Parent Hacks admin: More posts per day

Like 0 Retweet 0 Google +1 0 Pin it 0 In an attempt to make faster progress through my queue of hacks you've submitted, I'm experimenting with increasing my posting frequency. My intention is to keep the frequency low enough that no one (including me) gets overwhelmed, but high enough that you don't have to […]

Chocolate milk bath

Like 0 Retweet 0 Google +1 0 Pin it 0 Designer and doula Anne upped the fun quotient for her daughter's bath: My daughter was dragging her feet about getting in the bathtub, so I told her I had an idea for a special surprise bath. I added about 2/3 cup of powdered milk and […]

Putting your kid’s cell phone under house arrest

Like 0 Retweet 0 Google +1 0 Pin it 0 Lisa Birnbach, host of the Lisa Birnbach Show and author of The Official Preppy Handbook (bring ya back to the 80's?), shared this hack during my interview yesterday. Lisa's kids are old enough to have cell phones, which is how they prefer to conduct most […]

Cotton gloves help you grip slippery babies in the bath

Like 0 Retweet 0 Google +1 0 Pin it 0 Candace's tip for slip-proof baby bathing: Use hand moisturizing soft cotton gloves (the very soft kind that you don after slathering your hands with lotion, not the rough exfoliating kind!) to hold a wet, slippery infant during bath time.  The gloves are soft and absorbent […]

Bagel hacking

Like 0 Retweet 0 Google +1 0 Pin it 0 Duane brings out the big knives for no-mess bagels: This one just dawned on me — I'm surprised I've been doing it wrong for so long.  My two girls will often split a bagel for breakfast (among other things).  Cream cheese for one, jelly for […]