37 of the Best Board Games for Families, Adults, Couples, or AnyoneLife
Never wonder what to play on your next game night again.
2 days ago
As a Coastal Grandmother, Here’s the One Thing I Think the Trend Got Wrong
Everyone missed the most important detail.
Aug 30, 2023
10 Free Educational Apps to Make Your Kids’ Phone Time Count
According to parents, students, tutors, and teachers.
Jul 28, 2023
I Let My Kids Pick Our Airbnbs, and I Can't Believe How Well It Worked
It actually made my job *easier.*
Jul 20, 2023
Erin Napier’s Latest Project Helps with Raising Social Media-Free KidsLife
It encourages parents to hold off on allowing their kids to get social media until they’re out of their schooling years.
Jul 12, 2023
A Science-Backed Trick That Encourages My Kids to Clean Their Room
Organize & Clean
It always works.
May 23, 2023
How This Expert Gets Her Family to Clean Without Saying a Single Word
Organize & Clean
I tried her surprisingly easy method and discovered that it really works.
May 11, 2023
4 Questions I Always Ask Before I Book an Airbnb as a Mom of 3
I’ve happily stayed in 50 Airbnbs around the world with my kiddos.
Mar 25, 2023
8 Must-Know Cleaning Tips from Busy Parents that’ll Make Life Easier
Organize and Clean
Save yourself some time and sanity.
Nov 23, 2022
I Don’t Buy Pajamas for My Kids and It Saves Me So Much Time, Money, and SanityLife
It's a tip passed down from my mom.
Nov 6, 2022
The Great Toddler Bed DebateDesign Ideas
One of the enduring debates among our readers is whether to transition a child from their crib to a toddler-size bed or go straight to a twin bed (or bigger). It’s a decision most parents will make at one time or another, and there is a multitude of competing factors to consider. This debate has come up time and again on Apartment Therapy, with hundreds of comments on the topic.
Oct 19, 2022
20 Parents Share How They Organize and Store Their Kids’ ArtworkOrganizing
These are some clever ways to display the priceless masterpieces.
Oct 4, 2022
This Mindset Shift Around Alone Time Has Made Me a Better Mom and PartnerLife
There's nothing to feel guilty about.
Sep 30, 2022
This Sweet, Silly Term Has Gotten My Kids Excited to Clean Cleaning
Silliness wins overall.
Sep 5, 2022
Another Mom Taught Me This Genius (and Inexpensive!) Cleaning SolutionCleaning
Because cleaning involves lots of liquids — both the messy and often gross ones you have to mop up and the solutions you use to do so.
Aug 21, 2022
6 Tips for Getting Your Kids Back Into a Morning Routine Before School StartsLife
It's hard to believe, but back-to-school is right around the corner.
Jul 27, 2022
How Parents Can Repurpose a Diaper BagOrganizing
3 ways to give it new life beyond the baby stage.
Jul 24, 2022
6 Parents and Caretakers Share How They Squeeze Rest Into Busy Days
"Rest is an active thing."
Jun 27, 2022
Responsibly Dispose Of Toys With Mattel's Toy Takeback Initiative
Keep outgrown toys out of landfills.
Jun 8, 2022
At-Home Adventures for When You’re BrokeLife
We’ve just had 74 consecutive days of below-freezing weather. There have been 24 less-than-0ºF days so far this winter. Any funds left after the holidays have gone towards buying heat and gloves. I am broke and restless, but where there is popcorn, there is hope…. Here are three ideas for fun entertainments you can have in your own home… for the low low price of nothing at all.
May 5, 2022
How I Made Zero Holes Hanging a Nursery Mobile from the Ceiling of a RentalDesign Ideas
I designed the perfect custom felt baby mobile on Etsy and realized sometime between ordering it and receiving it that I also needed something to hang it from.
Apr 30, 2022
10 Tips You Learn About Laundry in the First Year of ParenthoodCleaning
While there’s no way to make washing a mountain of baby laundry fun, there are little tricks that will make it bearable. And luckily, new parents like nothing more than sharing their hard-earned words of wisdom. 
Aug 30, 2021
If Green Cleaners Aren't Cutting It, You Might Need a Cleaning "Re-Set"Cleaning
Even in the areas that routinely get the natural treatment, there's a time and a place for the big guns.
Aug 26, 2021
Overwhelmed with Cleaning? You Don't Need Balance — You Need a "Tilt"Cleaning
Rather than making me feel like I have to do my best to balance everything, the concept of "tilting" reminds me to choose what matters — even in an environment I can't control.
Aug 18, 2021
There’s One Laundry Step I Always Skip, and It Cuts My Folding Time in HalfCleaning
It doesn't matter if you're doing laundry for two or seven, there's one nagging thing that turns the task into a chore and something that takes longer than it needs to: inside-out clothes.
