26 hacks in May 2012

10 May 2012

Balancing parenting and your relationship: how do you do it?

Wow, the tips coming in on our call for minimalist budgeting tips are fantastic. Not surprisingly, everyone's got a different take on what constitutes "minimalist," but I love that everyones' systems demonstrate that financial organization doesn't have to be difficult or time-consuming. I also appreciate the point Kelly Whalen of...

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10 May 2012

Friendship bracelet helps get a preschooler's shoe on the right foot

Karyn found a great way to support her daughter's independence while building a new skill.

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09 May 2012

Cell phone alarm keeps the family "launch" on time

I have experimented with timers, alarm clocks, and various tones of voice (most of them frustrated) and nothing seems easier or more logical than this.

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08 May 2012

An empty tissue box collects kid's car trash

So simple and smart -- makes me wonder why I put up with a messy back seat for so many years.

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08 May 2012

Minimalist budgeting: share your brilliance!

Christine and I going to host conversations about various topics we're covering in the book over at the Minimalist Parenting blog. Today, we kick off the conversation talking about everyone's, uh, favorite topic, money.

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07 May 2012

The Power of Habit: live talk tomorrow!

Join me May 8, 2012 for a live, all-text book party on The Motherhood, to talk about a new book from New York Times business reporter and author Charles Duhigg, "The Power of Habit."

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07 May 2012

Fold tape into a tab for easy-removal fridge and freezer labels

I've always assumed Scotch tape doesn't work well for fridge and freezer labels, but I've never actually tried it. Sarah's tape trick has me rethinking.

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04 May 2012

Clip-on toys hold car seat straps open for easier loading

Sarah puts the baby toys to work when she buckles her kid into the car seat.

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03 May 2012

Rolled-up towel keeps kid from rolling out of bed

I love how this hack doesn't require packing anything extra in your suitcase.

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02 May 2012

01 May 2012

Review and giveaway: The Baby Cheapskate Guide to Bargains

This book will pay for itself within a number of weeks. "The Baby Cheapskate Guide to Bargains" (plus some diapers) will be my go-to baby shower gift from now on.

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