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.
Starting the day with an empty dishwasher solves a whole host of minor-but-niggly problems, not the least of which is a stack of nasty dishes teetering in the sink. Rather Good Housekeping of us, we know, but this simple hack will do more for your peace of mind than you think. Technorati Tags: Housekeeping
The fabulous Lifehacker has been in the hacks business for quite some time, and, while mostly concerned with tech and personal productivity, devotes a page to Family Hacks. Good advice, there. Technorati Tags: Lifehacker