Wow. Once again, my parenting life has dropped me in completely unknown territory. With no map or GPS. And a tank hovering near empty. But I’m seeing a glimmer on the horizon, and I’m heading in that direction.
I thought that parenting was tough during the toddler years. Well, my oldest is approaching 10, and I’m more confused than ever. But I’m also finding wells of strength and wisdom I never knew existed.
I hope you’ll excuse my vague metaphors. Despite my wanting to tell you everything that’s going on, I generally keep the specific details out of my writing here in order to preserve my family’s privacy. Suffice it to say that things are complicated enough that I’m having a hard time consistently posting hacks. They’re all here (as always, you continue to send in the most fantastic ideas) and I’ve read every single submission, but I just can’t keep up the pace at the moment. It’s temporary — and I hope you can be patient with me.
I know that the obvious solution is to get you all involved! As interns, as contributors, as helpers! And that has always been my goal, but the attention I need to jigger the mechanics is being sucked up by my offline life. I know I keep saying this, but I WILL get going in that direction, and have, in fact, started the process of reengineering this site to make your direct participation more possible.
In the meantime, just know that I appreciate you more than ever, and that this continues to be the place I want to be more than anywhere else, and that the hacks pipeline will flow again in a few days.
And if you are one of those people who’d like to get more involved here and have ideas about how to do it, I’d love to hear from you. Let’s brainstorm in the comments, or send me an email at hacks (at) parenthacks (dot) com.
Thank you for everything. You continue to inspire me every day, and I wish you all lived in Portland so I could throw a party at my house and make us all cupcakes.