12 hacks in March 2010

31 March 2010

links for 2010-03-31

Cool Camps (Part 1): 7 Summer Camps So Fun They’ll Make You Wish You Were A Kid Again Two words: Jedi camp. Thanks, Alan! Tweetage Wasteland : We All Have Photographic Memories Thoughts on our new digitally-captured lives...do we remember our experiences or just the pictures? By my brilliant and...

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31 March 2010

Keep the kids busy while grocery shopping: push the cart backwards!

Caron demonstrates her version of the "do what you have to do" method of grocery shopping with two little kids: I'm an ever-faithful reader and I discovered a hack while grocery shopping the other night. I had both of my young boys (5 years and 1.5 years) in the airplane...

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29 March 2010

Life Scoop: Teach kids social skills with "cheat sheets"

For my next post for the Intel-sponsored site Life Scoop, I talk about one of my technology-aided methods for helping my son develop his social skills. "Cheat sheets," as I call them, turn the abstract world of social rules into something more concrete...which means that we may be able to...

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12 March 2010

Parent Hacks admin: Finding a new way

As many of you know by now, I've recently started home schooling my 10 year-old son (hence, yesterday's "mad scientist" photo!). We've been on a rocky path through the school system for the last few years, and it has finally deposited us right where we began...at home. Time to be...

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11 March 2010

Life Scoop caption contest: Ends tonight at 5pm!

Turns out I have to take my son to the doctor, which means I can't choose a winner at 11:30AM PST as I had planned, which means you get a few bonus hours to jump in the running! Leave your best caption idea in the comments at Lifescoop for a...

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10 March 2010

links for 2010-03-10

Momversation - on Hulu! If you're a Hulu fan, you can now catch all the episodes of Momversation there!

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09 March 2010

Life Scoop: Websites for budding scientists (a.k.a. all kids)

My next post for the Intel-sponsored site Life Scoop shares some of my exciting Web finds around science learning. My son is a self-described scientist, so one of my first inclinations has been to see what's online. What I'm finding is thrilling, and it's teaching me that all kids, not...

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08 March 2010

Lifescoop caption contest: Win a $50 Amazon gift card!

Mwah ha ha! Eeeee-vil mad scientist! Leave your best caption idea in the comments at Lifescoop for a chance at a $50 Amazon gift card! (See my post at Lifescoop for details.) Related: My Lifescoop featured post: Websites for budding scientists (AKA all kids)

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04 March 2010

Momversation: Sexual abuse: how do you talk to your kids about it?

Thanks to Jen for broaching the topic, and D for expanding upon it in the comments of this post, my topic for Momversation this week is talking to your kids about sexual abuse. I wanted to be able to open up the amazing conversation we've been having here with a...

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03 March 2010

Turn a Kabaclip contact lens case into a sanitary earplug holder

Dawn's smart solution for keeping track of earplugs (especially expensive fitted ones): Just recently my daughter had tubes put in her ears for chronic ear infections. She now needs to wear ear plugs in the bath and for swimming until the tubes come out. One week after the surgery I...

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02 March 2010

Life Scoop: Favorite iPhone Games for Kids

I have an arms-length relationship with my iPhone. In fact, it isn't even mine, and it isn't even a phone. It's my husband Rael's cast-off, and I use it with no phone plan (just as a wireless device to sync my contacts, Google Calendar, and to use the to-do app...

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02 March 2010

links for 2010-03-02

Dad Gone Mad: A Better Man This is why everyone should read Danny Evans's blog. Prepare to be surprised every time. Children Teach Themselves to Read | Psychology Today Interesting food for thought. My 6 YO daughter insists its easier to learn to read "by herself" than in her reading...

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