Book giveaway: Rabbit’s Year


via Wise and wonderful Parenthacker Marita is giving away a copy of the picture book Rabbit's Year…a sweet story that teaches kids about Chinese New Year and about how to make friends. Click over to Stuff With Thing enter. (Thanks for the heads up via Facebook, Marita!)

Vomit hack: Keep the training potty nearby

Amazon: OXO Good Grips Batter Bowl

Vomit is an inevitable topic around here. Reading about kid puke may be gross, but it beats cleaning carpet and changing sheets in the middle of the night, right? Thank you for this, Shimona! I don’t know about anyone else’s kids, but for mine, it’s not very comfortable to lean over the toilet to throw […]

Bed bug prevention: Ziploc Big Bags or a sealed plastic storage box

Amazon: Ziploc Big Bags

As a follow-up to our discussion about avoiding bed bugs in used clothing, one of the suggestions was to seal second-hand purchases in a Ziploc bag before putting them directly into the wash. It occured to me that keeping a stash of Ziploc Big Bags in the trunk would be a good idea. Another option, […]

Avoiding bed bugs in used clothing

Amazon: Bed Bugs, by David Carter

If you're a buyer of second-hand kids' clothes, a lover of the "free bin," or a garage sale or thrift store shopper, you need to be wary about bedbugs. Bedbugs are making a comeback across the United States and can stow away in furniture, mattresses, clothing…just about anything. I'm not much of a thrifter myself, […]