Water houseplants with leftover bottled water

Like 0 Retweet 0 Google +1 0 Pin it 0 From the So Obvious I Can’t Believe I’m Writing This Down file: I’m fine with tap water (especially with the help of my beloved Brita filter pitcher), but my husband is a devoted bottled water drinker. The kids, too, like bottled water as a treat, […]

Parent Hacks Meetup! 03/10/07 Austin, TX

Like 0 Retweet 0 Google +1 0 Pin it 0 Are you coming to SXSW Interactive? If not, will you be anywhere within spitting distance of Austin, Texas on the morning of Saturday, March 10? Then come on down to the Halcyon Coffee Bar and join me, Sara, and hopefully a bunch more Parenthackers for […]

Hot water bottle as stroller warmer

Like 0 Retweet 0 Google +1 0 Pin it 0 Jo’s MIL scored a winner with this cold-weather tip: This was actually suggested to me by my mother-in-law (who knew?  most of her "advice" makes me roll my eyes but this one’s really good) and my husband told me i should pass it along, so […]

Reusable reward systems

Like 0 Retweet 0 Google +1 0 Pin it 0 AJ of Thingamababy reminds us that toddler rewards (for potty sitting, toothbrushing, etc.) can be as simple as drawing an “X” on a calendar. The trick is finding out what motivates your kid, and then letting the reward do its job — don’t oversell it. […]

Win a YoonKid from Cool Mom Picks

Like 0 Retweet 0 Google +1 0 Pin it 0 Discovered today at the lovely and talented Cool Mom Picks: YoonKids — adorable, customized wall art depicting girls in all sorts of cool roles such as astronomer, reader, and and guitarist. Get over there today for a chance to win the Scientist print! (I’ve already […]

Bottle nipple as medicine dispenser

Like 0 Retweet 0 Google +1 0 Pin it 0 Cathy came up with an ingenious medication dosage hack: So they sell those nifty baby medication pacifiers where you crack the thing opened, put in the medicine, and in somebody’s dream world, the baby peacefully sucks the medicine down no problem. Actually, I shouldn’t harsh […]

Clean your wood floor with disposable diapers

Like 0 Retweet 0 Google +1 0 Pin it 0 Here’s how Farah of shopping site SheFindsMom used up extra disposables: I have a great way to clean up wooden floors.  I use diapers–clean ones, of course.  (I still get a bunch in the mail from Huggies for some reason and they’re always the wrong […]