The Toby Show: Set a Time Limit on Tantrums It's amazing how timers can be part of the solution to so many power struggles. I love this hack because it's respectful of a kid's feelings without condoning fit-throwing.
Archives for July 2009
Kai’s ingenious solution for indulging her little girl’s makeup fascination: My daughter is getting into the “I’m a big girl/princess” phase. My parents didn’t allow me to wear makeup until I was a teenager. When I finally applied makeup, I had no clue how to do it, had to learn everything from Seventeen magazine, and […]
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When our producer told us that today was Momversation’s 100th episode, I couldn’t believe it. Still feels new to me, perhaps because the conversation is always fresh and interesting (and my fellow panelists never fail to surprise me). We put together a special 100th-episode tribute on the Momversation blog. Today’s episode is about finding “me” […]
Parent Hacks on Facebook I may be what one friend once described as “old-school Web” (I’ve been online since ’95) (that’s almost 15 YEARS) (*cough*), but it’s taken me till now to succumb to Facebook. Funny, really, because the conversation is the whole reason I love the Web — blogs, specifically. It’s why I love […]
Wow. Just got a shocker while going through the backlog in my very-neglected feed reader. Dr. Steven Parker, author of the WebMD blog Healthy Children, died unexpectedly back in April. Dr. Parker was many things — a beloved doctor, expert pediatrician at WebMD, director of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics at Boston Medical Center, co-director of […]
Cool Mom Picks – This build-your-own solar kit isn't rocket science Mmm. Robots. 40 Things To Teach My Kids Before They Leave Home | My Super-Charged Life What a lovely reminder. Via Simple Mom (simplemom.net).
Carrie's tip for spill-proof drinks in the car once the kids are past sippy cups: I keep empty sport bottles in the car for young kids. Should we decide to buy a drink from a drive-through (my daughters love the apple juice slushes at Sonic), I can order a large one more cheaply, then transfer […]
We’ve talked about gDiapers before — the “missing link” between reusable and disposable diapers. gDiapers are reusable (and cute!) cloth pants with flushable inserts, and many love them. Cost-per-diaper is similar to premium disposables, but when you factor in the cost to the Earth, well, that’s worth a lot. If you’ve been thinking about trying […]
Vivian! I'm past the slide-catching phase so I'd forgotten about those awful shocks one gets from the slide! Thank you for this very practical hack: My daughter has a great time on the slide at the park but she needs someone to catch her. Up till now every time I would touch her we would […]