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

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

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 Halloween pumpkin decorating. Perfect for kids of all ages and […]

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

Adjusting props on the set of 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.