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50 Top Parenting Tricks and Hacks That Will Make Life Easier And More Fun

50 Top Parenting Tricks and Hacks That Will Make Life Easier And More Fun

I dare you to try these parenting tricks today!

1. Add a lint roller to your craft room.

A lint roller picks up glitter (and just about anything else) like a charm!

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    2. Try vinegar for minor burns.

    Just soak a small face cloth or paper towel and apply vinegar to the burn till the skin feels cool. Apply it immediately after the burn and it will ease the pain and prevent a blister.

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      3.Keep the kids from locking themselves in the bathroom.

      Keep a door unlocked by using a rubber band. You can find more information on this trick here.

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        4. Keep a spray bottle in the car for hot days to avoid scorching seat belts buckles.

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          5. Use pool noodles to improve safety.

          Pool noodles offer protection for little hands and feet on the trampoline.

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            6. A little tape will catch toenail clippings before they make a mess for you.

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              7. Get your teenager to clean their room.

              You can get your son or daughter to clean their room by using your cleverness and humor like the mother below.

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                8. Prevent your kids from always using new cups and leaving the old ones lying around the house.

                Just give them their own cups with magnets and pin them to your fridge. Your kids will love it.

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                  9. Use this no-mess painting parenting tricks.

                  Add three dollops of different coloured paint into a ziplock bag and voila! Your baby can create all kinds of designs without any mess.

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                    10. Buy a Keep-It-Kleen Pacifier.

                    This

                    product automatically closes when dropped, eliminating the need to constantly wash it off.pacifier clean

                      11. Limit Soap by twisting rubber bands around the pump nozzle.

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                        12. Invest in a Baby In-Sight Auto Mirror.

                        This

                        car mirror both lets you see your baby on long drives and entertains him or her. babyautomirror

                          13. Use a baby monitor app while on vacation.

                          Use this app to take care of your kid with your Apple or Android product. No extra equipment needed.

                            14. To get your kids to put their shoes on the correct feet, cut a sticker in half and place it on the insides of their shoes.

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                              15. Keep apple slices from getting brown.

                              Put the apple slices in a lunch bag, sprinkle salt over the pieces and give them a quick slosh with water. The salty taste is washed away but the brief exposure to salt keeps them looking fresh all day!

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                                16. Make splinter removals less painful.

                                Put a paste of baking soda and water on a splinter and leave for a few minutes, the baking soda will push the splinter out saving your child an unnecessarily painful splinter removal.

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                                  17. Molar Muncher Teethers are perfect for soothing babys’ whole gum line.

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                                    18. Use a pizza box as a giant sized canvas.

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                                      19. WD-40 is the perfect crayon remover.

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                                        20. Keep your child’s clothes clean.

                                        Tide To Go Instant Stain Remover saves your kid’s clothes from stains, even while on the go.

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                                          21.Teach your child to hold a pencil the right way with this trick.

                                          With a wad of Kleenex behind their last two fingers this trick will help them keep the right form while writing.


                                            22. Try the Kikko’pilo travel mat.

                                            This mat is perfect when your child needs a clean place to nap on long trips.

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                                              23. Use puffy fabric paint to paint a grip on your toddlers socks.

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                                                24. Use crayons to cover up scratches on shoes.

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                                                  25. Use toothpaste to clean permanent marker off wooden furniture.

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                                                    26. Try cartoon underwear when potty training your child.

                                                    The sight of their favourite character will help them think twice! Also try this link for more toilet training tricks.

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                                                      27. Use these T-shirts so you don’t loose your kids.

                                                      Not only do these shirts make your children stand out but also they will lighten up the mood.

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                                                        28. Make bedtime out of this world!

                                                        Make your child love bedtime by using funny and speacial bedding.

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                                                          29. The Nursery Spa will warm towels, blankets, and clothing for your baby.

                                                          We know that you’ll also be using

                                                          it for yourself but we won’t tell!Nursery spa

                                                            30. Time to tidy up toys? Play race the clock with an egg timer.

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                                                              31. Use the toy links from your baby’s gym to clip toys to your baby’s highchair or stroller.

                                                              Save yourself the bending to pick up the toys which the baby throws every five seconds.

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                                                                32. Dress your kids in matching outfits so when you go shopping others will identify which kids are “yours”.

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                                                                  33. Write your phone number on your child’s arm when you go on an all day trip.

                                                                  If he gets lost he can always borrow a phone to call you up.

