Best Oversized Books for Kids

By Miranda Rosbach /

There’s something about oversize objects that immediately captivates people. Think giant rocking chairs or markers the size of a grown adult. When considering the scale of a book, particularly one for children, oversize books feel even bigger when they measure to be toddler size or larger. We’re not talking about big books designed specifically for a library or school storytime (think Five Little Ducks or Planting a Garden); rather, we mean books that are constructed to be enormous—and likely will often have to sit sideways on a shelf.

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Side Hustles for Any Skill

By Abby Tolbert /

Whether you’re a full-time SAHM or work outside of the home, you’re probably not opposed to the idea of making a little extra cash. Thanks to the internet, we not only have parenting memes, but we also have access to lots of online platforms. These platforms make it easier for employers to connect with talented people, like you! Here are our favorite ways to make some extra dough:

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A Beginner’s Guide to Sleep Logs

By Abby Tolbert /

One would think that wrangling toddlers, nursing newborns, and reasoning with back-talking pre-teens would make it easy to catch some z’s at night. But we’ve all been there: you’ve had a day from H-E-double hockey sticks and as soon as your head hits the pillow, you find yourself tossing and turning long past everyone’s bedtime. A sleep log could be the answer to your restless nights. Here’s what you need to know to start your own: Read More “A Beginner’s Guide to Sleep Logs”

How to Be a Niftier Thrifter

By Abby Tolbert /

If you’ve ever met a professional thrifter, you know that they’re fluent in the art of the #humblebrag. It’s almost as if they’re waiting for you to compliment their adorably vintage necklace/shirt/coffee table so that they can (ever so casually) mention that they snagged it for 30 cents at Goodwill. We might not ever be able to get on their level, but there’s no harm in trying. Here are our thriftiest tips: Read More “How to Be a Niftier Thrifter”

Upping Your Kid’s Snack Game

By Abby Tolbert /

Pretzels, string cheese, goldfish, repeat. If this sounds like a highlight reel of your child’s afternoon snacking ritual, you’re not alone. In a perfect world free of diaper blowouts and meltdowns, we’d only feed our kids colorful arrangements of veggies in the shape of ladybugs and butterflies. But when you’ve got a bazillion things to get done at once, convenience is everything. Here are our fave snacks that are just as nutritious as they are easy.

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Staff-Tested Natural Deodorants, Ranked

By Abby Tolbert /

Over the past several months, we’ve been having an ongoing workplace discussion about natural deodorants. How could we possibly talk about something as snooze-worthy as deodorant for months at a time? Well, apparently, it’s a labor-intensive process to find an au-natural deo that actually masks your BO. Some smell like dirt, some give you serious swamp-pits, and some just plain don’t work. Lucky for you, we accidentally tested a bunch. Here are the best, and the worst:

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DIY Headboards You Can Make Before Bedtime

By Abby Tolbert /

Most of the DIY projects that HGTV hosts insist “change the look of a room” are the kind that require a full woodshop and/or the entire contents of your savings account. Headboards can drastically alter the look of a space, but there’s no need to high tail it to an expensive furniture store to achieve the look you want. Here are our favorite headboard hacks; no saws required.

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