I am a little in love with those Life Hacks posts you see floating around. I find myself amazed at the ingenuity of others. I mean who doesn’t love someone that will help you figure out how to create your own Nutella Ice Cream easily?
Or how to eat a cupcake:
I mean, can you say mind blown? I could seriously look at these all day! So, I thought it might be nice to share some parenting life hacks. Some are mine, some I borrowed. Are you excited? Here you go:
1. Feed Your Kid Everything In Sample Size. Can’t get your child to eat? Serve it in a dixie cup with a spork in tiny sample size. If that doesn’t work, try a cupcake liner, or just take them to Costco. Tiny samples work for tiny people.
2. Art Equals Understanding. Want to know what your child is thinking or feeling? Use art therapy. Or, just tell them to draw a picture of you and them. See what happens. I discovered I look a little bit like that scary girl from The Ring when I’m scolding my kids. Now I know. I might need to see a chiropractor too.
3. Ask about paint colors if you’re feeling isolated. Feeling lonely as a SAHM? Then go to social media. Ask people what paint color they recommend (even if you aren’t painting something). Your “friends” will come out of the woodwork to advise you. People are terrified you will choose the wrong color of white for your walls.
4. Chop Vegetables Like a Ninja So Your Kids Take You Seriously. While chopping your veggies, give them instructions like, go clean your room. Kids don’t argue with a Mom with a knife in her hand.
5. Need Help with Chores? It’s Never too Young to Start. See! This little guy already knows how to clean windows.
6. Let the Dog Help Pull Loose Teeth. Have a little one who doesn’t want her tooth pulled? Let the dog help.
7. Tell your kids Saturday Mornings are for Cleaning. They might just sleep later.
8. Tired of bathing your kids? Use the cat!
9. Want a quick entertainer? Try Balloons! Who needs a room full of toys when you have balloons??
If you love babies laughing, then you have to watch my daughter on her first birthday. Playing with toys? No. Popping balloons!
10. Feeling Lazy? A little rope can work wonders.
What’s a parenting tip that you need to share? Or which one of mine will you use?