Heather Howe

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7 Things Interior Designers Really Wish You Wouldn't Buy (You've Got at Least One)

One of the most satisfying parts of buying a home is filling it with brand-new furniture. But before you plunk down your credit card on that red …

Science Has Just Uncovered the World's Easiest Hack for Faster Learning

Want a five to 15 percent boost in learning speed? Then make this dead simple change to your study habits.<p>We've all spent a minimum of a decade in formal education, so you'd think that in all that time, we'd have at least mastered the most basic principles of how to study efficiently. But study …

Study Skills

Want to Raise Kids With Great Empathy? Always Ask Them This One Simple Question

Asking your kids how you are doing as a parent makes them see that you want more than the facts.<p>"How am I doing as your dad?"<p>It's a question I didn't ask often enough.<p>Yet, it's an incredibly valuable question to ask, because to my kids it meant I was being vulnerable enough to ask for their …

Parenting

7 Secret Thoughts Interior Designers Have About Your Home—Revealed

Interior designers have taste and style to spare, but here's another trait they typically have in spades: tact. And for good reason—they know that …

'I Did 60 Lunges Every Day For 2 Weeks—Here's What Happened'

"The best I could do was listen to my body day-to-day, and that got me through to the finish line."<p>Although I did cross-country in high school, I never considered myself a runner until my senior year of college when I picked up the sport for (dare I say it) fun. I would go at my own pace, listen to …

10 ways design thinking can help you raise resourceful kids

When my son Ben was young, he only ate white food. Spaghetti, bread and popcorn all made the cut; broccoli and peppers, not so much. I couldn’t let it go. I formed spinach into “Shrek pancakes,” told him Batman loved peas and challenged him to string bean eating contests. I knew he loved …

Parenting

Are you a helicopter parent? This expert has tips on how to stop hovering

No parent wants to be lectured about what they're doing wrong — unless, it seems, that lecture is coming from Julie Lythcott-Haims, former dean of …

Parenting

Going Beyond Goodnight Moon: 10 Children's Books That You Need In Your House

Many of us have a collection of books at home for our children. Some of them we received as shower gifts. Some were books we remembered loving as …

Kids

How This Mom Finally Got Her Kids’ Toy Clutter Under Control

<i>This article originally appeared on Real Simple</i><p>When my oldest son was born, my husband and I had grand ideas about what was and was not going to …

She Overcame Major Obstacles, Lost 100 Pounds and Became a Runner—Now She’s Helping Others

Jennifer Roe couldn’t run for more than 20 seconds. Now she runs a successful business encouraging runners of all shapes and sizes.<p>Jennifer Roe, a 44-year-old entrepreneur in Bergen County, New Jersey, struggled with weight her entire life. In her 20’s and 30’s, she “got away” with extra poundage …

marathonrunning

Read the Poignant Letter This Doctor Wrote About Self-Doubt

A doctor wrote a poignant letter to her younger self about overcoming impostor syndrome.<p>Suzanne Koven, a writer and physician and writer at …

Self-confidence

How to teach your kids hard work

• Start young. Send your 2-year-old to get your socks every morning. It creates a rhythm and pattern that can be upgraded to more complicated tasks and …

Kids

Working Mommy Rehab

As a working mother I never really unplug. Like ever. On work trips I’m still figuring out who is picking up the boys from practice. On “vacations” I …

Parenting

Let Me Warn You Now: Having Three Kids Is A Game Changer

Everyone told me that the transition to three kids would be easy compared to transitioning to one or two. “Barely anything will change,” they said. …

Parenting

Fidget spinner fad may point to deeper problem in the classroom

Fidget spinners are the hottest new gadget among school children, and while they're billed as useful tools to help kids focus, a University of Ottawa …

Kids

Dads Really Do Treat Daughters And Sons Differently, And It Has A Lasting Impact

The different ways dads respond to and interact with sons and daughters can have a lasting impact<p>We’ve all heard the phrase “daddy’s girl.” Cue the …

Psychology

Here are some warning signs of parent burnout

For all the moms and dads feeling exhausted and overwhelmed before the day has even begun, experts say it could be a warning sign of parent …

Parenting

The Single Most Important Parenting Action We Can Take Today

A few years ago, my dad apologized for being distracted throughout my childhood. “I’m deeply sorry for that,” he wrote. “I hope you always knew how …

Earthbound Misfit & English Muffin Bread!

<b>Two fun things for you today – a beautiful pattern and English Muffin Bread. First – we have been doing some Facebook Live posts on great multiple</b> …

Adapting Stitch Patterns: How to Fit Stitch Patterns to Shawl Shapes

The number one question I’m asked about shawl design is about adapting stitch patterns to fit certain shawl shapes, especially for lace stitch …

ksk: a most useful edging

A slipped 3-stitch edging to use again and again. And again. <br>(– – > straight to tutorial)<p>This simple edging is one I keep using for all sorts of …

Free Pattern #34: Annapolis Wrap - Littlechurch

Welcome back to “Free Pattern Friday”, a fresh new free pattern every week! You’ll find today’s pattern at the very bottom of this page. These …

Simple Form Tweaks to Make Running Feel a Thousand Times Easier

So you can run better and longer—without loading up on miles or training time<p>The quickest way to run better and longer—without cranking up your …

How to Prevent Knee Pain While Running

Avoid the aches before they even start.<p>Every runner fears the day their knees might start to ache. But, in truth, your fate isn't sealed: In a study …

Running

5 Fun DIY Sites for Kid-Friendly Craft Ideas

There’s a certain sense of pride that comes from making something on your own. And teaching your child that lesson with crafty projects isn’t only rewarding for them, but can be a super fun and inexpensive activity for parents too. Whether it’s a birthday party piñata or creating the dream bedroom …