How to Keep Towels off the Bathroom Floor

Like 0 Retweet 0 Google +1 0 Pin it 0 via www.earnestparenting.com How did she do it? Amy details the long experiment in teaching her sons to hang up the bathroom towels. It's an interesting example of how design and functionality go hand-in-hand. In other words…make it easier to clean up and (most of the […]

Strawberry huller cuts table food into bite-size bits for baby

Like 0 Retweet 0 Google +1 0 Pin it 0 Becky's hack for new eaters of "people food:" We now have an 11 month-old boy and he is learning to eat table food. To quickly cut our food into small, evenly-sized bites, I used a strawberry huller (the kind that looks like a stubby set […]

How to deal with unfriendly teasing

Like 0 Retweet 0 Google +1 0 Pin it 0 via leechbabe.wordpress.com Look at the "map" Marita developed to help her daughter deal with unfriendly teasing! A tool like this is invaluable for any kid who needs a boost with social skills. Click through to her blog post for more information. Thank you, Marita! Like […]

Happy Father’s Day (and Geek Dad winners)!

Like 0 Retweet 0 Google +1 0 Pin it 0 Happy, happy Father's Day, all! As always, I'm grateful to all the dads who participate here at Parent Hacks. One of the many things I love about this site is that it's an ongoing conversation about parenting, not just motherhood. Here's wishing you a day […]

Last-minute Father’s Day gift: Geek Dad

Like 0 Retweet 0 Google +1 0 Pin it 0 We try to keep Father's Day low-key around here (relaxation, BBQ, other manly forms of non-activity), but we also know that Daddy likes to open a little present as much as the next kid. If you're still scrambling for a gift, here's the perfect solution: […]

MyLifeScoop: Design your dream garden online

Like 0 Retweet 0 Google +1 0 Pin it 0 Today’s the first day of “summer” in Portland (school let out yesterday), and it’s cold, drizzly, and cloudy. But the weather hasn’t dampened my spirits for gardening…in fact I’ve got a new vegetable garden gracing my back yard. If you’ve got big plans (or even […]

Ice chest as kiddie pool

Like 0 Retweet 0 Google +1 0 Pin it 0 Lia's spur-of-the-moment idea for keeping the kids cool: There are relatively few days to use a swimming pool here in Alaska.  We hit 72 and needed to cool off desperately.  I found a Rubbermaid container to use as a kiddie pool for my six month-old, […]