As a busy mom, I have learned a few mom tips and mom hacks to make life calmer and simpler. Moms, we all have tips that have rocked our worlds and made something really overwhelming into a simple thing. We aren’t always used to taking the easy way, but these genius mom hacks are here to help.
Here are just a few of the mom tips we have discovered after a call out on our Facebook page asking for favorite mom hacks. These are going to save you a lot of time with just a little bit of effort!
Genius Mom Hacks
We have all been there as a mother where some tips or mom life hacks would have made the difference. A hard time that needed a quick fix!
We hope that you will find at least one game changer hack that will show you a much easier way. Think of the Kids Activities Blog community as your mom friends who are willing to tell you the truth!
Super Smart Mom Tips
Have sippy cups in the lowest drawer or cabinet, it help your tots learn independence as they get their own drinks! This mom hack allows younger kids to get what they need without asking which is a win-win for everyone!
Child Proof Cabinets
Use those toy rings as cabinet door locks. So easy and I bet you already have a couple dozen of these lying around the house. While they aren’t going to work completely like the cabinet locks that cost a small fortune, they will slow a child down. Be sure to use them with this in mind.
Kids Lunch Box With Ice Pack
Keep lunch cool with this mom tip! Freeze a sponge in a plastic bag and throw it into the lunch box in the morning. Bonus: Your kiddo can wipe up their meal space after their lunch break! via Kids Activities Blog
Sensory Bottle Ideas
Got a kiddo who just can. not. wind down at night? Make a starry bedtime bottle to help them go to sleep out of water bottles. You will thank us the next day!
Don’t dilute juice with ice cubes! The best way is to keep it cool and get some fruit fiber with frozen grapes. Obviously, don’t do this with kids that can’t eat grapes.
Tart Cherry Gummies For Kids
Kids having trouble sleeping? Have them eat this magic fruit before bedtime! It seems like such a little thing, but it can make a big impact.
Mom Hacks For Family Life
Take Away Device Chargers
Are your kids grounded from their devices? Take their chargers away from them, the anticipation of no power is a great motivator. <–Pretty good mom hack, eh?
Lock The Power Cord
Another grounding tip is to put a lock around the power cord. This way you don’t need to take the TV literally out of your kids room and they won’t be able to watch anything until their grounding period is over.
Turn Off The TV
Got grumpy bored kids? Turn off the TV for a week. We have been amazed at how a week away from screens has helped our kids be more inventive with their free time and helped maintain a much healthier daily routine.
Marshmallow Cold Pack
Mini-Marshmallow Ouchie Pads. Put some marshmallows in the freezer. They are lightweight, don’t hold too much cold, and make the perfect ouchie pads. You likely have some in the pantry so this will be at no extra cost!
Clever Mom Hacks You Don’t Want to Miss
Light Switch Guard
Got a kiddo who can’t help but flip the lights NON-STOP? Make a switch cover. Super easy to make in little time!
Conserve Toilet Paper
My tot has emptied the toilet paper on the floor too many times! Stop it before it starts by slipping a wooden dowel (that is slightly longer than a roll of toilet paper) with circular wooden dowel ends into a roll of toilet paper roll, and then use a ponytail holder to hold the toilet paper in place, by fastening one end onto each of the dowel ends.
Is your forgetful child driving you batty? Making a collection of paper bracelets with their “tasks” is a great mom life tip it helps them to see what is left to be done.
No More Bugs
Last year we learned how to keep bugs out of your kids drinks at the next outdoor party you host with the help of cupcake liner in this house tip.
Genius Parenting Ideas For Smaller Kids
Formula Dispenser Machine
Are you getting up in the middle of the night to make baby bottles? We can help you save a little more time! (This post contains affiliate links.) This gadget measures and mixes formula to the perfect temperature for you with just the push of a button.
Have a kiddo who just can’t reach the sink? You may have seen the dustpan trick online, but this works even better for younger kids to reach the faucet. Make a sink extender.
