31 hacks in "Parent Hacks News"

19 September 2012

On writing, talking, walking, and eating dog food

Hello, friends! It feels wonderful to be back (although I was never gone). Here's what I have been up to lately.

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03 August 2012

The magic that happens in the comments

I had a whole post I was writing up to introduce you to Blogust -- the blog "relay for good" that benefits Shot@Life by raising $20 per comment for childhood vaccines. $20 per comment! But then my dear friend Liz of Mom-101 wrote this as her Blogust contribution -- a post about how our friendship grew out of blog comments.

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10 July 2012

Hitting the surface: What's next for Minimalist Parenting and me

WELL HELLO MY FRIENDS! This is me hitting the surface after a couple weeks on a deep dive in the book-writing ocean. *Big, celebratory inhale*

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07 June 2012

Proud to join the #ONEMoms Advisory Council

Last year, I was one of several community partners that shared the story of ONEMoms -- a remarkable collaboration between ten social media moms and the advocacy organization ONE. ONE brought this group to Kenya to educate them about the incredible work going on to support local entrepreneurs, slow the...

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23 April 2012

What's happening at Parent Hacks while I'm writing a book

As most of you know, I'm in book-writing mode. The Introduction and first three chapters of Minimalist Parenting are sitting on our editor's desk. It's so exciting. Christine and I keep marveling at how smoothly the process is going. I don't mean to make it sound easy or effortless; it's...

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03 April 2012

Back from vacation!

I'm back from Spring Break and readjusting to real life in cold, wet Portland. Can you hear the whine in my voice? ALSO: two new posts at The Accidental Expert, one of which includes pictures from our trip to Maui.

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02 March 2012

The view is amazing from here

I would like to apologize for my spectacular lack of presence on the site this week. The irony is that I am SO VERY MUCH HERE. I am so aware of the amazing effect Parent Hacks has had/is having on my life that it's making me a little speechless.

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29 February 2012

Why I'm writing a book now

A few people are surprised I'm writing a book because I've been pretty vocal about my lack of interest in traditional publishing -- especially for a parenting book. But several things have changed my mind.

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23 February 2012

The parenting book I was meant to write

I'm thrilled to announce that Christine Koh and I are co-authoring a parenting book which will be published next year.

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26 December 2011

Thank you for another wonderful year

Happy holidays, dear Parenthackers. I can't wait to spend another year swapping stories with you.

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23 September 2011

PH redesign tweak: do you miss threaded comments?

Hi all. Quick design question for you: what do you think about the updated comment functionality? I went back to straightforward comments (no threading, no userpics/avatars, simpler formatting) after hearing that the previous setup didn't always work properly. But I'd like to hear if you feel like that's an improvement....

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19 September 2011

Parent Hacks redesign! Prettier! Easier to browse! Better search! Come see!

Parent Hacks has a new look! Given that the original design was a pre-fab TypePad template I hacked together during my kids' holiday break in 2005, it's about time, don't you think?

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02 September 2011

Parent Hacks admin: Explanations or excuses? Depends on your perspective.

It's the last week of summer vacation here in Portland...school starts the day after Labor Day. And I can't seem to spend a proper amount of time at the computer ("proper" for one who calls herself a blogger, at least). Hence the quiet emanating from Parent Hacks. Oh, I have...

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18 August 2011

Babble Voices: The Accidental Expert

From the beginning, Parent Hacks has been tangentially about me, my parenting, and my kids. My take on things sets the tone, kicks off the discussion, and sometimes hogs the spotlight, but, generally, Parent Hacks is about the hacks, the conversation and about us. Those of you who have spent...

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23 February 2011

Parent Hacks honored in the Say100

Wow. Thanks to a tweet from @chookooloonks, I discovered that Parent Hacks is one of ten parenting sites chosen as part of the Say100, a curated list of "voices that matter." Top-ten lists and "best of" contests have their limits. But, subjective as they are, they also help identify interesting...

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