20 hacks in March 2013

29 March 2013

The secret of "quality time" I learned from my 79 year-old dad

Turns out quality time with your kids may not be as elusive as it seems. And my dad appears to have known this all along.

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25 March 2013

Minimalist Parenting: launch update (in a word: incredible)

Posting will be light this week as it's my kids' Spring Break. But there's so much post-launch Minimalist Parenting goodness happening that I wanted to give you an update right away.

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22 March 2013

Easter and Passover hacks

If you're looking for some last-minute Easter or Passover activities and crafts, here they are.

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22 March 2013

21 March 2013

20 March 2013

Tissue box as stomp rocket storage system

A stomp rocket is my favorite birthday present choice for a 3- to 7 year-old with a warm weather birthday. This hack from Whitney Moss of Rookie Moms and 510 Families puts a tissue box to work storing the rockets.

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20 March 2013

Why your Amazon review matters (a lot)

Amazon reviews are a crucial part of our book launch. Will you please take a moment to review Minimalist Parenting?

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19 March 2013

You're invited: Minimalist Parenting book launch parties!

Bi-coastal book launch parties! Come celebrate the launch of Minimalist Parenting in Portland, OR or Boston, MA.

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19 March 2013

Minimalist Parenting launches TODAY

Minimalist Parenting on display at A Children's Place Bookstore in Portland, OR It’s official publication day for Minimalist Parenting, which means you should be able to walk into a bookstore and find it on the shelf. The Kindle, Nook and iBooks versions are all available starting today. If you preordered...

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18 March 2013

80% YAYYYYY 20% holy bat guano

That pretty much sums up how I'm feeling. I had every intention of posting a hack today, but "deer in the headlights" pre-book launch excitement/jitters got the better of me. I can't believe our book officially launches tomorrow. Lots of last-minute phone calls and fussing and scheduling today, but lots...

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15 March 2013

St. Patrick's Day brunch: Green Eggs and Ham

Green food for St. Patrick's Day! What's your favorite?

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14 March 2013

Pollyanna Power! Have you got it?

A post about goofy enthusiasm, optimism and what I think might be my superpower.

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12 March 2013

Minimalist Parenting: T minus one week

We're a week from the official release of Minimalist Parenting. To call this a surreal moment doesn't do it justice because I don't imagine surreal is this exciting. Here's what's going on with the book right now.

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12 March 2013

Homemade sidewalk chalk

My cousin shared this homemade sidewalk chalk recipe on the Parent Hacks Facebook page.

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11 March 2013

Cut sandwiches and toast into strips to reduce "jelly mouth"

What is it about "bite-sized" food that makes it so irresistible?

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