My workspace is pretty standard, very practical, but kind of boring if I'm being honest. Lots of desk space, tons of papers covering said space, cabinets, laptops, ever-present mug of coffee. I try to keep it organized but it's not easy when ideas are constantly flowing out of my head and onto Post-Its. My name is Kristen and I'm a Post-It addict. Whenever I get a thought, I jot it down and stick it...well, wherever I can find space, which is a commodity.…Continue
Added by Kristen Luciani on September 18, 2015 at 9:38am — No Comments
If you've ever had a room hovering at "almost there," you know how frustrating of a situation it can be. The room doesn't look bad, it just doesn't quite sing. It's missing something, and you can't put your finger on it. You might find these six things to try helpful when a room just isn't coming together like you thought it would!
1. Compare it to your inspiration
Whether you tried to copy a room you saw on…
Added by Kristi Blok on July 13, 2015 at 9:00am — No Comments
t’s a cliché for a reason–life happens when you are busy making plans. I filmed this 33 weeks pregnancy vlog in a state of blissful ignorance, one day before my pre-term labor adventure began!
In the video, I talk about how I’m enjoying pregnancy but have so much to do that I wouldn’t mind if this baby stayed in a couple of months past the due date. Boy, was I mistaken!
The next morning, I was rushed to…Continue
Added by Jennifer Weedon Palazzo on June 27, 2015 at 4:09pm — No Comments
Priya Nembhard, one of the founders of MomsPumpHere.com--a smartphone app and community for breastfeeding & pumping mamas. We talk adventures in pumping.What's the strangest place YOU have ever pumped? When you decided to breastfeed, did you realize how challenging pumping could be?
Enter our giveaways:…Continue
Added by Lauren Markman on January 27, 2015 at 6:19am — No Comments
Added by Jennifer Weedon Palazzo on December 30, 2014 at 10:27am — No Comments
My son's birthday just passed. Since it's the beginning of the week and we'll be celebrating on the weekend, we knew we still had to do something ON his birthday so I baked a cake and cooked dinner. We always eat food at the same time, which is whatever time I finish cooking, but we eat in different rooms. My kids eat in the kitchen, I usually eat in my room while watching one of my favorite shows and my husband likes to eat in…Continue
Added by Ronda on September 17, 2014 at 7:30am — No Comments
Sometimes I ask my son about the house he would like to live in one day. He tells me that he wants a big backyard with a fence to keep him safe (that's my guy!), lots of good sidewalks for riding bikes, a slide instead of a stairway (don't ask) and three rooms just for him.…Continue
Added by Lauren Markman on September 17, 2014 at 6:27am — No Comments
It's time to show of L's turquoise room for the Blue Cottage House Tour! I didn't want a blue room for him and absolutely love this color.Continue
** I wish my brain shut off as easily when I try to go to sleep as it does when I try to help my kids with their homework.
** Exhaustion is just NOT a good look on me.…Continue
Added by Jennifer Marshall on February 21, 2014 at 9:59am — No Comments
Remember when "date night" was just dinner? Maybe there was candlelight, flowers and restaurant reservations too. But if you have little ones…Continue
Added by Cynthia Helwig-Putorti on January 30, 2014 at 4:00pm — No Comments
Over the last several weeks, I have noticed that my youngest son doesn’t like to go to bed at night. I am not sure if he is scared of the dark, terrified to be alone, dealing with separation anxiety, if he is just going through a phase where he wants to be independent, or he is afraid of “monsters” hiding under his bed or in his closet. Every night we go through the same exact routine, my youngest son will throw a fit and he will tell me that he doesn’t want to go to bed. Each night we…Continue
Added by Christy Garrett on January 8, 2014 at 3:32pm — No Comments
One of the hardest things for me about parenthood is the constant change. I like a slow, easy schedule that is both flexible and predictable. My mornings need to be quiet. I need to get all my work done before 3. I need to get dressed early or it will never happen. All of these things are not what parenthood is about, and I constantly struggle with getting my head back in the game.
Things are not working for our family right now. Ben is getting older, and Baby Sister is getting older,…Continue
Added by Mary Thomas on September 17, 2013 at 2:03am — No Comments
** The first week of back-to-school mornings are nuttier than squirrel poop.
** Nobody appreciates bedtime more than a parent.
** Mom guilt sucker punches me…Continue
Added by Jennifer Marshall on August 30, 2013 at 5:47pm — No Comments
Does your child’s room need a deep cleaning? Does their room look similar to the one in the photo? If your child’s room looks similar to the photo then it is time to help them get their room organized and give their room a makeover. From time to time it is important for you and your child to purge and get…Continue
Added by Christy Garrett on April 8, 2013 at 5:02pm — No Comments
Do you spend your weekend trying to get some cleaning accomplished? Most women usually end up cleaning on Saturday mornings, especially, if the younger kids are still asleep. This is a perfect time to clean up the kitchen and the living room. Cleaning up these two rooms doesn’t have to take more than…Continue
Added by Christy Garrett on April 6, 2013 at 3:23pm — No Comments
** Shamrock Shakes are 600+ calories of awesomeness.
** "Quiet" is most definitely NOT a word I'd use to describe my house.
** My son has apparently given up sleep for Lent. Lucky me.
** Sometimes when people say they don't need help, it's cause they're too overwhelmed to see that they do.
** Kids' ear…Continue
Added by Jennifer Marshall on March 23, 2013 at 10:26am — No Comments
I know. I’m having a baby in less than 1 week and need/should stop but I just can’t. I’ve never been this uncomfortable during a pregnancy so since sitting and laying hurt, I’m standing. A LOT. And finding things to do around our home! I planned to leave all of the Valentine’s Day decor up until after the baby arrived but on…Continue
Added by Angelique Lorence on February 18, 2013 at 7:23pm — No Comments
Many parents work very hard to decorate a nursery for their baby; however, most parents will tell you that their child didn’t sleep in his or her own room for the first few weeks. During those first few weeks most parents choose to keep the baby in their room so that they can easily check on them during the middle of the night. Read the full story at: Uplifting Families…Continue
Added by Christy Garrett on November 22, 2012 at 10:26pm — No Comments
One of the joys of, well, all of my pregnancies is that I organize and re-organize everything. Tell me you’re the same way, yes? During my last ‘nesting session’, I hit the toy room, purged lots of toys and re-organized everything. My head was spinning with options as to what to do with all of their toys and…Continue
Added by Angelique Lorence on November 16, 2012 at 6:28pm — No Comments