Parent Hacks admin: Apologies for repeated posts

I am trying to get the problem of multiple, repeating "links" posts resolved both through TypePad (my blog host) and Delicious (the engine behind the links).  At the moment, I'm deleting the posts manually. Hopefully I can get this dealt with quickly. In the meantime, I'm very sorry about your poor overwhelmed feed readers and […]

links for 2010-11-10

When the Flames Go Up: A blog about co-parenting after divorce Two of my favorite parenting bloggers, Ask Moxie and Laid-Off Dad, were married for several years. Now divorced, they co-parent their children with love, wisdom and honesty. And they're brave enough to write about it. They started this blog because "…when we were getting […]

Best teacher gift ever: Homemade chai concentrate

Who doesn't love chai? NOONE. That's who. Chai is the humble-but-sublime mixture of strong black tea, milk, sugar and spices. You may have already drunk something approximating chai at your local coffeehouse, but, let me assure you, freshly-made chai is so much better. And don't even get me started on the abomination that is the […]

Babble names Parent Hacks “Most Useful”


For the second year in a row, Parent Hacks has earned the distinction of being named the “Most Useful” of Babble’s Top 50 Mom Blogs. A thrill, because that’s what I’ve always wanted Parent Hacks to be. Useful. Something that makes your life a little easier, saves you a little time, helps you feel a […]

Thanksgiving: Best of Parent Hacks


Thanksgiving brings to mind delicious food and relaxed family time. Unless you're the host or the parent of little kids. You need ideas for simplifying holiday travel, streamlining meal preparation and table setting, getting the kids involved and keeping them entertained while they wait for the turkey and pie. Not to mention teaching them about […]

Parent Hacks admin: PH goes mobile


With huge thanks to FM and Mobify, a much more elegant Parent Hacks now appears when you visit the site using your mobile Web browser. Right now, you can read the latest posts and browse by category. I hope to add search and comment functions sometime soon. I hope you like what you see! Let […]

Set up weekday breakfasts the night before

Feed Our Families: Weekday Breakfast Setup

via Remove a few of the variables during busy weekday mornings by doing most of the breakfast setup the night before. Gina of Feed Our Families detailed her process, which took all of eight minutes. If you haven't already visited Feed Our Families, take a moment to look around. Great stuff for parents trying […]

Candy wrappers = money for schools and non-profits

candy-wrappers-money-for-schools-and-non-profits via Don't throw your wrappers away! Join the TerraCycle Candy Wrapper Brigade and send in wrappers from Mars/Wrigley and Cadbury candies (they cover the postage). Not only do they "upcycle" the wrappers into usable products, for every wrapper you send in, Terracycle will donate 2 cents to the school or non-profit of your […]