Parent Hacks admin: Back from vacation


We just got in from almost two weeks of vacation in Northern California. There was hiking, a ropes course, parasailing, eating, visiting friends and family, exploring caverns, swimming, conversation, going to the playground, and a two-day drive from and to Portland. I discovered a few things while away: My son, who’s historically afraid of heights, […]

links for 2008-06-29

Kids Meal Crowd: Corral the Crayons A crayon coinpurse! Thanks, Danielle. Flying with a toddler « PsychMamma One mama’s collection of tips. Thanks, Dawn! Netflix Community Blog: Profiles feature going away If you use Netflix Profiles to keep track of your kids’ DVD wants, note that the feature is ending Septermber 1. Thanks for the […]

Give babies their shots while they’re strapped in their car seats


Rabia’s tip for making infant immunizations go a little easier: I discovered this by accident when my son was small. I took him to get his shots at the doctor’s office. The nurse came in while he was still strapped in his car seat. I asked if she could give him the shot that way. […]

links for 2008-06-26

38 Tips to Keep Your Kids Entertained and Stress Free When Seeing a Doctor Common sense tips for medical appointments. penny carnival: My baby does housework A pan full of water in the middle of the kitchen floor = 20 minutes of happy toddler entertainment. Thanks, Megan! Vicky and Jen “What Really Matters”: 100th Blog […]

links for 2008-06-24

Students Plant the Seed This group is working toward “greening” the college admission process — saving tons of paper. Tips for backpacking with a baby – And I thought car camping was brave. Family Focused Fun: Tent Camping More camping-with-kids tips! Thanks, Jamie!