If your kids love Nerf, you've probably been pelted in some body part more than once. So how about providing your kids with something more fun to aim for than your head? We've rounded up 5 fun DIY projects you can make to construct your own blasting range.
There's a lot you can do with walls - paint color, murals, decals and graphics, but one idea we've been seeing more and more of is adding texture with decorative 3-D objects. The most popular are inspired by nature - birds, butterflies and flowers - and they can be made very cheaply with simple materials.
This morning I was one among many parents who waved goodbye as my oldest boarded a day camp-bound bus for the first time. I got less than five hours of sleep last night because I had a crazy case of the butterflies, but my son got on the bus with a confident smile. Whether it's a new camp, a move, a trip, or an event, I have worked really hard to ease transitions for our family and stolen good ideas wherever I find them. Here are a few of our strategies:
This is a bit of a splurge but is by far the cutest swaddle blanket I own. It was a gift from my sister and is great for a family who has the basics but you want to treat to something special. Handmade from organic cotton muslin, the set includes a blanket, a burp cloth and 2 dab cloths. Also available in hedgehog, tugboat and elephant print.
Finley Lyon, our long-awaited son, turned 1 in August. We wanted to celebrate this important, miraculous milestone in our lives and Finley's. Born under the astrological sign Leo and with his maternal grandfather's middle name of "Lyon", we decided to go with a lion theme, in sunny shades of yellow, befitting of Finley's bright, happy personality!
Prints are great, but one-of-a-kind originals are...more great. The folks at Brooklyn-based Orange You Glad design studio are about to host their second "Will Draw For" event. It's a two-day gathering of artists and illustrators who will draw an animal of your choosing in exchange for a donation to a local animal shelter. It's a nice way to get a piece of original art for yourself or your kid and help a furry friend. More
I have a friend who has more kids than me, whose husband works longer hours than mine, who cooks and bakes more than I do, and yet her house is tidier than mine, always tidier than mine. What gives? I decided that this week, it was time to get to the bottom of it: what are the dirty little secrets of those tidy families?