35 hacks in "Parent Hacks News"

17 December 2012

I'm talking about Minimalist Holidays on AM Northwest this morning

Good morning, friends. I'm off to the studios of KATU (our local ABC affiliate) to talk about Minimalist Holidays on the morning show AM Northwest.

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05 December 2012

The honor of being useful: a love letter to Parenthackers

Thank you, Babble, for honoring the generosity of all the people who have taken the time to submit hacks, leave comments, tweet smart ideas, pass along hack-worthy links, and share Parent Hacks with friends. Most of all, thank you, Parenthackers, for doing this with me.

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28 October 2012

Portland area friends: I'm on AM Northwest Monday 9AM

News flash! I'll be on AM Northwest (KATU Channel 2) at 9am Monday morning demonstrating last-minute Halloween costumes. In other words, I'm trotting out the contents of our dress-up box and my son's closet on live TV!

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18 October 2012

Time for a social media shakeup at Parent Hacks? Talk amongst yourselves.

I just discovered that the majority of "likers" -- people who get Parent Hacks updates via the Facebook Page -- haven't been receiving notifications.

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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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