Who else has a hard time hanging framed pictures on the wall so they line up nicely? No longer, thanks to Tracy's problem-solving: I was a frustrated picture-hanger! The little hanger hooks on the backs of frames are often crooked, and it's hard to position the pictures on the wall. After a little brainstorming, I […]
Archives for May 2011
via cfabbridesigns.com Can you believe this mod little bud vase is made out of a glass votive candle holder and a latex balloon? An admirable hack, which April was kind enough to share on the Parent Hacks Facebook page. Find out how to make it at Family Chic: Making Room For The Tiniest Flowers Ever Related: Baby […]
It was a rather quiet week around here, but it ended with a bang! Insulated alligator clips make better bib clips: Smart Radio Shack-type hack, but there were concerns about lead in the wire insulation. Radmama suggested clothespins as an alternative. Other suggestions via Twitter: binder clips and big, plastic chip clips. Post-it Easel Pads […]
Tips for enjoying an amusement park visit with your family.
The Trunki appeared here as an airport entertainment hack a couple years ago (see: Trunki suitcase keeps toddlers entertained during flight delays). Adorable hard-sided suitcase designed to be ridden around, which kids do with regular wheeled luggage anyway. Amazon has put a selection of Trunkis on sale at 40% off the regular price ($23.99; eligible […]
Paula's ingenious travel money hack works for any vacation, not just a visit to the amusement park! A few years ago, we decided to designate a certain amount of money for special purchases whenever our family went to an amusement park. We figured out what we could afford ($25, but $15 would have been more […]
via flexibledreams.blogspot.com Ever seen the poster-sized Post-it easel pads used in office and school settings? Perfect for turning large-format doodle art into a makeshift, moveable wall gallery. Pictured here: Amy's artistic daughter with a pad of Post-its rescued from the recycling bin. Thanks for sharing, Amy! Full Post: Flexible Dreams: Repurposed Post-it Pad Art Related: […]
ACM’s hackerish Radio Shack solution to the problem of expensive, low-quality bib clips.
It has been a remarkable week. I'm still processing the amazing response to my interview at The Pioneer Woman: Homeschooling about why I homeschool my son. This is the first time I've written in detail about homeschooling, our school experience, and my son's Asperger's, so it feels like new territory. But, just like when I […]
This one looks like a nice way to keep the children entertained at a wedding reception.