Jenness is the mother of 11 month-old, "very squirmy" twins. Here’s her advice for keeping them (and their stuff) clean: 1) I use a laundry basket in the tub. [She concurs with Blogging Baby on this tip. — Ed.] It holds both of the boys and keeps them within arms’ reach. 2) I use a […]
ParentCenter’s Secrets of Organized Families has been tops on del.icio.us/popular/parenting for a while now (along with, ahem, Parent Hacks), but it’s worth mentioning here as well. Excellent de-clutter and organizing tips for every room in the house, and tips on attitude change as well. An aside: Notice how Flylady makes a strong showing in the […]
Jill in Grand Rapids, MI has a suggestion regarding the evening homework time crunch: For parents who work full time, one gem of scheduling genius we found has been to have our second grader do some of her homework in the morning before school, at the sitter's house. We drop her off an hour before […]
Karina shared an excellent find: Pocketmod is a portable organizer you can customize for everyday use, print it on a single page and fold it so that it becomes a tiny booklet you can put in your pocket or purse. There are several pages to choose from, and I made one for my 4 yo […]
Parenthood and domestic skills don’t necessarily go hand-in-hand. If you spend too much (or too little) time cleaning your house, sign up with Flylady. Her encouraging system of routines and little tricks may sound kitschy at first, but stick with it: you’ll see, and more importantly feel, a difference almost immediately. Flylady’s system is better […]
Zine editor Tiffany gives those of us suffering with baby book paralysis an out.
When he was a kid, here’s how Tim’s mom got him and his four brothers to pick up after themselves: With five boys, Mom was often plagued by a lot of toys lying around (and of course not being picked up). Her solution: She put them in a box in the attic which we couldn’t […]
Trey maps out rest area stops for his family’s road trips before they leave home. Makes traveling cheaper (picnics instead of restaurants) and nicer (kids get to run around). Technorati Tags: Family travel
Anselm says: I gave my newborn son an email address so that when he was old enough to read he would have years and years of quaint spam and advertisment to wade through. [And he could use his allowance to assist Nigerian civil servants. — Ed.] But seriously – I found it was a nice […]
Many productivity books focus on getting things done at work, or in an office context. Few approach life as an “integrated package,” with work, family, community, and personal concerns all thrown into the mix.