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The One Big Drawback to Beautiful Walk-In Showers

I'm sure you've seen them—the elegant, modern showers that, with no door to separate them from the rest of the space, seem to meld seamlessly with …

Bathrooms

This Colorful California Condo Has the Coziest Window Seats

Name: Pratiksha Tandon, husband, and 17-month-old daughter Location: Foster City, California Size: 1,350 square feet Years lived in: 1 year, renting …

Bedrooms

Kristen Bell's Trick to Get Her Kids to Talk About Their Day Is So Simple, You'll Be Mad You Didn't Think of It

One of the most frustrating aspects of sending kids off to school for parents isn't making sure their lunches are made or getting them to the school bus on time. It's the realization that, at the end of the school day, they are going to ask their child how their day was . . . and get silence (or, …

Kristen Bell

Thinking of installing an IKEA kitchen? Here's what you need to know first

IKEA cabinets can save you a bundle — but there are some sticking points to be aware of before installing them.<p>Say you're redoing your kitchen and you don't have lottery winnings to give you an unlimited budget. Cabinets tend to be the costliest item in a renovation, but you'd like to have a little …

Kitchens

Roasted cauliflower and parsnip mashed potatoes with horseradish Recipe on Food52

<b>Author Notes:</b> This dish embellishes mashed potatoes with the complex flavors of roasted cauliflower and parsnips and the bite of creamed horseradish. It goes nicely with broiled salmon and a big green salad. - Fairmount_market —Fairmount_market<p><b>Food52 Review:</b> An extremely satisfying dish even when …

mashed potatoes

Speaking & Listening at Age 3 | Social & Emotional Growth | Child Development | PBS Parents

Help your child develop speaking and listening skills:<p>Ask Questions<p>Questions are great conversation starters and can help kids explore their thinking.<p>…

Kids

The 'Overparenting' Crisis In School And At Home

<i>A version of this interview ran in 2015.</i><p>Have you ever paid your kid for good grades? Have you driven to school to drop off a forgotten assignment? Have you done a college student's laundry? What about coming along to Junior's first job interview?<p>These examples are drawn from two bestselling books —</i> …

Parenting

10 Secret Sauces That Will Change Your Life

Sauce simply makes foods more succulent. Though it's tempting to just crank open a can of tomato or butterscotch sauce, nothing beats homemade. These 10 recipes are ultrasimple, yet the flavor payoff is <i>so</i> worth it. Go ahead and put them on your cooking bucket list.

Cooking

15 Houseplants That Can Remove Toxins In Your Home

"Formaldehyde? I don't know her." —Your home.<p><b>Read more:</b><p>• Here's How To Slice An Aloe Vera Leaf<p>• Only An Expert Plant Parent Can Get 9/12 On This Quiz<p>• 9 Natural Ways To Keep Mosquitoes At Bay This Summer

Plants

Parenting In The Age Of Screens: Here's What The Experts Do

<i>A version of this piece ran in February 2018.</i><p>Parents today struggle to set screen time guidelines.<p>One big reason is a lack of role models. Grandma doesn't have any tried-and-true sayings about iPad time. This stuff is just too new.<p>But many experts on kids and media are also parents themselves. So …

Parenting

I Wanted to Pay Off My Mortgage Early, Then I Realized This

Ah, 2009. The year that first-time home buyers in America were majorly incentivized by government funding to get out of their tiny, beige student …

10 Smart Little Things I Do for Houseguests

Depending on where you live and your proximity to a popular summer travel destination (the Grand Canyon? Disney World? New York City?) you may find …

Amazon's monthly STEM toy subscription box is about to turn your kid into a little genius

Any future Elon Musks or Marie Curies out there?<p>For those parents with kids who could not give a shit about the <i>Bubble Guppies</i> or other educational …

21 of the Most Beautiful Bohemian Style Home Designs

You can find definitions of Bohemian style decor online. They're described as spaces filled with lots of plants, colors, patterns, rattan, and stuff. …

