This hack came about as a way to do two things: a) to empty my head of some of the niggly domestic details that are important enough to remember, but not important enough to merit “active” brain space, and b) to be able to take advantage of those random times you find yourself in a […]
Craftzine.com blog: Duct Tape And Cardboard Puppet Theater A little inspiration for all of those Amazon packing crates! Make an easy receiving blanket — Rookie Moms Simple flannel is best.
It’s sunny in Portland today, and I was out in the garden in earnest for the first time in months. I pruned a neglected hydrangea, and while standing back to admire my handiwork, I naturally started brainstorming about what I could do with the clippings. I’m a cheap gardener which feeds my inclination toward DIY. […]
Melynda’s hack is perfect for Spring Break prep: If I want to spend a little more time at a nature center or museum than I think my kids might, I’ll get on the Internet the night before a visit and make a scavenger hunt. By quickly looking through the web site I can make a […]
Such a simple, smart way to deal with the on-again-off-again winter paraphernalia. From Sara: Just another reusable shopping bag trick. I’ve been bringing an empty bag into places like the library or a friend’s house. When I unwrap us from all our outerwear gear, I shove it in the bag. No more lost mittens, hats, […]
Penny Pinching Parent: Homemade "Moon" Sand
We’re trudging along on the second full week of my son’s horrible virus — so far he has missed a total of eight days of school due to this bug. (This particular illness has emptied out his school — it’s pretty dramatic.) I was at the drugstore last night for some oral rehydration solution (Pedialyte […]
Marlene’s travel tip for easing the pain of airport delays: A lesson learned from a recent doomed trip which included nine hours of waiting in the airport with sleep deprived children (3 years old and 11 months): The three year-old was thoroughly entertained by our newest travel buddy – Trunki. This is a small tow […]