The No-Fail Kids Birthday Party Gifts I Give Over and Over
Avoid the pre-party gift scramble.
May 31, 2022
I Swear By This Kitchen Sink Cleaning Trick I Learned Growing Up
It's the little cleaning habits that ultimately make a big difference.
May 31, 2022
The 7 Most Popular Living Room Colors of 2022, According to Over 60 Interior Design Experts
There's more color on the horizon.
May 30, 2022
I’m in The Middle of Moving with My Family, and These 5 Decluttering Tricks Are Actually Helping
They help immensely as I'm sorting through our belongings.
May 30, 2022
Yes, that Viral Oreo Popsicles Recipe You’ve Heard About Is Just as Good as It Sounds
Get the kids, because this is next level.
May 30, 2022
This Creamy Bow-Tie Pasta Is the Ultimate Comfort Meal
It's smothered in sauce.
May 30, 2022
Ask Maxwell: What’s the Best Inflatable Pool for Summer 2022?
My daughter is really working on me to get a small, inflatable pool for the yard this summer, but I don’t want to buy something that is ugly and will break. Got any really good recs? AlisonDear Alison,With the heatwave that hit lately and deeply understanding wanting to keep kids out of the house and active this summer, I got your back.
May 30, 2022
5 Actions We Can All Take to Advocate for Gun Safety Policies
We at Apartment Therapy Media and our three brands — Apartment Therapy, Kitchn, and Cubby — are deeply grieved over the shocking gun violence of the past weeks. We mourn for the victims of the Buffalo supermarket shooting, the Laguna Woods church shooting, and those of the Uvalde school tragedy. We also mourn for the thousands of others who have been killed in mass shootings — a daily reality for far too long.
May 26, 2022
How to Frame an Heirloom Piece of Clothing
It's a great way to preserve memories.
May 25, 2022
This Sausage Casserole is Made Entirely with Premade Ingredients from Trader Joe’s
A meal you can make in only 10 minutes of hands-on time.
May 25, 2022
This Boy’s Room Celebrates Black Joy In Style
Cookbook author and writer Nicole Taylor on designing a kids room that’s packed with style and meaning.
May 25, 2022
This Tip for Perfect Fried Eggs Is So Easy Even Your Kid Could Do It
With a little supervision, of course!
May 24, 2022
How to Stick to a Grocery Budget of $100 or Less Per Week
Smart tips to help you save a little money.
May 24, 2022
The Smartest Thing I Did to Keep My Little Kids Happy on Hiking Trails
My tips for hiking with little kids, including one game-changing secret weapon.
May 24, 2022
4 Children’s Booksellers On Their Favorite Kids Books of 2022 (So Far!)
Awesome picks for kids of all ages.
May 24, 2022
Sriracha-Honey Popcorn Clusters Will Take Family Movie Nights to the Next Level
Sweet and (not too) spicy. One you start, it's hard to stop.
May 23, 2022
The Insanely Good Creamy Cucumber Salad I Keep Coming Back To
It's a summer tradition I'll be feeding to my family.
May 23, 2022
Childhood Memory: Dad & The Accident
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.
May 23, 2022
10 Kids Bedding Sets That Will Get Your Kids Excited About Bedtime
Who doesn’t love fun bedding?
May 21, 2022
This Viral Spaghetti Recipe Is So Good It Doesn’t Even Need Cheese
I did have some doubts about a pasta recipe without cheese or butter, but I absolutely loved this dish.
May 20, 2022
Portable, Battery-Powered Lights Are the Best Thing to Happen to Kids’ Rooms
Get light where you need it, when you need it - no cords required.
May 19, 2022
I’m a Mom to 5 Active Kids, and These Are the Laundry Products I Can’t Live Without
My laundry products need to be simple yet effective. Here's what I always keep on hand.
May 19, 2022
One-Pot Meatballs & Pasta Os
As far as guilty pleasures go, a love of SpaghettiOs is pretty tame. Cranking open a can may have been acceptable for me as a 7-year-old back in 1989, but it’s time to admit that what I really love are the soft O-shaped noodles swimming in a sweet tomato sauce. With this wholesome take on a childhood favorite, I know I won’t be reaching for the can opener anytime soon. My traditional spaghetti dinner takes two pots, one pan, and an embarrassing number of bowls and utensils.
