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

15 tips for parenting two

  I recently met a new client who is getting ready to have her second baby. While I have a long-term design plan for them, in the short-term I will have to incorporate ways to make life a teeny bit easier with an infant and a preschooler. Here are 15 tips gleaned from my dim memories of the …