It’s Your Job To Love Your Kids And Set Limits — Not To Entertain Them

The truth is, as a grown up, my imagination isn’t that good.<p>Originally published on Motherly.<p>By Denaye Barahona<p>I don’t do planned arts, crafts or academic activities with my children. I also don’t feel <i>the least</i> bit guilty about it. As I write this, my 3-year-old is building a parking garage out of …

Kids

The Best Ramen in Tokyo

Suzuran<p>1-7-12 Ebisu, Shibuya-ku<p><b>Order:</b> Kakuni Tanmen<p>If there’s a New York-born Jewish guy who knows his Tokyo ramen, it’s Ivan Orkin. He lived in the …

Real Moms Say These Rituals for Kids Make Bedtime a Cinch

Thinking back your childhood, there's likely little routines you remember doing with your parents that you looked forward to on the regular (for me, …

8 Innovative Baby Products for New Moms

These high-tech baby items will help new moms and their little one ease into the next chapter of life.

Kids Whose Parents Limit Screen Time Do Worse in College, New Study Shows

You think strict tech rules are helping your kids do better in school but you may be wrong.<p>Pediatricians tell parents young kids shouldn't have more than an hour a day of screen time. Meanwhile tech titans like Bill Gates and Steve Jobs were even stricter with their own kids' tech use. Both sets of …

Why You’ll Want to Change Your Socks After Airport Security

There’s only one thing that Mack, an emergency-room doctor in a major US city, always makes sure he brings with him to the airport, in addition to …

The Perils Of Pushing Kids Too Hard, And How Parents Can Learn To Back Off

On New Year's Eve, back in 2012, Savannah Eason retreated into her bedroom and picked up a pair of scissors.<p>"I was holding them up to my palm as if to cut myself," she says. "Clearly what was happening was I needed someone to do something."<p>Her dad managed to wrestle the scissors from her hands, but …

Parenting

The Luckiest Places in the World to Visit

Add some good fortune to your next vacation.<p>I tend to think that any day you're traveling is a pretty lucky one, but if you're looking to pack an extra dose of prosperity into your next trip, these locations offer you the chance to get fortune on your side.

10 Totally Fun Teepees Your Kids Will Be Obsessed With

Spoiler: Parents aren't allowed inside.<p>When it comes to designing the perfect playhouse, skip the mini wooden cottages and try out a teepee. They can be indoor or outdoor, are ridiculously easy to put up and move around, and won't cost you a fortune. We've got everything from glow-in-the-dark to …

12 Brilliant Tech Hacks For Your Next Trip

Ready, set, bookmark! To make your trips as hassle-free and enjoyable as possible, we've rounded up the best tech travel hacks on the web — from how to pack properly to how to share photos once you've returned, you'll find it all right here. How did we ever travel without them before?<p>When you're on …

Grandparents Who Have Problems With Boundaries

A persistent problem in parent-grandparent relationships is that the parents feel that the grandparents are overstepping boundaries. Sometimes they …

Parenting

The secret to... raising unentitled children

<b>Beware prioritising material possessions over time spent with your child.</b> Children are like sponges and will soak up what’s around them, so your actions are important. If you want – and get – stuff all the time, they will expect that, too. Spend time with them, listen to them, talk to them. Help …

Parenting

Why Children Aren't Behaving, And What You Can Do About It

Childhood — and parenting — have radically changed in the past few decades, to the point where far more children today struggle to manage their behavior.<p>That's the argument Katherine Reynolds Lewis makes in her new parenting book, <i>The Good News About Bad Behavior.</i><p><i>"</i>We face a crisis of …

Parenting

7 Summer Dinner Ideas to Keep on Constant Rotation Through September

As much as we love the leafy spinach, hearty artichokes, and crunchy sugar snap peas that fill the produce aisle in spring, summer produce is where …

Cooking

This mushroom bolognese is so rich it made the Fortune 500

Let’s not mince words: This here is one of the most delicious dishes I’ve had the pleasure of eating all year. It’s a mushroom bolognese tagliatelle …

Italian Food

The New IKEA Hack You Need to Know

We all love IKEA for its simple, Scandinavian design and reasonable prices, but that versatility and affordability often makes decorating your home …