Extend the shelf-life of blocks of cheese

Like 0 Retweet 0 Google +1 0 Pin it 0 Jennifer got this from a grandma in the grocery store — they are an excellent source of hacks! As our kids got older, we started buying the economy-sized cheese blocks.  One day, a grandmother shopping with her grandkids gave me this hack:  take the cheese […]

Let Joe help you track your goals: Joesgoals.com

Like 0 Retweet 0 Google +1 0 Pin it 0 Ian (aka "Joe") passed along a tip about his new goal-tracking app, Joesgoals.com. I was immediately interested, as goalsetting has never been my strong suit. Since my kids arrived, my attention span has shortened to the length of a flea-sneeze. Joe's Goals is a goal […]

Playing with dry ice

Like 0 Retweet 0 Google +1 0 Pin it 0 Dad, of raising4boys, has posted some fun ideas on his blog for playing with dry ice. (Just remember not to touch the stuff.) Like 0 Retweet 0 Google +1 0 Pin it 0

Consider Netflix for kid’s shows

Like 0 Retweet 0 Google +1 0 Pin it 0 Loraine left this comment on the post about the Amazon kid's DVD sale, but it was so hack-worthy I thought a promotion to the front page was in order. I don't buy kid's DVDs – instead, I subscribe to Netflix and devote one movie slot […]

Cool down hot pasta with cold pasta sauce

Like 0 Retweet 0 Google +1 0 Pin it 0 Along the lines of Noodad's Easy Mac hack (and appleturnover's frozen vegetable comment), I often cool freshly-boiled pasta by mixing it with cold pasta sauce (generally stuff leftover in the fridge from a previous meal). Homemade or bottled sauce is fine. Tags: Feeding kids, Parenting, […]

Parent Hacks admin: The FM Parenting metablog

Like 0 Retweet 0 Google +1 0 Pin it 0 FM, the company that serves up our graphical ads, represents quite an illustrious pool of parenting bloggers. As such, I was rather excited when they told me about their plan for a parenting "metaweblog." The metablog would give a quick glimpse of what's happening on […]

Inflatable baby pool as infant play area

Like 0 Retweet 0 Google +1 0 Pin it 0 Melanie has a good use for blow-up baby pools: When the inflatable pools go on clearance later this summer, they’re great to pick up for an extra play area for infants – especially those not walking yet. I purchased a large fire-truck inflatable pool when […]