Day: August 14, 2014


On participant ribbons and letting kids always win

I just went to a fair with my kids, where all four of them participated in a hula-hoop contest. My children are not world-class hula-hoopers. They are mediocre at best and didn’t outlast the winner. It was just something fun for them to do. But guess what? They all won participant ribbons! So forever we […]

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For #Blogust ’14: What I Learned By Sending My Kids to Summer Camp

This post is my contribution to Blogust ’14—Shot@Life’s month-long campaign to provide vaccinations for kids in need around the world. I’m writing on the theme of "Happy and Healthy Firsts." You can help Parent Hacks unlock 500 vaccine donations by leaving a comment or clicking “Tweet” or “Like” below. (Details at the end of the post.) […]

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How to Devein Shrimp {& Quickly Cook Them!}

Okay. Can we talk a little about shrimp? And how they’re one of the friendlier seafoods? Even non-seafood-lovers often enjoy shrimp. Shrimp are widely available and easy to cook and can be served in a wide variety of ways. Shrimp is lean and protein-packed and delicious. What’s not to love, right? I will tell you. […]

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Guess ‘Em—Hipster Celebrity Baby Names!

Baby names…it’s a topic that never gets old to us, which is why we’re bringing you this first installment of our baby name guessing game, featuring what some might dub “hipster” names anointed to the offspring of celebs in the fashion world, Hollywood, and the music industry. A fair warning: It’s not all that easy! […]

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Why Sesame Street & Toddlers Might Not Mix

Kids and screentime is a hot topic these days. (We even dipped our toes into the subject right here.) And while letting your children watch programs on the TV, iPad, or smartphone is a totally personal choice, new research out of the University of Iowa is hoping to shed a little light onto what types […]

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11 Ways To Use Coconut Oil In Your Beauty Routine

Coconut oil has recently become one of the most talked about “beauty” breakthroughs because of its countless uses, health benefits, and, of course, its inexpensive price tag. If you’re not already nuts for this delicious-smelling miracle oil, then it’s high time you see what all the fuss is about. Apparently coconut oil can be used for everything—from cooking to […]

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