17 hacks in December 2011

26 December 2011

Thank you for another wonderful year

Happy holidays, dear Parenthackers. I can't wait to spend another year swapping stories with you.

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16 December 2011

Last day to enter the Dell Inspiron computer giveaway!

Today's the last day to enter for a chance to win a Dell Inspiron touch screen computer!

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16 December 2011

Use your coin jar to buy gift cards with Coinstar (with no fee)

LeAnn's practical demonstration of "a penny saved is a penny earned." This hack is also great for kids and their piggy banks.

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15 December 2011

Cut toast with a gingerbread cutter for a quick, festive snack

Anne's daughter turned making gingerbread men into something easy enough to do every day.

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14 December 2011

Lost blankie, teddy bear, or other special lovey? This shop specializes in replacements.

While on a heroic quest to find a duplicate blankie for her son, Caron stumbled across a shop that specializes in stocking lovey replacements.

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14 December 2011

Store seasonal recipes and serving pieces in the same place

"Store like with like" is a classic organizing principle. Here's how Erin uses it to simplify holiday meal preparation. How do you keep track of your favorite holiday recipes?

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13 December 2011

How to quickly cool down hot chocolate

Lukewarm hot chocolate! Oxymoron? Maybe. But definitely a good hack.

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13 December 2011

Slideshow: Geeky holiday crafts (and a second chance to win a Dell Inspiron)

Leave a comment on my post at The Accidental Expert for a chance to win a Dell Inspiron computer! Contest ends 12/16/11.

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12 December 2011

Make paper snowflakes out of coffee filters

Any way you can get kids involved in holiday decorating...do it. Here's an easy paper snowflake hack from Kirsten.

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09 December 2011

Holiday e-cards? NO. (Dell Inspiron computer giveaway? YES.)

Leave a comment on my post at The Accidental Expert for a chance to win a Dell Inspiron computer! Contest ends 12/16/11.

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08 December 2011

07 December 2011

Amazon deal (3 days only): One year of Real Simple magazine for $12

Amazon's got a one-year subscription to Real Simple on sale for $12. Discount good through 12/10/11.

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07 December 2011

Little kids, public restrooms, and handwashing? Talk amongst yourselves.

Abigail's kid's too short to reach the sink in a public restroom, but she's pregnant, so picking him up and propping him against a germy countertop isn't ideal. Any ideas?

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06 December 2011

Your gift shopping could raise money for schools

You're shopping for holiday gifts. You'd like to help raise money for schools. What if you could do both at the same time?

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05 December 2011

Being organized during the holidays and beyond

In my latest Babble Voices post, I share what helped me move past "getting organized" to "being organized."

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