20 hacks in July 2009

16 July 2009

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...

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11 July 2009

Six steps to financially prepare for the unexpected

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...

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07 July 2009

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...

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06 July 2009

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...

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01 July 2009

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 (tm) cups, but they now use high fructose corn syrup, which she...

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