Baking soda paste as no-tear shampoo

Amazon: ARM & HAMMER Baking Soda - 13.5 lb. bag

A gentle hair-washing hack from Kate: If you are afraid of shampoo in the eyes, or have sensitive skin, try a baking soda paste to wash hair. Seriously.  No suds, safe to ingest, leaves hair squeaky clean. Follow with conditioner. Cheap, too! Is baking soda magical or what? You can use the stuff to brush […]

Four strategies for helping your child adjust to a new sibling

Four Adjustment Strategies: Boston Mamas

My dear friend Christine Koh of Boston Mamas just had her second child, a daughter named Violet. Christine has made a concious effort to take care of herself throughout her pregnancy by exercising, eating well, and balancing work, home, and rest. I've learned so much about prioritizing just by watching her. Part of her succesful […]

Wet hair, cold head? Wear a hat to bed!

Amazon: Flannel sleeping cap

Bring back the stocking cap! Tracy did and it kept her daughter cozy in bed while keeping heating bills low: My daughter took a bath before bed and was uncomfortable and cold because her hair was wet.  Being that this time of year the heat doesn't always kick in as much as during the winter, […]

Parent Hacks Weekend Catchup: highlights from the week of 3/14/11

Posting was light this week because of the combination of "springing forward" (zzz), tax preparation (grr) and vacation (ahh)! We'll be back to the usual hijinks on Monday, but in the meantime, here's a look at recent happenings: How do you teach helpfulness while promoting responsibility? The conversation has gone on in the comments for […]