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Nerd Family Things: September 2009

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A homeschooling, conservative nerdy mom of 4!

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Shandle Review

See the little thing sticking out on the toilet seat? That thing with the writing on the right side? That is a Shandle. I recently received a Shandle in order to review it in my home.

I have 4 little kids so this is quite a blessing. It serves as a handle to lift and put down the toilet seat to keep their hands (and mine) off the germs. They have styles that are imprinted with hand washing reminders, reminders to put the seat down or just designer prints. You can even get plain white to blend in.

The Shandle is made of an antimicrobial treated plastic. It is easy to install with just the included pressure sensitive adhesive. Just push it on! The only issue was that you need to make sure your kids don't actual use the Shandle for 24 hours. And it is a long 24 hours;). I was very happy to see that even though it has a decal on it, the Shandle is very cleanable with bathroom cleaner!

I highly recommend the Shandle! At less than $7 it is a cheap and easy tool to keep your family healthy. There is even free shipping right now! It would also be great to add to a gift!

This post was written as part of a program for Family Review Network and The Shandle who provided the product for review.

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Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Stapleless Stapler: Cool Metal Free Fun!

NerdDad got me a Eco Staple Free Stapler for my birthday and I love it!!! It cuts a strip of paper and tucks it into the slit that is cuts. It is awesome because I don't have to worry about staples coming out and the baby finding it. You also never need to buy refills!

Tuesday, September 8, 2009


I have talked to a few of my friends about reading books about math with my kids in the preschool, kindergarten and the early elementary years. I really like Stuart J Murphy'sMathStart series. They have them coded by level so you can slowly work yourself into more difficult material. You can start just working with basic number concepts and then do groupong, money, probability or more! These books are great because they are colorful and entertaining. It is just a great book that happens to teach math! Is there anything more you could ask for a book than both reading and math?

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