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                                                                    34. Take your baby’s temperature while soothing her with this adorable

                                                                    35. Need to wean your baby off a pacifier? Cut away a small piece of the nipple each time your child uses it.

                                                                    Eventually the baby won’t like the feeling and soon there won’t be anything left to suck and she’ll throw it away herself. (Be sure to keep it extra clean during the process.)

                                                                      36. This
                                                                      infant diner placemat has a built-in catch compartment for messy eaters.infant placemat

                                                                        37. Cover a play table in oilcloth to create a water-resistant outdoor picnic table.

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                                                                          38. Keep pacifiers clean in your bag with sauce-to-go containers.

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                                                                            39. Use bulletin boards to stay organized.

                                                                            Try a bulletin board for each kid where you can post reminders, chores for the day, or their schedule. A great place for this is the shoe area or your child’s bedroom.

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                                                                              40. Use these cute animals to make toothbrushing fun!

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                                                                                41. Allow no wandering in the parking lot with this Parking Pal sticker!

                                                                                Have your kid place their hand on the Parking Pal sticker so that they won’t get lost.

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                                                                                  42. Try an Inflatable pool as a safe play area that’s large enough to keep your baby busy for hours.

                                                                                    43.Keep the hair on dolls soft with fabric softener and water.

                                                                                      44. Make a baby tent to keep out the mosquitoes and the sun.

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                                                                                        45. Make a batch of baby food to last for a week.

                                                                                        Freeze baby sized portions in an ice tray.

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                                                                                          46. Clean shoes and toys in the dishwasher.

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                                                                                            47. Create lawn art with a big sheet.

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                                                                                              48. Make a corner shelf for the kids book with this Ikea magazine holder.

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                                                                                                49. Make a water slide out of a plastic sheet (the kind that comes with new appliances or furniture) and a hose.

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                                                                                                  50. Hang a fort with a hoola-hoop and bed sheet.

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                                                                                                    Last Updated on August 20, 2018

                                                                                                    35 Anniversary Ideas to Bring You Closer Together

                                                                                                    35 Anniversary Ideas to Bring You Closer Together

                                                                                                    Every mature relationship has had a less-than-memorable anniversary. Maybe one of you forgot, or both of you got busy with work, kids, family issues, or something else. Whatever happened, the day came and went without fanfare. And neither of you seemed to notice or much care.

                                                                                                    But for the health of any relationship, it’s important to make important days feel special. Anniversaries offer the wonderful opportunity to relive beautiful memories, practice gratefulness for your partner, and to show your love and strengthen your bond. Make this year’s anniversary with your significant other something special  — one that will bring you closer together.

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                                                                                                    The best way to create a memorable anniversary is to do something new and different together as a couple. Stretch yourselves a bit.

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                                                                                                    While boredom can silently kill a relationship, new experiences reinforce the shared bond you already have and create strong new memories. Just think back to the most significant memories you have right now with your spouse and imagine what new ones you can create!

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                                                                                                    While you enjoy your chosen anniversary activity, be sure to keep a positive attitude and make your partner happy too on that day. Leave all arguments and day to day detail behind. Just celebrate your relationship. Whether you’re going to spend the day together at home, getting away, or having a wild and crazy new experience together, you can have your best anniversary yet!

                                                                                                    If You’re Staying In

                                                                                                    1. Spend an evening with no technology, just the two of you and maybe a board game. It’s hard to keep ourselves away from our computers and smartphones long enough to have a meaningful conversation. Make a rule not to use your tech and you’ll rekindle your relationship!
                                                                                                    2. Make wine or beer together. If you enjoy drinking together, this is a fun activity to try together. Just remember to buy the necessary equipment ahead of time.
                                                                                                    3. Learn something new about each other. With an open mind, try asking some of the New York Times’ 36 questions that lead to love. They’ll help spark intimacy and will lead to some really honest moments.
                                                                                                    4. Have a lazy day. Breakfasts in bed, spend all day in bed talking and napping. Follow breakfast with champagne and dessert! If you feel like getting more active, cook together or play some games. Here’re some simple breakfast ideas for you.
                                                                                                      • Learn to dance at home. This is best for those active couples who work out together and also enjoy learning something new together. Just go on Youtube to find any music with dance tutorials and learn together.
                                                                                                      • Visit model homes or open houses and plan your dream home.
                                                                                                      • Have a special dessert – champagne and chocolate covered strawberries. Having an unusual treat makes a day feel extra special. If you want to make the dessert really special, try these tasty dessert recipes.
                                                                                                      • Create a playlist of your favorite songs as a couple. Choose songs that tell your story, and songs that you bonded over throughout your relationships. Here’re some love songs ideas for your inspirations.
                                                                                                        • Write your love story. Write it together or ave each of you write your own and then bring them together in an interesting, both sides of the story format.
                                                                                                        • Get a fondue pot. Fondue is a fun way to enjoy melted cheeses (for savory items) and melted chocolate (for sweeter treats).
                                                                                                        • Decorate! Turn your home into a dressed-up french cottage, a sophisticated restaurant, or simply with flowers. The different ambience will immediately change the feel of your home and make it feel like a staycation.
                                                                                                          • Talk about the future together. It might sound simple and everyday, but imagining how you want to spend your retirement together, or planning future trips can be exciting and romantic.

