"Choo-choo!" If you are a parent of a pre-school kid, chances are you've whiled away many hours of your life playing trains. Thomas trains, to be exact. But have you ever held that little wooden train and wondered where he came from? How much do you know about Sir Topham Hatt's "most useful engine"? Here's a brief design history of how Thomas grew from a father's gift into a toy beloved the world over.
Joshua turned 13 and needed a bedroom upgrade for his small 10'x11" bedroom. The room lacked storage except for a small closet. The goal was to bring in as much storage as possible and decorate around the colors that he loves.
That time is upon us! Back-to-school, off-to-college time. Which means that all across the country, a whole bunch of soon-to-be-freshman are staring at their wardrobe and wondering what on earth should I pack? Here are a few helpful tips for navigating the college closet quandary!
You don't have to spend the waning days of summer searching all over for the cutest lunch boxes, because they're right here. As usual, animal themes dominate the scene but who can complain when they're this adorable. Show this image to your kids and just let them point to the one they want.
Little kids need little backpacks—just enough to hold lunch or a snack and a few little treasures, but not so much that they are weighed down and uncomfortable. If your toddler or preschooler is headed off to daycare, school, or camp, here are some cute options for small backpacks sized just right for small kids.
Buying your child's first backpack is a rite of passage for both of you. After years of hauling around everything they need - it's their turn to tote their belongings. They feel like a "big kid" but they don't yet need a big kid backpack. Here are some on the diminutive side, around 12"-13" tall - enough to carry the essentials without overloading them.
Pink tile, mismatched fixtures —- if you don't own your own home, you are well aware of the pitfalls of rental bathrooms. Some things are completely out of your control while you live there, but certain small changes are certainly within reach. Here are ten DIY ways to make the best of your bathroom, while keeping your landlord happy at the same time.
Q: Our next baby's "nursery" will be blended into our own master bedroom. I am considering partitioning off the crib with ceiling-to-floor, room-dividing blackout curtains, and am in search of both photos of similar arrangements and tips for doing so successfully. Of particular concern is how far the curtains should be from the crib for safety considerations, and exactly how to hang them in a way that will be especially quiet when opened and closed. -Sent by Melodie
There are any number of children's books that are written with the parents who are doing the actual reading in mind. Clever turns of phrase and subtle pop-culture references make the fortieth time through just a bit more bearable. Throw in a dash of dialogue straight from an old-time suspense-laden radio serial and a bumbling yet loveable hero/villain as the main protagonist, and you have got yourself a winner.