Chelsea Rousson

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5 Easy, Homemade Snacks for Moms and Toddlers on the Go

When you are a mom on the move and your child is too, you need meals that are fast, easy to prepare and that appeal to everyone in the family. These …

Recipes

Hurry! 10 Family Trips You Should Take When Your Kids Are Still Young

It's easy to get stuck in a vacation rut when your kids are young. Once you find a spot that has kid-friendly accommodations and activities, a host of childcare help, and a won't-break-the-bank price tag, it's tempting to return again and again. But the best time to broaden your family vacation …

Kids

I Hate Wearing Denim Shorts, But These Outfits Are Changing My Mind

Hate is a strong word, but I used to <i>hate</i> denim shorts. Every summer, I'd pretty much run and hide from them. My reason for spewing hate toward the …

Clothing

5 Ways To Help Your Kids Get Along

<i>It is not about stopping their fights.</i><p>I bet that your happiest moments as a parent are when you see your kids being affectionate with each other. …

Parenting

31 Delicious Things To Cook In July

Anyone up for strawberry margaritas?

Recipes

26 After-School Snacks That Won’t Spoil Dinner

Tide your kids over until dinner with these yummy after-school snacks. Each recipe is child-approved and not too filling to spoil any …

Healthy Eating

25 Cheap Outdoor Activities to Keep Kids Busy ALL Summer

Keeping track of curious preschoolers can be a tough job, especially during the Summer months when school's out. So if you have a little one who needs to release some energy ASAP, look no further, because this list of outdoor activities will keep your kiddos busy for hours.<p>Whether you're just …

Kids

A Zero-Cost Way to Add More Plants to Your Space

Caring for our plants, watching them thrive (or not die, as the case may be), and appreciating the personality they bring to our spaces is joy enough …

These Are the Best Jeans Ever. Period. End of Discussion.

I'm a shopping editor, and I hate shopping for jeans. They have a unique way of drawing out every insecurity I might have and can turn an ordinary day into a sinking pit of despair. Sounds dramatic, I know, but that's how much I hate the whole process. It becomes more complicated because I love the …

9 Best Subscription Boxes to Keep Your Kids Entertained All Summer

The sun is shining, the weather’s warm, and you… well, you can’t stand one more hour at the pool, park, or community playground. Every mama needs a break from those 12-hour days of outdoor summer play, but parking your tot in front of the TV all season isn’t really the best option. Instead of …

Clever Organizing Ideas to Steal From This Incredible Laundry Room Makeover

When interior designer Christie Leu was tasked with making this 80-square-foot laundry room functional for a family of seven, she knew she had her …

7 Great Picture Books That Encourage Kids to Share | Learning

As a parent of two kids under the age of five, I spend a lot of time talking about sharing and taking turns. One day I’ll be reminding my older son …

8 Tech-Free Products to Keep Toddlers Entertained on Road Trips

When you're not down with tablet time, traveling with kids can be much more challenging.<p>Keeping kids occupied and quiet(er) during a road trip …

Kids

How This Simple Experiment Changed The Way I Parent

I’m not sure how this exercise is going to be for you — possibly entirely pleasant, or maybe a little uncomfortable — are you willing to come with me …

I'm on a Strict Budget—This Is Where I Buy All My Home Décor

To say I'm on a budget is an understatement. Quite frankly, I can't really afford my lifestyle and have let my more expensive taste get the best of …

Clever Parenting Hacks That Will Get You Through the Hectic Toddler Years

Raising a toddler is not a task for the faint of heart (they're seriously the worst). Even though they have their moments that convince you the toddler years are the best ever, most moms wouldn't be slow to admit that every little bit helps when it comes to raising kids ages 1 to 5 once they're out …

Why parents are ditching traditional parenting methods for this controversial style

“May I pick you up?”<p>DeAnna Englezos, a Park Slope mother, knew that question, delivered to her pre-verbal infant, sometimes drew stares. But she also …

17 Landscaping Ideas For A Low-Maintenance Yard

Spend less time taking care of your yard and more time relaxing in it.<p>You want to spend your time out in the yard relaxing and enjoying the space, not constantly fighting a losing battle against Mother Nature. You don't need to hire a landscaping crew to smite weeds and wrangle hedges for you, …

Landscaping

Experts recommend picture books to help kids with all the tough topics

Young children understandably often have a tough time navigating grown-up issues, such as death and divorce, and parents can have a hard time …

12 New Young Adult Books to Read While Waiting for the ‘A Wrinkle in Time’ Movie

26 Cool and Colorful Ways to Organize Your Kids’ Room

When you’re a kid (and a parent), keeping that room in order isn’t easy. Every parent knows all too well the frustration of wading through a river of kid stuff in an attempt to make some sense of the chaos yet <i>again</i>. If you’re overwhelmed by frantic, early-morning hunts for matching shoes or are …

10 fun knitting crochet projects to keep you busy this year

Bernat Blanket Tasselled Throw<p>1 / 10<p>If you can't make this blanket in time for this winter, you can work on it during the year to get all warm and …

20 IKEA Hacks You’ll See Everywhere in 2018

What To Say To Little Kids Instead Of 'Say Sorry'

When touring different preschools for my daughter, I visited one where I got to observe the kids playing on the playground. While climbing the ladder …

I Tried 5 Days Of Meal Prep — & Here's How Much It Cost

The new year always seems to bring a newfound desire to get our lives in order and start "adulting" once and for all. A major goal of mine for 2018: …

These IKEA Hacks Will Dominate 2018

2018 is upon us, and do you know what that means? It's a brand new year to iterate, embellish, alter, paint, and reconfigure IKEA stuff —we'll use …

6 simple rules for easy weight loss

Liz Josefsberg’s “Target 100” weight-loss plan goes beyond the standard diet and exercise: She also urges her readers to think about stress, sleep …

Weight Loss

A Designer Mom Shares Her Secrets For Chic Childproofing

Can you really create a kid-friendly environment at home without skimping on style? Interior designer Purvi Padia says yes — as long as you master some tricks of the trade. As a young mom living in New York City, Purvi knows all about the need to have a home that can host playdates by day and …

The post-pregnancy belly problem that nobody tells women about

There’s surprisingly little research on diastasis recti, which affects at least 60 percent of postpartum women.<p>After Jenna Angst gave birth to her second child, she noticed that her midsection didn’t look right. “I was frustrated that my stomach looked so pudgy, even after I got back to my normal …

Pregnancy

20 Simple Ways to Be a Better Mom in 2018

The pressures of modern parenting are enough to drive any mom to insanity, but if you take a step back and really look at your life as a parent, your kids don't need as much from you as you think they do. Not much has changed since you were a kid yourself, begging your mom to look at the Lego …