Half Full Blogversations: Science for Raising Happy Kids » Raising Optimistic Kids I am known as a relentless optimist, and this post struck a chord. I have much more to say on this topic, and would love to talk to y’all about it. Stay tuned. (PS. I graduated from Berkeley with a BA in Sociology, […]
Archives for April 2008
They’re handing out free ice cream cones at Ben & Jerry’s Scoop Shops tomorrow. It should be a national holiday.
Mari’s colorful solution for getting the kids to the table: My daughter’s preschool teacher came up with a fun way to encourage the children to clean up promptly for lunch. It made such an impression on our 3-year-old that we have started incorporating it into our dinner routine: If the children clean up their playthings […]
Melissa found a way to keep her toddler’s hands busy while nursing: My nursing toddler has always been a very “handsy” nurser – pulling my hair, yanking my shirt completely off, whatever. And I never really understood the idea of a nursing necklace – first of all, it just seemed like it would give my […]
Parenthacker-friendly picks in today’s packed Amazon Friday sale: More Huggies Little Swimmers disposable swim diapers (size Small, 16-24 lbs, two 12-count packages) for $14.99 (25% off). Lots of Parenthackers have talked about how versatile a fitness ball can be — for exercise, playtime, and bouncing restless babies. Natural Fitness, the company that makes this particular […]
Christy, contributor of many hacks, needs our help. Read on: I have an ultra-sensitive type-A 3 year old who’s about to be 4 and a 1 going on 2 year old. We live in a semi-rural community, with a Walmart and a McDonalds, and both the Walmart and McD’s are in the process of breaking […]
I’m at work on the back end of Parent Hacks, trying to build a more efficient system for responding to and pipelining your hacks. I’ve tried to stop apologizing about my queue of unpublished hacks (because enough already, I know) but it’s still here, waiting to see the light of day. You are incredibly patient, […]
Neatorama » The Milk Trick For the potion-makers and the experimenters. Cool! Thanks, Nicole!
When you can’t win the game, change the rules. (In a good way.) From Jeff: Our 4 year old son was diagnosed with impetigo (also known as infantago, among other things). His doctor prescribed an antibiotic ointment for him, which he did not like AT ALL. He would cry and wipe it off as soon […]
Here’s how Michelle of CoolMomsCare reuses empty squeeze bottles: I have always struggled in rinsing my little girl’s hair in the bathtub without getting soap in her eyes or in her ears. Her hair is really long, so one or two rinses do not work. I decided to rinse one of our old ketchup bottle […]