Comments on: Living With Kids: Iris Dettwiler http://www.designmom.com/2013/01/living-with-kids-iris-dettwiler/ The Intersection of Design & Motherhood Fri, 19 Dec 2014 13:42:02 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.5.1 By: Susana http://www.designmom.com/2013/01/living-with-kids-iris-dettwiler/comment-page-1/#comment-444897 Susana Sat, 16 Mar 2013 05:59:08 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=30156#comment-444897 I love how she manages both her home and family life! At first when she mentioned giving children credit and they’ll surprise you, it made me feel a little resentful because my 7 year old is quite the handful and it takes a lot to stay calm when she leaves food, toys, books, etc all over the house no matter how many times I tell and show her to clean up after herself. Then I realized she was right. I don’t make her feel as if she is part of a team that needs to help maintain our home. This will be my immediate priority!

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By: Kohana http://www.designmom.com/2013/01/living-with-kids-iris-dettwiler/comment-page-1/#comment-435251 Kohana Fri, 01 Feb 2013 23:20:46 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=30156#comment-435251 I love your home tours with larger families as well. I love houses that maintain an interest in design, while accommodating a growing and changing family. I also so appreciate hearing input from mothers with older children. The days with mine are already passing in hyperspeed and it seems like yesterday that I was the frazzled mother of my first newborn!

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By: MelissaM http://www.designmom.com/2013/01/living-with-kids-iris-dettwiler/comment-page-1/#comment-434642 MelissaM Thu, 31 Jan 2013 13:06:25 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=30156#comment-434642 Simply lovely… my favorite is when she said her children were her “greatest achievement. ” wonderful!!!

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By: Emily http://www.designmom.com/2013/01/living-with-kids-iris-dettwiler/comment-page-1/#comment-434603 Emily Wed, 30 Jan 2013 23:10:42 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=30156#comment-434603 I’m so looking forward to one day experience the feeling of importance that a wee baby brings. What a beautiful interview!

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By: Sharon @ Discovering Blog http://www.designmom.com/2013/01/living-with-kids-iris-dettwiler/comment-page-1/#comment-434543 Sharon @ Discovering Blog Wed, 30 Jan 2013 17:15:26 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=30156#comment-434543 Oh, that garden! And it’s so much more exotic because it is in France!
I love this series, it allows me to be so nosy, and not rude! This house is beautiful, and it sounds like a wonderful family has made it so.

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By: sandy http://www.designmom.com/2013/01/living-with-kids-iris-dettwiler/comment-page-1/#comment-434495 sandy Wed, 30 Jan 2013 13:53:31 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=30156#comment-434495 Poor first borns, they miss out on the calm we acquire as we have more children. I was so stressed out with my first, but my last one, I treasured even the night feedings. It gave me an opportunity to hold her, and smell her, in the quiet of the night.

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By: Shannon { A Mom's Year } http://www.designmom.com/2013/01/living-with-kids-iris-dettwiler/comment-page-1/#comment-434477 Shannon { A Mom's Year } Wed, 30 Jan 2013 03:47:30 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=30156#comment-434477 This home is so warm and inviting. I love all the books and the garden and how the common rooms have places for everyone to sit. We’re still working on that!

It’s so nice to get a peek inside the lives of people with kids slightly older than mine so I can take notes.

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By: Katie B. of HousewifeHowTos.com http://www.designmom.com/2013/01/living-with-kids-iris-dettwiler/comment-page-1/#comment-434472 Katie B. of HousewifeHowTos.com Wed, 30 Jan 2013 02:45:35 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=30156#comment-434472 What a fun and inviting place! I love how personalized it is, rather than some cookie-cutter designer showcase aimed at proving that someone has mastered Danish minimalist living. I would LOVE to visit this house… oh heck, I would love to LIVE in this house!

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By: Rachael http://www.designmom.com/2013/01/living-with-kids-iris-dettwiler/comment-page-1/#comment-434466 Rachael Wed, 30 Jan 2013 01:44:47 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=30156#comment-434466 Thank you so much for featuring a bigger family! I love the interviews with women who have one or two children, but since we have a larger family, it’s so great to see how families the size of ours are handling things. :-)

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By: Jen http://www.designmom.com/2013/01/living-with-kids-iris-dettwiler/comment-page-1/#comment-434458 Jen Tue, 29 Jan 2013 21:31:23 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=30156#comment-434458 just love the inspiration and desire I get when viewing these home tours
thanks for sharing!

