27 hacks in September 2009

30 September 2009

links for 2009-09-30

Chez Beeper Bebe: Birthday Goodies Homemade goodie bags. How adorable. Craftzine.com blog : How-To: Baby Leg Warmers From Dollar Store Scarf Cozy cozy.

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30 September 2009

How to streamline laundry when your baby starts eating solid foods? Talk amongst yourselves.

Gretchen's kid has just started with solid food, and the laundry is looming. She wonders if you've got any laundry tips: My baby has just started on solid foods and it's really taking a toll on his clothing. We're looking for low stress laundry tips that don't involve lots of...

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30 September 2009

Sand sifter tray doubles as snack holder at the beach

We've got a few good beach trips left in Oregon. If you do, too, consider this smart tip from Jaimi: At the beach when it's snack time pull out the sand sifter tray and use it as a plate. Any sand falls through, leaving a fairly clean snack. Related: Rain...

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29 September 2009

links for 2009-09-29

Apartment Therapy Ohdeedoh | What To Do This Weeked: Make a $10 Play Kitchen Dang, that's cool. Ask Moxie: Sharing and Caring Week: Morning Routines Moxie had a wonderful series last week in which people shared their routines -- morning/evening, go-to dinners, schedule management...all the mundane stuff we do but...

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29 September 2009

In the Parent Toolbox: New Foods chart

New in the Parent Toolbox today: Liz Gumbinner of Cool Mom Picks shares the New Foods chart that is (almost) motivating her girls to expand their palates. I figure if one of the kids is eating Vodka sauce, she's onto something. Related: About the Slideshare Parent Toolbox

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29 September 2009

29 September 2009

Orbit White chewing gum container makes the perfect toddler-sized snack holder (among other things)

Has anyone else noticed the excitement in the chewing gum aisle? Gum doesn't just come in little rectangular packages anymore. The marketing machine grinds on, and now gum comes in all sorts of wild flavors, shapes...and containers. As a treat for making it through the first couple weeks of school...

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28 September 2009

28 September 2009

In the Parent Toolbox: House rules fridge sign

New in the Parent Toolbox today: Mindy Roberts of The Mommy Blog shares the cuter-then-I-could-come-up-with sign she created to make sure the rules of the house are known to all who live there. Related: About the Slideshare Parent Toolbox

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25 September 2009

links for 2009-09-25

Half Full: Science for Raising Happy Kids » The Importance of Pain Yes, yes, YES. "The Blessing of the Skinned Knee" -- one of my favorite parenting books. Via @rookiemoms on Twitter. Cleaning Children's Rooms : Organizing : Home & Garden Television Great ideas, many of which I MUST implement...

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25 September 2009

Momversation: Is your kid addicted to video games?

Is your kid addicted to video games? This is the episode in which I reveal my son's frustrating, befuddling addiction to video games. I'm not one who generally thinks of video games as the spawn of the Devil...but I've also never seen a kid so thoroughly entranced. Is it a...

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24 September 2009

links for 2009-09-24

Parent Toolbox: Organizing carpool volunteers, or How I learned to stop waiting and love the carpool line If you're in charge of organizing any type of volunteer group, check out Savvy Source's latest post in the Parent Toolbox. Boston Mamas: Little Locket helps with the transition to Kindergarten What a...

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24 September 2009

Switching crayon colors helps beginning homeworkers stay focused

Sara's simple hack for adding variety to Pre-K and kindergarten homework assignments: My daughter's in pre-k this year, and with it she has "homework" for the first time. And not fun, project homework, but rather rote "practice tracing your letters" homework. Necessary, but not something my 4 year-old or I...

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23 September 2009

links for 2009-09-23

Sara Brumfield's Blog: No Stir Crockpot Risotto Just ran into this on Sara's blog. Fall comfort food weather is setting in... Free E-book Full of Preschool Activities and Ideas : Heavenly Homemakers What a great resource. Thanks for sharing, Laura!

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23 September 2009

Nipple-shaped medicine dispenser works well for babies

Sue's had good luck with this Munchkin gadget: My son had allergies starting at just a few months old. We were supposed to give him steady doses of liquid allergy medicine, but our 4 month-old had a hard time swallowing! My husband and I found the perfect hack for medicating...

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