Michael’s found a good way to reuse those newborn outfits that are too special to give away: When my daughter was born, my family and friends bought her dozens of beautiful outfits. I didn’t want to get rid of them, but could think of no good reason to keep them either. It finally dawned on […]
Sarah’s craft supply gift idea got me thinking about the piles of household items that add variety to your art table for free. Ideas: Scrap fabric and paper (I often raid the Goodwill bin for material) Cotton balls Aluminum foil Freezer paper Cereal boxes and other colorful packaging Magazine pages Bottlecaps Buttons Almost any office […]
Sarah’s gift idea would keep kids of all ages entertained all year: With the holidays around the corner I was on the lookout for long-lasting gifts for my two and a half year old son. He loves crafts, so I came up with the idea of ordering a bunch of inexpensive, creative craft supplies (They’re […]
I’ll let Rachel’s beautiful "hack" speak for itself: I don’t know if this really counts as a “hack,” but the post about the child who hoards her toys made me think about something we do in our family, and I wanted to share it. It’s really simple, and sounds a little goody-goody, but it’s really […]
Well folks, between my son’s exciting ER adventure, my 40th birthday (!) and a technical glitch, posting has slowed to a trickle around here. Now that the keel is even (well, as even as it’s gonna get), many of us are heading out of town for Thanksgiving. So rather than rush to make up for […]
Hm. I got a new computer over the weekend, and now I’m having trouble posting. Stay tuned…it’s probably some silly thing I’m overlooking.
Katy Lee’s (Adventures in Parenting) idea is less a hack than a holiday handmade project and gift idea in one: My teenage daughter used a gingerbread man cookie cutter, decorated them to look like her friends, and gave them to her friends for Christmas. Just use small candies and sprinkles for clothes and accessories, and […]
So here I was hoping the Amazon Friday sale would be packed with Parenthacker-ish goodies for your holiday gift-giving delight, but I’m not seeing it. Just some measley Huggies diapers and wipes on sale (useful, but still, where’s the fun?). Well, there’s always next week (or the week after — it’s Thanksgiving after all!).
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