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 […]

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, […]

Homemade flash cards help kids pack their own lunches


via Our recent brainstorming session on encouraging kids to eat their school lunches inspired this amazing project. Based on several Parenthackers' suggestions, Alanna was looking to teach her kids to pack their own lunches. She came up with this: flash cards. Remarkable. Read the full post at Tied To My Apron Strings for details.