17 hacks in November 2013

29 November 2013

Additional 30% off all books at Amazon through Dec 1. Here are my holiday gift picks for middle grade readers.

I'm not a Black Friday shopper, nor am I an indiscriminate gift-buyer, but I do love books and I love a good deal. Through midnight December 1, Amazon is taking an additional 30% off any single book. Enter the code BOOKDEAL at checkout. There are restrictions (of course), but they're...

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25 November 2013

23 November 2013

Printable Thanksgiving place cards, a new holiday email series, and more

It's fun to watch the signups roll in for our new Minimalist Holidays email series! Are you signed up yet? I hope so (first email goes out on Monday). I think of it as a friendly -- but firm -- pushback against an increasingly frenzied holiday season. Time to reclaim...

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23 November 2013

Amazon deal TODAY ONLY: Star Trek TOS and TNG Collections up to 66% off

If Star Trek nostalgia is somewhere on your holiday gift list, now is the time to buy.

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21 November 2013

20 November 2013

Amazon deal RIGHT NOW: Scotch Laminator 73% off ($21.99)

One of my favorite tools in on big-time discount at Amazon right now. The Scotch Thermal Laminator is $21.99 which is the lowest price it's been at Amazon in the last six months.

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18 November 2013

Play "oven Tetris" with your baking dishes to simplify Thanksgiving cooking

Am I dating myself by referencing Tetris, the old school fit-the-falling-shapes-together video game?

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16 November 2013

Secret bookshelf storage, "thankful" decor, and more

Here are some links I've appreciated this week. Hope you enjoy them.

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15 November 2013

12 November 2013

Dry wet shoes in front of the refrigerator vent

WHY DIDN'T I THINK OF THAT? Oh yeah, that's what's so great about Parent Hacks...someone else already did!

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09 November 2013

A dad's "fat" talk, hacks for working parents, and more

Here are a few links I enjoyed this week. Hope you do, too.

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08 November 2013

The unexpected upside to "too much screen time" (sponsored)

My 14 year-old kid spends too much time in front of a screen, and yet we're choosing not to clamp down too hard with limits. Here's why.

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07 November 2013

You helped us #HelpWomenAtRisk. Here are the results.

Thanks to you, we're donating $650 to WOMEN AT RISK. This donation will directly help Ethiopian women who are working to rebuild their lives.

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06 November 2013

Classroom birthday treats that include students with dietary restrictions? Talk amongst yourselves.

Most of us with school-aged kids have faced this dilemma in one form or another. Classroom birthdays, school holiday parties...when food is involved, things get complicated. What to do?

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05 November 2013

A foolproof system for sending birthday cards on time every year (sponsored)

I forget to send birthday cards. I could go the way of guilt and self-recrimination or I could take the brighter route and come up with a way to help myself remember. I choose the more productive path.

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