This $15 Product Is the Reason I Don’t Stress About My Kids Doing Messy Art Projects at Our Dining Table
Forget placemats and craft paper - this product is the real problem solver.
Aug 31, 2022
The Block Set All Three of Our Kids Are Obsessed With
It's a beautiful, colorful masterpiece.
Aug 30, 2022
School Lunch Isn’t Free Anymore — Here Are 10 Ways to Plan for A Year of Sending Lunch to School
How did we get here? What can we do to push for change? And how should we plan for a year of packing school lunches again?
Aug 30, 2022
I’ve Been Giving Everyone This Unexpected Housewarming Gift for 15 Years — and They All Love It
You're going to want to get (at least) one for yourself, too.
Aug 29, 2022
Childhood Memory: Stuyvie & The Urinal
Stuyvie was an old friend. We went way back in the summertime as kids at the beach club and day camp. But he was older than me and, for some reason, whenever we were back in our elementary school in the city our summer friendships suddenly turned off. It was often that way with my friends.The Buckley School was a small boys school, with a coat and tie dress code and a fierce sports program.
Aug 29, 2022
This Is the One Hard-to-Find Product You Probably Didn’t Know IKEA Makes
It's less than $50 and a dinner time savior for kids!
Aug 27, 2022
Our 20 All-Time Most Brilliant Tips for Packing Better Lunches
We'll help you stay organized, save time, and keep lunches delicious — and safe.
Aug 25, 2022
Our Favorite Kids’ Backpacks to Start the School Year Off Right
Including a few super cute finds you may not have seen before!
Aug 25, 2022
Our Kids Love This Magnetic Wall Decal — and We Love that It Doesn’t Take up Floor Space
A pop of color and fun, all without opening a paint can!
Aug 24, 2022
The 10/30 Rule Gave Me a Cleaner Home, a Healthier Budget, and Made My House More Efficient
Here are five different ways I've put this tip into practice around my home.
Aug 24, 2022
I’m a Dietitian and My Kid Has Eaten the Same Lunch for 3 Years — Here’s Why That’s OK
Nutrition is about more than a single meal.
Aug 24, 2022
Alton Brown’s Weird Trick for Cooking Pasta Actually Works
Everything you thought you knew about cooking pasta is wrong.
Aug 23, 2022
5 Things You Should Always Throw Into the Dishwasher If There’s Room
Make a little room for these things.
Aug 23, 2022
I Bought a Helix Mattress for My Kid, and Here’s My Review
There are many reasons to choose the Helix Kids mattress, but one in particular clinched it for me.
Aug 22, 2022
How to Choose Your First Big Kid Mattress, According to Sleep Experts
We've got great advice (and recommendations!) for buying a big kid mattress that's just right for your kid.
Aug 22, 2022
5 Lunch-Packing Tips We Learned from This TikTok-Famous Mom of 12
Who knows more about packing lunches than a mom who does it 12 times a day? Just ask Alicia Dougherty of the Dougherty Dozen. She and her husband, Josh, are TikTok-famous parents of 12 children ranging from ages 3 to 15. They share tips for wrangling kids into doing chores, fun dance challenges, and the nitty-gritty of getting lunches out the door for their extra-big brood.
Aug 22, 2022
Ask Maxwell: Can You Help Me Put Some Sanity Back Into My Apartment?
I am in desperate need of help.  I live in a 2bd 2ba apartment, along with my 5yo son Abel. He is back and forth from here and with his mom, but lives here the majority of the time. I also have two older boys, David 17, and Matthew 15, that live with their mom and are here on weekends, and lastly is my dog, Toby, a Lhasa Apso. My apartment faces the south, and gets all day sun throughout the year.
Aug 22, 2022
54 Things Absolutely Nobody Should be Storing, Anywhere
Free yourself and let it go.
Aug 21, 2022
20 Smart (and Stylish!) Storage Solutions for Kids’ Rooms
Inspired organization ideas from real kids' bedrooms.
Aug 20, 2022
15 Cold Lunches Your Kids Will Love Eating
Kids (and adults!) will love them.
Aug 19, 2022
These 10 Costco Groceries Are My Secret to Quick and Easy School Lunches
They're the best Costco lunchbox buys.
Aug 18, 2022
The Best Way to Use Leftover Chicken (and Eat It All Week Long)
So good you'll eat it straight from the mixing bowl.
