Saturday, July 21, 2007

My Cubicle


Today my wife and I installed a closet organization system in our daughters closet.  I is an Elfa closet system that we bought from The Container Store.  We had installed these systems in two of our other closets.

The kids helped out as well.  Or son, was measuring everything that was in his reach, but he was also very helpful handing me bolts.

I really do like the results, and it will definitely grow with the kids.

Sunday, July 15, 2007


For the 4th of July, we took a trip to Sacramento with our dog.  Since this is a relatively short trip, there wasn't really a concern about finding pet friendly accommodations.  But, for longer road trips this is more of a challenge to find hotels along the way that are pet friendly. helps solve this problem.  They have a driving directions page where you can plan the route so pet friendly accommodations are within a certain distance of the route.

It would be cool if they also listed other pet friendly destinations, like outdoor cafes and dog parks.

[via Lifehacker]

Friday, July 13, 2007

Jumping Monkeys

I just heard the Jumping Monkeys podcast, and I like it.  This podcast covers various topics of parenting in the digital age.

Sunday, July 8, 2007

30 second rule

A while ago, I mentioned a study that states that bacteria gets transferred even with a 5 second exposure.  A new study now shows that wet foods like apple slices are good even after 30 seconds, and hard food can stay on the floor even longer.

It looks like we were right when we were kids.

[via Strollerderby]

Monday, July 2, 2007

Fitted baby bath

I am surprised that I haven't seen a contoured baby bath.  Our daughter tends to list to the side when giving her her bath.  If the baby bath is contoured, like a racing seat, she would remain secure.