Hack my Mommy Brain

Writer and mother Asha Dornfest can now add hacker to her list of titles. She is the hacker and editor of a relatively new "collaborative weblog of practical parenting wisdom" called Parent Hacks.

As Parent Hacks exlains it:

A hack is a workaround, a jerry-rig, a clever, pragmatic answer to a problem. Parents are some of the best hackers, because raising kids requires on-your-feet thinking and frequent improvisation.

You got that right, hacking mama. When i'm not flat on my a-double-s from running after my kids, I'm definitely on my feet figuring out how the heck I can get more seaweed in their diet or keep their tub toys from molding or treat their Bandaid addiction. (I'm not being facetious; I'm a mom and I think about stuff like this!)

Here's a simple hack to help with the dreaded middle-of-the night crib sheet changes:

In those first months, when you find yourself changing crib sheets a couple times a night, consider making the bed with 2 or 3 layers of sheets and sheet protectors. That way, when it is 3 o'clock in the morning and the sheets are soiled all you have to do is pull of the top layer and you're good to go.

Asha gets help with Parent Hacks from Personal Assistant to the Editor Rael Dornfest and Contributor Margaret Foley. Besides sharing hacks and tips, Parent Hacks points out helpful parenting websites and products that parents might find useful. Parent Hacks also encourages readers to send in their hacks to share with the rest of us.

[Photo credit: Write From Karen]

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Mary Tsao | Mom Writes

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