19 hacks in September 2010

08 September 2010

Use Google Voice as your emergency contact number

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...

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08 September 2010

Mitten clips cinch too-loose waistbands

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!

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07 September 2010

Thick, chewy, homemade granola bars

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,...

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07 September 2010

Cook a mixture of brown and white rice in the same pot

For kids who are "sure" they hate brown rice, this method adds whole grains but keeps cleanup easy.

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