For years, I have asked my kids to turn thier clothing right-side-out before throwing it in the hamper. Doing it myself was adding a lot of time to the already dreaded chore of laundry. But my pleas fell on deaf ears…
Archives for August 2011
Not only will this hack protect tender fingers from steaming corn, it will keep most of the butter off of kids’ hands.
When a brilliant one-liner hack comes through, writing a headline sort of ruins the surprise. So I offer extra applause to Kathy for this quick self-care tip: The balls with bumps that all the kids have make great foot massagers. I'm thinking a little foot massage while you're kid's playing in the bathtub, or while […]
Over at San Diego Momfia, Ooph shares her template for the “back to school contract” she and her kids sign each year outlining expectations and rules about homework, chores and free time. LOVE.
Giving marriage advice is as risky as giving parenting advice. No two couples or families are the same, so generalities should be approached with caution and a grain of salt. But that didn’t stop me.
From the beginning, Parent Hacks has been tangentially about me, my parenting, and my kids. My take on things sets the tone, kicks off the discussion, and sometimes hogs the spotlight, but, generally, Parent Hacks is about the hacks, the conversation and about us. Those of you who have spent much time with me, either […]
What a fun (and powerful) way for kids to learn and practice table manners!
If you’ve ever experienced the disaster that is losing your kid’s blankie/stuffed animal/lovey while away from home, you will appreciate Amanda’s hack.
Roasted seaweed “crisps” are one of those unlikely snacks many kids (including mine) LOVE. As in “gobble them up and beg for more.” A fun and healthy lunchbox alternative to chips.
Donna's trick for helping kids navigate hotel rooms after dark: Recently on vacation, my kids had a hard time finding the hotel room bathroom in the middle of the night. I used those cheap bracelet glow sticks and wrapped around the door knob of the hotel bathroom to allow them to find it. Once they […]