I tend to go for lighter punishments first because my son requires punishments that scale well. It doesn't happen all the time, he'll blow through 3-4 consequences before he can calm down enough to realize that he's losing things that he really wants (like losing a chapter from his bedtime book). » 12/08/14 7:44am 12/08/14 7:44am

I've had real trouble with lithium-ion batteries discharging faster in the heat. I built a big deck two summers ago, and I ended up buying a cheep corded drill because I got so tired of swapping hot, discharged batteries for charged ones that had been cooling off inside. » 10/30/14 10:00am 10/30/14 10:00am

I remember my life before migraines. The carpool would drop me off at my house, and I'd unzip my KangaROOS shoe to pull out my housekey and let myself in to the empty house, whereupon I'd listen to hours of the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy radio show that a friend of my mom's had recorded for me. » 10/27/14 12:00pm 10/27/14 12:00pm

If you're talking about something that Febreze could handle, but you can't stand the smell of Febreze (I hate all those industrial perfumes), look for a product called Smells Begone. It's been on the market longer than Febreze, and is truly fragrance free. » 10/06/14 8:31am 10/06/14 8:31am

Because I am a dad who does most of the shopping for stuff like diapers and paper towels and such, I signed up for Amazon Mom. Sigh. Fine. Whatever. Now Amazon thinks I'm a mom. And they also apparently think I'm never not pregnant, and that my children never age, because they keep recommended newborn stuff. Oh, and… » 9/24/14 7:22am 9/24/14 7:22am