Amazon today only: Dr. Who series collections 61% off

Amazon: Dr. Who

Holy Tardis! One of our favorite shows, BBC's modern-day Dr. Who, is today's Daily Deal at Amazon. The individual DVD collections for Series 1 (with Christopher Eccleston), 2, 3 and 4 (with David Tennant) are each on sale for $31.49, which is 61% off the list price of $79.98. We stream old episodes of Dr. […]

Game review: Rory’s Story Cubes

Baby Toolkit: Rory's Story Cubes review

via If you're not yet subscribed to Baby Toolkit, get thee to your feed reader! Adrienne and Jim have been putting out consistently smart, thoughtful, hackerish stuff for years. Case in point: this review of Gamewright's dice game Rory's Story Cubes. Fun and stimulating for the entire family, including non-readers. I may need to […]

Serve kids rice with a cookie scoop

Amazon: Norpro Stainless Steel Scoop, 1 Tablespoon, 35mm

Sonya shared her husband's trick for making rice easier for little kids to eat: My husband found a good way to serve our children rice without it being so messy. He takes a cookie scoop and scoops up the rice, then clicks it out onto their plate. They have this neatly formed rice ball that […]

Learning to ride a two-wheeler bike: some tips


via Stacy shared some great tips for making the transition from training wheels to a "big kid" bicycle: Keep your kid's first bike, the tiny one with training wheels. They will outgrow it but don't get rid of it. When you think they are ready to try two wheels, take the training wheels off […]

Amazon Gold Box next hour or two ONLY: Tivo Premiere HD DVR 83% off

Amazon: TiVo TCD746320 Premiere DVR (Black)

Right now! In the Gold Box! Till 10am PST (or earlier if they run out)! The Tivo Premiere DVR is $49.99, or 83% off the list price of $299.99. Wha? If you're still an actual TV watcher (as opposed to a Net-only video junkie), a DVR's the only way to do it. This Tivo records […]

My family’s favorite board games (as of today)


Adrienne of Baby Toolkit reminded me that it's Screen-Free Week…an event takes me by surprise every year, probably because my family is more attached to screens than I like to admit. So much of our entertainment, info gathering, communication and work revolves around screens that going screen-free would require an immense amount of planning. But […]