15 hacks in "Featured"

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...

Read more

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...

Read more

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.

Read more

18 July 2013

Changing when you're resistant to change

How do you approach change when change feels scary?

Read more

02 July 2013

"Help! My kid won't poop in an unfamiliar public toilet!"

What to do if your kid is afraid to poop in a public restroom.

Read more

21 May 2013

Free movie "rental" through your local library

I'm in love with our Netflix replacement: our county library.

Read more

08 May 2013

Perfect hard boiled eggs, only faster!

You can steam eggs on the stovetop resulting in perfect hard boiled eggs in a fraction of the time. Here's how.

Read more

10 April 2013

Motivate struggling readers with joke books, comics and other "junky" reads

Dana's simple hack of using humor to dial down reading anxiety for her son Wenxin could apply to any struggling reader.

Read more

01 April 2013

A simple hack for forgetful Tooth Fairies

Does the Tooth Fairy sometimes forget about your kids' lost teeth? Yeah, same here. Well, Meagan Francis of The Happiest Mom and The Kitchen Hour podcast has come up with a solution.

Read more

13 February 2013

How to find your balance with a strong willed toddler? Talk amongst yourselves.

Now do you find balance amidst the chaos of the baby-and-toddler years?

Read more

06 February 2013

When kids won't eat what's for dinner...but are old enough to cook?

What do you do when your finicky kids don't like (read: CAN'T STAND) what's being served for dinner and ask if they can instead prepare something else for themselves?

Read more

28 January 2013

Boxed classroom Valentines: convenient, lazy...or a non-issue?

A Valentine's Day sanity check.

Read more

14 January 2013

"Organize" school flyers by storing them as pictures on your phone

Katie's smart strategy for handling the influx of school notices, permission slips, and flyers

Read more

07 January 2013

Simple casserole hack doubles your dinners

I employ this hack whenever I make lasagna, enchiladas or some other casserole-type dinner.

Read more

11 December 2012

Do your kids need religion?

My new Accidental Expert post strays from the usual practical topics into something I rarely talk about: religion.

Read more

Free updates

  • Subscribers are my VIPs. My weekly newsletter includes a personal update, the latest from Parent Hacks, interesting links and news.

    Subscribers also get priority event invitations and occasional surprises via snail mail.

Asha's Book

  • At Amazon: Minimalist Parenting: Enjoy Modern Family Life More by Doing Less

    Find out why doing less is the key to resourceful, thriving kids, and a calmer, happier YOU.

    Minimalist Parenting is an encouraging roadmap for decluttering your schedule, your home, and your vision for family life. Reviewers call it "a much welcome alternative to the usual parenting advice."

    Learn More at Amazon

    Also available at Barnes & Noble or your favorite local bookstore.

New Book Coming Soon!

  • Coming soon: Parent Hacks Book

Start Amazon shopping here