May 18, 2022
3-Cheese Frittata Cups
Hectic mornings are standard in my house. With barely enough time to gather an armload of books, bags, and lunches before racing out the door, breakfast is often a grab-and-go affair. Instead of scrambling cheesy eggs as the school bus pulls up, I quickly warm my make-ahead cheesy frittata cups. A trio of cheeses — ricotta, Parmesan, and Fontina — season the eggs and add creamy richness.
May 18, 2022
Justina Blakeney’s Colorful Home Is on The Cover of Architectural Digest’s First Family Issue
Unsurprisingly, the founder of The Jungalow has a colorful, plant-laden home that gives all the good feels.
May 18, 2022
The 3-Ingredient Costco Pasta Salad I Make On Repeat
You can make it in minutes and it'll feed a crowd.
May 18, 2022
The 3 Questions I Ask My Kids at Every Family Meeting
They keep our family meetings short, but are focused enough to bring out any concerns.
May 18, 2022
The Secrets of Scandinavian Family Homes
How to get that chic, cozy, yet clutter-controlled comfort in your own home.
May 18, 2022
The Best Kids Toy Storage and Room Organizers to Tame Kid Clutter
Yes, we love them, but man, it’s everywhere.
May 18, 2022
The Strategy I Use to Keep My Kids’ Snacks Balanced and Healthy
A magical, three-word phrase that's remarkably effective.
May 18, 2022
My #1 Costco Pantry Item Is So Versatile, I Can Make 5 Very Different Family Meals With It
As long as I have one of these around, I know dinner isn't too far off.
May 17, 2022
I Bought This Product When I Was Potty-Training My Toddler, and It Was Totally Worth $40
It's the answer to potty training in a tiny bathroom.
May 17, 2022
3 (Fun!) Ways To Get Kids Excited About Helping Clean Up
Kids will clean almost anything if you make a game out of it.
May 16, 2022
I Tried My Grandmother’s Technique for Cleaning Stainless Steel, and It’s the Best Method By Far
You can stop buying those special cleaners now.
May 16, 2022
Ask Maxwell: What’s the Perfect Wall Color for a Low-Light Bedroom?
How do I choose a wall color for a kids’ bedroom that gets very little daylight?JelisaDear Jelisa,I hope my answer is helpful, because I’m not going to say that I’d recommend painting a bright or reflective color that will make it seem brighter!
May 16, 2022
The Best Sunscreens for Kids, According to a Parent and a Pediatric Dermatologist
They're all mineral-based, affordable, and easy to find.
May 16, 2022
There’s a Trick to Making Boxed Pancakes Taste Better, and It’s Super Easy to Do
This technique is usually associated with from-scratch pancakes, but it works for a box mix, too.
May 15, 2022
The $8 Costco Treat That’s So Good, You’d Think It Was From a Fancy Bakery
If chocolate is your thing, listen up.
May 13, 2022
This $5 Paint Project is So Quick and Easy, But the Payoff Is Huge
It would look especially great in a kid's room.
May 14, 2022
3 Brands of Store-Bought Frozen Lasagna That Are (Almost) Better than Homemade
Why is everything from Rao's so delicious?
May 14, 2022
These 3 Brands of Frozen Meatballs Are (Almost) Better than Homemade
Once again, Costco does not disappoint.
May 13, 2022
A Surprising (and Very Smart!) Way to Use a Tension Rod in Your Kitchen
This simple tool can do double duty in your home.
May 13, 2022
14 Clever Ways to Take Your Kid’s Bunk Bed to the Next Level
Amazing accessories that are available to outfit your bunk beds, from zipper sheets to battery powered lamps.
May 11, 2022
The $4 Sandwich Bread I Get at Aldi That’s a Dupe for Dave’s Killer Bread
This seedy bread takes a sandwich from good to great.
May 10, 2022
I’ve Made Paul Hollywood’s Chocolate Babka Too Many Times to Count
It's the warm and fudgy family dessert we all crave.
May 11, 2022
A Family-Friendly Home Where Almost Every Piece of Furniture Doubles as Storage
"The stylist in me wants everything to be beautiful, but the mom in me wants everything to be functional and practical, too."
May 10, 2022
5 Surprising Things You Didn’t Know About Your Dishwasher
For starters, your dishwasher uses less water than if you were washing dishes by hand.
May 10, 2022