20 Practical Mom Tips You Need Right Now
As our family grows, I love to find Practical Mom Tips to make life easier with the kids. Life can get a little stressful sometimes and having a few proven tips and ideas that work are always handy. These are just a few of my favorite practical mom tips and ideas.
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20 Practical Mom Tips
Tips to Make Life Easier with Kids
- Don’t loose cups. Help your kids keep track of “their cup” by gluing magnets to the cups and keeping them on the fridge. -via Dana Made It
- Have a no-tears transition to pedaling a bike by starting with a balance bike. -via Cheerios and Latte
- Teach your children to effectively sweep the floor with the help of a taped “goal”. -via Rockabye Butterfly
- Survive sickness with young children with the help of a vinyl tablecloth and powdered jello. -via Kids Activities Blog
- Cut down on slippery soap (and the messes kids make with bar soaps) with the help of a soap pouch. -via WhiMSy love
- Detangle your dolls hair with a simple solution made from fabric softener – brilliant! -via Lil Blue Boo
- Remove melted crayon from your dryer and a bunch of other cleaning tips. -via Come Together Kids
- Helps kids keep track of time after school with this After School Routine Clock. -via Kids Activities Blog
- Wish I would’ve thought of this! Shoe Tying Tips and Tools for Kids. -via Sugar Aunts
- Teach Your Kids How to Cook by Age and you’ll thank yourself later. -via Momables
Everyday Life Tips for Moms:
- How to keep all the Reading program books organized. No more lost books! -via Timeless Adventures
- Have a family calendar. This suggestion uses icons of common activities so non-reading children can know what to expect for the day. -via Serving Pink Lemonade
- Organize snack time in advance – they have lots of simple snack ideas! -via Learn with Play
- Design a room and activities for learning. Love the tip to keep rotating activities. Great reminder for after-school homework time too! -via Carrots are Orange
- For crazy afternoons, give your non-napper a busy box. -via Learn with Play
- Your car doesn’t have to be a trashcan on wheels (like mine) with these 10 Tips to Keep Your Car Organized and Clean. -via Lil Blue Boo
- Encourage your kids to be more independent. Set up drink and snack stations for them to help themselves. -via Inner Child Fun
- Have a Travel Bag full of entertainment saved for errand days. -via Plain Vanilla Mom
- Help your kids be more organized with closet organization – put one outfit in each drawer. -via In Lieu of Preschool
- Eating out with kids can be stressful, that’s why you need these 20+ Creative Ways to Keep Kids Occupied at a Restaurant. -via Kids Activities Blog
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Thank you so much for including our snackbox and busy box. Hmm, perhaps I can be a Box specialist, lol. 😀 Thanks guys. That’s a really useful post 😀
LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the theme of your recap!
Thanks for the link-up – love your site : )
Enjoyed the idea of putting the magnets on the side of the cups. I think you can use Velcro, too, if you’re worried about the kiddos swallowing magnets. Would be helpful for adults with disabilities, as well, to conserve energy and make items more accessible. One of the most wonderful things I ever saw was a TV remote Velcro-ed to a person’s laptray when I was on a therapy home visit. Even if I think TV watching can be hazardous to one’s health (and soul) I felt this was a great way for the person with poor mobility to exercise independence. Keep on writin’! Karen
When my children were younger, my son could not eat a Popsicle fast enough. It would drip clear down his elbow. I solved this by buying plain sponges and cutting them in two then cut a steak knife size hole in the middle. When it was time for a frozen snack I would wet the sponge, wring it out, and slide the stick through the hole. When finished I would add a drop of dish washing liquid, rinse it out, and prop it up on it’s edge to dry. No more mess!
Great tips! There were a few I have not heard of. I had never heard of a few. I have not had to remove crayon from anything yet but this will come in handy one day I am sure. For us this summer we will have lots of kids and family around because of our pool and I think we will have to have a spot where everyone has to keep their cup and they will have names on them. If it was just my kids I love the ideas of the magnets on the fridge but I think 8-10 magnets and cups would be too many.
Hi! Thanks soo much for all the beautiful tips!. As a mum and a teacher, Im always looking for new ways to encourage good behaviour as well as learning everyday chores throuh playing. Last month I made a behaviour chart for my elder daughter with ten colourful stars to stick on the fridge (with magnets for each star) The idea is not just to give the stars away, but to earn them fair and square. So she really had to work out the way. Dont promise your child that if she does this…. she will get a star!!! Award her everytime she does something out of the ordinary or something you didnt expect her to do. As an example, tidyng uo her mess, putting toys in order, helping you with sth you didnt ask to, no weeping over silly things, being nice to her sister. My promise was that once she got all the stars (ten) she could choose to do any activity with the family. (And gave her examples a day out, going to the cinema, playing together, inviting friends home) hope you like it!
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Thank you, and keep up the great work.