Kids
Corral all the toys!

Corral all the toys!

The other night we walked into the house and the first thing that popped into our mind: toy story.  And not the classic animated movie.  Toys, toys everywhere!  Again!  With three little kids running around all day, and the colossal failure of our “let’s put one toy away before we take out another” campaign (we...
The Comfort Mix: 4th of July Ideas, a Scottish Snack, and Personalized Interiors

The Comfort Mix: 4th of July Ideas, a Scottish Snack, and Personalized Interiors

Each week, we round up our favorite posts dealing with all things comfort. Share some finds of your own in the comments below! The Fourth of July is only days away! How will you be celebrating? Will you be taking the family on a vacation? Watching the fireworks in the park? Or simply spending some...
Kids' Design Contest — It's time to vote!

Kids’ Design Contest — It’s time to vote!

We’re so thrilled with all of the colorful, creative, and inspiring entries we’ve received towards the Kids’ Design Contest! Our team has been admiring each and every one. Here’s a friendly reminder that there’s less than 48 hours to cast your vote for your favorite design! With the help of Operation Homefront, the top three designs...
The Comfort Mix: Floral Finds, Inspiring Interiors, and an Adorable Night Light!

The Comfort Mix: Floral Finds, Inspiring Interiors, and an Adorable Night Light!

Each week, we round up our favorite posts dealing with all things comfort. Share some finds of your own in the comments below!
The Kids' Design Contest Starts Now!

The Kids’ Design Contest Starts Now!

We’re so happy to announce the start of our second annual Kids’ Design Contest! Children nationwide will have the opportunity to design comforters to be donated to military families through Operation Homefront, an organization that provides emergency financial and other assistance to the families of the United States’ service members and wounded veterans. Now through...
6 Tips for a Successful Family Vacation

6 Tips for a Successful Family Vacation

Family vacations are a wonderful time to slow down from your daily routine and enjoy one another’s company. It’s a time when school, homework, projects, jobs, and other obligations can be put on hold in order to make memories that will last a lifetime! However, whether you’re traveling around the globe or staying close to...
Toy Swap!

Toy Swap!

Is your house becoming overrun with toys? Stepped on one too many Legos? Got riding toys that never get ridden? Is the toy box full of blocks upon blocks and then a few more blocks? And then…and this is the kicker…your kids are bored? Chances are, some of your friends and neighbors are having the...
Visit from Grandma (or Grandpa)!

Visit from Grandma (or Grandpa)!

Whether you’re visiting grandparents, or grandparents are coming to visit your home, the key to a successful and happy visit is preparation. Be ready with some things and also with some ideas, and you can be sure the time spent together will be enjoyed by young and old. For overnight accommodations, try to set-up the...
If it’s Tuesday, it must be… time for a better family calendar!

If it’s Tuesday, it must be… time for a better family calendar!

If you’re like the typical American family with school-age children, then you know how complicated the family calendar can be. It’s a challenge that can rival worldwide, multinational corporations in terms of complicated logistics. From soccer practice to school projects, dance lessons to music classes, play dates to dentist appointments…life is hectic! How do you...
Treehouse Dreams

Treehouse Dreams

This isn’t really the time of year to start building something outdoors, but it certainly is a good time to start planning a project for the spring. And we’re super-excited because one of our favorite things to plan is a treehouse! Did you have a treehouse as a kid? Did anyone in your neighborhood have...
National Family Pajama Night is coming!

National Family Pajama Night is coming!

What a fun idea… a special night to make some wonderful family memories for your kids (and yourself)! November 19 is National Family Pajama Night™ – an evening devoted to family togetherness, old-fashioned fun and – what could be more comfy? – pajamas! Visit the National Family Pajama Night microsite  to check out a video of...
Reducing homework hassles

Reducing homework hassles

You’ll notice we didn’t title this post “Eliminating homework hassles.” That’s because we believe in being realistic. There will always be homework hassles, to some extent, because let’s face it: from a kid’s perspective, there’s usually something more fun, more interesting, more anything than homework! But homework is a fact of life for today’s students...