If you’ve ever witnessed the single-minded furvor with which some toddlers play with their Thomas the Tank Engine train sets, this hack merits a spot in your regular rotation.
Cool Mom Tech upgrades the marble jar for use with older children just in time for summer.
Not only is this a brilliant hack for keeping your valuables hidden, it’s the funny setup for a scene in which would-be petty thieves unwrap poop-filled decoys on beaches all over the world.
Summer fitness! Easier in some ways (sun, warmth) but harder in others (lack of school year routine, vacation "breaks). If you're looking for support, the next session of "Home Sweat Home" — my friend Alisa's 8-week online strength training program — is about to begin. Alisa is a fabulous personal trainer and motivator extraordinaire, and […]
I’m moving the Parent Hacks submission process from email to social media. Here’s how to submit your hacks.
This is a continuation of my attempt to tell you what's next for Parent Hacks. Thank you for indulging my need to talk things out in order to get them clear in my head. If backstory's not your thing, feel free to skip to the "What's Ahead" section. But if you're interested in one writer's changing […]
I just received a product pitch as a potential hack: a kit that adds a touchless flush sensor to home toilets. You wave your hand in front of the sensor and the toilet flushes. No touching handles. Part of me thinks this could be a fine hack, but another part of me thinks hmmmmm. Useful or not? […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]