Meet the Parenthackers: Sara Carlstead Brumfield
Sara, a native of Austin, Texas, has been an incredible contributor to Parent Hacks since the beginning. She's become one of my Internet friends and I hope to see her when I'm in Austin for SXSW in March (more about that soon!). So far, she's sent in over fifty hacks, topics for conversation, and links to interesting doodads...amazing! Some of my favorites:
Miss J. is 19 months. I figure she's growing up with Parenthacks, since I discovered PH shortly after I returned to work (and had time for websurfing after those first foggy months...). Parenthacks gave me an identity as a parent -- I'm a parent, and a hacker, and I (obviously!) take to this hacking approach to parenting.
One-line parenting motto?
Be the best parent I can be on *my* terms.
Gosh, I use so many of them. I think the one about you and your child being on one side and THE PROBLEM being on the other, has made me a much more patient parent. [Which, at the moment, has the most votes in the Top 10 Parent Hacks of 2006, and was written by Stu, who you'll meet tomorrow. -- Ed.]