Aug 12, 2021
The "10 Things" Rule Keeps My House Uncluttered, Even with a Family of SixOrganizing
Plus, I have five tips (that I learned the hard way) for implementing the “10 things” rule in your own home.
Aug 2, 2021
I’m Done Apologizing for Clutter — And Mental Health Experts AgreeOrganizing
A quick scroll of my Instagram newsfeed seals the deal: Other parents can raise kids and keep their homes clean. What am I doing wrong?
Jun 24, 2021
One Thing You Can Clean to Put Your Family's Tumultuous Year Behind You
Weekend Projects
Take the opportunity to close out this school year with a particular task that's been a long time coming.
Jun 11, 2021
7 Cleaning Tricks You Should Know Before You Bring Slime HomeCleaning
Slime can leave you in quite a sticky situation, especially if you have messy — er, creative — kids like mine.
Feb 6, 2021
This $10 Laundry Hack Ensured I'd Never Lose Another Baby Sock AgainCleaning
Seriously, where do they go?!
Oct 30, 2020
These 4 Uni-Tasking Kitchen Tools Take Up Space, But I’ll Never Get Rid Of ThemDesign Ideas
Here's what they are and how they make my family happy.
Sep 28, 2020
This One-Time-Only Step Makes Dinnertime Go More Smoothly, Forever
Weekend Projects
Having a plan for your plan limits your options. (This is a good thing.)
Sep 25, 2020
7 Clever Ways a $2 Pool Noodle Will Improve Your Life in Mere MinutesCleaning
Swap out your store-bought solutions to common organizing, baby-proofing, and plant-parenting woes, and use a pool noodle instead.
Sep 15, 2020
The Time-Saving Reason I Switched to These Smaller $8 Laundry BasketsCleaning
Simplifying almost always means less. But when it came to solving my laundry problem, it turns out that simplifying means having more of something.
Aug 24, 2020
Painter’s Tape Is the Inexpensive, No-Commitment Way I Gave Myself “Extra Space”Life
As far as parenting secrets go, I’m not touting blue tape as the key to getting your kids to clean up. But what it has done is defined the space for me mentally.
Aug 23, 2020
The Best Way to “Travel” This Summer? Camp Close to Home—Like, Really CloseLife
After spending so much time cooped up indoors over the past few months, every household deserves a break.
Jul 21, 2020
How’s That Working Out? 6 Months Without a Changing Table or PadDesign Ideas
When you ask parents what not to buy for a nursery, a changing table rises to the top of the list. “Official” changing tables don’t repurpose well into non-baby furniture so many parents choose alternatives to traditional changing tables, primarily dressers or desks that are at a comfortable height and deep enough to accommodate a changing pad.
Jul 17, 2020
10 Ways to (Stylishly) Childproof a FireplaceProjects & Improvements
It’s happened: my five-month-old has started rocking on her hands and knees and I’m well aware of the next logical step — crawling. It’s just about time to start baby-proofing the house. I’ve done it before so it shouldn’t be too difficult, but the one place that we were never able to stylishly address was the fireplace.
Jul 16, 2020
Words of Wisdom: 10 Posts About Keeping a Clean House with KidsCleaning
You know you’re a parent when you look forward to free time…so you can clean your house. When my husband takes both kids to the playground, do I flop on the couch, queue up some Netflix and relax? No, I rush around vacuuming, sweeping and picking up toys —gladly— because it’s so much easier to do without little kids underfoot (especially my 15-month-old who seems to undo everything as I do it).
Jul 16, 2020
What if the “Nesting Instinct” Never Kicks In?Life
When you’re pregnant you hear a lot of old wives’ tales, maternity myths and “what to expect while expectings”. My first pregnancy was relatively easy and uneventful and the first trimester I spent, like most women, sleepy and tired. So I was really looking forward to the “nesting stage” which is supposed to kick in during the second trimester and peak in the third.
Jul 16, 2020
The “Power 10” Method Gets Everyone in the House Inspired to Help Clean UpCleaning
When we're done, the house has been whipped into shape with seemingly little effort.
Jul 6, 2020
After Raising Six Kids, This Mom Started a YouTube Channel to Teach Practical Life SkillsDesign Ideas
Inspired by the "Dad, how do I?" channel, she created "Mom, how do I?"
Jun 1, 2020
What My 11-Year-Old Daughter Taught Me About DeclutteringOrganizing
The most indelible way for me to learn this truth has been to watch it happen through my daughter's eyes.
