School is wrapping up (have you picked up your teacher appreciation gift yet?), Summer is unofficially starting, and the time for cool Popsicles is near! Whether you're set to stock your freezer with store-bought pops or want to make your own — check back soon for our awesome and easy kid-friendly recipes — you can prep for Popsicle season with the following nine printables, party extras, and kid-friendly goods, all featuring Summer's favorite frozen treat!
The countdown to the unofficial start of Summer has begun! We're counting down the days until Memorial Day weekend, and in preparation for the start of beach season, we're giving our beach bag a bit of a makeover. Every year thousands of plastic shovels and beach buckets are swept into the sea, and sadly, it takes over 500 years for standard plastic to biodegrade. This Summer, make eco-friendly choices when it comes to your kids' beach toys. Check out eight of our favorite green finds — the beach, and your children, will thank you!
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!