Just wanted to pop on and wish you safe travels, good eating, and whatever else makes yours a wonderful Thanksgiving. I've got a lot to be thankful for, including another year spent in your company. Thank you for helping me be a better, smarter parent, and for making this such an amazing place to hang […]
Vomit is an inevitable topic around here. Reading about kid puke may be gross, but it beats cleaning carpet and changing sheets in the middle of the night, right? Thank you for this, Shimona! I don’t know about anyone else’s kids, but for mine, it’s not very comfortable to lean over the toilet to throw […]
Your kid has a cold or flu. Ugh. These tips should help smooth the bumpy (snotty! itchy! whiny!) cold-and-flu season road a bit. Colds and congestion Use a vegetable steamer or a crock pot as a stand-in for a humidifier Lip balm protects tissue-irritated skin Baby wipes are good for parents' noses, too Empty formula […]
L just solved a problem I seem to face after every family trip: the post-trip meal. I hate coming home from a trip and having nothing in the fridge for dinner that night. The kids are cranky from traveling all day, we need to unpack, and often get ready for school/work the next day. And, […]
My kids are counting down the days till we visit our extended family for Thanksgiving. It got me to thinking (especially after Halloween craziness) how much I appreciate the simplicity of this holiday. How do you celebrate?
We've got Thanksgiving on the brain! Whether you're traveling or hosting, I'm sure you do, too. We got a bunch of fantastic Thanksgiving tips and ideas in this Best of Parent Hacks roundup: Best of Parent Hacks: Thanksgiving Got something to add? Tell me about it! Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org with the words Thanksgiving tip […]
In a previous post, I listed delegation as one of my three essential tools for clearing mental clutter. Turns out our cloth placemats are a stumbling block in the process of delegating the task of after-dinner table clearing to my kids. Inevitably the questions would grind the process to a halt: Where do they go? […]
The chronic distraction and forgetfulness often pegged as “mommy brain” isn’t just a consequence of sleep deprivation. For me, it’s what happens when one mind is responsible for handling the details of three lives: mine and my kids’. These three tools have helped me get ahead of it all.