via mylifescoop.com Great MyLifeScoop guest post by Suzanne Rown Kelleher of WeJustGotBack.com (one of my favorite family travel sites). Packed with smart planning and money-saving tips.
If you've never seen PlanToys wooden toys before, you're in for a treat. They're beautifully produced in terms of material and detail, and they last forever. These are the toys your grandkids will be playing with someday. This Amazon deal is for the parents of (or gift-givers to) construction-vehicle obsessed toddlers and preschoolers. The PlanToys […]
Staycation may be old as far as buzzwords go, but it's still a great way to maximize travel fun while keeping costs low. Chances are there's an entire summer's worth of adventure within a 50-mile radius of your house. But if this is the latest of several staycations, you might be looking for a way […]
via blog.carynsaidyes.com Gorgeous idea from Chris at CarynSaidYes.com: catalog your kid's emotional states and facial expressions in the form of a photo collage. Thank you, @IrishGirl, for passing along the link!
Simple, fantastic babyproofing hack from Linda: Everything in our house is a non-standard size, so it has been next to impossible to find babyproofing cabinet latches. We have had great luck with those LiveStrong-style rubber band bracelets looped around the cabinet knobs, keeping the doors closed. As an added bonus, since they can be purchased […]
Congrats, Adrienne, you're the winner of the MyLifeScoop caption contest and a $50 Amazon gift card! Email me for details — and thank you to all who entered. Have a great weekend, everyone!
From Pam, who, like me, takes a while to put away those winter clothes. (To be fair, some days it still feels like winter in Portland.) I love this idea! It's officially Spring and I've been meaning to put away the big box of winter clothes. My 3 year-old daughter and I were outside last […]
You know those little packets of silica gel desiccant that fall out of vitamin bottles and shoe boxes? Toss them into a tight-fitting glass jar (an old pickle jar, etc.) along with your packets of garden seeds, and store the whole thing in a cool, dark location. Your seeds will last longer when kept at […]
Speaking of road trip entertainment, Lisa S. sent me this lovely hack a long time ago, and it has been waiting patiently in the queue till today! For a recent road trip, the Husband made a CD full of tunes that we all know by heart. It's amazing how fast time passes as we travel […]
Family road trips aren’t just about getting from here to there. Ideally, the journey is just as much a part of the fun. There’s so much to be learned from the road, whether it’s geography or meteorology or just catching a glimpse of other people’s day-to-day lives as you whiz by. But, really, does it […]