How To Clean Room
Teach your kids to clean their rooms in ten to fifteen minuets. We tried this clean up time system – it REALLY works! Oh, and it works for both younger and older kids!
No More Lock
Got a kiddo who is constantly locking himself in a room. Until he grows out of the phase, cross painters tape over the door lock.
Got a kiddo who refuses to eat veggies?? Try these veggie packed pops. They are tasty and good for you and you can pick up whatever veggies are on sale next time you go grocery shopping.
Want to occupy the kids without giving them a mindless video game? Try this app which is full of learning games!
Ensure Shoes Go On The Right Feet
Help your kids learn which shoe goes on which foot with the help of stickers. Match the stickers together and put on their own shoes!
Cleaning Tips and Hacks
Great Cleaning Tip: Wash Legos in a lingerie bag, in the washing machine. This is great after a bout of sickness has gone through your home. Keep your kids from reinfecting themselves!
No More Juice Box Spills
No more juice box spills! Use the flaps of the box juice box as “handles”. Instead of holding, and squeezing the box. Kids hold the flaps and are sticky-free.
Cleaning Hacks and Tips
Wrap a rubber band around the soap pump to limit the kids going bonkers and making fingerpaint from the soap. This Cleaning Tip helps portion control the soap for small hands.
Spending all day on the potty waiting for the “big event” to reward them? Or maybe you just have a kiddo who takes forever to do his duty? Give him a dry erase marker and let him doodle on the toilet lid. It wipes off!
Cheerios. Drop one into the toilet. Teach boys to aim into the toilet by having them use the cherrio as a “target”.
More Parenting Hacks
Name Writing Practice
Use a pom-pom to help your kids learn how to properly hold a pencil or pen. It will help them learn to write.
3 Ingredient Crockpot Recipes
Low on time? Try dumping one of these 3 Ingredient Crock pot meals into your slow-cooker – come home and dinner will be hot and ready. Want to speed up your comfort foods? Check out the slow cooker to instant pot conversion table.
Homemade is a better way than drive thru any day!
Did you tell your kids to clean their room, and they tell you they did, but you are cooking dinner (or whatever) and unable to check? Ask them to take your phone and go grab a picture as “proof”.
It doesn’t take any extra time and you have your answer without walking down the hall.
Toddler Food Solution
A little trick I have been using for as long as my kids were toddlers was to use a pizza cutter for nearly anything! Any food that needs to be cut smaller is often easier with a pizza cutter. Oh, and if the pizza cutter gives you a difficult time, then it is time to break out the cooking scissors!
Storing Board Games
Store game boards on the wall – they double as art and are a lot of fun to grab and play with!
Washing Things In the Dishwasher
There are SO many things that you can wash! Including many toys, and kids shoes, in a dishwasher! Yep, all those annoying little toys…all at one time.
DIY Travel Mugs
Don’t have a travel mug? Maybe you need an emergency sippy cup? You can make a regular cup into a temporary splash-proof cup by covering it with cling wrap and poking a hole through it for a straw.
Video: DIY Cooler
Don’t want soggy juice boxes at your next play date? Try making a cooler from balloons.
Pool Noodle Bedrail
Traveling? Does the bed lack a bedrail – making it unsafe for young kids? Put a pool noodle under the sheets. This should stop all but the most adventurous sleepers.
Ready to organize the entire house? We LOVE this declutter course! It’s perfect for busy families!
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- Birthday? Holidays? Gotta back a cake? Then check out these baking hacks to make your cake taste like it just came from a bakery.
- Lots of dirty clothes with an overflowing laundry basket? We can all use these laundry hacks! Especially since laundry seems never ending.
- We have shoe hacks! Decorate them, fix them, clean them, and more!
- Here are some moving hacks! Moving is hard, and these wonderful tips can make it easier.
Which mom hack was your favorite? Did we miss some mom tips…please add in the comments below!