Thanksgiving Lulla-Bear winner!


I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving! Ours was relaxed and happy — just what I was hoping for. Thank you to those of you who sent in your Thanksgiving tips. As promised, one of you wins this adorable Lulla-Bear MP3 player: and the winner is jibssa, AKA Amy! You were favored by the […]

Score big savings during Black Friday Deals Week at Amazon

Amazon Black Friday deals

Amazon's doing its civic duty by giving Americans the chance to bypass lines and shopping insanity this weekend: they're offering "Black Friday" holiday deals all week. Every day this week, Amazon will post one-day deals that rival the crazy prices at stores this time of year. Check the Black Friday Amazon page for current deals, […]

Mark outgrown clothes with a safety pin

Betsy's got a smart plan for weeding out outgrown clothes: We get a ton of hand me downs, some without tags. I looked in my youngest kid's drawer the other day and he had WAY more shirts than I do. So I went on a weeding out campaign. Step 1: stop putting his shirts back […]

Amazon Gold Box today only: Deluxe gingerbread house kit 60% off


Update: Folks have commented that you can get this kit cheaper elsewhere… Costco, Jo-Ann, etc. I always appreciate price reality-checking — thank you! If making a gingerbread house is part of your holiday tradition — but baking the gingerbread isn’t — today’s Amazon deal should make it more affordable. This deluxe gingerbread house kit contains […]

links for 2009-11-20 blog : Knifty Knitter Loom-Along: Alice Wrist Warmers We've talked about the coolness of the Knifty Knitter here! Great project for kids. A simple Thanksgiving solution | Unclutterer Erin and I are round-tripping the links! But she expanded on the oilcloth/chalk combo beautifully, and I figure y'all might like to know about it. The […]

Glow stick bracelets as nightlights

Richelle's creative night light solution: When my 3 year-old son was afraid of having bad dreams one night, I gave him a couple glow stick bracelets left over from Halloween. They made a great night light for him. I was thinking they would work especially well for traveling or camping, when plugging in a regular […]

Thanksgiving tip: Label the serving pieces

Here’s a tip I came up with as I was poring through my nifty Thanksgiving Supplies List (available for download at the Parent Toolbox over at Slideshare): label each serving piece with whatever dish you plan to serve. That is, stick a label or Post-It note that reads “mashed potatoes” inside the bowl in which […]