Kids
Sleepover sanity

Sleepover sanity

If you’ve got kids, and especially girls, you will not be able to avoid the prospect of one day hosting a… deep breath… calm thoughts… sleepover! Don’t worry, this rite of American childhood can be fun, even for the host parents! Here are a few tips. Make plans. If you’re going to have a large...
Celebrating mom

Celebrating mom

Let’s face it, in most families growing up, the person most responsible for creating the sense of “home” – the comfortable spaces, organizing things, the look and feel – was Mom. Mom chose the colors, the wallpaper, the dishware, the furniture… Mom told us where to put our stuff, not to leave our shoes in...
Earth Day is April 22!

Earth Day is April 22!

Remember Earth Day?  Schools tend to incorporate environmentalism and green initiatives into their curricula in April… but what are we grown-ups doing? The Earth Day Network is sponsoring a great program this year: A Billion Acts of Green.  The idea is to reach that number in pledges from individuals — small steps people are taking to...
April fools!

April fools!

We could have used this opportunity to give you some bogus home décor advice – to try and trick you for April Fools Day!  Hmmm… maybe next year.  (Watch out!)  Instead, we thought it would be fun to recount some of the sillier April Fool’s jokes we’ve been involved in or witnessed over the years....