Kelly sent this hack in while watching her father play catch with her daughter: It can be frustrating to play catch with the little ones. They really want to but it's hard for them to catch a ball. Next time try playing catch with a hat or small shirt. It's so much easier for the […]
Several folks have written in to me noting that Parent Hacks is featured in the March 2008 issue of Real Simple! This is a huge thrill…if there were ever a magazine that laid out my fantasy life, that one is it. I haven't seen it yet myself (the February issues are still on the stands […]
I've run into some minor glitches switching laptops, hence the light posting. I expect to get everything fixed today (fingers crossed). More hacks coming up!
Thank you for the wonderful Valentine's Day hacks! I'm not usually the crafty sort (much as I wish I were), but somehow valentines bring out the sentimentalist in me. Before I was a mother, Valentine's Day seemed like yet another manufactured shopping occasion. I've always loved the cards, but the candy and related flotsam? Ugh. […]
Kittenpie demonstrates that a) toddlers aren't too young to make Valentines, and b) "handmade" doesn't have to equal "fussy." Last year, I cut up large-ish squares of thick paper, put them two at a time on the easel, and gave my daughter red and purple paint. She splotched them up good (she was 2), had […]