Here are a few of my parenting and family "life hacks" to make everyday a little bit simpler!
Juice cartons have wings
Since the summer holidays, both Tristan and Scarlett have been enjoying apple juice in cartons as a little treat when on day-trips and at parties, but, they both have a tendency to grab and squeeze creating a big wet mess.
To solve this, we gently unfold the two side panels to create wings for the child to hold.
Use a cupcake liner on ice lollies
Tristan gobbles up ice lollies, but Scarlett can take her time which can mean a sticky drippy mess all over her fingers, clothes and floor.
To solve this, we sinply slide a cupcake liner to the bottom of the stick which collects all the drips.
Grate veggies into sauces
To ensure Tristan and Scarlett eat their 5-a-day, I love grating carrots and bell peppers into sauces that accompany pasta and rice-style dishes, including meatballs, lasagne, pasta bake and lots more. As well as the boosting the vitamins and minerals in the meal, it also helps make the meal more filling. It's a great trick to hide veggies for fussy eaters too!
Hairspray removes pen marks on leather sofa
Many years ago, before we had the kiddiwinks, we thought it would be a great idea to purchase a cream leather sofa. Let's just say we have since discovered that hairspray is a great way to remove pen ink marks ;)
Displaying your child's artwork and certificates
Between Tristan and Scarlett, we have a lot of artwork, cards, certificates, to display for all our family & friends to see. I've tacked a long piece of twine to the stairs/banister, and used wooden laundry pegs to display everything! Easy, simple and very homely!
What are your parenting life hacks?