Oh yeah. Parenthacking of the highest order. We bow to you, Andy. I just went on a cross-country airplane trip with my wife and 3 boys that range in age from 6 weeks to 4 years. For the 2 older boys I knew that 3 hours or more on a plane was going to be […]
Archives for July 2008
Here’s Wendy’s tip for simplifying freezer pop consumption by toddlers: We’ve just introduced our 2-year-old to freezer pops this summer – the popsicles that come in the plastic tubes. We cut them in half for her (half for Mommy – I’m nursing her little sister, so I need the extra calories, right?), but she still […]
Here's Sarah's practical advice about choosing a campsite when you've got little ones along: We just got back from camping with our 3 year-old twins. It was a lot of fun, but could have been better if we'd just had better criteria for choosing a site. So here are the two criteria I'll use next […]
Nizam PLANS to be forgetful. I like the way he thinks.
The four words no stay-at-home parent wants to hear from his or her partner: “I’ve got a business trip.” This checklist will help you avoid chaos while you’re a temporarily single parent.
Sara’s good sense tips for keeping milk on hand and at the ready: We are pretty dependent on milk in my household. Here are two hacks to help if you are too: 1) I keep a package of the UHT milk boxes (Horizon Organic) in my pantry for “milk emergencies” — when you run out […]
Michelle has found a great re-use for the little cups that Crystal Light mix comes in: My 2 year old daughter has just discovered ketchup, ranch dressing the like. Since I don’t want her to slide those condiments together all over her plate I started giving them to her in little ramekins, but they are […]
I love this hack (especially during skinned knee season) because those character Band-Aids are always too small. This gives you a lot more flexibility in terms of size and shape. From MEarly: This isn’t really my hack; I got it from my daughter’s preschool, but I thought it was such a great idea I stole […]
From Mason: Whenever I let my son play in the sink, I crank down the shutoff valves under the sink. This saves water and, more importantly, prevents the water from getting too hot. I usually put a fixed amount of water in the sink (faucets off completely). But this is a great compromise for kids […]
Hot car seats. Ugh. Liz has a fantastic tip for keeping them relatively cool during hot summer days: A friend of ours has a great hack to keep their kids’ car seats cooler in hot Las Vegas — they cover up the seats with an inexpensive reflective emergency blanket (the silver ones). The seats stay […]