8 Jack O’Lantern hacks to make decorating your Halloween pumpkin easier (including not carving it)

Like 18 Retweet 25 Google +1 21 Pin it 0 Pumpkin carving is one of my favorite Halloween traditions, but it's not the most kid-friendly project, nor is it without effort and mess. Time to hack the Jack O'lantern. Parent Hacks readers are a practical bunch, and together we've come up eight ways to simplify […]

DIY bottle holder lets babies feed themselves

Like 29 Retweet 14 Google +1 3 Pin it 7 I already love the Oball by Rhino Toys — it's my #1 gift for new babies. But THIS hack? Damn smart. From sueb262: From the very first, my granddaughter has been independent. When she was about 2 months old, she started trying to hold her […]

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