25 February 2013

Parent Hacks highlighted in March issue of Parenting magazine

Parenting Magazine: Early Years
Parenting Magazine: Early Years
Parenting Magazine: School Years
Parenting Magazine: School Years

The March issue of Parenting contains a great article called "The Best Parenting Advice I Ever Got." What I love about this article (besides the fact that WE ARE IN IT, but I'll get to that in a moment) is that it reflects exactly what it's like to ask for parenting advice these days.

From the intro:

Moms and dads in 2013 have an ever-expanding network of family, friends, Facebook friends, friends-of-kinda-sorta-friends, and total strangers to crowd-source ideas for getting through your latest dilemma. While this can be a recipe for information overload, sometimes you get that laser-focused advice or perfectly timed Facebook message that puts things into perspective.

In the March 2013 issue of Parenting Magazine
In the March 2013 issue of
Parenting Magazine
Those of you who've been hanging around Parent Hacks long enough know it wasn't always like this, even just a few years ago. To me, this is one of the best things about social media. Much as people love to write off Facebook/Twitter etc. as a time waster, it's can also be a lifesaver.

But enough with the academics! WE'RE IN PARENTING MAGAZINE, PEOPLE. Parenting gave us a lovely sidebar featuring the following hacks:

There's so much more to it, and I encourage you to read the entire article.

Here's to crowdsourcing parenting! And to Parenting for putting the day-to-day wisdom we gain on the job on par with "expert advice."

Special thanks to Sasha Emmons, author of the article. She's a gem, and she also put "MacGyver" in the title.

Also, you might appreciate this piece from Katherine Stone on crowdsourcing parenting.

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Right on! That was my tissue box hack! Too cool.

Huge congrats Asha! Parenthacks has always been my go-to site for parenting advice from other parents. I'm just glad more of the world is discovering it!

Ilima! I am SO glad you said something because I wasn't sure how to reach the originators of those hacks! Thank you so much...I use that hack to this day in my car!

Congratulations! That's fantastic, and well deserved - this is one of my favorite resources!!

What great exposure for this site and for your book. A well-deserved shout out. On my way to pull a tissue box out of the recycling bin right now!

Congrats. Well done. And I just came on board here to your site, and LOVE it... I can't wait to catch up on all the reading material. Brillaint

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