Anna shares the dead-simple peanut butter hack we all should have figured out years ago: I like being able to revive a super dry end-of-the-jar container of natural (separated) peanut butter but pouring in a dash of peanut oil and stirring it up. Then it won't tear apart those PBJs when you're trying to make […]
Archives for January 2010
Things You Really Need to Learn ~ by Stephen Downes The depth and forthrightness of this essay blows me away. Incredible food for thought, especially if you've got older kids.
What Does Your Marriage Teach Your Children? (Time to get honest.) Brightest Bulb in the Book: Simplify Auto Light Replacement I've got two blown bulbs in my car, and, not surprisingly, Adrienne has a smart hack for it at Baby Toolkit.
Amy's tip for keeping Goodwill donations organized and visible: As our kids get older we have lots of outgrown clothes and toys to give away. We have lots of grownup things to give away when we attempt to de-clutter too. To streamline our system and make sure that my husband and I both know which […]
Becky's hack may give you an iota of comfort during a flu day: In the spirit of the current season… just came up with a simple hack for Pedialyte for toddlers and older kids. The single-serve bottle was a little hard to manage with the tipping up and the strange hole in the top (and […]
If you’ve sworn off universal remotes because they never seem to work as advertised, think again. We have a Harmony remote, and finally, regular humans can operate our TV/DVR/DVD/Netflix setup. The remote is programmable, but what I love best is its Help feature: if you push buttons and the wrong things happen, the remote will […]
Savvy Parenting : Happier Mornings Simple good ideas here. All we know (if we rush, they slow down), but we (OK, I) need reminding. Love for Haiti « Skip To My Lou As a thank you for any size donation to Haiti relief efforts, Cindy is giving away a download for Valentine cupcake toppers and […]
This clever case for a portable DVD player attaches to the front seat of the car so folks in the back seat can watch at a decent viewing height. Get a headphone splitter so everyone can watch at once! It’s in the Amazon Gold Box today for $25.99 (63% off the regular price of $69.99). […]
If you've been hanging around here a while, you probably know that I've been making noises for years about adding community features to Parent Hacks. The goal: to open things up so YOU can ask questions and start conversations. Parent Hacks is, in essence, a community blog in that most of the content and value […]
Leah's found a great way to reuse the dosing cups that come with liquid medicines: My two year-old daughter loves egg drop soup, but it's so slippery she can rarely get it onto the soup spoon and then into her mouth. We came up with the idea of giving her a bowl of soup and […]