A gentle hair-washing hack from Kate: If you are afraid of shampoo in the eyes, or have sensitive skin, try a baking soda paste to wash hair. Seriously. No suds, safe to ingest, leaves hair squeaky clean. Follow with conditioner. Cheap, too! Is baking soda magical or what? You can use the stuff to brush […]
Archives for March 2011
via leechbabe.com Never again shall "but I couldn't find the brush!" be an excuse for wild hair. Hilarious! Thanks for sharing this on the Facebook page, Marita.
The idea of a pre-printed grocery shopping list always appealed to me, but in practice, it just never worked. I would forget to print the list, or I couldn't find it, or the templates I found were missing items I regularly bought. Well, I finally put about an hour of effort into my grocery list […]
One of parenting's many ironies: that our patience gets tested when it's at its weakest. Nina asks: how, in those moments, do you call on your extra reserves to keep from yelling? My son is six and we are moving to another country — which means we're under extra stress. Even on normal days, we […]
My dear friend Christine Koh of Boston Mamas just had her second child, a daughter named Violet. Christine has made a concious effort to take care of herself throughout her pregnancy by exercising, eating well, and balancing work, home, and rest. I've learned so much about prioritizing just by watching her. Part of her succesful […]
Bring back the stocking cap! Tracy did and it kept her daughter cozy in bed while keeping heating bills low: My daughter took a bath before bed and was uncomfortable and cold because her hair was wet. Being that this time of year the heat doesn't always kick in as much as during the winter, […]
Kelly Rose's sick-baby-containment tip: My 11 month-old is battling pneumonia right now, so we've had to use a nasal aspirator and give him medicine, both of which he hates and struggles against. We have a high chair that reclines (Fisher Price Space Saver), so I put him in the high chair and recline it to […]
Posting was light this week because of the combination of "springing forward" (zzz), tax preparation (grr) and vacation (ahh)! We'll be back to the usual hijinks on Monday, but in the meantime, here's a look at recent happenings: How do you teach helpfulness while promoting responsibility? The conversation has gone on in the comments for […]
Here's how Tracy cuts her grocery bill along with the sugar content of her kids' breakfasts: We use large plastic cereal bins to store our cereal. To save a little $$, we blend cereals. 1 box of Honey Bunches of oats mixed with 1 box of generic corn flakes. 1 box of Peanut Butter Crunch […]
Join me today at 10am PST/1pm EST for the LifeStyle Mom Radio Cafe podcast — I'll be talking with host Dana Kilmer and guests Emily McKhann of The Motherhood and Jaime Matyas of the National Wildlife Federation about getting kids outdoors. Great stuff — hope you'll be there!