94 hacks in April 2008

30 April 2008

Game tokens help teach saving skills

Mike's hack may make that trip to Chuck E. Cheese slightly more bearable: After my 4.5 year-old son's friend's Chuck E. Cheese birthday party, I went home with a pocket full of tokens. Later that week, when my son was helping me with laundry (one of his chores), he noticed...

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30 April 2008

Flip Ultra Camcorder $47 cheaper today only (another Amazon deal)

I try to share only the most relevant Amazon deals here (this isn't Amazon Hacks after all) -- but I had to let you know about today's one-day deal: the adorable Flip Ultra Video Camcorder is 26% off ($132.99). The Flip has been reviewed here on Parent Hacks and is...

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30 April 2008

links for 2008-04-30

Potpourri Collage « Three Sneaky Bugs Beautiful, especially given how much potpourri tends to show up around Mother's Day. Thanks, Anna! UC Berkeley Journalism - Grand Theft Childhood? If you're in the SF Bay Area, this looks like a fascinating event -- all about the effects of video game play....

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30 April 2008

Game tokens help teach saving skills

Mike's hack may make that trip to Chuck E. Cheese slightly more bearable: After my 4.5 year-old son's friend's Chuck E. Cheese birthday party, I went home with a pocket full of tokens. Later that week, when my son was helping me with laundry (one of his chores), he noticed...

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30 April 2008

Teach colors with food coloring on your tongue!

Eleni's creative hack could dovetail nicely with the colored milk trick... My niece is two years old and while she is learning to count (so far she can go from one to mawebban [11]) she has had trouble learning her colors. I bought a package of food coloring and every...

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29 April 2008

Label breastmilk bottles with electrical tape

Heather's handy tip for pumpers: I use white electrical tape to label my bottles of pumped breast milk with the time and date. It's economical, and the tape comes off very easily. I recommend writing in a ballpoint pen because it doesn't rub off. I also recommend cutting a piece...

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29 April 2008

Parent Hacks exclusive: THE CRAZY PARENT WORKOUT!!!!

Hey, parents! Tired of that persistent belly pooch, but too tired to work out? No time to exercise? Parent-child swim lessons coming up? What if I told you that you could get all your errands and school pickups done FASTER than usual AND squeeze in a workout at the same time? Too good to be true? No! It's the CRAZY PARENT WORKOUT!!

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29 April 2008

Amazon Kelty KIDS sale: 20% (or more) off child carriers and accessories

Amazon's really wants to outfit you for your summertime adventures -- their annual Kelty KIDS sale is going on now. I see a good selection of backpack child carriers and accessories and some nice-looking diaper backpacks and duffels (some of which attach to the backpack carriers). Everything's 20% off (or...

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28 April 2008

Guest post at Savvy Source: Ten easy Parent Hacks for "greening" everyday life with kids

In honor of their April theme, "It's Easy Being Green," I wrote a guest post for the Savvy Source blog, Being Savvy. In it, I point to ten Parent Hacks that focus on reusing household items in creative ways. Thank you for all of your great ideas -- I had...

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28 April 2008

Guest post at Savvy Source: Ten easy Parent Hacks for "greening" everyday life with kids

In honor of their April theme, "It's Easy Being Green," I wrote a guest post for the Savvy Source blog, Being Savvy. In it, I point to ten Parent Hacks that focus on reusing household items in creative ways. Thank you for all of your great ideas -- I had...

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28 April 2008

links for 2008-04-28

Half Full Blogversations: Science for Raising Happy Kids » Raising Optimistic Kids I am known as a relentless optimist, and this post struck a chord. I have much more to say on this topic, and would love to talk to y'all about it. Stay tuned. (PS. I graduated from Berkeley...

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28 April 2008

Free Cone Day at Ben & Jerry's is tomorrow!

They're handing out free ice cream cones at Ben & Jerry's Scoop Shops tomorrow. It should be a national holiday.

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28 April 2008

"Colorful" milk rewards kids for pre-mealtime cleanup

Mari's colorful solution for getting the kids to the table: My daughter's preschool teacher came up with a fun way to encourage the children to clean up promptly for lunch. It made such an impression on our 3-year-old that we have started incorporating it into our dinner routine: If the...

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27 April 2008

Pants drawstring gives toddler something to handle while nursing

Melissa found a way to keep her toddler's hands busy while nursing: My nursing toddler has always been a very "handsy" nurser - pulling my hair, yanking my shirt completely off, whatever. And I never really understood the idea of a nursing necklace - first of all, it just seemed...

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25 April 2008

Amazon Friday sale 4/25/08: Fitness ball, swim diapers, Victorinox

Parenthacker-friendly picks in today's packed Amazon Friday sale : More Huggies Little Swimmers disposable swim diapers (size Small, 16-24 lbs, two 12-count packages) for $14.99 (25% off). Lots of Parenthackers have talked about how versatile a fitness ball can be -- for exercise, playtime, and bouncing restless babies. Natural Fitness,...

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