links for 2009-08-28

Unusual Uses: 10 Clever Uses for Colanders – DIY Life Thanks for the pointer, Erin (at! Who doesn't love colanders?

Momversation: What are your school year resolutions?

What are your school year resolutions? Just because I'm hanging onto the last days of summer with white knuckles doesn't mean I don't have plans for the school year ahead. I find myself piecing through our past year's routine to recycle the bits that worked and tweak the bits that didn't. Laurie Gelman of Cookie […]

links for 2009-08-27

How to make a pencil bag out of juice bags « Skip To My Lou Brilliant ideas constantly spring from this blog!

Parent Hacks admin: Forward to school


I’ve decided, this year, it’s not BACK to school. It’s FORWARD to school. Both of my kids will be starting new schools this year; my son is heading off to a private school for 4th grade, and my daughter is transferring to our neighborhood school (from a public magnet school) for 1st grade. We have […]

The Smart Choices Program aims to simplify healthy shopping

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If you’re like me, much of the time you spend grocery shopping is actually spent reading labels. Unfortunately, between the opaque ingredient lists (what are “natural flavors?”) and confusing, often conflicting health news, choosing healthy food is far from straightforward. The goal of the Smart Choices Program is to create a consistent, easy-to-identify front-of-the-package symbol […]

links for 2009-08-16

How to keep the garbage bag from falling into the can Can You Keep an Infant Safe in Extreme Turbulence? Read this before you fly. Thanks, Debbie. Dabbled » Blog Archive » How to Make a Floatable Fossil Screen – perfect for hunting for treasure! Hack those pool noodles!

Borrow kids’ toothpaste after a late-night snack


Who knew? From Abbe: Hate the way your minty toothpaste tastes when you’ve just had dessert? Ever have one of those days when Mom or Dad need some chocolate after everyone else is finally asleep? This week I was reminded that brushing my teeth before bed and immediately after a chocolaty snack is less unpleasant […]

Amazon today only: Aerobed Aerosport Overnighter 50% off


Well, hello! I hope you’re enjoying the end of your summer. Despite my extended recess, I’m still here, silently scanning my online world. I’ve got much more to tell you, but in the meantime, I wanted to share this Amazon deal, which lasts for today only: The Aerobed Aerosport Overnighter is the Deal of the […]

links for 2009-08-04

Her Cup Overfloweth: How to Apply Sunscreen to Wiggly Kids (and not get it in their eyes!) The secret is in the swim goggles. Thanks, Michelle — this is brilliant!