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 with a BA in Sociology, […]

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 like it would give my […]

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, the company that makes this particular […]

Parent Hacks admin: Tending the pipeline


I’m at work on the back end of Parent Hacks, trying to build a more efficient system for responding to and pipelining your hacks. I’ve tried to stop apologizing about my queue of unpublished hacks (because enough already, I know) but it’s still here, waiting to see the light of day. You are incredibly patient, […]

Ketchup bottle as hair washer

Here’s how Michelle of CoolMomsCare reuses empty squeeze bottles: I have always struggled in rinsing my little girl’s hair in the bathtub without getting soap in her eyes or in her ears. Her hair is really long, so one or two rinses do not work. I decided to rinse one of our old ketchup bottle […]