links for 2010-10-20

Like 0 Retweet 0 Google +1 0 Pin it 0 GeekMom ยป 10 Last-Minute Halloween Costumes from a Paper Bag The brown paper grocery bag comes to the rescue! Great ideas. Don't throw away stained kids' clothes — tie dye them! Great idea from Savvy Source, assuming you can tolerate the idea of DYE and […]

Welcome Cool Mom Tech!

Like 0 Retweet 0 Google +1 0 Pin it 0 Liz Gumbinner and Kristen Chase (Cool Mom Picks) have teamed up with Beth Blecherman (Techmamas) to launch a fantastic new sister site: Cool Mom Tech. I will spare you my gushing about these folks — they are some of my dearest "coworkers" — I'll just […]

Bed bug prevention: Ziploc Big Bags or a sealed plastic storage box

Like 0 Retweet 0 Google +1 0 Pin it 0 As a follow-up to our discussion about avoiding bed bugs in used clothing, one of the suggestions was to seal second-hand purchases in a Ziploc bag before putting them directly into the wash. It occured to me that keeping a stash of Ziploc Big Bags […]

Chore cards: a creative way to break down the chore list

Like 3 Retweet 8 Google +1 0 Pin it 4 via My daughter finds chore lists daunting, so I came up with the idea of creating chore cards: one chore per 3×5 index card. Somehow flipping through a pack of cards feels more doable than going down a list. (Great use for my laminating […]

Reinspiration: the weekly meal plan

Like 3 Retweet 10 Google +1 0 Pin it 0 via Despite all of my crowing and encouragement about how meal planning is a Good Thing, I still fall off the wagon. It's grocery shopping day, and I'm spectacularly unmotivated to even think about what we're eating this week. On days like this, I […]

Avoiding bed bugs in used clothing

Like 1 Retweet 17 Google +1 0 Pin it 1 If you're a buyer of second-hand kids' clothes, a lover of the "free bin," or a garage sale or thrift store shopper, you need to be wary about bedbugs. Bedbugs are making a comeback across the United States and can stow away in furniture, mattresses, […]