links for 2009-05-12

Create a visual poster to help kids with their morning routine So simple, SUCH a potential improvement. Many (perhaps most) kids do better following sequences of steps when they have a visual prompt…this is perfect. Thank you, Mary!

Give kids liquid medicine during their baths


Eric, I'm wondering why this hack never occurred to me even after I threw out several permanently-Tylenol-stained shirts: Give your children liquid medicine while they are taking a bath. That way, if they spit any out it is not on their clothes or the carpet, and if they get some in their hair you can […]

Momversation: Does the media stereotype moms?

OOOOOH. Media portrayals of moms…a favorite topic I could go on and on about for hours (I was a Sociology major after all). Alice (Finslippy) wonders why does the media stereotype moms? Dana (Mamalogues), Giyen (Bacon is my Enemy) and I respond. Find out what other viewers think! Leave your comments on the Momversation page […]

Homemade, edible lip gloss

The perfect girlie-girl hack — from Tracy: We've used the following recipe to make homemade lip gloss. This is a great birthday party idea. Vegetable shortening honey unsweetened drink mix (Kool-Aid) hot water cake decorating glitter (optional) Use a small bowl to mix 1 tbsp of the solid vegetable shortening and 1 tsp of honey. […]