A summer update

Athens

Hello, friends! How is your Summer going so far? Ours is starting big with a family trip to Europe. We’re traveling to Greece for a friend’s wedding. I haven’t been to Greece since 1989, and I’ve wanted to go back ever since. The wedding is in Thessaloniki, and then we’re onto the island of Mykonos, and then […]

Links I Like

Thrive Portrait of Asha Dornfest by Karen Walrond

One of the highlights of my week was Lindsey Mead’s post Everything Is Changing. It’s a beautiful post (she’s an incredible writer) but it also brought to mind what happens when we talk honestly about parenting online. A post and a conversation leads to another post and more conversation, and we feel less alone. The other highlight: I had the […]

A new look for Parent Hacks

Parent Hacks Redesign

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 […]

Why “art career” isn’t a contradiction in terms: my behind the scenes look at “The Boxtrolls”

Adjusting props on the set of The Boxtrolls

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.