via kellicrowe.typepad.com On Twitter, @deniselaborde shared a link to this simple, fun idea: turn test review into a game by fashioning the answers into a crossword puzzle. Read the full post at Kellicrowe for details.
In my next post for Intel-sponsored MyLifeScoop, I share my thoughts (and silly anxiety) about abandoning cable and switching to "new" TV. Would love to hear your experiences and tips! Related: More featured stories at MyLifeScoop
So says Heather at Bostonmamas.com! You can also use a big, fat safety pin — the tool of choice of my family in India, where everyone of every age wears pants with drawstrings. Thanks for passing this along, Christine! via www.bostonmamas.com
via www.makeuseof.com Longtime Parenthacker Soni shared this link to a great roundup of environmentally-focused online games. Play a game with your kid and see what conversation comes of it. I'm always surprised by my kids' thoughts on the state of the Earth. It's on their minds more than I realize.
@dampscribbler on Twitter asks: How do I get my kid to eat more lunch at school? She's bringing home 3/4 of what I give her. Never been a big eater, but wow! Frustrating. It so happens that I have a kid with a bird-like appetite, and this is an ongoing issue (I won't say "problem") […]
Here's the perfect emergency contact number for school or daycare: a Google Voice number that redirects to any phone — or to more than one phone at the same time. Imagine: six months from now, you change jobs and/or your cell phone number but you DON'T have to remember to update the emergency paperwork! Read […]
via collectinghats.blogspot.com Yonit was inspired by a product she spied at Amazon — the Smartie Pants adjustable cinch belt — to repurpose an old set of mitten clips! No more skirts falling down. Brilliant. Thanks for sharing, Yonit!
via smittenkitchen.com Getting enough calories into my daughter has been a challenge ever since she started eating. She eats tiny amounts, so I'm always on the lookout for nutrient- and calorie-dense foods that are easy to take along. Score! The chewy granola bar recipe at Smitten Kitchen is easy, delicious, and economical. My first attempt […]
For kids who are “sure” they hate brown rice, this method adds whole grains but keeps cleanup easy.