5 Things to Share

get post id wordpress1. Finding WP post id without losing your vision
There are several times that I need to grab the id of a post on my blog. The usual tactic a WP person uses to find the post id involves hovering over the post title and then looking at the bottom of your browser for the number. On my browser it ends up being grey font on white background. Not easy to read.

I KNEW there had to be a better way and sure enough there is. Select “All Posts” then find the post you need the id for. Click on “Edit” beneath the title of the post. When your post opens you will now see the post id within the URL in your browser.

astrid to do list2. Super simple online list maker
Obviously I am and will always be dedicated to the notebook that I keep on my person. I love writing things down and crossing them off. What I didn’t have was a way to share a task with my Mom. We are forever saying things like, “remind me to bring those towels up from the dryer” or “when you go to the store can you grab me _____?”

Having the ability to set up shared task lists is SO NICE. I do this with a web app called Astrid. (nope. I am not working with them. I just really dig them.)

3. Skip mailing holiday cards – use your FB cover
Yup. I totally wrote a post on how to do it.

4. Alzheimer’s cure?
Every time I check the science news Alzheimer’s is there. I can not tell you how amazing it feels to see so many articles about potential cures. Just today there were two stories: one about a diabetes drug possibly restoring memories and another about another round of trial testing.

5. Read this article about the phrase, “Let me know if you need anything“. BRILLIANT.

Bonus: Check out some of the WORST ads of 2012 (spoiler alert…Brad Pitt is featured…)


  1. about offerind specifics instead of just saying “let me know if I can do anything” I will add EXACTLY! to your BRILLIANT. When my son was born 7 weeks early and spent the next 8 weeks in the NICU I got lots of “let me know if I can do anything” offers and while I appreciated that folks were most likely sincere it wasn’t all that helpful. I was juggling recovery from the delivery, spending time with my older son at home and trying to spend as much time as possible with my baby in the hospital. I was too exhausted, overwhelmed and stressed out to even know what I needed nevermind actually reaching out to make a request and then coordinate the logistics.

  2. Oof, I hate the “let me know if you need anything” people. I know they mean well, but to me, it falls in the same category of people who say “why don’t you just adopt?” Do you know how many times I actually got help from someone who said that? None. It’s a well meaning cop-out. The only, ONLY exception is a really good friend who knows you would actually be comfortable asking them for something.

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