Get good deals on electronics batteries at the dollar store


Tracy Hengst found a good source for cheap batteries: I get so frustrated when those books or toys that require odd-sized batteries need replacements. They are SOOO expensive and wouldn't you know that the package would only come with 2 to a pack and I'd need 3. So, one day I happened into the dollar […]

Amazon Gold Box: Coolpix L18 digital camera 42% off


I know so many people whose point-and-shoot digital camera of choice is the Nikon Coolpix. So I thought you might like to know that it popped up in today’s Amazon Gold Box: 42% off the Nikon Coolpix L18 ($129.95, usually $225.95). The price expires on April 12, but they often run out of discounted items […]

iPlayPhone winners!

Bah! I’m sorry I’m posting the winners a day late. We just got back from a Spring Break trip to Zion National Park, and I was still in vacation mode on Sunday (actually, I was in laundry/catchup mode). I was surprised to return to such an amazing response to Ryan’s iPlayPhone iPhone app! Weekends are […]

Roomba: Vacuuming + entertainment


Since when is vacuuming fun? Since Roomba, apparently! So says Amberlynn: My husband scored me a Roomba for my birthday! Besides being great competition for Baby Hoover who eats anything he can find on the floor, it is also seriously entertaining. I make a point to run it when the kids are awake. They will […]

How to help a big baby learn to walk? Talk amongst yourselves.

Couch arms as walking supports

From Megan: I've come up with a way that I hope will encourage my 14 month-old to walk. It's not that I'm panicky about her development. It's just that she's a big, big baby and my arms are tired from carrying her. So I'm trying something. I pushed together the couches in our living room […]