The Birthday Poster

birthday poster

Have you seen those birthday chalkboards everyone’s been making to mark their children’s milestones for the year? What a fun way to celebrate your child and document their stats and accomplishments! Sticky Bellies has introduced a new product, The Birthday Poster, that takes the effort out of it yet still let’s you customize something special for your child. (more…)

Making Thanksgiving Fun for Kids!

Thanksgiving Day Craft

Okay, maybe it was just me, but as a kid, I remember Thanksgiving being dull. It didn’t help that I was a super picky eater who did not enjoy the traditional Thanksgiving meal (don’t worry, I’ve since come to my senses!). We have a bunch of fun ideas for making Thanksgiving fun for kids if any of your kids tend to find the holiday a little boring. (more…)

Hanna Andersson Hanna Home Collection

Hanna Andersson Home Collection

We’ve always loved Hanna Andersson’s children’s clothing—their collections are always filled with beautiful pieces that you’ll want to pass down from child to child. We are so excited that they are jumping into the home decor world to lend their impeccable taste to making your child’s space just as lovely with the Hanna Home collection. Here’s a taste of the new collection below. (more…)

Organize with Urbio + Giveaway

Urbio Happy Family

I was always a crafty kind of kid, and I’d really like to instill the same love of making things in my kids. Recently, I realized we just weren’t doing enough of the crafty stuff I loved as a child. Maybe it had something to do with the fact that all of their art supplies were packed up in a tub, on a shelf too high for them to reach, you think?

I wanted a solution that put things at their fingertips, ready to be used at a moment’s notice but still keep everything fairly neat. Enter Urbio, the cool magnetic storage system that can be used for nearly everything you can think of—from art supplies to plants! (more…)

Family Favorite: Sweet Potato & Black Bean Turkey Chili

Sweet Potato Turkey Chili Recipe

One thing I love about the winter season is that I can adjust our family meals towards more hearty and homestyle recipes (the watermelon and feta salad is officially retired until next summer!). I’m a huge one-pot meal gal, and I never grow tired of chili. My newest, surefire and family-favorite chili recipe is this Sweet Potato and Black Bean Chili. (more…)

Restock School Supplies with Yoobi

Yoobi Pencil Case

Last month, I attended Brit + Co’s Re:Make conference here in San Francisco. It was a day spent exploring technology, networking and soaking up tons of creative inspiration. I enjoyed hearing Brit’s take on the maker movement, which has now grown into over a billion dollar market—hello Etsy! It’s true, people have grown bored with mass market products and no longer want to have all the same stuff. Remember when you had to have the same exact Abecrombie sweatshirt that at least ten other kids in your class had? Now we live in a culture where unique and hand-crafted reign supreme.

It was also at Re:Make that I had the chance to meet the folks behind Yoobi. Heard of them? They’ve taken school supplies to a new and cool “feel good” level. (more…)

Three Kids, One Room

Small Space for Three Kids

So you’ve considered bunking your two kids together, but you’re worried the space just isn’t quite big enough? What if we told you that we made it happen in a one bedroom NYC apartment with THREE kids! Surely there are some tips we can all take from this small space makeover on how to make the most of the space you have. (more…)

Black and White Boy’s Room

Black and White Boy's Room

We are big fans of black and white in children’s rooms. Kids’ toys and things are naturally very colorful and busy. Neutralizing the room with the color palette allows you to get away with doing a lot of fun things without overwhelming the space. Look at all the patterns in this space that coexist happily because of the shared black and white palette. Designers SISSY+MARLEY really knocked it out of the park! (more…)

DIY Headboards

Beach Preppy Boy's Room

People DIY for all sorts of reasons—you save money, you want something unique or you just love a great project. We support all of the above! A lot of parents are trying their hand at DIY headboards because, as Rebecca shared in her DIY headboard tutorial, it can be a pretty simple project depending on how ambitious your design is.

We’re loving some of the ideas that have been sprouting up in the Project Junior gallery. (more…)

Mom, It’s Booster Seat Time! + Britax Giveaway

Britax Pinnacle Booster Seat

The Ginocchio family hit another milestone. Our youngest, four-and-a-half-year-old Sloane, delivered a message clear and proud, “Mom, I’m too big for my car seat. I want a big girl booster!” I couldn’t really argue with her. After all, she was growing fast, and it was getting more and more difficult to get her car seat buckles clicked.

I realized in that moment that she had transformed from my sweet baby girl into an active and energetic big kid. Was my initial resistance to abandon her trusty car seat actually my way of trying to slow down time? (more…)