28 hacks in February 2012

29 February 2012

Why I'm writing a book now

A few people are surprised I'm writing a book because I've been pretty vocal about my lack of interest in traditional publishing -- especially for a parenting book. But several things have changed my mind.

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28 February 2012

Snowy road trip tip: Laminate the tire chain instructions

Have you ever tried to install tire chains while pulled over in a slushy turnout, with clumsy snow gloves (or numb fingers) and only a hazy sense of how to do it?

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23 February 2012

The parenting book I was meant to write

I'm thrilled to announce that Christine Koh and I are co-authoring a parenting book which will be published next year.

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22 February 2012

Make healthy snacks easier with a vegetable tray

Presentation and availability are a key part of making crudités kid-friendly.

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21 February 2012

20 February 2012

DIY banana hanger

Banana hanger sounds like naughty slang for a Speedo. But that only increases my enjoyment of this simple hack.

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17 February 2012

16 February 2012

Parenting: the long view

How does one know when a parenting problem is best solved with immediate action or by waiting it out?

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16 February 2012

Organize electronics chargers with toilet paper rolls

Maureen has discovered the antidote to the Scary Drawer O'Random Chargers!

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15 February 2012

My top 7 vegetable recipes for kids

With luck, these tips and recipes will help you raise vegetable lovers. What are your kids' favorite vegetable recipes?

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14 February 2012

Tech tools that help you strengthen your relationships

"You'd like to be a person who marks birthdays with timely cards or sends unexpected gifts, but seriously? You have stuff to do. So much stuff."

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14 February 2012

Relationship advice for tired (but well-intentioned) parents

A roundup of some of our best "marriage and relationship" hacks.

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13 February 2012

Valentine craft for toddlers: Oil and paper "stained glass" window decoration

Why should school-aged kids have all the Valentine's Day fun? Katie's simple heart window decoration leaves plenty of room for free-form toddler play.

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13 February 2012

Valentine hearts letter match game

Marie of Make and Takes came up with a sweet way to encourage kids to "love" the alphabet.

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10 February 2012

Amazon deal: Michley Lil' Sew & Sew Sewing Machine 43% off

The Lil' Sew & Sew isn't specifically made for kids, but the small scale, simple design and portability make it look like an ideal first sewing machine for a child. At this price, it's worth a try. Discount good until 2/25/12 unless they run out sooner.

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