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.
My day job is the only one I've ever had in which the employees never socialize outside of work— it's also the only one I've ever had in which all of the employees' families live locally. Coincidence? I can't help but wonder: do all of the family recitals, parties, graduations, brunches, and favors take up so much time that there's little-to-none left over for a non-family social life?
Is there anything more magically pagan-feeling than running around on one of the first days of spring, searching for treasures amongst the just-warm soil, fresh green grass, and newly-budding trees? These 9 fresh twists on an old tradition just might make the day even more magical and memorable...
I'm not Irish, but I grew up blocks from Chicago's massive South Side Irish Parade and I'm currently living with two descendants of the Emerald Isle— I've baked a lot of Irish soda bread is what I'm saying. Here are 20 piñatas, planters, and projects for the luckiest possible St. Patrick's Day.