links for 2009-07-18

Journey Into Unschooling: Piping Cupcakes Ziploc bags to the rescue! Again! Easy and fun. Summer Boredom Buster Boxes from Pizza Boxes | giverslog.com Great idea! (And your "About Me" section of your blog makes me want to invite you over for some lemonade, Amber. Lovely.)

links for 2009-07-17

Get Rid Of Wasps: Traps & Tips : TipNut.com (via Lifehacker.) DIY Moon Sand « Skip To My Lou Corn starch seems to be an ingredient in all the fun crafts! The Happiness Project Toolbox WOW! I have long been a fan of Gretchen Rubin's blog, The Happiness Project. She has now come up with […]

Cut-off bread crusts turn into homemade bread crumbs

Kate of Careermama.net turned one of the more annoying food fusses into a thrifty cooking tip: If you are constantly cutting the crust off of your child's sandwiches, don't throw it away. Save it in the freezer in a zip top baggy. In a week or two, you will have enough to put into the […]

links for 2009-07-16

American Heart Association iPhone app – Pocket First Aid & CPR Save medical information profiles for everyone in your family, and keep first aid procedures at your fingertips should you ever need them. (Doesn't stand in for actual CPR certification, but still). The app costs $3.99. Need a bookcase? IKEA donating money toward early childhood […]

Six steps to financially prepare for the unexpected

Amazon: Quicken WillMaker Plus 2011 [Download]_1

Last weekend, there was a sudden death in my extended family. He was young, he was healthy, he was the father of two. As I sit with my family marveling at how instantly life can change, I'm also watching one of my dearest relatives struggle with the financial realities of this terrible event. We always […]

Best of Parent Hacks: Summer tips and ideas

While my search-and-browse system isn't the best (for now! for now!), you can find lots of great hacks to keep your summer going smoothly. Here are a few to get you started. And don't forget the piles of family travel tips in the Travel/Going Out archive, including our series of family camping tips. Instant s'mores […]

Parent Hacks admin: Stormy weather

As you may have noticed, my presence here or anywhere else online continues to be patchy. I wish I could tell you it’s because of my summer beach frolicking or my fabulous remote-jungle excursions, but my story remains the same: life continues to be complicated enough that I can’t manage consistency. Different circumstances, same result. […]

Make your own single-serve Jell-O cups

I love it when the whole family's involved! Will, husband of legendary Parenthacker Hedra, sent this in…perfect for grab-and-go summer snacking: A few weeks ago I was grocery shopping with the girls, and Miss M wanted more Jell-O ™ cups, but they now use high fructose corn syrup, which she can't have. Very sad Miss […]