feeling thankful

I asked my family why they like Thanksgiving. Here are their answers: "I like Thanksgiving because you get to be with your family. And you get to eat." "Food." "Food and family." So there you have it. Thanksgiving is about remembering and appreciating the simple things in life. Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours!

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local parenting resources I know & love

I can't help it. I love babies. Which is why started doing Nesting Consults, to help expecting parents create safe, sleep-friendly, organized, and, yes, pretty spaces for their newborns. But new parents need all kinds of help, more than I can personally provide. Here are some Boston-area experts I've worked with or heard amazing things …

the ultimate decluttering secret

... the ease of shopping online is causing an epidemic of cluttered, disorganized homes, leading to unhappy families.

3 reasons you need a stair runner

This post, from the experts at Carpet Workroom in Needham, just might be the handiest guide ever to buying carpeting. Yes, I said carpeting, but not the gross, stinky, wall-to-wall, VOC-emitting nylon from the 70s. I'm talking about gorgeous, soft, wool, custom-crafted carpets, perfect for any room, and, especially, on stairs. I often recommend stair runners to my …

kids and the importance of risk

My neighborhood has the best playground ever. Thinking about how these ideas apply to designing interior spaces for children... Any ideas? That's a Big Slide. Is it Safe? Source: Roslindale Wants To Play