My kids are still too young to care about New Year’s Eve, so I’m off the hook. If you’re not, here’s Amie’s hack: This one is for getting kids to go to bed at a decent hour when they really, really want to stay up until midnight on New Year’s Eve. Of course, it only […]
Archives for December 2006
Last chance to vote for your favorite Parent Hack of 2006…winners will appear here on New Year’s Day.
Soon after Parent Hacks launched, Stu’s comments popped off the page and into my psyche. Honest, wise, and positive…I found myself waiting to hear what he had to say, and almost always taking it to heart. He models the sort of respectful yet firm (and fun) parenting I admire. Examples: ‘The problem’ is the problem […]
Sara, a native of Austin, Texas, has been an incredible contributor to Parent Hacks since the beginning. She’s become one of my Internet friends and I hope to see her when I’m in Austin for SXSW in March (more about that soon!). So far, she’s sent in over fifty hacks, topics for conversation, and links […]
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If you're like me, "getting organized" is one of your annual New Year's resolutions. I'd like to highlight everyone's best clutter-busting hacks in January, so send 'em in now! A few ideas to get you started: Tips for keeping your house relatively tidy Simplifying kid's room cleaning Reducing mental clutter (I'd LOVE to hear your […]
You’ve got a Parent Hacks link badge on your site, right? Well, Charlene didn’t, but when she went to add one, she found my offerings wouldn’t fit properly. So she created her own, and kindly passed it along for all to use (thank you, Charlene!). For your linking pleasure, a new, square, 125×125 pixel link […]
Vegas, baby! No, really. Amie lives in Las Vegas, NV, and just had a baby! Congratulations, Amie! For as long as I can remember, Amie has been a constant, friendly source of enthusiasm. She’s been submitting hacks from the beginning (Make your own diaper caddy). She recently prompted a great discussion about pre-baby prep, and […]
Happy holidays to you all. May it be a safe, warm time…a time to marvel at those little beings who push you be your hackerish best. Lately I’ve been beset by what I call “attacks of joy;” those moments when my love for my kids hits me like a thunderbolt, and for a few electric […]
Kirsten (who likely has no Net access as she’s in the super-snowy Rocky Mountain region) has submitted some incredible hacks, including the homemade calendar for preschoolers, the illustrated potty training tutorial, and using a spray bottle as portable air conditioning. I always enjoy getting her notes — I imagine her voice is as lively and […]