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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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...

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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11 things from our childhoods that should definitely stay there!

This post is sponsored by Nintendo, who is awesome for letting us do this. The 80s and 90s were...quite a time. And so we cordially invite you to laugh with (at?) us as we depict some of the stuff we don't miss a bit. From the hell of cassette tapes to scrunchies to...

14 cool kids’ stocking stuffers all supporting indie shops

When we shop around for our kids' stocking stuffers, our longtime readers know that our hearts always grow three sizes when we share handmade items or those that support indie shops and businesses. With that in mind, have we got a website for you. Our sponsor Bonanza...

4 smart, stylish, decidedly practical subscription box gift ideas.

A whole lot has happened in the world of subscription boxes, since we first announced Birchbox in 2010, the week they launched. (Really!) Now as you well know, there's pretty much a subscription box for everyone on your list -- including those practical friends and...

The Chrismukkah ornament for all your interfaith gifting needs.

Families who celebrate Christmas and Hanukkah totally get the best of both worlds. 8 days of gifts plus one blow-out morning of overstuffed stockings and packages? Dreidels and reindeer? Eggnog and latkes? Okay, maybe not those two at the same time, but still. And now...

Getting blunt with my daughters, because #metoo.

“You have to learn to tell the server what you want,” I insisted. She winced. “Go on…” No dice. For some reason, my outspoken, truth-telling, totally-not-shy ten year old is having issues asking for a waffle at the neighborhood diner. This is the diner where we know...

A modern, small-space art solution for crafty kids

My kids' grandparents regularly ask what cool, creative gifts they can give them at the holidays (because we have awesome grandparents), and this year I'm putting Playpa play paper on our list without a doubt. I just discovered this huge roll of coloring paper that...

Ceci n’est pas un nursing cover.

Calling all moms supporting nursing moms! My favorite baby shower gift of the year is here! You have to check out this wonderful Boobs baby blanket created by Lot 801 in partnership with Gravel & Gold, which is a perfect way to honor the #dropthecover campaign. The...

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