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Display Name: the mahoney
Member Since: 11/29/07

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My husband and I live in a 890 SF house in seattle with our 2 and 4-year-old kids. I think that living in a small house, it is both unfair and impractical to keep all of the kids' things in their room in order to preserve our "style" throughout the rest of the house. Although, I am adamantly opposed to letting our house look like a preschool classroom, our kids are an integral part of our lives, so why wouldn't we want to design our house in a way that includes them in each room?

While most of their things are in their (shared) room, we have a kids table and chairs, art supplies, and some wood boxes with puzzles, in our living room. In the kitchen we have a small wood play kitchen and food, and dare I say, a potty chair in the bathroom.

The key for us has been purchasing toys that are both fun and attractive. We opt for mostly wooden toys, and we try not to buy too many things that are big and bulky. We also let the kids play with some of the non-toy things that are sitting around. For example, we have an old typewriter sitting on a shelf that the kids love to play with.

I will admit that there are times that I feel like pulling my hair out trying to keep everything in perfect order, then I realize that my kids are far more important to me than any of my "stuff."

Apartment Therapy Chicago | Eight Stylish Homes...With Kids House Tour Roundup
10/20/09 05:53 PM

Are those Goodmamas filling up that credenza? I'm so jealous!

Apartment Therapy ohdeedoh | Nursery Tour: Penelope's Room
6/15/08 01:08 PM

We have a 3-year-old boy and an 8-month-old girl that share a room. It's a bit of a challenge some nights, but most of the time it works just fine.

Apartment Therapy ohdeedoh | Look! Shared Bedroom
4/22/08 01:09 PM

It's from Hold Everything (out of business). I used to work there when I was in college and it's definitely the one we sold. It only has one drawer that can be moved to any of the three openings.

Apartment Therapy New York | Good Questions: Ideas On Who Makes This Desk?
3/31/08 12:19 PM

This is really striking!

Apartment Therapy Los Angeles | LA Thursday Giveaway: 02.28.08
2/28/08 01:33 PM

Just a quick review of the Electrolux Rapido that was so generously given by AT in the give-away:

We love it!! It holds it's charge long enough that I can vacuum all of the main areas in my 800 sf house. It's really great for all of the pine needles, leaves, and dirt that get tracked in daily during our soggy seattle winters, and the hand-held portion is a great feature. It gets a lot of use sucking up cracker crumbs left behind by our 3-year-old.

Another bonus: My son is still using the interior cardboard packaging to drive his cars on (It looks like a giant canyon).

Thanks AT!

Apartment Therapy New York | Best Vacuum Roundup: Dyson, Miele, Electrolux, Airider...
1/11/08 12:47 PM

Sooo cute, but the bear is my favorite!

Apartment Therapy ohdeedoh | Holiday Gift Bag #7: London Bus Tote Stuffed With Goodies
12/11/07 06:58 PM

11 for me!

Apartment Therapy New York | Gift Bag 2007: 2 Vintage Film Posters from Posteritati
12/11/07 06:57 PM

mmm... ribs!!

Apartment Therapy The Kitchen | Holiday Gift Bag 2007: Win a Le Creuset 5-Piece Set
12/11/07 06:54 PM

great book. I'd love to see the photography.

Apartment Therapy Re-Nest | Gift Bag 2007: Good Green Kitchens from EcoHome Improvement
12/7/07 12:38 PM

nice!! so cozy.

Apartment Therapy The Kitchen | Holiday Gift Bag 2007: Win a Whole Foods Market Goodie Basket
12/7/07 12:30 PM

love the colors!

Apartment Therapy Los Angeles | Gift Bag 2007: Aromatherapy Interventions Candles
12/7/07 12:29 PM

I wanted to be a pilot. oh, and a detective.

Apartment Therapy ohdeedoh | Holiday Gift Bag #5: Win An Organic Gift Set
12/7/07 12:27 PM

Jesus! Definitely Jesus!

Apartment Therapy ohdeedoh | Holiday Gift Bag: Win a Kaboost!
12/6/07 01:29 PM

I love method products!

Apartment Therapy Re-Nest | Holiday Gift Bag: Win A Home for the Holidays Kit from Method
12/4/07 06:00 PM

great books!

Apartment Therapy ohdeedoh | Holiday Gift Bag #1: Win A Bucket of Books from The Red Balloon
12/4/07 05:59 PM

I have a small place, two kids, and hardwood floors... it's perfect!

Apartment Therapy New York | Holiday Gift Bag: Ergorapido Cordless Vacuum in gold!
12/3/07 01:28 PM

I'll be playing one of the Sufjan Stevens Christmas albums!

oooh... white please.

Apartment Therapy - AT Gift Bag 2007: Win a Geneva Sound System
11/29/07 01:51 PM