Well, the weather outside is still frightful, but that doesn't mean you can't bring a little summer inside this weekend! Here are five summery fun activities modified for indoor play — use these ideas as a springboard to create your own little warm-weather weekend extravaganza.
Kristin's son wanted a Star Wars room. Want to have to redecorate in two years, Kristin did not. What did Kristin do, hmmm? She created a neutral room, filled with Star Wars items as accents. She is happy that versatile, it is. Happy too, her son is.
How often do you redecorate your kid's room? Once every two years? Five? Unless you want to change it up completely every couple of years, the room needs to grow along with your child, from toddler to school age, and beyond. Here are some basic tips:
I love the sounds of chirping birds when I go outdoors… even though it's still chilly outside, the birds are telling us it's only a matter of time before the world warms up again! If you're in the market for a new lunchbox for your little one, here are a few cheerful birdie bags to help herald the start of spring.
Our children use to share a nursery but the time came that our daughter wanted to have her own space. Our son has the smaller of the bedrooms. He really wanted a train set but did not have the space to set it up in his room. After researching twin Murphy type beds, we decided that it was more economical to buy the plans and build one ourselves.
What are the biggest pieces of furniture in your home? Likely your beds. And your kids' beds too. Especially if you live in a small home, you are acutely aware how much space beds can take up. Throughout the past year we've had interesting discussions about kids' beds and shared creative ways for bunking up. Here are our best posts on the topic:
Today's One Minute Tip offers one mom's solution for creating a non-permanent space for graffiti on the walls, but it also raises a larger question: how and when do you let your kids own their own space in your home? Comment below!
My wife Lida designed the girls' bedroom, from the paint color and mural drawing to the style of beds she wanted. I finished off the room for my wife and the girls as a surprise and had it ready when they got home one night.