Chris has a great use for the tube of nipple cream that will NEVER get used up any other way: I've found the perfect solution for those rashes around the mouth: Lansinoh ointment (the stuff you use for breastfeeding). We'd been using Vaseline, Desitin, and Eucerin – whichever was the nearest grab at the moment. […]
Archives for May 2009
Create a visual poster to help kids with their morning routine So simple, SUCH a potential improvement. Many (perhaps most) kids do better following sequences of steps when they have a visual prompt…this is perfect. Thank you, Mary!
Mike's tip for making sure his baby gets something different to eat at each meal: We've started feeding our five month-old baby solid food. We have six varieties of Stage 1 food (Earth's Best) and after trying them to ensure he had no reaction, we thought of how to make sure he gets a different […]
Eric, I'm wondering why this hack never occurred to me even after I threw out several permanently-Tylenol-stained shirts: Give your children liquid medicine while they are taking a bath. That way, if they spit any out it is not on their clothes or the carpet, and if they get some in their hair you can […]
OOOOOH. Media portrayals of moms…a favorite topic I could go on and on about for hours (I was a Sociology major after all). Alice (Finslippy) wonders why does the media stereotype moms? Dana (Mamalogues), Giyen (Bacon is my Enemy) and I respond. Find out what other viewers think! Leave your comments on the Momversation page […]
Bekah’s found a great way to simplify the seasonal toy clean-out: I was sorting a bunch of toys for donation, and trying to think of the best way to keep toys with multiple parts from getting separated. Painter’s tape! It will be easy for the recipient/buyer to remove. And once I started taping things together […]
Nicole’s hack simplifies both the folding and the putting away of little socks: Hate to lose socks in the dryer? Hate little tiny baby socks even more? Pin together pairs of baby socks using safety pins! No more lost socks! And when they’re washed? No folding or pairing, just throw them in the drawer for […]
The perfect girlie-girl hack — from Tracy: We've used the following recipe to make homemade lip gloss. This is a great birthday party idea. Vegetable shortening honey unsweetened drink mix (Kool-Aid) hot water cake decorating glitter (optional) Use a small bowl to mix 1 tbsp of the solid vegetable shortening and 1 tsp of honey. […]
Sara’s tip for getting a head start on your vegetable-, herb- or flower garden.
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