24 hacks in June 2011

08 June 2011

Pack a stamped mailing envelope in your carry-on bag to "save" TSA no-nos

Things I've lost while going through airport security with my carry-on luggage: The keychain-sized Swiss Army knife my grandfather gave me A new (and expensive) bottle of facial moisturizer My kids' toothpaste My sunscreen (on a flight heading from Portland, Oregon -- pasty skin capital of the world -- to...

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07 June 2011

Busy parents: don't forget your pocket knife!

The Parent Hacks logo gave Jennifer an "aha" moment about the handiness of a pocket knife.

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07 June 2011

Vapor rub on the back of the hand helps congested thumb-suckers breathe easier at night

Do you use menthol rub on your kids? How old are they? Where do you put the rub? Do you have a favorite brand?

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06 June 2011

One simple maneuver for cleaner diaper changes

Stacy has been changing diapers for seven years. That's a LOT of diapers. And she has just discovered a simple change in technique that keeps her baby's hands out of the "poop zone."

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06 June 2011

How to make sure nothing gets left behind after vacation stays

Lindsay's systematic method for packing up at the end of vacation ensures favorite toys or blankets never get left behind.

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04 June 2011

Weekend Catchup: highlights from the week of 5/30/11

My attention these last couple of weeks has been on my kids' school choices, learning styles, "whole kid" needs...so many variables to consider as we decide what their schooling will look like next year. The separation between a kid's "learning needs" and "general needs" is quite false, so making school...

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02 June 2011

Starbucks app helps you scope promising hotel & dining locations while traveling

Caron took advantage of Starbucks' well-known location research when looking for places and eat and stay while on a road trip: We drove from St. Louis, MO to Florida over two days and discovered this hack when we stopped for coffee on the first afternoon. We used the Starbucks iPhone...

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02 June 2011

Reuse oral syringes in the kitchen

Colin tweeted me with this clever foodie hack.

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01 June 2011

Musings on education (and a mind-blowing video)

How are things going for your kids in school? When you look back on your own education, what do you appreciate, and what do you wish you could change?

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