Drawing from the award-winning website ParentHacks.com, here are 134 ingenious ideas for simplifying life with kids. A parent hack can be as simple as putting the ketchup under the hot dog, minimizing the mess. Or strapping baby into a forward-facing carrier when you need to trim his fingernails—it frees your hands while controlling the squirming. Or stashing a wallet in a disposable diaper at the beach—who would ever poke through what looks like a used Pamper? On every page, discover easy-to-do, boldly illustrated, unconventional solutions, arranged by category from Pregnancy & Postpartum through Sleep, Eating, Bath Time, Travel, and more.
Author: Dan Marshall
Release Date: 2017-12-05
Genre: Family & Relationships
More than one hundred simple yet ingenious tricks, shortcuts, and ideas to help parents solve everyday occurrences and annoyances in one convenient, illustrated, flexibound pocket-sized guide. As the father of two children, Dan Marshall knows that just one time-saving tip can save the day for busy parents—whether they’re up to their elbows in dirty diapers with a newborn, chasing a high-energy toddler, or organizing their young scholars’ school projects. In Parent Hacks, he provides simple, easy-to-follow advice for tackling life’s everyday annoyances using materials and techniques that are either already on hand or easily attainable. Every tip is fully illustrated, making each easy to follow and master. Packaged in an appealing and portable size and designed with an easy-to-open spine and rounded-corners perfect for a back pocket, diaper bag, backpack, or purse, this indispensable guide offers dozens of inspired yet practical techniques for tackling the entire house, from kitchen to playroom to bedroom to bathroom, including: Cleaning Hacks Tidying Hacks Out and About Hacks First Aid Hacks Safety Hacks Food and Drink Hacks Arts and Crafts Hacks Early Days Hacks From converting an egg carton into a DIY paint palette to washing germs and goo off of plastic toys in the dishwasher to freezing a bag of marshmallows to make a soft and soothing ice pack that isn’t too cold for little ones, Parent Hacks offers handy, proven solutions for every mom and dad!
We're in the midst of a parenting climate that feeds on more. More expert advice, more gear, more fear about competition and safety, and more choices to make about education, nutrition, even entertainment. The result? Overwhelmed, confused parents and overscheduled, overparented kids. In MINIMALIST PARENTING, Christine Koh and Asha Dornfest offer a fresh approach to navigating all of this conflicting background "noise." They show how to tune into your family's unique values and priorities and confidently identify the activities, stuff, information, and people that truly merit space in your life. The book begins by showing the value of a minimalist approach, backed by the authors' personal experience practicing it. It then leads parents through practical strategies for managing time, decluttering the home space, simplifying mealtimes, streamlining recreation, and prioritizing self-care. Filled with parents' personal stories, readers will come away with a unique plan for a simpler life.
Author: Jennifer Griffin
Publisher: Workman Publishing
Release Date: 2007
Genre: Family & Relationships
A collection of classic nursery rhymes, contemporary songs, and finger plays aimed at helping parents interact with babies, with instructions for related movements and activities, historical information about some rhymes, and a CD containing music for thirty-five of the songs.
Author: Dan Marshall
Release Date: 2016-05-10
Genre: House & Home
The author of Life Hacks returns with this indispensable, fully illustrated manual—featuring 112 ingenious yet simple tricks, shortcuts, and ideas—every dad needs to solve a host of everyday annoyances and dilemmas. Packed with a wealth of advice, Dad Hacks offers invaluable solutions for more than one hundred common problems fathers face everyday. These hacks—“a trick, shortcut, skill, or novelty method that increases productivity and efficiency”—use basic materials and familiar techniques in ingenious ways. Tired of replacing your razors? Blast the blade with a hairdryer. The shot of hot air will eliminate residual moisture and help prevent oxidization and dulling. Conveniently packaged in a portable flexibound format with rounded corners, Dad Hacks provides creative fixes—all fully illustrated and easy to follow—for a wide range of ordinary occurrences, including: • Household Hacks • Food and Drink Hacks • DIY Hacks • Gadget Hacks • Health and Well-being Hacks • Hacks on the Go • Car and Bike Hacks • Hacks for the Kids • Garden and Outdoor Hacks • Clothing and Grooming Hacks With advice for the car, office, house, electronics, travel, and much, much more, Dad Hacks is essential for every tool kit, glove box, and work drawer.
Author: Sara Devos
Publisher: Weldon Owen
Release Date: 2016-06-07
Genre: House & Home
Hacks are simple tips to make your life easier and more enjoyable. Too little space in your wardrobe? Hang up the tab on a can of soda to your hanger and attach to it a new coat hanger. Twice as much hanging space! No speaker at hand? Make it quickly with a toilet roll and two plastic cups. Super convenient! Did you know that you can turn a bag of chips in an instant into a bowl? Or that you can peel a mango with a glass? This is a collection of the 200 most useful life hacks for your home, garden, kids and much more. Everything is explained with clear, step-by-step pictures so you can get started right away!
In a world of shoulds and shouldn'ts and "you'll break your kid if you don't do it this way," this little collection of things that are true about parenting leaves room for you and your child. Parenting is a long conversation with your child, and the 31 ideas in this book help you remember that you are doing a good job, even when you aren't having a good day. You're the best parent for your child. And you can do this, every day. Parenting is a long conversation with your child, and a chance to love someone so much that it makes you a better person. You're the Best Parent for Your Child: 31 Truths from AskMoxie.org honors how sweet and difficult this process is, how fierce and true loving your child is. Magda Pecsenye writes the parenting advice website AskMoxie.org. Her two children are old enough to sleep through the night and make their own lunches. She thinks that you're doing a good job.
