All Ages

Few parenting tips apply to every family, but these come close.

Here, you'll find useful hacks for kids and adults of all ages. Scroll down for our most recent tips.

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06 May 2014

Minimalist Parenting Giveaway

Sometimes the world lines things up in such a way that you feel the need to shout THANK YOU. Now is one of those times. Minimalist Parenting was nominated for two Iris Awards: Game Changer and Philanthropic Work (for our #HelpWomenAtRisk project with the ONE Campaign). To be recognized by...

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16 April 2014

April 16 is the best day to set up a tax organizing system! Let's talk.

No more April anxiety! Let's get our taxes organized NOW while the work is fresh in our minds. What's your best tip for organizing your tax paperwork? Please leave your tips + links in a comment here or share on Twitter (I'm @parenthacks) or Facebook.

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01 April 2014

My #1 decluttering excuse, and why it's not good enough (sponsored)

This post is sponsored by Goodwill. "I might need it someday." That, friends, is why decluttering is a constant challenge even though I wrote a book that celebrates decluttering. Calling it an excuse might be a bit harsh. It's a reason, and it seems like a good one. After all,...

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31 March 2014

A discovery, an apology, and an offer [Fitness challenge]

This is a hard post to write. Eight weeks ago I invited you to join me for a fitness challenge. Despite my loving the workouts and the entire experience, I didn't follow through as well as I had intended. I didn't do every workout, and I didn't write. I bungled...

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28 March 2014

26 March 2014

Best granola you will ever eat [Recipe]

I've come up with what I think is the best recipe for granola. At least it's the one my family, including my granola-hating husband, loves.

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25 March 2014

Do you ever feel unsure as a parent?

The whole problem with the world is that fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves, and wiser people so full of doubts. -- Bertrand Russell

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12 March 2014

FREE EVENT: How to make room for fun

Join me on tomorrow's "Thursdays with ThirdPath" call (actually a webinar but it's meant to be a conversation, not a lecture).

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06 March 2014

Stuffed animal storage ideas? Talk amongst yourselves.

Nancy needs help handling the Stuffed Animal Invasion. DON'T WE ALL. I share a few ideas, and I'd love to hear yours.

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03 March 2014

40% off selected Mabel's Labels; sale ends 3/4/14

Through tomorrow, Mabel's Labels is taking 40% off the price of some of its most popular products.

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12 February 2014

Week 1: Building the Habit of Fitness [Fitness Challenge]

The big lesson I learned in Week 1 boils down to this: successful habit change requires small steps, consistently taken.

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11 February 2014

And Now We Pause For Station Identification

I'm feeling particularly grateful for you today for no particular reason. Sometimes I just have to shout that to the world. Your being here -- on the blog, via email, via Twitter or Facebook -- means so much to me. Having this diffuse group of generous, intelligent, thoughtful people to...

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06 February 2014

In Praise of Store-Bought Valentines

A friendly reminder for those of you who just don't feel like making Valentines this year but are feeling slightly guilty about it.

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27 January 2014

Will you be my workout buddy? [Fitness Challenge]

Join me for free 8-week fitness challenge! Click through for details.

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23 January 2014

Rebooting the bedtime routine after a long stay with the grandparents? Talk amongst yourselves.

The broken bedtime routine. It's so maddening because you can remember when it used to work. Especially difficult because life doesn't magically pause while you try to manage your child's sleep problem...which has quickly become the entire family's sleep problem. From Santiaga: I have two children: a 3 YO son...

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