organization

pbs kids twitter event: create a literate home
June 16, 2013 No Comment

pbs kids twitter event: create a literate home

    Everyone wants to create a literate home–but how? By reading all day long, every day of the week? By talking about books 24/7? By wallpapering your kids’ rooms ...

how to move from little kid to big kid bedrooms (with tips from sabrina soto & target giveaway)
April 9, 2013 70 comments

how to move from little kid to big kid bedrooms (with tips from sabrina soto & target giveaway)

For a while now we have talked about making the change from little kid bedrooms to big kid bedrooms, and we finally did it. With tips from Target Style expert ...

teach kids the days of the week (a super-easy way!)
January 8, 2013 11 comments

teach kids the days of the week (a super-easy way!)

Teaching kids the days of the week doesn’t need to be a huge event. Parents don’t need printables, charts, diagrams, or huge posters. Sure, a calendar hanging on the wall ...

fab ideas for new year's, organization and winter family fun
December 28, 2012 6 comments

fab ideas for new year’s, organization and winter family fun

Happy New Year, my friends! Let’s do what we can to get 2013 started in a fun, organized, and fresh way by checking out what the experts are doing–and you ...

welcome, shoplocket: easy selling of anything, anywhere
November 9, 2012 7 comments

welcome, shoplocket: easy selling of anything, anywhere

This New For Us Friday, I’ve got a few things going on, and I’m betting that it will put a twinkle in the eye of many a crafty, creative reader. ...

my absolute favorite laptop bag ever: epiphanie bag (with giveaway)
November 2, 2012 415 comments

my absolute favorite laptop bag ever: epiphanie bag (with giveaway)

I’ve coveted these fancy-schmancy laptop and camera bags for a long, long time, and after having tried one for the past few months, I can finally say it: I’ve found ...

how to prepare your family for a weather emergency (especially in the dc metro area)
October 28, 2012 15 comments

how to prepare your family for a weather emergency (especially in the dc metro area)

Something’s coming our way. Something big. Something named Sandy who is bringing with her high winds, ‘astronomical’ tides, and rain like we’ve not seen in decades. I’m trying hard–hard!–not to ...

t-mobile for families: (and phone giveaway)
October 11, 2012 64 comments

t-mobile for families: (and phone giveaway)

My kids are not yet ready for cell phones, though they ask almost every day if they can please please please  pretty please have one. And as often as I ...

keeping kids' teeth clean during a candy-filled month
October 7, 2012 6 comments

keeping kids’ teeth clean during a candy-filled month

I am admittedly not a flosser. I rarely floss my own teeth, and I rarely floss my kids’ teeth. There. I said it. And though I am past the point ...

morning and evening reminders for kids: easy reader style
October 3, 2012 8 comments

morning and evening reminders for kids: easy reader style

Every day is a little bit different in our house—and everyone’s house. But deep down, we all thrive on consistency, on patterns, on schedules. I’ve always been a big fan ...

2 tricks to an organized school year
September 5, 2012 14 comments

2 tricks to an organized school year

How do you stay organized during the school year? What do you do to not get lost in the sea of papers your kids bring home from school each day? ...