Kids

This Dad Made a Super Cool Playhouse for His Kids Using Home Depot Moving Boxes

Photo credit: The Real American Dadass / Facebook
Photo credit: The Real American Dadass / Facebook

From House Beautiful

Usually our cardboard boxes go straight to recycling, but one quick-thinking dad constructed the ultimate playhouse for his kids using boxes he purchased from the Home Depot.

Chicago dad-of-four, Rob Hagerman, recently shared a photo of his cardboard creation to his Facebook page, The Real American Dadass, where he creates humorous parenting memes. But this wasn’t any ordinary box home he constructed—this home was lightly illuminated with string lights, and was complete with windows, curtains, and a planter box filled with flowers.

“The sink is full of dishes, the dishwasher is waiting to be unloaded, laundry needs to be ran, and I have no idea what I’m making for dinner yet… but that stuff will always be there,” Hagerman wrote in the photo’s caption. Despite his long to-do list, he checked off the most important task: building

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How To Have A ’90s-Inspired ‘Stuck At Home’ Summer With Your Kids

Okay, it’s summer and we are stuck at home. Yes it kind of sucks, but it doesn’t have to all-the-way suck. I don’t know about you, but not having to run around all over the place and have a house full of kids doesn’t exactly leave me crying in the corner.

I don’t have to wake my kids for summer camp. They aren’t asking me every ten seconds if someone can come over. They don’t need rides anywhere because we aren’t going. And, the best part is my teenagers are forced to have some Mama time.

I’d also like to add that if there’s one thing I took from growing up in the ‘90s, it’s this: I know how to party without going anywhere. That’s right. If you grew up in the ‘90s, you didn’t have the virtual world feeding you FOMO every second, you probably had both parents working,

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Everything you need to keep kids entertained this summer

Following months spent in indoors under lockdown, here's how to ensure kids still have a fun-filled school holiday: iStock
Following months spent in indoors under lockdown, here’s how to ensure kids still have a fun-filled school holiday: iStock

For school children across the UK, the spring and summer terms have been completely disrupted due to the coronavirus pandemic.

It has also been a trying time for parents who have had to juggle homeschooling and working from home during lockdown.

All primary school children in England were scheduled to return for a month before breaking up for summer, but those plans were dropped by education secretary Gavin Williamson, with only Year 1 and 6 returning in the first week of June, alongside secondary school students in Year 10 and 12 from the 15 June.

While some pupils are having to readjust to classes in the new landscape, there’s less than a fortnight until they break up again for summer, before schools will reopen to all students in September.

After months

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Bored Kids? Try IKEA Russia’s 6 DIY Fort Designs

In many countries around the world, kids have been out of school for months due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and now we’re officially heading into summer vacation. If you’re a parent, chances are you’re running out of ideas to keep them entertained (or just out of your hair). If you want to give them something fun to do and somewhere else to be, even temporarily, IKEA Russia has offered up a series of fort plans that can be made with common household objects.

IKEA Russia's recently-released DIY
IKEA Russia’s recently-released DIY

Created by ad agency Instinct as part of the brand’s 20th anniversary in Russia, the campaign features six designs for homemade forts and tents: Cåstle, Wigwåm, Cåve, Cåmpingtent, Förtress, and Höuse. Of course, the brand’s own products are featured as the components of each one, but you can always get creative and replace them with whatever you have on hand.

IKEA Russia's recently-released DIY
IKEA Russia’s recently-released
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