Laura Fenton

Laura Fenton is the author of The Little Book of Living Small. She writes about home design and sustainability, and is a regular contributor to Apartment Therapy. Her work has been published in Better Homes & Gardens, Eater, New York Magazine, and Real Simple.
The 8 Best Family Sofas That’ll Survive Your Kids and Pets
From sectionals to lounge sofas, we've got the scoop.
Jun 27, 2024
The 10 Best Toddler Beds for Little Kids Who Think They’re Big Now
A toddler bed is a very worthwhile investment, especially if your kid has a small room!
Jun 26, 2024
The Best Kids’ Beds, According to Experts and Designers
Everything you need to know to buy your child’s first real bed.
Jun 24, 2024
21 Creative Baby Boy Nursery Ideas, from Design Pros and Parents
From playful neutrals to street-art style, we've got photos to get the ideas flowing!
Jan 31, 2024
25 Creative Baby Girl Nursery Ideas, from Design Pros and Parents
We asked design pros and creative parents to share their girls’ nurseries with Cubby.
Dec 18, 2023
49 Stylish Nursery Ideas for the Unique Baby Room of Your Dreams
The prettiest nursery eye candy you’ll see all week.
Nov 15, 2023
The Very Best IKEA Products for Families
It's our #1 go-to for a reason.
Nov 2, 2020
I Never Thought I’d Love a $10 Mini Waffle Maker, yet Here We Are
I’m an appliance minimalist, but it still won space in my kitchen.
Aug 9, 2023
This Is the One Hard-to-Find Product You Probably Didn’t Know IKEA Makes
All of my friends with young kids know now because I won’t shut up about how great it is!
Jul 28, 2023
I Finally Found the Best LED Lightbulbs for The Bedroom
They're soft, not too cool, dimmable, and bright enough for reading.
Jun 23, 2023
This Is My New Go-To Kid Gift
It solves many of my gift-giving problems.
Jun 22, 2023
We Want Everything from Molly Baz’s New Collection for Crate & Barrel
It turns out the food writer has a serious knack for design.
Jun 7, 2023
This Designer Tree Swing Is Totally Worth It
I was swayed by good design, and I don’t regret it.
May 3, 2023
This Multipurpose Playroom Is Packed with Smart Solutions
Roberto Gil of Casa Kids knows how to create small spaces that do many things at once.
Apr 19, 2023
Here’s How a Professional Playroom Designer Turned Her Garage into the Ultimate Play Space
It's now the go-to hangout spot for her daughter and her friends.
Mar 21, 2023
15 of the Best Quiet-Time Toys For Kids Who’ve Dropped Their Naps
Has your child dropped a nap and needs something quiet to do for a portion of the afternoon? This is the list for you.
Feb 9, 2023
This New York City Shared Boys’ Room Is Full of Small-Space Tricks
See how this space converted from a nursery into a big-boy’s room, thanks to a few smart purchases.
Feb 6, 2023
The Great Cubby Clean-Up Week Four: How to Create Tidy Habits, According to Our Experts
How do you get your family to keep things organized? Our experts offered their brilliant advice.
Jan 30, 2023
The Great Cubby Clean-Up Week Two: The Big Toy Edit
With a pared-down toy collection down kids can focus on playing with the things they really love!
Jan 18, 2023
This Eco-Friendly Foaming Hand Soap Has Won My Heart
The design is a major win for small spaces, too.
Jan 11, 2023
The Great Cubby Clean-Up: 4 Weeks and 4 Easy Steps to a Fresh Start for Your Family
By the beginning of next month, you’ll have decluttered, organized, and set up systems that will (hopefully) keep your family tidy all year long.
Jan 11, 2023
The Nursery Trends That Are Out for 2023
Decorating a nursery this year? Here’s your guide to a forward-looking baby room.
Dec 29, 2022
10 Kids Room Trends That Are Going to Be Huge in 2023
Here's one clue: neutral is out.
Dec 21, 2022
The Kids Bed Style That Will Be Everywhere Next Year
We're ready to call it.
Dec 21, 2022
If You Haven’t Tried These Reusable Silicone Bags Yet, You’re Missing Out
I'll admit: I was skeptical I'd be into these bags, but they've totally won me over.
Dec 21, 2022
15 Easy Little Ways to Make the Holidays Magical, from Parents Who Do It Every Year
It seems like every parent I know has had a sick kid at home recently. However, we’re all still determined to make this holiday season a happy one that ends up feeling memorable and special. I asked moms and dads to share the easy ways they’re planning to celebrate this year. Here are fifteen sweet little ways to celebrate the season that won’t stress you out!
Dec 1, 2022
The 9 Best Bunk Beds, According to Parents and Experts
When we set out to launch Cubby last fall, we wanted to help parents live better, more connected lives at home. Each week in the newsletter we bring you ideas for how to eat, live, and play. Today, we launch our very first buying guide, and you can expect them regularly from here out. In our buying guides, we’ll give you in-depth advice about the big-ticket items you might need to purchase for your home.
Nov 1, 2022
11 Pro Picks for Kid-Friendly Coffee Tables, Plus How to Buy One for Your Family
Safe, stylish, and durable: see what coffee tables designers and parents are buying for their homes.
Nov 1, 2022
The Best Wallpaper for Kids’ Rooms, According to Designers
Give wallpaper a chance!
Sep 27, 2022
The 10 Things I Declutter Every Fall Once My Kid Is Back in School
Forget January. Back-to-school season is the best time to declutter.
Sep 21, 2022
I’m a Big Believer in Slipcovers for Your Family Sofa — Here’s Why
My 12-year old three-seater sofa looks nearly as good as new thanks to its washable slipcovers.
Sep 20, 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
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