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Shortcut: Create a spot in the Mac OSX Dock for a Chrome link

At my new job, I have had the luxury of using a Macbook Pro for my work computer instead of a Windows machine.  Overall this has been a significant upgrade, but there have been a handful of areas that I … Continue reading

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Shortcut: Toddler won’t wear mittens? Put socks on his hands

Everyone knows the phrase “you can lead a horse to water, but you can’t make it drink.” That pretty much sums up my son’s relationship to gloves.  He absolutely refuses to wear them.  We’ve tried mittens, and we’ve tried gloves, … Continue reading

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Getting Apple earbuds to stay in your ears

I am intensely curious… just who did Apple design earbuds for? Like most Apple products, they are a combination of minimalist beauty and excellent functionality, but as far as I can tell, they weren’t designed for humans.  Or at least … Continue reading

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Simplify tracking shared family expenses with a Google Doc

We are lucky enough to live near lots of family.  This means that we always have someone to turn to if we need an emergency babysitter or want to borrow an extra mattress.  We also find that we tend to … Continue reading

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Word to the wise: pick a child’s lovey based on your ability to see it in the dark

Like all good parents, we started manipulating our children when they were just newborns. For each of our kids, we introduced them to a lovey when they were just a few months old.  They became so used to having these … Continue reading

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From herding cats to chasing rabbits: kids on scooters make all the difference

In theory, I have a perfect morning drop-off setup for my kids.  My four-year-old daughter Ayelet’s junior kindergarden opens at 8:10, and my two-year-old son Rafael’s preschool is just two blocks away and opens at 8:30.  I have just the … Continue reading

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Avoiding a tedious repair job by using my doorbell’s backup bell

Did you know that most doorbells have two chimes in them?  I didn’t until today, and it just saved me an hour and a half and $20. A couple of months ago, the button to our doorbell broke.  The button … Continue reading

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