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The Children's Table

November 24, 2010 |

Are there enough kids at your Thanksgiving dinner this year to warrant a children's table? If so, this might surprise you. Kids protest about having to eat at the children's table, but they secretly love it.

I remember going ... Read More

The New Parents Guide: Smart Seat Chair Cover Giveaway!

September 27, 2010 |

This week is the final week of the September Giveaway month at The New Parents Guide! All month long, they have partnered with some awesome retailers to give away products perfect for families with little ones!

Starting today through Sunday, ... Read More


July 30, 2010 |

When I was a teacher, I learned very early on that it was best to stay on the good side of the secretaries and maintenance crew.  Working for a website, I've discovered that I don't want to do anything to ... Read More

A Gated Community

June 10, 2010 |

Sometimes it seems like my backyard is as busy as Grand Central Station.

On any given sunny afternoon, chances are good that one of my kids has some friends in the yard. They might be tossing a baseball, playing volleyball ... Read More

Waiting for Mr. Fixit

May 26, 2010 |

We've really got to get better at do-it-yourself home repair over here.

The other day I was a "prisoner in my own home," waiting for the plumber to show up. The kids had discovered that the drainpipe under the kitchen ... Read More

Sit on It

April 20, 2010 |

The couch and love seat in my living room have seen better days.  I guess that's to be expected, since they're nine years old.  A google search revealed that they've exceeded the "average lifespan" of a couch by about four ... Read More

Don't Eat Jello on the Couch!

January 4, 2010 | 1

There are days when I'm really thankful that we decided to slipcover the family-room sofa rather than reupholster it.

Granted, that decision was all finance and no style, because the slipcover cost several hundred dollars less than a reuphostering ... Read More

Let's Eat in the Dining Room

November 10, 2009 |

When we were looking at homes before we bought this one, we toured one house that had an absolutely immense dining room.   It ran from the front of the house all the way to the back, and had to ... Read More

Couch, Sofa or Settee?

June 12, 2009 |

Whatever you call it, we need one. 

The last living-room set we bought just didn't hold up.  It's eight years old and it has had it.  The living room isn't the most-used room in our house, but it's not ... Read More