A serendipitous coincidence happened a couple weeks ago: just as I was asking for your hair care tips, I received Curly Girl: The Handbook in the mail for review. The publisher had contacted me a few weeks previous with a pitch, and I had said yes, knowing that dealing with kids' curly hair is a […]
Archives for February 2011
Few long-haired kids or their parents enjoy the daily hair-wrangling session. To calm the complaints (and even the tears), several PHers have come up with simple methods of distraction. From Mrs. Mordecai: I have a very squirmy twenty-month-old daughter. I grouped all of our commonly-used hair accessories (including small bottles of water, hair spray, and […]
Busy this last week? Just for you, a crib sheet covering the last seven days at Parent Hacks: Quick glitter cleanup with a lint roller: I, too, am wondering why I never thought of this. Excited that Mikeala shared this hack on the Facebook page. Tame tangles by "washing" hair with conditioner: Turns out shampoo […]
Heather has found a solution to hair accessories scattered around the house: Hair clips and bands were constantly being lost and found at our house until I repurposed these magnetic containers. I think technically they’re spice containers, but really, they’re great for holding just about anything small. I found them for $2 each at my […]
Cauliflower haters: this is for you, and possibly even your kids. This is one of those recipes that’s so simple, you may not believe it could be so delicious. I’m telling you, this is a cauliflower game-changer.
This glitter cleanup tip leaves you with a bonus: sparkly play dough! From Karen on the Parent Hacks Facebook page: You can roll play dough all over your glitter-covered table — all the glitter sticks to the dough and makes it sparkly. You can then keep using the glittery play dough – it works just […]
Wow. Thanks to a tweet from @chookooloonks, I discovered that Parent Hacks is one of ten parenting sites chosen as part of the Say100, a curated list of "voices that matter." Top-ten lists and "best of" contests have their limits. But, subjective as they are, they also help identify interesting outposts in the crowded landscape […]
Start detangling your kid’s hair in the shower by skipping the shampoo in favor of a conditioner rinse.
Glitter is one of those lovely-but-infuriating substances that seems to want to spill all over the table and the floor. Here's how Mikaela makes short work of cleaning it up: Just discovered this site thanks to a fellow mama. She suggested I share my glitter cleanup tip: Use a lint roller on tables, clothes, and […]