An illustrated gift book that brings to life the universal parenting experience of saying strange and hilarious things to one's kids. As the father of five boys (all under age 10), graphic designer Nathan Ripperger has found himself saying some rather funny, absurd, and downright bizarre things to his children, from "Stop riding that penguin, we're leaving" to "I am NOT talking to you until you are wearing underwear." He created poster-like images for each and posted them online. The response from other parents was overwhelming. With Things I've Said to My Children, Ripperger has assembled around 80 of the funniest, weirdest, and most amusing sayings and paired them with full-color, designed images that bring these outrageously hysterical quotes to life. Covering the essential parenting topics like food, animals, don'ts, and of course, bodily functions, Things I've Said to My Children is a light-hearted illustrated reminder of the shared absurdity of parenthood. Especially for those parents who've ever found themselves uttering some variation of the line, "Please don't eat the goldfish crackers you've put in your butt."
Author: Simon Rose
Release Date: 2008-11-26
Genre: Family & Relationships
An all-encompassing guide to entertaining, amazing, and possibly even educating children, Be the Coolest Dad on the Block provides the perfect excuse to stand on a balloon, play with grated cheese in the microwave, and unroll an entire roll of toilet paper, all in the name of spending time with your kids. Written by a comedy writer and a cartoonist with thirty years’ combined experience as dads, Be the Coolest Dad on the Block is a cornucopia of practical parenting advice, like how to skip stones or teach a kid to ride a bike. It has answers to the pesky questions kids love, such as “Why is the sky blue?” or “Where do babies come from?” And it can help dads entertain large groups of kids with slapstick gags (“burp the alphabet”) or cool tricks (“the hole in the head”). Be the Coolest Dad on the Block also contains spooky myths for telling around the campfire and loads of quizzes and jokes for rainy days or endless car rides. With a range of ideas to suit all situations and sensibilities, Be the Coolest Dad on the Block gives any dad the right stuff to be the wackiest and smartest guy in the room. From the Trade Paperback edition.
As the mom of 7 kids, Vanessa Quigley has come up with plenty of hacks over the years. And her friends, and the moms and dads she meets, have so many great ideas that she loves to incorporate into her own mom life. She's gathered over a hundred of her favorites here for you! Perfect for new parents, and anyone looking for a few genius parenting ideas.
The monumental bestseller Quiet has been recast in a new edition that empowers introverted kids and teens Susan Cain sparked a worldwide conversation when she published Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking. With her inspiring book, she permanently changed the way we see introverts and the way introverts see themselves. The original book focused on the workplace, and Susan realized that a version for and about kids was also badly needed. This book is all about kids' world—school, extracurriculars, family life, and friendship. You’ll read about actual kids who have tackled the challenges of not being extroverted and who have made a mark in their own quiet way. You’ll hear Susan Cain’s own story, and you’ll be able to make use of the tips at the end of each chapter. There’s even a guide at the end of the book for parents and teachers. This insightful, accessible, and empowering book, illustrated with amusing comic-style art, will be eye-opening to extroverts and introverts alike.
Help any new or expecting father become the coolest, smartest, and most prepared dad around with Show Dad How, a fully illustrated, step-by-step guide to everything a dad needs to know from conception through baby’s first year. For dads who are excited to be involved with their new baby, but might not quite know where to start, Show Dad How is an ideal resource. From practical to playful, 156 awesome things every new father needs to know--one step at a time. In a series of nearly wordless, highly informative, often hilariously illustrated, step-by-step activities, dads-to-be learn how to do dozens of useful (and fascinating and important and sometimes surprisingly fun) tasks, including: - Preparing to impregnate - Recognizing the signs of pregnancy - Childproofing a home - Delivering a baby in the subway - Handling diaper disasters - Making bath time fun - Inventing a fairy tale - Mixing formula the right way - Making baby laugh . . . and much, much more. Presented in the bold visual style of the award-winning Show Me How series, drawing on the best of information technology and graphic-novel communication, this is a innovative reference book that can and will be enjoyed as a work of art and as a quirky, thoughtful gift. Packed with useful hands-on tutorials, Show Dad How is a real-life resource that can turn dad into an expert in any situation, from the bedroom to the kitchen to the playground.
The 20th anniversary edition of Edwidge Danticat's groundbreaking debut, now an established classic--revised and with a new introduction by the author, and including extensive bonus materials At the age of twelve, Sophie Caco is sent from her impoverished Haitian village to New York to be reunited with a mother she barely remembers. There she discovers secrets that no child should ever know, and a legacy of shame that can be healed only when she returns to Haiti--to the women who first reared her. What ensues is a passionate journey through a landscape charged with the supernatural and scarred by political violence. In her stunning literary debut, Danticat evokes the wonder, terror, and heartache of her native Haiti--and the enduring strength of Haiti's women--with vibrant imagery and narrative grace that bear witness to her people's suffering and courage.
The Executive Editor of People Magazine provides an unfiltered and hilarious look at her life alongside the rich and famous, as she reveals how being a fan-girl lead to celebrity close encounters she could only dream of growing up. From the NY Post's "Page Six" to Good Housekeeping and now People, Kate Coyne has spent years on the front lines of the entertainment industry, feeding our insatiable appetite for celebrity news and gossip. I'M YOUR BIGGEST FAN chronicles her journey from red-carpet reporter to upper-level editor and the countless surreal, surprising, and awkward interactions she had with stars along the way. Featuring A-listers such as Michael Douglas (who warned her about tabloid reporting), Tom Cruise (whose behavior will surprise you) and Tom Hanks (who, yes, is wonderful) Coyne's stories reveal insights about pop culture's biggest icons-and the journalist who has followed their every move.