Parent Hacks admin: Holiday peace

We’ve come to the end of another year together, and, as usual, I’m feeling rather reflective. 2007 has been a butt-kicker for my family in many ways, so to give a cheerful holiday letter-style wrapup just won’t cut it. What I will say is that I’ve learned more about parenting, acceptance, and strength this year […]

links for 2007-12-25

The Twelve Principles for finding a lost object If at first you don’t succeed… DeliciousBaby Journal | Step By Step: Babyproofing a Hotel Room MyThings – Product Recall Interesting way to streamline tracking product recalls. make things and have fun! Turn your kid’s art into custom shirts and bags!

Spread out the gift-opening to keep Christmas morning manageable

Another holiday hack from Mel, who seems to have the realities of holiday logistics well thought-out: I know everyone has their own treasured and time-honoured family traditions, but….since we have one young child and an older child who is easily overstimulated (leading to meltdown!), we like to spread out the excitement of Christmas morning a […]

links for 2007-12-24

Apartment Therapy ohdeedoh | Free Printable Gift Tags In case you’ve got a few gifts left to wrap… TED | Talks | Gever Tulley: 5 dangerous things you should let your kids do (video) A reminder to dismantle some of the childproofing, philosophically speaking. Via flagrantdisregard.

Color code gift tags to streamline distribution from under the tree

Mel’s gift tag hack (for those of you madly wrapping gifts tonight): I had the kids make tags for Christmas gifts out of plain cardstock. We store all the gifts under the tree until they’re ready to leave the house (it looks so pretty!). To minimize time spent scrutinizing names on tags to make sure […]

Holiday craft: Bread dough ornaments

There’s still a bit of time for holiday crafts now that vacation is underway! Margaret shared her recipe for homemade dough ornaments: The holidays bring out the crafty in me! Here’s a recipe for bread dough ornaments.  I still have some from when I was a kid, and they go up on the tree every […]