                                                                                                          If You Want to Get Away

                                                                                                          1. Take a day trip together to your favorite spot. If you live in a city, it can be incredibly refreshing to get away for an afternoon and drink in the outdoors.
                                                                                                          2. Go on a scenic drive and stop at a wine and cheese bar. Or, if you’re lucky enough to have lots of options where you live, try a brewpub. There are tons of small craft breweries with fantastic food options too.
                                                                                                          3. Go camping. Relatively affordable and, if the weather’s right, beautiful and romantic.
                                                                                                            • Take an overnight backpacking trip. For the more adventurous couples, backpacking is an even more intense way to challenge yourself physically while becoming one with nature.
                                                                                                            • Take a wine tasting tour. If you live on the West Coast or in the Northeast, take a drive to the nearest winery. Many offer relatively inexpensive tastings and deals if you purchase a certain amount.
                                                                                                            • Take a scenic train trip. Taking the train means less stress traveling: nobody has to drive, you don’t have to stop for breaks every few hours, and you can sleep if you need to!
                                                                                                            • Save up for a destination vacation. What better time than your anniversary to enjoy the beach at a beautiful resort?
                                                                                                            • Explore a new city. Whether you’re on a budget or have a lot saved up, you can have a great time just exploring an unfamiliar town.
                                                                                                            • Rent a cabin for a weekend away, in the woods or next to a lake or ocean. If you like the outdoors but can only take so much nature, try glamping.
                                                                                                              • Go on a retreat. Yoga retreats, meditation retreats, beautiful natural surroundings … they’re all the rage. Search for centeredness and calm with your partner.
                                                                                                              • Spend a day at a food festival. Many cities have fun and affordable food festivals, occasionally based on a theme. Check out your town’s (or a nearby city) calendar for inspiration!

                                                                                                              New & Exciting Experiences

                                                                                                              1. Go spelunking. Dark, damp, and utterly exciting!
                                                                                                              2. Go on a hot air balloon ride. Because the basket is relatively small, this can be a romantic and deeply personal – and yet thrilling –
                                                                                                                experience.
                                                                                                                • Try sky diving. If you and you S.O. are real thrill-seekers, sky diving can really push you to the edge!
                                                                                                                • Explore the underwater world by snorkeling or scuba diving. This may take you far away from where you normally live and work, which is an added bonus.
                                                                                                                • Experience white water rafting.
                                                                                                                • Drive or hike to the highest spot nearby for a new view of the world. America has tons of beautiful mountains where challenging hikes (or drives) can deliver breathtaking views.
                                                                                                                • Take a craft or cooking class. Up your craft skills or food  making skills, and enjoy something new!
                                                                                                                  • Take a wine and painting class today. These classes are easily found these days and even a beginning painter can create a nice painting. Challenging but relaxing, fun, and you get to go home with some artwork!
                                                                                                                  • Learn to salsa dance. Dancing is a fantastic way to actively get closer and coordinate physically with one another.
                                                                                                                    • Visit a nearby festival you’ve always wanted to go to. Have fun and let go with fellow audience-members!
                                                                                                                    • Spend the day at an amusement park together. Laugh and carry on like teenagers.
                                                                                                                    • Meet new people! At a restaurant, concert, or class, make it a point to meet new friends. Striking up conversation with someone you don’t know – but with whom you have shared interests – can be an adventurous and rewarding experience.

                                                                                                                    Whether your budget is big or small, and whether you have a little or a ton of time together, focus on each other. There are tons of options, in terms of location, level of physical activity, and cost. You can make the day special in a way that’s right for you!

                                                                                                                    Featured photo credit: Photo by Taylor L. Spurgeon on Unsplash via unsplash.com

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