Editors Top 10 of the Year: What wowed us in 2017

From the silly to the profound, we’ve looked through our favorite new discoveries of 2017 and narrowed them down to the very coolest.

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One-word New Year's resolutions: The trick to making one you can actually keep

If ideas like “exercise more” or “eat fewer carbs” stress you out, this may be the solution that keeps your resolutions positive and achievable!

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12 of the very best printable calendars we hope are as inspiring as 2018 will be.

2017 was...quite a year. And if you're anything like me, you find the idea of a fresh calendar for a fresh New Year a great way of wiping the slate clean and getting a fresh start (to use a cliche or two). That's why I poked around to find some of the coolest 2018...

Feeling overwhelmed? Try this one-thing-a-day method to stay organized. You got this!

As a working mom of four kids, with a husband who often works from home too, our home has a tendency to be...out-of-control crazy. I love organization -- the pages of Marie Kondo's book are my happy place -- but over the last year it seems that I've been forced to...

Moms of big families share 7 brilliant, time-saving laundry hacks.

Over the years, we've figured out plenty of tricks to make the whole laundry process a lot easier. Because oof, who wants to spend more time than we have to doing laundry? It presents a particular challenge for those of us with bigger families; Kristen has six people...

How to create the perfect kids’ workspace so it actually gets used.

You know, we joke a lot about how hard it is to convince our kids to do their homework, because — well, it usually is. But the truth is that we understand -- it's hard to do our own work when we're not in a workspace we love and look forward to visiting each day....

The most brilliant small space solution for kids and homework

This week, I got the most amazing tip for small space organization when it comes to kids, desk space (or lack thereof) and organization, thanks to professional organizer Laurie Palau of Simply B Organized, host of This Organized Life podcast, and author of the...

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They’re Foreign and Hard to Say, So They Must Be Cool

As a half-Chinese girl, I admit to being somewhat obsessed with all things Asian. However, that does not mean that you will find me (or my daughter, for that matter) wearing chopsticks or plastic sushi barrettes in my hair anytime soon. You may, on the other hand,...

These Designs are a Chou-In

Chouette2While I love the loose picture inserts in announcements and holidays cards, I find that it’s very hard for the picture to actually make it out of the card and onto my fridge without getting crumpled, folded, or dirty.

Mother’s Day Shopping For a Cause

Still haven't done your Mother's Day shopping? Or maybe you have but you're looking for some fun shopping just because. Well why not do it for a cause by shopping for great gifts benefiting St. Jude Children's Hospital. St. Jude Hospital, named after the patron saint...

Making Life Easier: A Web Magazine After Our Own Heart

If you have read through this site for more than one minute, then you have figured out that we are all about trying to make life easier. We know moms have very little time to themselves, and reading may not be on the top of your list. However, we suggest that after...

Misogynists, Read No Further

When my daughter was born, I made a vow: no clothing with sayings like future hottie or future runway model. I mean come on, she's a baby. Not a bulimic-in-training. Apparently I'm not alone in my convictions. TIred of all the negative, sexual, and egotistical slogans...

Liquid-Filled Assets

Brashort2 If your husband gets turned on seeing you in a stretched-out, colostrum-stained, saggy, no-underwire, cotton nursing bra, then congratulations. You hit the marital jackpot.

Rise Up, Moms!

"Women shouldn't be discriminated against simply because they are mothers." Any organization with a manifesto like that has our full attention. Introducing Moms Rising, a new organization that's creating a grassroots movement of moms on the internet (hey, that's you!)...

PopPop? Uncle Marty? Who are They?

As a military family, we do our best to keep everyone posted on the goings on of the first grandchild. But, let's face it, I can barely keep track of my own relatives, let alone my husband's huge family. And, while we try to send dvds and get our daughter to talk on...

Have a Tres Chic Earth Day

MyownbagHey, we kind of like the environment. You know, since it lets us breathe and eat and all that kind of stuff. But at the same time, we’re moms, and we know that while we want the earth to be around for a very long time, we still need things to be reasonably simple and convenient.

I Think It’s Time to Retire the George Costanza Wallet Girls

If it takes you 45 minutes to find a credit card or you're still carrying the receipt for your nursing pump (the one you bought in 2004), you might want to consider moving away from the wallet and into one of these great organizers from Good Morning, Morning. These...

I See a Cool Preggo Shirt in Your Future

FortuneteesHey moms-to-be: Tired of the same-old "I used to be a parachute" t-shirt offerings at your local maternity store? Looking for a clever way to tell the world about your upcoming arrival? Well, I predict a successful purchase in your future.

De-Snot in Style

Frog When you think of baby items that make you go "awwwwwwww…." humidifiers don’t exactly spring to mind. But that’s only because no one ever thought to disguise that big plastic eyesore as a panda bear.

Even Your Walls Will Thank You

LoripcowWe try so hard to decorate our child’s room with extra special pieces that we love and cherish. We don’t expect our kiddo to stop and stare at the beautiful fairy painting or vintage plane poster. Most likely, they fulfill our own obsessive need for everything to match.

All That Glitters

I'm not sure if it's because I've been living in Mississippi too long (the pizazz capital of the world), or if I'm really a 3-year-old trapped in a woman's body - but in either case, I heart glitter. However, as a new mama and a domestic engineer, I realize that it...

As if Charlize Weren’t Enough, Now South Africa Gives Us This

If you think Chai is still all the rage, then wake up and smell 2006--Rooibos is what savvy tea drinkers are turning to these days for comfort in a cup. A red tea from South Africa, Rooibos has many of the same antioxidant properties as green tea, only without the...

Attention Nursing Mamas: Step Away From The Poncho

While I was a poncho-wearing breastfeeder myself, let’s face it – ponchos are a little last year. And unless you like to wear wool in June, they’re not so great for temperature moderation in the warmer months (which is pretty much all but two, for my fellow Southern state dwellers).

Jesus Christ, Fashion Superstar

JesusjoggersWe’ve come to that time of year when all not-so-good Christians, including me, make their annual pilgrimage to the big house for cleansing and renewal. But just because I don’t go to church on a regular basis doesn’t mean I don’t think Jesus was someone we could all learn from.

Blow Your Refund (or at least part of it)

We know you probably already have every single penny of your tax refund budgeted for the rest of the fiscal year. And being like-minded moms, we bet you most likely didn't set aside any part of that on something for yourself. So today we've decided to give you a few...

All the Small Things

Being the big tall girl that I am, I tend to gravitate towards clunky heels and big bags. However, when it comes to men (height people, HEIGHT) and jewelry, I'm a sucker for small and fabulous. So, I've set aside a little bit of my surprisingly large tax refund for a...

Go Ahead, Put Your Refund Right Into Your Purse

... Or Diaper bag. Because most likely you keep your wallet where you keep your diapers. Remember when you rocked your it-bag Balenciaga? Your Louis Vuitton Speedy? Your whatever else was hot and hip prebaby? Remember when you actually followed fashion? HA! I know....

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