Photos from Anne Michaelsen-YahnPet at a GlancePet: Buoy, an AussiedoodleAge: 8 monthsLocation: Newport Beach, CaliforniaOwners: Interior designer Anne Michaelsen-Yahn and Donald YahnMeet Buoy: He’s a shy puppy but quickly warms up to new faces, including interior designer Anne Michaelsen-Yahn’s clients. He has lived with the Yahns since he was 12 weeks old.Nautical name: The name Buoy combines the couple’s interest in boating with their current stage of life. “Buoy is a navigational marker in the ocean,” Anne says. “As our last of seven children prepares to go off to college, we thought something was needed to keep me ‘on course.’ ” Buoy has turned into the eighth child, and they love the fun he brings to the household.
Help kids remember routines and essentials with magnets. A set of magnets labeled with key items (backpack, lunchbox) and routines (eat breakfast, brush teeth) is a great way to get kids managing their own morning. Place the magnets on the left side of a magnet board (even a baking sheet will work), and move each one to the right when the task has been completed. Personalize your own set by using a label maker or writing with Sharpie on plain magnets.