From the Instant Hausfrau! So, after benefiting so much from the collective parenting wisdom that is Parent Hacks, I'm so excited to finally have something to contribute! I mean, I came up with this, and it didn't hackfire! It's working! (Now that I'm sending it your way, I'm sure the magic will be gone. Especially […]
Put those junk mail envelopes to good use!
The folks from the Sierra Club passed along this info about lead in Halloween toys. Interesting, unsettling stuff, and worth sharing: With Halloween just around the corner, we’re trying to get the word out about toxic toys and toy jewelry. A lot of parents buy toy jewelry to go with their kid’s costumes or as […]
It's not often that a hack comes out of getting to know a Parent Hacks advertiser, but that's exactly what happened here. A small button ad from Matisse and Jack's, makers of TrailBlaze Homemade Energy Bar mix, came through recently, and it piqued my interest. Energy bars I could bake myself? I've been known to […]
Amy wants to know: I read somewhere recently about making your own playing cards — someone had a template where you could insert your own pictures for the face cards, etc. Thought it would make a great family present. Now I can't find it anywhere! If you could help me find a template to make […]
Rebel Dad comments on two Ask MetaFilter threads on fatherhood: one practical, one poignant (and practical). An aside: consider subscribing to the RSS feed for MeFi posts tagged as "kids" or "parenting" (or other topics you're interested in). I'm late to the MeFi game…can't believe I didn't do this before.
Jay, of The Zero Boss and Parents Behaving Badly, passed along this Silicon Valley Moms Blog post about geocaching…basically GPS-powered treasure hunting. I've never done it myself, but I've known people who've become absolutely addicted, both at home and while on vacation. Nice way for you and your kids to take advantage of the crisp […]
What’s your plan for doling out the Halloween haul?
What? You don’t know about the Halloween fairy?