We’ve discussed teacher gifts quite a bit over the years. Here are a few links to inspire, plus more ideas in the comments. Click through and add yours!
UGH. I'm in the second 12 hours of what I hope is a 24-hour flu. SELF-PITY! But enough about me! Let's have a look at the last week at Parent Hacks: How to make sure nothing gets left behind after vacation stays A simple, effective system for packing up at the end of a vacation […]
Sophie the Giraffe came along after my kids were past teething age, so while I haven't experienced the phenomenon myself, I've spoken to parents who have. They lovingly liken Sophie — a soft, natural rubber teething toy — to "baby crack." Comments such as NOTHING SOOTHES MY BABY LIKE SOPHIE and WE DON'T GO ANYWHERE […]
Summer vacation: does it fry our kids' brains? That's the worry behind summertime "brain drain," or the loss of academic skills while school's out. Kids spend months lolling around in the pool or in front of the TV, while the previous year's education seeps out of their ears. Tomorrow, I'm going to be interviewed on […]
I know about a thousand fathers who'd love this for Father's Day. My favorite TV series in recent years, Battlestar Galactica, is in Amazon's Gold Box for over 60% off the list price. If you're a Netflixer, you've already got the entire series on streaming. But if you're not, or if you want your own […]
Things I've lost while going through airport security with my carry-on luggage: The keychain-sized Swiss Army knife my grandfather gave me A new (and expensive) bottle of facial moisturizer My kids' toothpaste My sunscreen (on a flight heading from Portland, Oregon — pasty skin capital of the world — to Florida, the "Sunshine State.") My […]
The Parent Hacks logo gave Jennifer an “aha” moment about the handiness of a pocket knife.
Do you use menthol rub on your kids? How old are they? Where do you put the rub? Do you have a favorite brand?
Stacy has been changing diapers for seven years. That’s a LOT of diapers. And she has just discovered a simple change in technique that keeps her baby’s hands out of the “poop zone.”
Lindsay’s systematic method for packing up at the end of vacation ensures favorite toys or blankets never get left behind.