Is it ok to pull your kids out of school for "life experience?" That's the question I posed (in frightening close-up!) to the ladies of Momversation: in this episode, Jessica of JessicaGottlieb.com, Karen Walrond of Chookoloonks and Dana Loesch of Mamalogues. I got fascinating answers from them, from Momversation viewers in the comments at Momversation.com, […]
Archives for February 2010
Jen has appealed to Parenthacker wisdom on painful but important topic.
Advocating for your child The timing for this episode couldn't be more perfect. The topic (thanks to Jessica of JessicaGottlieb.com): advocating for your child. Do you? Should you? If so, how? Why? In Jessica's case, becoming her children's' advocate has meant fighting for the best medical and educational care. In mine, it has meant years […]
Free Pretzel Day at Auntie Anne's: February 20, 2010 I can't pass one of these places without getting a pretzel.
You know something good's afoot when kids start coming up with their own hacks. From Bethany: My oldest daughter actually came up with this one! She is really petite and we were given lots hand-me-down cotton pants, leggings, and other pants that lack belt loops. Since I’m not great at sewing I’ve struggled to find […]
Dave's got a great idea for solving the "restless feet" problem on road and plane trips: We know of the problems that are caused by children's feet dangling off their car seats. But there are few alternatives on the market and they are expensive and fit few vehicles. The Skyrest Travel Pillow works great in […]
kidyos – the best of the web for kids Pre-screened videos, games and educational content for 1-6 YO kids. Thanks, Oren! Baby Toolkit: Dock those tails: Streamlining adjustable elastic pants YES! My no-waist daughter always has these thingies sticking out. Thank you, Adrienne (by way of Tracy)! Smart-Bottom Enterprises: Personal ABC Books I always admire […]
How do you keep track of the about-town activities you might want to do if you feel like it and have time and noone's sick and… My next post for the Intel-sponsored site Life Scoop shares my solution: a personalized "Possibilities" calendar. Related: Life Scoop: Five ways texting can make your life easier
Kobie's hack solves two problems at once — mess and babyproofing: My daughters have recently discovered the delight of playing with HAMA beads (also known as Perler beads or fuse beads). This is small beads that you stack in a pattern and then iron to form a picture. When they started this hobby my middle […]
Amazon's taken $50 of several models of Britax car seats, which translates to about 15-20% off the regular price. In my opinion, Britax is worth the investment — both of my kids rode in their convertible seats for years.