This isn't so much a hack for kids, but for parents. Time is so limited when you have little ones around. I find, as I'm sure many other parents do, that my own hobbies tend to fade into the background. So, here's my hack: if you want to read a recent best-seller and a gazillion people have already reserved it at the library, consider checking out the audio version.
At my local library, 209 people reserved a popular book I wanted to read, but only one person reserved the version on CD. I imported the audiobook into my iTunes library, stuck it on my iPod, and now I can "read" while doing household activities.
This is one of those rare times when my multi-tasking is for ME!!
Brava, Tracy! Your hack is a great reminder than even when there's "no time" for yourself, there's time. It's not always easy to find, but it's there. And you deserve it.