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Meet Professional Organizer, Teresa Dinneen

Meet Professional Organizer, Teresa Dinneen

Teresa Dinneen is a mom of two who lives with her husband and kids in Redondo Beach, CA. She’s also a professional organizer and stylist who works with a team of five to simplify her clients’ homes, and lives, and along the way shares her secrets on her Lifestyled site. This time of year, we’re all about doing just that, so we asked Teresa for some of her best tips for getting organized, including her simple 6-part process and when to know you need help!

Our Favorite Halloween Movies for Every Age

Our Favorite Halloween Movies for Every Age

Whether you’re planning a family movie-night or just like to have a fitting seasonal film in the background, Halloween movies are sure to be on rotation right now. We’ve gathered our favorite flicks separated by the age groups we’d recommend them for so hopefully you’re not up checking under the bed all night. 

Fall Staples for Girls

Fall Staples for Girls

When our babies hit an age where they begin to have a real opinion about their style, shopping can get tricky! We’ve learned the hard way that giving free rein in a store or on a website can be overwhelming for both child and mom. We’ve rounded up some of our favorite staples that can work for all sorts of personalities!

Fall Staples for Toddler Boys

Fall Staples for Toddler Boys

It’s easy to go overboard when you’re shopping for a new season. And as we look at the reality that life isn’t quite opening back up the way we thought it would, it can be hard to really know what and how much of everything our littles need! We rounded some of the fall basics we’re bringing into our toddler’s wardrobe this fall as we transition to cooler weather.

60 Things to Make Sure They Know Before They Leave

60 Things to Make Sure They Know Before They Leave

Some days, it feels like we’re just trying to get through the day until bedtime. And whether you have toddlers or teens, the last few weeks of summer and first few weeks of school can feel particularly busy, and overwhelming at times. That’s why we love this smart list from Palm Beach Moms, of things to teach your kids before they leave the nest.

Cobb Salad Board

Cobb Salad Board

Two things we’re loving right now—food boards and salads. We’ve been sort of obsessed with the gorgeous boards created by The BakerMama for awhile now. And with warmer weather, it feels nice to be turning off the oven for dinner more often, and loading up on hearty salads. This Cobb Salad Board from Maegan, the talented mom behind The BakerMama, is a great way to introduce kids to veggies they might not normally try.

Independence Day Parades

Independence Day Parades

After an entire year of canceled festivities, Independence Day is a go for 2021 in AACO! We’ve linked up all the best places to experience parades this year.

Meet Fluttr, Our New Favorite Mom Hack

Meet Fluttr, Our New Favorite Mom Hack

We’ve all been there. You know, standing in the card aisle, uncomfortably close to similarly frustrated people. All of us begrudgingly staring at the wall of cards praying the perfect one leaps out. An Annapolis local created a better solution. Click here to read about our favorite new mom hack, Fluttr.

Our Top 6 Sunscreen Picks for Kids

Our Top 6 Sunscreen Picks for Kids

We know protecting our skin in the sun is important, but it’s not always so easy to know how to do that. We rounded up our top tried-and-true sunscreen picks that we love for children to take the guess work out for you!

When Do We Start Chores? (plus a freebie!)

When Do We Start Chores? (plus a freebie!)

  Chores make the world go round in our family - especially during the past year while we've had A LOT of time at home. Helping out look so differently for each kiddo and it's hard to know exactly when to start. Our answer? Right now! In the beginning, it may...

A Note for the New Year

A Note for the New Year

As one of the most challenging years I’ve ever endured comes to a close, I’ve been reflecting a lot on what has transpired and mindfully creating setting intentions for how […]

Stoney River Steakhouse At Home

Stoney River Steakhouse At Home

We have been taking social distancing very seriously over here at the Boyd household. So it may go without saying that date nights in Annapolis are temporarily off the table! However, Christen and I wanted to make sure we were still supporting our favorite spots...

Family Scheduling – Camp By Mama

Family Scheduling – Camp By Mama

Running a household with kids can feel a lot like herding cats—nobody ever stops moving, and usually in different direction, only stopping every so often for a cuddle. Or maybe it’s more like being a cruise ship director, trying to keep fun going and chaos to a...

The Press Pause Project

The Press Pause Project

You’ve probably been hearing a lot about CBD—aka Cannabidiol, or one of the chemical compounds found in the Cannabis Sativa plant. Health benefits being discussed for products infused with CBD include reducing anxiety, depression, pain and insomnia—without the...

Family Friendly Design

Family Friendly Design

When interior designer Chris Roughan puts together a design plan for her clients, she keeps function in mind along with aesthetics. “Every client lives differently and to me, great design is not about something that’s simply pretty—without function it’s...

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