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5 Zones for a Perfectly Functional Nursery

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When thinking about designing a nursery, some parents get lost in cute blankets and wall art. Over the next year, you will be spending more time in the nursery than possibly any other room in your house (ok, probably the laundry room!) You need to make the nursery as functional as it is adorable. Here are a few nursery design tips to separate your space into five purposeful zones. Read More »

8 Ways to Go Green in Your Kitchen

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The kitchen is the heart of the home, and a space that gets used for more than just cooking. We entertain, help kids with homework and create a makeshift office in this central hub. It’s a space that gets plenty of use, therefore it should be as energy efficient as possible. Just by making a few changes and upgrades, you’ll save money and energy, while enhancing the comforts of your kitchen. Read More »

Embracing Your Child’s Messes

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Before we had kids, our homes were clutter free and everything had its proper place. For many of us, those days are just a distant memory as we step over toys as if navigating a mine field in our living rooms. As toddlerhood approaches our children’s curiosity and imagination become active and all of a sudden we find forts and tunnels erected from blankets and pieces of furniture. Childhood is filled with exploring and trying new things, but that often leaves parents picking up messes. Understanding how kids experience their world can help reduce the frustration of constantly cleaning up spills and clutter. Read More »

Taking a Tour of the Tiny House Movement

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When a cable network creates an entire show about tiny houses and their inhabitants, it’s kind of a big deal, right? FYI Network featured the first episode of “Tiny House Nation” back in July 2014, and since then other shows on similar networks have begun to feature families actively house-hunting for an elfin establishment to call home. Read More »

Valentine’s Day (at home) Essentials

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Now that Christmas is behind us (whew!)…it’s time to look forward to the most romantic day of the year - Valentine’s Day! For many, that means splurging on gifts and a night out on the town with your special someone. However, if you’re a parent with a new baby or little one that is a little bit older, leaving your child at home for a night out may not be something that you’re able or wanting to do. With that being said, just because you may be staying in on February 14th, doesn’t mean that your night has to lack romance. Please see below for a few must-have items for a romantic Valentine’s Day at home. Read More »

Easy Winter Crafts for Cold Winter Days

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The countdown is on until Winter Break for kids everywhere. Although the kids are thrilled about 2 weeks off from school, it will only be a matter of time until you start hearing the words “I’m bored!” Don’t panic parents—I’ve got plenty of fun ideas for you to keep things interesting for the kiddos during Winter Break and beyond. And the best part is all the projects are easy and for kids of all ages. Read More »