Keeping your kids' toys organized can seem like a never-ending and impossible-to-win battle. While we don't recommend taking the advice of one of our friends — who recently decided she might as well throw away all of her two toddlers' toys, since "they only wanted to play with the iPad anyway" — we get that keeping your house uncluttered and cute in a toy-filled zone is a tough job. That's why we tracked down 11 real kid's rooms that provide some direction on how to make all that stuff look attractive to you, your kids, and any visitors who might dare to visit. Keep clicking to learn how living with toys can be done stylishly (we swear it's possible!)
With the Summer school break quickly approaching, now's the perfect time to add some fresh titles to your child's bookshelf. To help, we asked moms who have also been teachers to share some of their favorite children's stories. Whether you have a color-loving toddler, a beginning reader needing practice, or a preteen looking for an exciting plot, there's something in here for kids of all ages.
With a 138-year history, Liberty London's dainty floral prints have long been a hallmark of classic British style. The brand has recently experienced a resurgence, partnering with everyone from J.Crew to Petit Bateau to Nike. Since the look lends itself so well to warm weather, and little girls, we've rounded up 11 of our favorite Spring Liberty print finds for kids. It's a garden party!
In a perfect world, we'd be supermoms — never leaving the house without being fully prepared for any and all surprise circumstances. But in reality, we've all been caught off guard by things like flight delays, traffic jams, and visits to friends or family when there's absolutely nothing to keep the kiddos busy.
We've found an in-case-of-emergency solution. Whether you're in a major metropolis or out in the country, there's sure to be a drugstore either on the street corner or a car ride away. We perused the aisles of our nearest spot — a Duane Reade across the street from POPSUGAR's NYC headquarters — and came up with 10 cheap and easy ways to entertain tots when you're in a bind. Leave the credit card at home — they all ring in at less than $10!
Need some quality family time? Unless you have a house of game-night fanatics, try making a homemade toy with your child. From colorful playtime dough to musical instruments and bouncy balls, these 10 fun toy ideas are easy to make with your kids, plus they can provide hours of entertainment. Click through to find your kid's next favorite toy!
When it comes to kids' clothes, timeless most always beats out trendy. While quickly growing little ones don't last long in their threads, opting for classic pieces increases their hand-me-down potential and means that when you look back at photos years down the road, your kids won't cringe at what they were wearing.
Our favorite new line that exemplifies classic cool is California-based Frankie & Ava. Founded by British designer Natasha Lee Thomas, the brand draws upon Thomas's years of experience in menswear at Ralph Lauren, Levi's, and Donna Karan. The Frankie & Ava collection blends Thomas's English heritage and California lifestyle, including a special group of hand-knit pieces. Everything is made in the designer's hometown of Venice Beach using sustainable practices. Check out some of Frankie & Ava's best looks by clicking through!
Discovering a great new maternity line is like finding a diamond in the rough. Fourth(Love) Maternity was founded by a mother of two who found herself limited by the options on the maternity market while pregnant with her second son. Fourth(Love) features a collection of simple, chic, and easy-to-wear pieces that are designed to flatter your form both during and after pregnancy. We love the layer-ability of many of the line's looks, and their wear all-year-round quality. Check out some of the highlights from Fourth(Love)'s Spring collection!
We've come to rely on Etsy's online marketplace of handmade goodies and one-of-a-kind finds for almost every facet of our lives, and decorating for kids' birthday parties is no exception. Where else would we be able to score such a wide variety of artisanal goodies (many personalized), with just the click of a button? To make the search a tad bit more manageable, we've rounded up some of our very favorite Etsy resources for planning your child's ultimate birthday bash. Click through to see where we're shopping!
Packing for the hospital has never been easier, thanks to HATCH Collection and Gilt. While the idea of packing a bag of necessities for an unknown experience fills many mamas with fear, HATCH is introducing a collection of high-end birthing room essentials that reflect Ariane Goldman's belief that maternity clothes should be luxurious, comfortable, and unstructured.
The HATCH-to-Hospital box is filled with a supersoft knee-length nightgown, a gray jersey robe, a pair of gray cashmere socks, and a specially designed pair of Cosabella panty briefs so mom doesn't feel like she's sacrificing style her baby. Designed to be a grab-and-run box that eliminates the need to stew over what actually goes into a hospital bag. The box currently resides on HATCH Collection's site for $248, but on beginning on May 19 (and ending on May 22), it will appear on Gilt.com for $205 to celebrate Pregnancy Awareness Month.
Luxury does come at a price, but is this pregnancy wear simply over the top? Vote in the poll and tell us below!
Many a chic mama has made the mistake of investing in a minimalistic rocker before her baby's born, only to realize that epic newborn breastfeeding sessions and a hard plastic shell do not mix. But don't worry: you can have both modern style and comfort in a rocker or glider! We found eight gorgeous options from companies like Dwell Studio, Serena & Lily, and Layla Grayce that look completely contemporary but are cushy enough for hours of baby snuggling. Keep clicking to find your favorite.