37 hacks in September 2011

30 September 2011

Ten books for geeky parents

How could I NOT link to this Ohdeedoh roundup? I just spoke at a gaming conference about Geeky Parenting, for goodness' sake.

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30 September 2011

Extra lasagna noodles? Make single-serve lasagna roll-ups!

This would be way too fussy for me to pull off for family dinner, but for a few noodles? No problem.

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29 September 2011

Celebrating the Jewish holidays on Sesame Street

The kid in me got all excited when a PR email with the subject "Shalom Sesame Street" hit my inbox. Turns out Sesame Workshop created a 12-part series touching on all of the major Jewish holidays. Muppets! Songs! Jake Gyllenhaal! Oh, yeah.

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28 September 2011

Attach real "headlights" to riding toys with Velcro

These creative ideas would work on any ride-on toy with space for a few accessories.

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28 September 2011

Sippy cup stand-in: lidded paper coffee cup

Angela's almost-spillproof hack comes in handy on vacation, or on a quick errand run.

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27 September 2011

Real world math: put kids in charge of their money

No matter how you decide to give your kids an allowance, the key to increasing its power as a teaching tool is to put your kids in charge of how they spend their money. Here's our strategy, which includes the iPhone app Kiddy Bank.

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26 September 2011

Welcome to the Tweens

My latest Babble Voices post introduces you new to a new incarnation of my son: The Tween. Beautiful, fleeting, and oh, so bittersweet. Read the full post: Welcome to the Tweens

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23 September 2011

Make a magical "tooth fairy door" to hold lost teeth

A magical tooth fairy door that holds a tooth! I included a long-distance picture so you could see the scale, but the close-up will KILL YOU in its adorableness.

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23 September 2011

PH redesign tweak: do you miss threaded comments?

Hi all. Quick design question for you: what do you think about the updated comment functionality? I went back to straightforward comments (no threading, no userpics/avatars, simpler formatting) after hearing that the previous setup didn't always work properly. But I'd like to hear if you feel like that's an improvement....

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23 September 2011

Old Navy giveaway: last day to enter!

Still got some back-to-school shopping to do? Today's the last day to enter for a chance to win a $150 Old Navy gift card! To enter, read the full post at The Accidental Expert: Top ten tips for smart kid clothes shopping I was paid to write this post as...

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22 September 2011

Is study hall so bad?

High school study halls: "holding tanks" or the key to a balanced education?

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22 September 2011

Duct Tape Flower Pencils

via thepioneerwoman.com As with just about every other post at The Pioneer Woman, the picture says it all. This adorable, easy craft would make a sweet teacher gift (imagine a bouquet of pencils displayed in an old mason jar). Read the full post at Pioneer Woman Homeschooling: Duct Tape Flower...

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22 September 2011

How to store little girls' necklaces? Talk amongst yourselves.

Tracy, inventor of a thousand hacks (or at least it seems that way!), is finally stumped! Let's give her a hand. The challenge: storing and displaying little girls' necklaces.

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21 September 2011

Dread sewing on Scout or uniform patches? Use fabric glue!

Amy's hack should comfort the needle-and-thread phobic among us all, and save time and sore fingers in the bargain.

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