Net-savvy Sweethearts

My son was finishing the last of his Valentine’s stash after school today, when he asked me to read the message on one of his Necco Sweethearts (those little heart-shaped, toilet-cleaner flavored candies). I’m thinking it’s going to say "I love you" or "Kiss me" or even "Be mine," but no. His read: "IM me." […]

Trinkets distract wigglers during diaper changes

Here's how Michelle in Asheville, North Carolina distracts her squiggly baby during diaper changes: Changing an active baby is the WORST!!!  I have found that those little hands love to have something in them.  So to keep them from trying to roll over or scoot out of reach I keep little trinkets in the wipe […]

Trinkets distract wigglers during diaper changes

Here’s how Michelle in Asheville, North Carolina distracts her squiggly baby during diaper changes: Changing an active baby is the WORST!!!  I have found that those little hands love to have something in them.  So to keep them from trying to roll over or scoot out of reach I keep little trinkets in the wipe […]

More tips for picky eaters

Irene in Houston has tips for parents of picky eaters: I’ve been "blessed" with two picky eaters and I’m always looking for ways to get the veggies down.  My 4- and 2 year-old love Campbell’s Alphabet Soup.  My 4 year-old won’t touch a carrot except when it’s in a soup.  Rather than make soups at […]

Parent Hacks on TechTV (Part II)

So, yes! Parent Hacks was indeed on TV! Yesterday, we were featured on the G4/TechTV show “Call For Help.” If you didn’t catch it, the transcript is available at the G4 website (thank you, kind commenter, for pointing this out). Posts that got special mention: Make your own snow globe One fish, two fish, red […]

Homemade no-spill snack box

Remember the Snack Trap? Handy Sandy (I’m sure she’ll just love that nickname) made her own: If you have one of the smaller 8 oz empty formula tins (Similac tins work better than the Enfamil ones), you can adapt it easily to a “Surprise Snack Box.” Take the plastic lid and cut a + in […]

Egoless parenting

Stu has this to say about parenting honestly: My hack is simple. Be open about the difficulties of parenting. Be open to other ideas and be supportive of criticism. There is no shame in needing assistance in order to become a better parent. In other words, contrary to popular opinion: Please tell me how to […]

One-minute breakfasts

Head on over to Blogging Baby: Stefania posted a list of her favorite one-minute breakfasts, and several readers have added their own in the comments. Our favorite: yogurt topped with granola. Technorati Tags: Feeding kids