I like having a neat, uncluttered, nice-looking home.
We moved in when I was seven months pregnant with my first child and while I didn't go overboard decorating, our 1920s colonial has its charms. We splurged on a few pieces from Ethan Allen. We got some nice carpets. We scattered about art pieces we'd picked up during our honeymoon. Then came kids. My kids' toys, games, craft projects, musical instruments, stuffed animals, you name it have invaded every nook and cranny. Yes, of course, the kids are worth the clutter. But is it so wrong to long for a house that looked a little more Pottery Barn catalog and a little less bless this mess? If you have kids, I hope you can sympathize, and it you don't, well, I hope this prepares you. Here are 7 ways kids wreck your home. - By Ellen Seidman
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