I’ve been tweeting as @parenthacks for almost seven years. Over the weekend, I changed my Twitter handle to @ashadornfest. The change makes sense; it reflects how I prefer to use Twitter — as a place for conversation more than publication or promotion. Given that there will be a book titled Parent Hacks on the shelves soon enough, tweeting as @ashadornfest […]
I’m in Washington, DC right now at the Shot@Life Champion Summit learning about how to advocate for global access to childhood vaccines. You might remember hearing about Shot@Life before: last summer, you unlocked 500 vaccine donations by commenting on and sharing my Blogust ’14 post. Vaccines are a charged topic right now, so it was […]
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In a move that epitomizes the phrase IT’S ABOUT TIME, Parent Hacks has a new look! Yes indeed. I now have a blog that can be properly searched, and can be viewed on a mobile phone. I know! If you’re interested in the back-end details, I’ve moved Parent Hacks from TypePad to WordPress. That’s no small feat for a […]
Last Spring I was invited to LAIKA for a behind-the-scenes glimpse of how The Boxtrolls was made. “Behind-the-scenes” anything is fascinating. But I was especially excited to learn about (and share with you) an example of a vital workplace filled with artists and technicians. Especially because my daughter is a budding artist herself.
Summer fitness! Easier in some ways (sun, warmth) but harder in others (lack of school year routine, vacation "breaks). If you're looking for support, the next session of "Home Sweat Home" — my friend Alisa's 8-week online strength training program — is about to begin. Alisa is a fabulous personal trainer and motivator extraordinaire, and […]