Kim's getting-the-pee-into-the-toilet hack: I found this hack while Googling for help on getting my six- and four year-old boys to more consistantly aim inside the toilet when they pee. I was so fed up with daily cleaning and watching them pee all over the back of the toilet! I bought a Flippee toilet shield which […]
Archives for September 2010
via michellesjournalcorner.blogspot.com Michelle admits what many of us have experienced: that weaning kids away from sippy cups isn't always as easy as it sounds. Here's her solution: If you can believe it, my kids are 5 and 6 and until recently (I'm a little embarrassed to say it) they were still drinking out of sippy […]
via blog.craftzine.com My family shares an unusual fascination with sea creatures and LEDs. And look what's happening at Craftzine! Beautiful. (Also, a frog eating fireflies, a birthday cupcake, and a squid t-shirt. Wow.) Should I dust off my long-forgotten embroidery skills?
via www.skiptomylou.org Cindy couldn't just stop at one great towel hack (linked in my post about how well the Turbie Twist towel wrap works for kids). She also made an adorable child's hooded towel out of a regular towel, a hand towel, and some rickrack. Go see! Related: Baby towels live on as hair-drying towels […]
Have I passed some dubious milestone by recommending an "As Seen on TV" product on Parent Hacks? Hey — a good hack can come from anywhere. The Turbie Twist is a thin, terrycloth towel you wrap around your head after you shower. If you've ever tried the same trick with a bath towel, you know […]
Parenthackers and I talk about the myriad uses for a laminating machine…which seemed like a silly “need” until I actually owned one.
via www.snack-girl.com Sigh. I appreciate this post by Snack Girl, aka Lisa/@Snack_Girl_, but it also crushes me a little. Through no fault of Lisa's! Her post brings to light a study that shows, yes indeed, cartoon characters on food packaging — even healthy food such as fresh fruit — makes it more appealing to kids. […]
via nylonthread.blogspot.com Our recent brainstorming session on encouraging kids to eat their school lunches inspired this amazing project. Based on several Parenthackers' suggestions, Alanna was looking to teach her kids to pack their own lunches. She came up with this: flash cards. Remarkable. Read the full post at Tied To My Apron Strings for details.
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So many parents (and kids, actually) rejoice in Fall's return to structure. The predictable daily and weekly rhythm that comes with the school schedule works for many. Not me. I love the openness of summer. I love waking up whenever I wake up and asking the kids, "what do you want to do today?" I […]