Parent Hacks highlighted in March issue of Parenting magazine
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.
But enough with the academics! WE'RE IN PARENTING MAGAZINE, PEOPLE. Parenting gave us a lovely sidebar featuring the following hacks:
- Clean up spilled glitter with play dough
- Uses for over-the-door pocket organizers
- Silly Bands double as water glass markers
- An empty tissue box collects kid's car trash
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.