83 hacks in May 2007

31 May 2007

We have a book winner!

Jason Weiner! You're the lucky winner of The Kids' Book Club Book! Congrats to you...and thank you to all of you who made so many incredible suggestions for must-share books with children. I intend to compile the master list so we can all populate our summer reading lists. Jason, email...

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30 May 2007

Blog book tour: The Kids' Book Club Book

Parent Hacks is part of the MotherTalk book tour for The Kids' Book Club Book (email mess be damned!). This book is a great resource for kids and parents alike, especially with long summer days ahead. Here's a complete how-to for starting a book club with your kids, or for...

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30 May 2007

Parent Hacks admin: Status. Sigh.

Well folks, I want to apologize for the delay in getting back to the daily hacks. My best-laid plans to get my computer fixed up over the weekend were upended by a number of complicated family issues -- everything had to take a back seat to parenting, which meant no...

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29 May 2007

links for 2007-05-29

Z Recommends: Easy Homemade "Baby Legs" - Baby and Toddler Legwarmers Get the "Flashdance" Treatment ZRecs turns old socks into toddler legwarmers. (tags: parenthacks)

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27 May 2007

links for 2007-05-27

Free Summer Movies for Kids @ raising4boys.com Free movies? A no-brainer for beating the summer heat. (tags: movies kids parenthacks)

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26 May 2007

links for 2007-05-26

Ask Moxie: What Boys Should Know By the Time They Become Men (tags: parenting) 25 Uses for Ziploc Bags [Via Lifehack.org] (tags: ziploc parenthacks)

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25 May 2007

Parent hacks admin: Digging out, and profiled in Canadian newsweekly Macleans

Well, folks, I've learned two tough lessons this week: 1. I'm a fish out of water without my laptop and connectivity. In other words, I'm a pathetic Internet addict. 2. MUST. BACK. UP. MY. DATA. The latter is more embarrassing given how dependent I am on the former. But I'm...

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25 May 2007

links for 2007-05-25

in the trenches of motherhood » Aesthetically pleasing, child friendly, and most of all practical toy storage advice "Our family room is child friendly, not child centered." (tags: parenthacks organization kids) ::needled:: At the risk of too much recursion, I just had to point out that the Tattoo Parlor hack...

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24 May 2007

Parent Hacks admin: Hard drive crash

Ugh. Big-time computer crash last night, so things may be a bit wonky around here for a day or two while I get things cleaned up. Wish me luck.

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23 May 2007

23 May 2007

Preview family movies without sitting through (or paying for) them twice

Just in time for the summer movie season, inconsequentia's hack for checking out movies before taking the kiddies: We've long been looking for a way to check out some aspects of certain films before deciding whether to take the children to see them. We could screen them first, but then...

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23 May 2007

Meta-scrapbooking: Save pictures of your kids doing art projects

Katharine's hack is space-saving and wise: My 7 month-old son is in daycare and they have been sending home a few little arts and crafts things as of late. I love to scrapbook and make commemorative things for my son (and I lost everything from my own childhood in a...

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23 May 2007

Preview family movies without sitting through (or paying for) them twice

Just in time for the summer movie season, inconsequentia's hack for checking out movies before taking the kiddies: We've long been looking for a way to check out some aspects of certain films before deciding whether to take the children to see them. We could screen them first, but then...

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23 May 2007

Meta-scrapbooking: Save pictures of your kids doing art projects

Katharine's hack is space-saving and wise: My 7 month-old son is in daycare and they have been sending home a few little arts and crafts things as of late. I love to scrapbook and make commemorative things for my son (and I lost everything from my own childhood in a...

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23 May 2007

Momergency kit: What would you pack?

Lifehacker tipped me off to the Momergency Kit: a bag of goodies intended to deal with the inevitable broken purse strap or slow-moving line. Several Parenthacker favorites appear in the kit: a Sharpie, a carabiner, hand sanitizer, Ziploc bags. What would you pack in your version of a Momergency Kit?

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