“Christmas smell” without chemicals

Like 0 Retweet 0 Google +1 0 Pin it 0 Kristen’s on a jolly roll. Here’s her second holiday hack (the first being “assemble then wrap“): nice, spicy house scent without chemical air fresheners or cloying scented candles: Here’s a great (and fairly cheap) way to make your kitchen (and adjoining rooms depending on your […]

Because reindeer need their carbs, too

Like 0 Retweet 0 Google +1 0 Pin it 0 Julie’s family doesn’t stop with cookies for Santa: We make reindeer food for Santa’s reindeer to snack on when he stops at our house. In a bowl, mix rolled oats, glitter (this is what helps the reindeer fly), cookie sprinkles and or sugar (for flavoring), […]

Meet the Parenthackers: Duane Morin

Like 0 Retweet 0 Google +1 0 Pin it 0 Duane Morin hails from New England (NE United States), and has been a reader since just about the beginning. We “met” at Lifehacker, where he left a suggestion that Parent Hacks should publish its full feed (he was right; we published a partial feed at […]

Vote for your favorite Parent Hacks of 2006!

Like 0 Retweet 0 Google +1 0 Pin it 0 Parent Hacks is officially a year old. And along with the goopy cake and the uncomfortable hats, every good first birthday party includes a little reminiscing. “Remember her first smile?” “Remember when he started crawling?” “Remember when he peed on Grandma’s silk blouse while she […]

Assemble before you wrap

Like 0 Retweet 0 Google +1 0 Pin it 0 My friend Kristen of Motherhood Uncensored and Cool Mom Picks reminds us we can avoid the Ghost of Christmas Twisties: Make some eggnog, grab some cookies, get the family together and make sure all the toys (for the folks who celebrate Christmas) are put together […]

Parent Hacks turns 1

Like 0 Retweet 0 Google +1 0 Pin it 0 A year ago today, Parent Hacks made its entrance into the world with my little ode to Purell. 1000 posts, over 4400 comments, and about 540K page views later, here we stand, a little older, a little wiser, and hopefully a little more sane. We’ve […]

3-D snowflake templates

Like 1 Retweet 0 Google +1 0 Pin it 1 I recently saw elaborate versions of these 3-D snowflakes hanging at our local science museum. WikiHow explains how to make them. [Via Blogging Baby] Related: Cut wrapping paper scraps and seasonal catalogs into paper snowflakes Like 1 Retweet 0 Google +1 0 Pin it 1

Nifty gifty: Leapfrog FLY Pentop Computer

Like 0 Retweet 0 Google +1 0 Pin it 0 Those of you who’ve been hanging around here for a while know I’m a fan of Leapfrog toys. My kids have enjoyed them starting when they were babies (LeapStart Learning Table) and the love affair has continued (LeapPad, Leapster, and the LeapFrog Explorer Globe which […]