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.

Want more? Browse the archive that matches the age of your kid.

11 December 2013

The Very Small Parent Hacks Holiday Gift Guide

I'm the last one who should be putting together a gift guide. I'm not a tastemaker nor a trend watcher. I'm not even much of a shopper, and I'm a general proponent of less stuff. But I do love to give and receive gifts. I love finding an interesting or...

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06 December 2013

Best of Parent Hacks: Christmas

Not all of us celebrate Christmas, those who do can always use a season-simplifying tip. For you, I've collected the best Christmas hacks in one place. Here!

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01 December 2013

29 November 2013

Additional 30% off all books at Amazon through Dec 1. Here are my holiday gift picks for middle grade readers.

I'm not a Black Friday shopper, nor am I an indiscriminate gift-buyer, but I do love books and I love a good deal. Through midnight December 1, Amazon is taking an additional 30% off any single book. Enter the code BOOKDEAL at checkout. There are restrictions (of course), but they're...

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25 November 2013

23 November 2013

Printable Thanksgiving place cards, a new holiday email series, and more

It's fun to watch the signups roll in for our new Minimalist Holidays email series! Are you signed up yet? I hope so (first email goes out on Monday). I think of it as a friendly -- but firm -- pushback against an increasingly frenzied holiday season. Time to reclaim...

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21 November 2013

20 November 2013

Amazon deal RIGHT NOW: Scotch Laminator 73% off ($21.99)

One of my favorite tools in on big-time discount at Amazon right now. The Scotch Thermal Laminator is $21.99 which is the lowest price it's been at Amazon in the last six months.

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18 November 2013

Play "oven Tetris" with your baking dishes to simplify Thanksgiving cooking

Am I dating myself by referencing Tetris, the old school fit-the-falling-shapes-together video game?

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15 November 2013

12 November 2013

Dry wet shoes in front of the refrigerator vent

WHY DIDN'T I THINK OF THAT? Oh yeah, that's what's so great about Parent Hacks...someone else already did!

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05 November 2013

A foolproof system for sending birthday cards on time every year (sponsored)

I forget to send birthday cards. I could go the way of guilt and self-recrimination or I could take the brighter route and come up with a way to help myself remember. I choose the more productive path.

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01 November 2013

31 October 2013

A comforting Halloween reminder for exhausted parents

I'm hearing some angst from parents who are feeling like Halloween losers. They didn't carve pumpkins, they procrastinated on costumes, they can't find the decorations, and/or they're just not into it. They want their kids to have a fabulous Halloween but just aren't up to the holiday frenzy that seems...

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26 October 2013

Parent Hacks Spotlight: Non-candy Halloween treats, board gaming benefit for sick kids, geek girls and more

If you feel like a break from your Halloween prep, here's some stuff I've enjoyed reading this week.

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