Aug 18, 2022
My Kids Have Had This Lunchbox for 10 Years, and We’re Never Going Back
My kids have had this lunchbox for 10 years, and we're never going back.
Aug 17, 2022
12 Grades, 12 Lunches: 12 Parents on How They Pack Lunch for Every Age
We asked some of our favorite foodie parents what school lunch looks like for their kids from first grade through high school.
Aug 17, 2022
14 Clever Ways to Make a Shared Kids Room Work, According to the Parents Who’ve Done It
Good ideas that might get you thinking about the possibilities in YOUR house!
Aug 17, 2022
Why You Should Take Hydrogen Peroxide Out of Your First Aid Kit
Turns out, it's not great to use hydrogen peroxide on cuts and scrapes. Here's why — and what you should do instead.
Aug 16, 2022
10 Super Easy (and Healthy!) Bento Box Lunch Ideas for Kids
And not a sandwich in sight.
Aug 16, 2022
10 Super Easy (and Healthy!) Bento Box Lunch Ideas for Toddlers & Preschoolers
Got a little eater? Fill 'em up with these smart and delicious lunch box ideas.
Aug 15, 2022
I’ve Finally Found the Smartest Way to Use a Junk Drawer
The genius of this hack is that it solves not one but two common problems.
Aug 15, 2022
Ask Maxwell: How To Cure Clutter by Getting Good Flow into Your Home
Last week Baki asked: “My house is a living, breathing mess of my two kid’s clutter, and, especially with school coming up in a month, I need to get control of it. Any help would be appreciated.” This is a continuing answer! Dear Baki,This is my third, and last, little chapter that I hope might help you with your kids clutter problems – especially as school approaches.
Aug 15, 2022
We Tested 36 Lunch Containers: Here Are the Best Ones for Every Kind of Lunch
The perfect container for every kind of lunch, for both kids *and* grownups!
Aug 14, 2022
25 Family Dinners That Start with Italian Sausage
Pasta is just the beginning.
Aug 13, 2022
How to Teach Any Kid to Make Their Own School Lunch — Yes, Even Preschoolers!
Getting kids to prep or pack their own lunch is a game-changer. Here’s how to make it work for your family, no matter how old your kids are.
Aug 13, 2022
Are Kids’ Couches Really Worth It? I Have The Flip, and Here’s My Review
Here's what I think after having it for a year.
Aug 13, 2022
12 Animal-Themed Wallpapers That Will Make Your Child’s Space Come Alive
From cute to dramatic, and everything in between.
Aug 12, 2022
These Instant Pot Chicken Thighs Can Be on the Table in 12 Minutes
They'll become a weeknight staple.
Aug 12, 2022
The Smart Way to Store Kids’ Floppy Paperback Books
An unexpected storage item saves the day.
Aug 11, 2022
6 Tips for Getting Your Kids Back Into a Morning Routine Before School Starts
These will help ease those back-to-school morning woes.
Aug 11, 2022
21 Great Kids’ Shows Streaming Right Now
There's an engaging new show for every age. Queue 'em up!
Aug 11, 2022
30+ Easy Recipes That Start with Brown Rice
A bag of brown rice = endless dinner possibilities.
Aug 11, 2022
11 Bento Boxes That Make Packing School Lunch the Easiest Thing You’ll Do All Day
And your kids will love it, too.
Aug 8, 2022
21 Smart Storage Hacks That Solve So Many Annoying Problems
Including a super smart way to store board games!
Aug 8, 2022
12 Quick and Easy Recipes That Start with Ground Sausage
Just what you need for a good, quick, and easy dinner.
Aug 8, 2022
Ask Maxwell: How To Cure Clutter by Building a Landing Strip Right at the Front Door
Last week Baki asked: “My house is a living, breathing mess of my two kid’s clutter, and, especially with school coming up in a month, I need to get control of it. Any help would be appreciated.” This is a continuing answer! Dear Baki,I’m answering your question indirectly with a number of “tools” that I find really helpful and which can easily be applied to children at home.
Aug 8, 2022
5 Instagram Accounts to Follow for Easy Kid Lunches
Let's get this party started.
Aug 6, 2022
10 Cute (But Not Cutesy) Insulated Kids’ Lunch Bags That Might Even Last Into the Teen Years
I wouldn't even mind carrying some of these!
Aug 5, 2022