my own struggles and what I was thinking at the time has been very helpful in connecting with my own daughter as she has grown.
Jan 31, 2022
What Does It Really Mean to Have a Healthy Family Home?
From air quality down to organizing your home for rituals, these experts share their best advice for creating a healthy family home.
Jan 31, 2022
A Valentine’s Day Coloring Card for Kids
In time for Valentine's Day, we have a coloring page for the littles that also folds up into a sweet card for their loved ones.
Jan 30, 2022
I Tried This Miracle Soap That Promises to Remove All Stains — Here’s How It Went
It's my go-to for stains — and keeping my hands super soft — from now on.
Jan 30, 2022
This Dutch Almond Pastry Is a Sweet Treat for the Whole Family
It's surprisingly simple — and involves a frozen short-cut you can use.
Jan 30, 2022
Before and After: A Just-Fine Spare Room Becomes a Tropical Boho Nursery
The redo turned a "meh" sleep space into a dreamy retreat.
Jan 29, 2022
A Genius $10 Barbie Storage Solution (And It’s DIY!)
No more messy Barbie box.
Jan 29, 2022
A Cheesy French Onion Gnocchi Dinner Made for Weeknights
A one-skillet wonder that hits all the comfort food notes.
Jan 28, 2022
The One Thing I Learned NOT to Do from My Mom
This is a classic example of “Do as I say, not as I do" — but I've also got some solutions to try.
Jan 28, 2022
10 Adorable Flannel Sheets That’ll Keep Your Little One Warm All Winter Long
They’ll be snug as a bug in these sheets!
Jan 27, 2022
Liege Waffles Will Totally Level Up Your Brunch Game
No other waffles come close.
Jan 27, 2022
This Artist’s New Orleans Family Home is Full of Brilliant Scandinavian Details
When artist Josie Azuma and her husband bought this house in 2015, it was in rough shape and too small. They renovated it to be a larger, light-filled, and functional home for their family.
Jan 27, 2022
The Snow Day Hack I Keep in My Back Pocket
Minutes of set-up equals hours of fun (and learning)!
Jan 25, 2022
Before and After: A Blah Basement Turns into a Whimsical Playroom with These 10 Designer Tips
Design entrepreneur Elizabeth Rees shares her tips for transforming a dingy basement into a beautiful playroom.
Jan 25, 2022
This Family’s 184-Year-Old Home is Full of Farmhouse Charm
Sade and William's house was built in 1837 and had been well maintained when they bought it three years ago; they've added their personality through a little cosmetic work, including paint and refinishing the floors.
Jan 25, 2022
My Family Can’t Get Enough of These Healthy Sheet Pan Nachos
The chips are baked, not fried.
Jan 25, 2022
8 Budget-Friendly Decorating Lessons I Learned from My Mother
Some big-impact strategies here — as well as simple little ones you can employ today!
Jan 24, 2022
Ask Maxwell: Great Ideas for New Parent Gifts
What are your thoughts on the best things to bring new parents? I struggle with helpful gifts they’ll actually want!AmandaDear Amanda,I have a very strong opinion on this one, so forgive me if it’s not within the majority’s view. Outside of close family, who often help out a new parents with purchasing the basic things you need to transform your home into a nursery, etc., I feel that the last thing they need is more toys, doo-dads, cute clothes, and clutter for their home.
Jan 24, 2022
The One Game My Active Kids Beg to Play (It’s Not a Board Game!)
I was NOT prepared for how much we'd all laugh while playing this.
Jan 24, 2022
This Dramatic Dublin Home Has a Super Tiny Nursery
Because Hayley Ward's period home in Dublin has historic charm, she was drawn to a dark, bold color palette.
Jan 23, 2022
5 Easy and Comforting Soups to Keep in Your Winter Meal Plan
A delicious black bean soup, lentils with slow-simmered flavor, and more recipes my family relies on.
Jan 23, 2022
A 1950s Bungalow with Super Cool Retro Beach Vibes
This New Jersey bungalow has original built-in shelves, a "Wes Anderson bathroom," and wood paneling galore.
