The prologue to the introduction to the next chapter

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I spent last week writing a post about what's next for Parent Hacks. The post is crap. Seriously, it sucks. Be glad I didn't publish it. I then went offline for three days to chaperone my daughter's camp field trip in the Oregon desert. It was an amazing experience: high desert ecology, 5th grade social […]

Happy Mother’s Day, friends

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I hope you've got special plans today. Maybe your family has planned something…or not. Maybe they're scrambling because they forgot. Maybe none of you are the planning types. It doesn't matter. Take a deep breath and embrace this day as yours. Listen to something uplifting or funny. If you're lucky enough to be in one of […]

Minimalist Parenting Giveaway

Iris-gamechanger

Sometimes the world lines things up in such a way that you feel the need to shout THANK YOU. Now is one of those times. Minimalist Parenting was nominated for two Iris Awards: Game Changer and Philanthropic Work (for our #HelpWomenAtRisk project with the ONE Campaign). To be recognized by — and to celebrate with […]

A discovery, an apology, and an offer [Fitness challenge]

Parent Hacks 8 Week Fitness Challenge

This is a hard post to write. Eight weeks ago I invited you to join me for a fitness challenge. Despite my loving the workouts and the entire experience,  I didn't follow through as well as I had intended. I didn't do every workout, and I didn't write. I bungled this in a big way. […]

Do you ever feel unsure as a parent?

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The whole problem with the world is that fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves, and wiser people so full of doubts. — Bertrand Russell