27 hacks in "Weekend Feature"

04 June 2011

Weekend Catchup: highlights from the week of 5/30/11

My attention these last couple of weeks has been on my kids' school choices, learning styles, "whole kid" needs...so many variables to consider as we decide what their schooling will look like next year. The separation between a kid's "learning needs" and "general needs" is quite false, so making school...

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21 May 2011

Weekend Catchup: highlights from the week of 5/16/11

Posting was light while my family and I attended #UORfamily, a press event for parenting bloggers at Universal Orlando Resort. We're now home and settled, and I'm busy going through all of the entries for the Universal ticket giveaway. I'll post a trip recap and announce the winners on Monday!...

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14 May 2011

Weekend Catchup: highlights from the week of 5/9/11

It was a rather quiet week around here, but it ended with a bang! Insulated alligator clips make better bib clips: Smart Radio Shack-type hack, but there were concerns about lead in the wire insulation. Radmama suggested clothespins as an alternative. Other suggestions via Twitter: binder clips and big, plastic...

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07 May 2011

Weekend Catchup: highlights from the week of 5/2/11

It has been a remarkable week. I'm still processing the amazing response to my interview at The Pioneer Woman: Homeschooling about why I homeschool my son. This is the first time I've written in detail about homeschooling, our school experience, and my son's Asperger's, so it feels like new territory....

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30 April 2011

Weekend Catchup: highlights from the week of 4/25/11

We've been sitting around here in Portland, waiting for Spring to spring, complaining about the cold, damp, gray that doesn't realize it has overstayed its welcome. But then the tornadoes hit the Southern United States, and it gave me pause. About what, exactly, am I complaining? There are parallels to...

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17 April 2011

Weekend Catchup: highlights from the week of 4/11/11

Our Weekend Catchup saunters in on Sunday morning this week. It, and I, are moving at a relaxed pace, soaking in the energy of beautiful New Orleans while attending the Mom 2.0 Summit. I'm on a plane today, pondering everything I've learned (or should I say digesting, given how much...

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09 April 2011

Weekend Catchup: highlights from the week of 4/4/11

Busy, busy, busy! Spring is buzzing (even though it still feels like winter around here), lots of home details to take care of, getting a start on summer planning...and polishing my talk for Mom 2.0 in New Orleans next week! I hope to see some of you there. In the...

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02 April 2011

Parent Hacks Weekend Catchup: highlights from the week of 3/28/11

We were emerging from our Spring Break in Disneyland this week. Back to school, back to work, back to reality! The escape was lovely, and as always I'm happy to be back at Parent Hacks. Highlights from last week (plus two posts from the previous quiet week while I was...

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19 March 2011

Parent Hacks Weekend Catchup: highlights from the week of 3/14/11

Posting was light this week because of the combination of "springing forward" (zzz), tax preparation (grr) and vacation (ahh)! We'll be back to the usual hijinks on Monday, but in the meantime, here's a look at recent happenings: How do you teach helpfulness while promoting responsibility? The conversation has gone...

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05 March 2011

Parent Hacks Weekend Catchup: highlights from the week of 2/28/11

A look back at the last week at Parent Hacks: Reduce hair combing drama with distraction: Strategies for keeping your kid's mind busy during the daily brushing. Reading is fun (and crunchy!) with letter-shaped cookies: How Amy turned snack time into learning time. Review and giveaway: Curly Girl: The Handbook:...

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26 February 2011

Parent Hacks Weekend Catchup: highlights from the week of 2/21/11

Busy this last week? Just for you, a crib sheet covering the last seven days at Parent Hacks: Quick glitter cleanup with a lint roller: I, too, am wondering why I never thought of this. Excited that Mikeala shared this hack on the Facebook page. Tame tangles by "washing" hair...

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19 February 2011

Parent Hacks Weekend Catchup: highlights from the week of 2/14/11

For the time-challenged among us (which would be ALL of us), here are the highlights from the last week at Parent Hacks. It was a good one: Amazon Mom gets you cheap diapers and 3 months of Amazon Prime: This is a biggie, in terms of money savings and convenience....

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