Jan 22, 2022
8 of the Cutest Bookshelves for Kids
They're timeless and easily accessible for little ones — but also magical enough to capture the fun of reading.
Jan 21, 2022
The 3 Best Colors to Paint Your Kitchen, According to Real Estate Pros
These resale-friendly hues come highly recommended.
Jan 21, 2022
10 Game-changing Ways to Lessen Anxiety for Kids
From separation anxiety to fear of the dark, worries are common in kids. This is how some families helped their little ones feel in control.
Jan 21, 2022
6 Bedroom Design Tips to Borrow from the Country’s Best Luxury Hotels
They're easy to recreate at home.
Jan 20, 2022
12 Stylish Kids’ Trundle Beds for Double the Fun
Because what’s more fun than a magical two-in-one?
Jan 19, 2022
10 Surprising Ways to Use Dawn Dish Soap — Beyond Washing Dishes
Use it to clean your shower, degrease cabinets, unclog drains, and more!
Jan 19, 2022
A Simple, Zero-lift Trick to Get Kids Talking After School
These two words will open up the conversation almost every time.
Jan 19, 2022
For Extra Weeknight Comfort, Make This Creamy Baked Cavatappi
It's like mac and cheese ... but better.
Jan 19, 2022
9 New Living Room Trends That Will Dominate This Year
According to designers!
Jan 18, 2022
14 of the Best Body-Positive Books for Kids
Each book teaches kids how to live boldly and proudly in their beautiful bodies.
Jan 18, 2022
The $8 Costco Discovery That Changed the Soup Game for Me
You can find it in the freezer section and it reheats in less than 10 minutes.
Jan 14, 2022
These Are the 7 Trends That Will Rule the Home This Year
From kid-focused kitchen design to grown-up escape zones, there’s something for everyone in the family home of tomorrow.
Jan 17, 2022
8 DIY Cold Remedies My Abuelita Swears By (You Probably Already Have the Ingredients in Your Kitchen)
Whose ingredients you probably have in your kitchen.
Jan 17, 2022
Ask Maxwell: How Do I Entertain the Kids, Find Fun Things to do and Just Reinvigorate as a Parent?
I live with my husband and three young children in the northwest corner of the state of Arkansas. The kids fill our days with parenting responsibilities: school, extracurricular activities, meals, and bedtime. On the weekends, I look for parks, libraries, and other places of interest. But I’ve run out of ideas and am just bored with where I live. Add in the pandemic and my mid-40s slump and I’m mind-numbingly bored. Plus our weather changes day to day!
Jan 17, 2022
Before & After: An $11 Refresh Makes This Second-hand Canopy Bed Look Much More Expensive
Plus: tips on shopping Facebook Marketplace on a budget and simple furniture redo tricks.
Jan 16, 2022
Before and After: A Cave-Like Kitchen Gets a Chef-Quality Upgrade with IKEA Cabinets
With IKEA cabinets, Semihandmade fronts, and a $100 "marble" backsplash hack.
Jan 16, 2022
I Tried These Famous Pancake Cookies to See If They Were Worth the Hype — Here’s What I Really Thought
These cookies looked fluffy and light ... just like the real thing. Only cookier.
Jan 16, 2022
I Tried Smitten Kitchen’s Raised Waffles and They Are Our New Stand-by Breakfast Treat
A crisp exterior gives way to fluffy goodness for the best-ever waffles.
Jan 16, 2022
This Baked Spinach-Artichoke Dip Gets a 10/10 from Our Editors
I'll never make spinach-artichoke dip without it.
Jan 15, 2022
This Kid Dinnerware is Super Durable and Chic
Those cute earth tones!
Jan 14, 2022
Out of All the Frozen Breakfast Items at Cotsco, These Two are the Clear Winners
Are you team savory or team sweet? We have options for both sides!
Jan 13, 2022
Enjoy These Sour Cream Donuts Without Ever Leaving Your House
Bring the doughnut shop to you.
Jan 13, 2022
My Friends and I Rely on This Brand’s Baby Products — Which Are Now 20% Off!
These 8 items are the true must-haves for any baby or toddler parent!
Jan 12, 2022