77 hacks in April 2007

27 April 2007

links for 2007-04-27

Parentography Blog » What Makes a Great Playspace? Prompted by talking with folks at KaBoom!, Tim asks the question, gives his answers, and invites discussion on the topic. (tags: parenthacks kids) Strollerderby : Keeping Babies in Bubbles: Where Do You Draw the Line? How much babyproofing is too much? (tags:...

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27 April 2007

How to organize your gift cards

Rookie Mom Heather (who's not so much of a rookie anymore!) uses Sharpies in her gift card organizing scheme: oh, isn't it wonderful to get a $100 gift card at old navy or a $10 gift card at starbucks? yes, it is. ever since our wedding, we keep all gift...

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26 April 2007

Seventh Generation diaper deal ends Monday

If you're a fan of Seventh Generation diapers and wipes, stock up at Amazon -- their $20 instant rebate off $99 worth ends Monday.

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26 April 2007

Quick cleanup tips for paint-loving kids

There was a time when I firmly believed that craft paint of any sort had no place in my house. It's not that I'm a neat freak or anything, but the potential chaos was just too intimidating. I've gotten over my fear of the kid-paint combo, but it would have...

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26 April 2007

links for 2007-04-26

Parenthackers Rock! « The Road Less Traveled Just had to share this lovely post with y'all. Jen has beautiful things to say about the collective wisdom and generosity and honesty here. (tags: parenthacks parenting)

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25 April 2007

GeekDad: Gift ideas for Geek Moms

When I saw Adrienne's latest post on Baby Toolkit -- "Woo Her with Insight: Gift Ideas for Geek Moms" -- I had to write about it on GeekDad (and here!). The perfect audience for such a resource, what with Mother's Day coming up (hint, hint). Tags: Mother's Day

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25 April 2007

Label electrical cords to simplify plug-ins

Heather has solved the too-many-cords-for-too-few-outlets problem: We live in an older home with less than conveniently placed electrical outlets in our son’s room. There are not enough outlets for all the electrical appliances and the outlets we do have are low to the floor and behind furniture. We need to...

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24 April 2007

Video drawers as art supply storage

Another winning organizing hack from hedra: Those old video drawers you had before you started buying DVDs can be put to use as art supply drawers. They fit on deeper book shelves, they're just the right size for 8.5x11 paper, they're easy for kids to open, they're not too deep...

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24 April 2007

links for 2007-04-24

Computer/gaming advice for parents Chris Anderson's top ten computer/game parenting tips for geek dads and moms. (tags: parenthacks kids gaming) Z Recommends: Repurposing Old Household Items For Toddler Use: The Dish Drainer Kids love dem kitchen gadgets! (tags: parenthacks parenting kids)

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24 April 2007

Blogger's Choice Awards: We're nominated!

Anna! Thank you so much for nominating Parent Hacks for Best Parenting Blog -- what an honor! If you're so inclined, pop on over and give us a vote. And Jason: your comment there was too sweet. Superpowers? Really? I could use a dose of those myself. I'm feeling stretched...

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23 April 2007

TV Turnoff Week: What's your plan?

It's TV Turnoff Week, and parents all over the country are shaking in their boots wondering what life without "screen time" will look, sound and feel like. I'm one of those parents. Compared to the national stats, we don't watch nearly as much TV as most families, but we do...

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22 April 2007

links for 2007-04-22

The Juggle - WSJ.com : Chauffeuring Kids, Challenging for Working Parents Brainstorming on how working parents manage the after-school shuttle (tags: parenthacks parenting kids) Sneak Up on Freezer Cooking - OrganizedHome.Com A workable approach to making freezer meals. (tags: cooking organization) Strollerderby : Mother's Day Crafts Your Kids Can Make...

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22 April 2007

CleanWell: All-natural hand sanitizer

All-natural hand sanitizer without the chemical smell and alcohol sting.

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21 April 2007

How to organize product manuals

Nicole, who blogs at Much More Than a Mom and Much More Opinionated, offers this advice about organizing product manuals: Almost every item, small and large, that we have ever received for our son has come with a manual. Some of them are obviously recycling (when will I need a...

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20 April 2007

Review: Charlie Davidson's Tricycle Club (CD)

Parker Bent is a preschool music teacher in Beverly Hills, CA who recently released his second CD: Charlie Davidson's Tricycle Club. Lovely songs, perfectly geared for a pipsqueak-and-parent audience, but what I enjoyed most was Parker's obvious glee while recording it. Here's a guy who absolutely loves what he does....

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