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10 Awesome Reading Corner Ideas

Kids and books should be like peas and carrots. To help nurture and grow this important relationship, create a cute reading corner for your kids to gravitate to and get lost in literature. I had a great time finding inspiration on Pinterest and other blogs; why not see for yourself below! Reading Corners that Rock! […]

POSTED BY ON July 17, 2012         |           Comments { 1 }
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HOME TOUR: Small Spaces with Trina Cress

It takes some skill for a family of four to live in a 995-square-foot apartment in Lincoln, Nebraska. Trina Cress from Beginner Beans makes it look so easy and beautiful— I had to share what she did. Take a look around her home and get some inspiration from this green-friendly, big-heart mama. Small house living […]

POSTED BY ON July 16, 2012         |           Comments { 8 }
Irresistible Reading Corner

How to create an irresistible reading corner for kids

Written by contributor Malia Hollowell of Playdough to Plato Encouraging children to spend more time reading can be as simple as creating a special spot for them to enjoy doing it. As you begin planning a designated reading corner in your home, here are four key details for you to consider:

POSTED BY ON June 18, 2012         |           Comments { 0 }
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HOME TOUR: A Preschool Teacher’s Haven

Today is my birthday and I wanted to share a very special home tour. Laura Medley is a close friend of mine— we became friends in 2008 when our sons were just blobs on blankets and continued our friendship over walks, coffee, cooking dates and lots of park dates. This past year, she went through […]

POSTED BY ON March 2, 2012         |           Comments { 12 }

Creative ways to show off your photos

The moment you have a baby, the picture taking increases exponentially. It’s insane, but true. Since the birth of Jackson in 2007, we have taken 18,772 pictures. That comes out to about 13 pictures a day. What in the world do you do with that many photos?! Well, I am still figuring that out. So […]

POSTED BY ON February 3, 2012         |           Comments { 2 }
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HOME TOUR: Second-Hand Treasures

Family Sponge is excited to kick off HOME TOUR with the Hansard Family in Wesley Chapel, FL. Ryan and Jen have been on a crazy adventure since last June when they sold their home in California and left for Florida. They drove across the country with their two young kids in an F-150 truck towing […]

POSTED BY ON January 16, 2012         |           Comments { 29 }

Playroom Inspiration

{ image above: Max & Linda of Walter published on Design Sponge } With colder, windier and harsher weather upon us, it’s time to find ways to bring the playground indoors. As tempting as it is to put on a movie for kids to pass the afternoon rut, why not try creating a space in your home […]

POSTED BY ON January 8, 2012         |           Comments { 2 }

Falling in love with children’s literature in 10 steps

What’s to love about literature? As the seasons change I find my family and I spending more time indoors. I like to create the perfect cozy corner in my home to get lost in a stellar book and sip a good cup of chai tea. How do I balance working from home, raising a four […]

POSTED BY ON November 28, 2011         |           Comments { 3 }

Update your child’s playroom with this inexpensive DIY!

{ image above: submitted by a Family Sponge reader} We love when we see real moms using resources we love and share. These rain gutters (yes, those are rain gutters you are looking at) are obviously an inexpensive way to display those beautiful book covers. Check out Playroom inspiration where we first introduced rain gutter […]

POSTED BY ON November 24, 2011         |           Comments { 4 }

Play room inspiration

{ image above: Max & Linda of Walter published on Design Sponge } With colder, windier and harsher weather upon us, it’s time to find ways to bring the playground indoors. As tempting as it is to put on a movie for kids to pass the afternoon rut, why not try creating a space in your home […]

POSTED BY ON November 9, 2011         |           Comments { 10 }