15 hacks in November 2012

29 November 2012

14 simple gifts your kids can make

In her next Minimalist Holidays post, Christine reminds us that kids' crafts don't need to be complicated to be fun, and shares ideas for gifts kids can make themselves.

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28 November 2012

Lobbying Congress with #ONEMoms

I'm in Washington, DC with the ONE Campaign and ONEMoms visiting members of Congress. Amazingly (to me, anyway) we're here sharing stories with our Senators and Representatives about our time in Ethiopia.

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26 November 2012

7 ways to shorten your gift list without stifling your holiday spirit

Now that the Holiday Buying Season is officially upon us, I figured it's a good time to revisit a topic I've written about before: how to shorten the holiday gift list.

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22 November 2012

6 annoying things I'm thankful for

...including dog poop, politics and Facebook. New post at The Accidental Expert.

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20 November 2012

Best of Parent Hacks: Thanksgiving

How are your Thanksgiving preparations coming along, either for your meal or your travel? Hopefully these tips collected at Parent Hacks over the years will help you along.

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19 November 2012

6 easy ways to involve kids in Thanksgiving

Sure, you could distract your kids with a few Thanksgiving printables and a box of crayons, but there's a bigger opportunity here. This year, involve your kids in the actual work of Thanksgiving.

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16 November 2012

Terry washcloths stand in as everyday table napkins (and more)

Sometimes the simplest hacks make the biggest difference day to day.

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15 November 2012

14 November 2012

Simplify, Celebrate, and Enjoy the Season: Introducing Minimalist Holidays

Welcome to Minimalist Holidays, a series of posts inspired by the central idea behind Minimalist Parenting: you can enjoy the holidays more when you do less.

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13 November 2012

Never forget a password again: 1Password

I call some problems "mice that roar." Small problems that cause big inconvenience. One mouse that roars in my life is the forgotten password. Here's my solution.

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12 November 2012

Introduce new foods to picky kids with the Rotation Rule

I'm a huge fan of Dr. Dina Rose's blog It's Not About Nutrition. She's "changing the conversation from nutrition to habits" on the assumption that, with good habits comes good nutrition (eventually).

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08 November 2012

ONEMoms in Ethiopia: Watch this gorgeous video. Then act.

I still have so much to say about my time in Ethiopia with The ONE Campaign. I've been turning it over in my mind, trying to find the proper words, the proper delivery method, the proper message. I now know there is no "proper." There is only the story, and...

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06 November 2012

How to keep a 7 year-old in bed after bedtime? Talk amongst yourselves.

Gina from Canada needs our help motivating her daughter to stay in bed so she can have the evening "off-duty" she needs.

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05 November 2012

Turn your disintegrating Jack O'Lantern into a garden experiment

Calling this a Parent Hack is a reach since it's little more than thinly-veiled avoidance of a disgusting job. But that won't stop me!

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01 November 2012

After Halloween: tips for cleanup, candy disposal, discounts

If you're like me, the day after Halloween is best spent on the couch with a cup of coffee and a good book. But if you can scrape together just a little more energy for some post-Halloween cleanup, you'll feel better about those mini-Snickers bars you ate this morning.

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