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American Baby’s Baby Booty: Win $10,000 for Baby’s room from!

Wednesday, June 20th, 2012

Talk about Baby Booty! Our most amazing sweepstakes of the year actually ends this Friday. reached out to us to offer one incredibly lucky person a $10,000 giftcard to their site. The winner will also get a one-hour phone consultation with one of the PoshTots designers, so you can hash out, say, the merits of a safari theme over a nautical theme, or whether you want an heirloom-style iron crib or a more modern, sustainable-wood version. (That’s one of their pretty iron cribs on the right, it starred in our June issue!)

Wouldn’t you love to go all crazy and make your kid’s room incredible? Enter right here. The official rules are here. It’s a pleasure to give someone such a grand prize; whoever wins, I hope they share with us what they do with their loot! I’m not allowed to enter, of course, but since I can dream away, I have to say I would take out the IKEA loft bed I bought my daughter (great bed, but a mistake for her tiny room) and get her a daybed instead. And then we’d still have thousands more to spend! What would you spend your $10,000 on at Leave a comment, but don’t forget to enter the contest!!! Goody luck!

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Ask Maxwell

Wednesday, June 20th, 2012

Parents’ has a new contributing editor in the house! Meet Maxwell Gillingham-Ryan, founder of the popular interior design website Apartment Therapy and father of 5-year-old-daughter Ursula.

To say this dad knows a thing or two about home design is an understatement. Through his professional design service, website, and best-selling books, Maxwell’s design advice has inspired millions of people who, like Parents’ readers, need help creating more organized, functional spaces for their families. Maxwell’s design philosophy is simple; he focuses on the best ways to make homes more comfortable and clutter-free.

Whether your kids’ toys are taking over your living room (aren’t they always?), you’re in need of color inspiration for the family room, or you’re ready to turn the nursery into a big kid bedroom for your growing child, Maxwell is here to help!

For a chance to have your home design question answered by Maxwell in an upcoming issue of Parents, visit or simply leave your question in the comments of this post.

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Orange is the New Neutral

Wednesday, January 18th, 2012

How about some word association? I say “gender neutral” you say? Green? Yellow? Wrong.

Welcome to the world of orange nurseries. This fun hue is taking over the baby’s room left and right, and it’s easier to work with than moms may think.

You’ll be surprised when you find how versatile orange can be when paired with your existing nursery furniture. Using a subtle pastel shade of orange on your baby’s wall (think: sherbet) and mixing in some fresh white linens and soft green or blue accents will create a fun, funky look for your little one’s first room. If you’re looking for less “fresh” and more “vibrant,” try a brighter orange accent wall and add in your own flair, like blue baby bedding or a cool rug.

Not feeling the look on your walls? No worries. Try starting off with white or light neutral walls, and work your way into this trend with accents such as bedding, a rocker for mom, or any of your other nursery essentials.

Image: Wide shoot of a mother and child in a well designed small but comfortable baby room via Shutterstock.

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The Perfect Website for Your Future Fashionista

Tuesday, November 22nd, 2011


Now girls can design their own clothes and wear them, too! If there’s a future fashionista living at your house, you’ll want to check out our sister magazine’s new site that allows girls to create and wear their own clothing designs. Family Circle teamed up with to offer an online studio where girls can design clothes, then buy their unique creations.

How it works:
1. Pick your favorite among dresses, jackets, skirts, and more.
2. Design it: choose from hundreds of items to customize your choice with ribbon, rhinestones, appliqués, and more. You can even design your own label.
3. Order it: Your clothes will be shipped directly to you within weeks.

Read more about girls’ fashion and style on

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Table Tunes

Monday, December 14th, 2009


Not that anyone (besides maybe Suri Cruise) has $950 to spend on a table these days. And not that you’d want to encourage ’round-the-clock music-making, especially in a living room or common area. But isn’t this xylophone table by Jellio so FUN?! Just had to share.

Found via notcot.

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