Category Archives: Parenting & Household Hacks

Fighting Infobesity: 17 Ideas for Slimming Down Part 3

Read part 1 here, and part 2 here. 11. Stay grounded in old truth. Thousands of years of profound thinking have generated a body of wisdom that cannot be snacked on. It must studied diligently to be absorbed. I highly … Continue reading

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Fighting Infobesity: 17 Ideas for Slimming Down, Part 2

Read part 1 in this series back here. Note: Not all of these next ideas had an immediately obvious dietary corollary and I opted not to push the analogy to the breaking point. 5. Ditch the games. I enjoy playing computer … Continue reading

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Fighting Infobesity – 17 Ideas for Slimming Down, Part 1

When I graduated from college nine years ago, I didn’t even have a cell phone.   iPads were just a twinkle in Steve Jobs’ eye, having a hotmail email address was acceptable, and we still used the term “answering machine.” The glut of … Continue reading

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Family Traditions: Special Pillowcases

We are big on family traditions and systems around here. I love the sense of unity they give our family and the anticipation of upcoming traditions adds extra excitement to what could be ordinary days. Here’s one simple one we … Continue reading

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Developing a Love for Reading Aloud in Your Family

Reading great books together is a part of our young family’s culture and I get asked fairly regularly how I get my kids to “sit still and pay attention” for chapter books. Here are my top 5 tips: Start early. … Continue reading

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Potty Training Tip

I am no expert at potty training, but we are in the midst of the switch to underwear with our second child at the moment and I thought I’d share something unique that we do to make things easier: I … Continue reading

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The Word that Gave Me a Clean Sink

In the fall of 2010, a few months after I had Caitlyn, I decided I needed to get my housekeeping act together. One of the biggest sore points in our home was the dishes. Starting with breakfast, I let them … Continue reading

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