7 hacks in September 2012

26 September 2012

ONEMoms: Afraid of, and grateful for, the shots

For about 10 milliseconds, I considered turning down ONE's invitation to travel to Ethiopia. Because I had to get shots. I was the little girl screaming and trying to run away while all the other kids stood in the long line snaking through the elementary school cafeteria, dutifully presenting their...

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25 September 2012

Review and giveaway: Gretchen Rubin's "Happier At Home"

I have five copies of Gretchen Rubin's fantastic new book, "Happier At Home," to give away! (Exciting! I haven't done a giveaway in a long time.)

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24 September 2012

Tiny food container keeps dice from rolling away

Melissa found this smart dice-rolling tip on Pinterest. (Which makes me wonder for the hundredth time if I should get on Pinterest.)

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21 September 2012

Press small clothes with a hair straightening flat iron

Every hack that reduces ironing should get an immediate pass to the front of the line. I'm satisfied when they're clean. BUT, I have dealt with the bow problem Heidi mentions, and she offers a brilliant solution

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20 September 2012

Your school could win a $50K grant through Clorox's "Power A Bright Future"

This post is brought to you by Clorox®. Helping you power a bright future for your school. The opinions and ideas expressed here are my own. From an educational perspective, the transition back to school is rather jarring for my daughter. Learning goes from being a kinetic, free-form, exploratory process...

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19 September 2012

On writing, talking, walking, and eating dog food

Hello, friends! It feels wonderful to be back (although I was never gone). Here's what I have been up to lately.

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04 September 2012

Educational osmosis, or the "sponge" method of learning

I wrote this post on the last day of camp, while in the daze and haze of witnessing my girl kindle her passion for music. It was something to behold.

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