Parent Hacks admin: The Fall

Fall approaches, and, here in Portland, the school doors open next week. For many of you, the school year is already underway — a reluctant transition for some, a relief for others. I know for me "back to school" brings recollections of my own childhood mixed with the practical realities of getting two kids ready […]

Serve food to new self-feeders in a measuring cup

Liz said, "I am not sure if this is a hack or just a lightbulb moment…" Isn't it funny how some Parent Hacks come on like a flash, and others are just the unconventional way we've always done things? My 19 month old son really wants to feed himself. I usually give in, except for […]

links for 2007-08-22

Techmamas: Gadgets That Keep Young Boys Entertained On Airplanes My favorite: the Cheerio necklace. (tags: parenthacks kids travel gadgets) Easy homemade baby butt paste – DIY Life Secret ingredient: Maalox. (tags: parenting baby diapers)

links for 2007-08-22

Techmamas: Gadgets That Keep Young Boys Entertained On Airplanes My favorite: the Cheerio necklace. (tags: parenthacks kids travel gadgets) Easy homemade baby butt paste – DIY Life Secret ingredient: Maalox. (tags: parenting baby diapers)

Non-slip shelf liner keeps tablecloth from slipping

Leah's hack would simplify craft time at our house considerably: Oilcloth tablecloths are excellent – they're durable, bright and wipe clean when the kids inevitably spill on them – but they slide around a lot.  I put rubberized non-slip shelf liner on the table underneath ours, and it works great – there's just enough catch […]