These 10 Things Make Life With Kids Easier

From wrangling backpacks and finding lost shoes before the morning school run to the last kiss at bedtime (and just one more drink of water), life with kids is an adventure.

We can’t prepare for everything, but these 10 small changes can make the time spent at home with our kids a bit easier.



1. Leave washable art supplies within reach

Leave washable art supplies within reach
Susan Brunstrum of SWEET PEAS DESIGN INC

2. Stash kids’ books in the dining room

Stash kids’ books in the dining room
SPACE Architects + Planners

3. Invest in adjustable stools

Invest in adjustable stools
Group3 Architects llc

4. Clear out a “scooter alley.”

Clear out a “scooter alley.”
Nimú

5. Designate a temporary art display space

Designate a temporary art display space
Carl and The Wolf

6. Instead of wainscoting, try a kid-height chalk wall

Instead of wainscoting, try a kid-height chalk wall
Fiddlehead Design Group, LLC

7. Hang a big wall clock to keep the family running on time

Hang a big wall clock to keep the family running on time
Kim Pearson Pty Ltd

8. Put a little table in the living room

Put a little table in the living room
Andrea Rodman Interiors

9. Install a second row of wall hooks

Install a second row of wall hooks
REFINED LLC

10. Choose carpet tiles

Choose carpet tiles
REFINED LLC

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