We are the happy owners of a Nintendo Wii. We fit the demographic to a T; the kids play a bit in the afternoon, and then Rael and I fire up Guitar Hero after hours. (I made a full confession on mywiistory.com.) All in good fun, right? The dark side of electronic entertainment, in our […]
As part of our guest post swap, Leo Babauta asked me to choose twenty of my favorite tips and write them up as a post for Zen Habits. "Favorite" is impossible to capture because there's more wisdom and good will on this site than any list could cover, but it sure was fun going back […]
Debbie's got a great tip for off-season beach visits (a wonderful time to go): We sometimes head to the beach when it's too cold for swimsuit (or when we're headed off somewhere else after). I pull the kids' rain pants over their clothes. The pants keep them warm and dry while they're playing in the […]
Kristin's got the opposite "problem" many parents have — her kids want to take medicine! When one of my 2-year-old twin boys are prescribed medicine, it's inevitable that the non-sick boy will pitch a fit for medicine too. So…I have two dispensers ready to go, one with the real medicine and the other with apple […]
Rich put his kids on a point system where they earn points for chores that can be “spent” on video game time.
The Hengsts have a solution for those fat, character toothbrush handles that don't fit into the holes of a regular countertop toothbrush holder: We have the problem in our house that kids' toothbrushes don't fit in the traditional toothbrush holders because of all the character handles, music playing handles, etc. So we improvised and use […]
Just got a note from the Amazon folks: turns out a week-long Britax sale is underway — up to 20% off "rarely discounted" car seats and strollers. I've been a Britax user of convertible car seats for years and love them, and I did a little checking — the prices look good. (Graco was my […]
Organizing With Kids: Time Management | GNMParents Some nice ideas here.
Megan's answer to sticky spoons: This may be obvious but I have found it the most brilliant of any of my parenting ideas! Whenever we feed the little man when we are out and about, I find myself grossed out at putting the used spoon back in my diaper bag. Or worse, pulling the spoon […]
I've got so much to say about this hack (sent in anonymously), but I'll save my comments till after you've read it: I'm a single (widowed) mom to one daughter. We live in a very rural area so my daughter's interaction with other children was very limited until she attended Head Start. It also limited […]