I launched the Parent Hacks blog in 2005. At the time, my oldest kid was in kindergarten and my youngest was a toddler. Parenting challenged me to my core, blogging was relatively new, and most people were using blogs as personal journals. But I wanted to create a community space where parents could swap their worked-for-me tips and talk about what was really going on. So began a 10+ year conversation with the smartest, most generous community of parents on the Internet, and a remarkable ride for me as a writer and parent.
Now that my kids are grown, I’ve flown to a new Internet perch. To see what I’m up to now, visit me at AshaDornfest.com.
My book, PARENT HACKS, is an illustrated collection of genius shortcuts inspired by this blog. I’m immensely proud of this book because it invites a new generation of parents to share the kinds of smart, encouraging ideas readers shared here. I wrote Parent Hacks as a way to honor and make tangible a bit of the magic that happened on this blog, so I could offer it to Parent Hacks readers and say thank you and look, we made this together.
My previous book, MINIMALIST PARENTING, with co-author and dear friend Christine Koh, details the “keep it simple” philosophy of parenting and life we’ve both come to in our very different ways. It offers practical advice about how to clear space for what’s most important in your home, schedule and mind.
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