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Sep 25, 2015

Word BubbleOur group chat started off on a positive note as we shared those clever tricks we've developed over the years to solve various organizational and parenting problems. We gave ourselves pats on the back for finding new uses for pizza boxes and Book Sox, and even for remembering to put gas in the car. It's all good.

Things quickly turned bad, though, when we moved on to our second topic: those things that make us irrationally, blood-boilingly, family flee-ingly furious. Whether it's printers, phones, Windows 8, clutter, or inefficient doing of laundry that lights the fuse, you'll want to get out of the way before we blow.

Fortunately, we calmed down in time to share our recommendations for the week. Catherine gave credit to the Parent Hacks site for giving us the idea for Topic 1 in the first place; Amanda tipped us off to an Understood.org article by Round 3 contributor Lexi Walters Wright on "8 Ways to Use Color-Coding to Help Kids With Executive Functioning Issues"; Nicole followed that up with a mention of an article on "25 Easy Ways to Improve Executive Functioning Skills" on her Inclusive Class site; and Terri directed listeners to her About.com Parenting Children With Special Needs site for help with Halloween-costume hacks, clutter storage, and inciting yourself into a tantrum.

Thanks as always to Jon Morin for producing our episodes and Kristin Eredics for our happy in-and-out music.