Day: August 15, 2014


Mother Hoods: Chicago’s Best According To Amanda Jane Jones

Heading to the Windy City any time soon? Why not let Mother profile subject Amanda Jane Jones be your guide? We asked the Hyde Park resident to spill on all of her favorite hotspots in town, from good eats to her favorite beach, most of which are kid friendly! What are your favorite places in your city to… Eat […]

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Turn a wooden magazine holder into a corner shelf or charging station

Look at this smart reuse for an IKEA magazine holder! This could work well over a kid’s desk to stash art or homework supplies. OR as a charging station for the family’s mobile devices. Read the full how-to at Design*Sponge: DIY Wednesdays: Catch-All Shelf Give a little link love! If you come across something you think […]

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Bake cookies on your car dashboard

Road trip snacks, anyone? No kidding: Mikeasaurus has thought through the food safety issues on this one. Consider this the silver lining on your next drive in the insane summer heat. Read the full how-to at Instructables: Dashboard Baking Give a little link love! If you come across something you think qualifies as a parent hack, share […]

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This month, your comments save lives

Did you know that a child dies every 20 seconds from a disease that could be prevented with a vaccine? Did you know that 75% of unvaccinated children live in just 10 countries? Did you know that by simply leaving blog comments or sharing posts during the month of August, you can give a child a […]

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Mobile phone lock screen graphic reminds your kid to read [free download]

Austin Kleon is happier when he reads books, so he created this cell phone lock screen wallpaper as a reminder. Imagine this as the lock screen on your kid’s iPod. Download Austin’s "Read A Book Instead" wallpaper for free: Read A Book Instead Give a little link love! If you come across something you think qualifies as […]

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This family air travel tip simplifies packing while saving $ on checked baggage fees

This simple trick will dramatically simplify packing for a family trip, save you money in checked baggage fees, and get your family through airport security in record time. I stumbled onto this tip as we headed on our vacation (those are my family’s suitcases, plus a bonus peek at @PDXCarpet). 1. Each person’s clothing goes […]

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