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By: ali thompson http://www.designmom.com/2013/01/living-with-kids-iris-dettwiler/comment-page-1/#comment-434455 ali thompson Tue, 29 Jan 2013 21:20:44 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=30156#comment-434455 although i don’t have children yet, i just love the memories of growing up in our family home. i loved that my parents allowed us to explore our own creativeness with our bedrooms. such a great thing. this home looks like it oozes with creativeness. love all the inspiration.

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By: Caryn http://www.designmom.com/2013/01/living-with-kids-iris-dettwiler/comment-page-1/#comment-434454 Caryn Tue, 29 Jan 2013 21:06:25 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=30156#comment-434454 Oh Valerie! I’m totally with you. My daughter is 9 months and most days I’m exhausted; but I keep reading thoughts like these from seasoned parents and keep reminding myself to slow down. What is that saying that keeps going around? “The days are long, but the years are short.” That helps a little when we are having a rough time.

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By: Marija http://www.designmom.com/2013/01/living-with-kids-iris-dettwiler/comment-page-1/#comment-434451 Marija Tue, 29 Jan 2013 20:45:37 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=30156#comment-434451 This must be one of my most favourite in “living with kids” series! I agree with kalanicut on especially loving the statement about “giving children the credit, and seeing them surprise you”-so, so, so very true!
Such a beautiful mix of French items (the bed!) with art, books, IKEA (?)-lovely interior, which feels easy, welcoming, warm, and elegant all at the same time.
Thanx so much for sharing this!

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By: Cheltz http://www.designmom.com/2013/01/living-with-kids-iris-dettwiler/comment-page-1/#comment-434448 Cheltz Tue, 29 Jan 2013 20:04:35 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=30156#comment-434448 I love all of these, but this one was especially fun for me to read. Thanks Iris (or Cilla :)!

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By: kalanicut http://www.designmom.com/2013/01/living-with-kids-iris-dettwiler/comment-page-1/#comment-434444 kalanicut Tue, 29 Jan 2013 19:26:32 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=30156#comment-434444 I especially loved two things Iris talked about – 1) that children are smart and can learn more self-control that we often give them credit for at a young age (great reminder!) and 2) how valuable & important it is for everyone to learn to work together and contribute around the house. I grew up on a working farm and at a very young age I learned to do a lot of big things and I had a lot of responsibility. It was a great thing for me. My sisters and I grew up with a sense that we were capable and could learn to do anything we needed or wanted to. We also learned to take responsibility for our surroundings & work that needed to be done without having to be told or asked. The ability to manage a home and take personal responsibility are two of the best gifts my parents and grandparents gave us.

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By: Living With Kids: Iris Dettwiler http://www.designmom.com/2013/01/living-with-kids-iris-dettwiler/comment-page-1/#comment-434442 Living With Kids: Iris Dettwiler Tue, 29 Jan 2013 19:21:17 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=30156#comment-434442 [...] Source: http://www.designmom.com/2013/01/living-with-kids-iris-dettwiler/ [...]

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By: TracieMcOB http://www.designmom.com/2013/01/living-with-kids-iris-dettwiler/comment-page-1/#comment-434433 TracieMcOB Tue, 29 Jan 2013 17:38:17 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=30156#comment-434433 Love the personality of this home. I don’t know if it is a privacy issue or not, but I would LOVE to see the facade of the homes. I like to figure out where everything is in relation to the outside.

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By: sara http://www.designmom.com/2013/01/living-with-kids-iris-dettwiler/comment-page-1/#comment-434432 sara Tue, 29 Jan 2013 17:31:01 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=30156#comment-434432 Beautiful home and sentiments. I especially love her daughters bed – that velvet ornate head and footboard. SO pretty.

http://dwellingbydesign.blogspot.com/

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By: Deborah http://www.designmom.com/2013/01/living-with-kids-iris-dettwiler/comment-page-1/#comment-434427 Deborah Tue, 29 Jan 2013 17:06:29 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=30156#comment-434427 I love the stacked books all over the dining/family room! Thanks for sharing your beautiful home!

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By: Valerie http://www.designmom.com/2013/01/living-with-kids-iris-dettwiler/comment-page-1/#comment-434423 Valerie Tue, 29 Jan 2013 16:56:42 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=30156#comment-434423 I’m at home with my first little one and I often feel overwhelmed by the amount of care he needs. I love being the center of his world, but I find myself looking forward to the days when he his a bit more grown and I can talk to him and he can be a bit more independent. Iris’ comments helps remind me to enjoy the stage he is in now as it certainly won’t last forever, or even for very long.

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