May 10, 2020
From Aidan to Zeb: A Year of Stylish Boys’ NamesLife
You’ve seen our list of stylish girls names compiled from the nurseries and bedrooms shared with us over the past year, but how do the boys names stack up in terms of originality and creativity? Let me read you the “P” list: Pedro, Perseus and Phoenix. Rock on. Use this list to inspire a baby name if you’re looking for one, keep up with naming trends or just enjoy purely for anthroponomastic pleasure.
Apr 14, 2020
Stylish Names for Stylish Families: 100 Baby Name Ideas from Apartment TherapyLife
Baby on the way? Need a little name inspiration? We’ve scoured our nursery tours and kids’ rooms posts to make this list of what could very well be the coolest baby name list on the web! Here is a list of all the names of the girls and boys who inhabit the rooms we have featured in the last 6 months. See a favorite? Have an amazing baby name suggestion you don’t see here? Don’t forget to say so in the comments!
Mar 12, 2020
5 Habits To Steal from Preschoolers for a Happier HomeLife
I chose my son’s Montessori preschool in part because of the order and beauty of its environment. I agreed with the practices of the school and while many of these practices were things we already held important at home, I also picked up a few new take-aways and they are ones that any home can adopt: This is an important practice at my son’s preschool for keeping the indoor environments clean. Every student has indoor slippers to change into when they come in from outdoors.
Mar 11, 2020
Alison’s List: Baby Goods I’m Glad I Bought & Ones I Wish I Hadn’tLife
Every time I meet a soon-to-be-first-time Mom, I feel like we end up discussing “the list” – that crazy checklist of stuff you are told you simply must get before the baby arrives. But do you really need it all? Two years after my youngest was born, here’s my reflection on that list – what I am glad I bought, and what I wish I hadn’t. 1. The dream stroller. Okay, I went crazy on the stroller. I bought a Bugaboo Bee.
Mar 11, 2020
The Importance of Displaying Children’s Art in the HomeDesign Ideas
I was visiting a new friend’s home for the first time recently and my favorite personal touch was that she had framed and hung a series of her son’s superhero drawings. Not only did they look great, I’m sure it made her son feel great seeing them gracing the family’s walls. I resolved to do something similar at home as a way to honor my son and show him that he is as important as anyone else who lives here, even if I don’t let him pick out the new curtains.
Mar 11, 2020
Hotels Are Offering ‘Momcation’ Packages—Here’s Why It’s a Growing TrendLife
"I don’t need a massage or fancy dinner. I just need no one touching me while I lay horizontal and binge on TV.”
Feb 8, 2020
I Tried a Viral Hack for Finding Kids Toys—and It Saved Us from a Meltdown on Day OneLife
This hack saved me a good 10 minutes of tearing apart our house, and even better, saved my ears from 10 minutes of toddler tantrum sounds.
Jan 31, 2020
The Busy Person’s Guide to Having People Over
Easy Untertaining
The key to incorporating more hang-outs in a busy schedule? Being a one-trick pony with a go-to “gathering” routine in place.
Nov 20, 2019
I Added One $12 Amenity to the Bedrooms in My Home and Now I’m a Much More Confident HostDesign Ideas
Our household could euphemistically be called "lively" or bluntly described as "loud loud loud."
Nov 10, 2019
12 Surprisingly Stylish Ways to Baby-Proof Your HomeLife
Having a baby is already hard work. Finding baby-proofing items that won’t ruin the aesthetic of your home shouldn’t have to be.
Sep 27, 2019
Before and After: This $100 Storage Closet Makeover Comes with So Many Organization LessonsOrganizing
This family's toy closet was better looking than many, but it definitely had some room for improvement.
Sep 23, 2019
The $5 Organizing Hack Every Parent Needs to Know AboutOrganizing
My parents, very smartly, came up with a $5 solution to the problem of their grandkids going through too many cups.
Aug 31, 2019
From Adele to Zoe: A Year of Stylish Girls’ NamesLife
It shouldn’t come as much of a surprise that the parents who put together the creative and inspiring kids’ rooms that we share here all year long also have great taste in names. If you’re searching for the perfect baby name or just have a general love of names – this list, the girls edition, is pretty stellar.
Aug 30, 2019
What’s So Great About the SNOO? And Why Does Everyone Want One at Home?Life
Here's what's smart about this smart sleeper: The SNOO detects fussing or crying and can get baby back to sleep, so parents can make dinner or take a much-needed nap.
Aug 17, 2019
I Do 1,800 Tuck-Ins a Year and Here’s What I Can Tell You About Bedtime RoutinesLife
I did the math. Tucking my five kids into bed every night means I do almost two thousand tuck-ins a year.
Jul 30, 2019
After 5 Kids, Here Are the Essentials I’m Still Using From My First (and Only) Baby RegistryLife
A decade later, here are the products from my first baby registry that have stood both the test of time and the more rigorous test of outlasting multiple children.
Jul 14, 2019