Lansinoh nipple ointment is the perfect antidote for saliva rash


Chris has a great use for the tube of nipple cream that will NEVER get used up any other way: I've found the perfect solution for those rashes around the mouth: Lansinoh ointment (the stuff you use for breastfeeding). We'd been using Vaseline, Desitin, and Eucerin – whichever was the nearest grab at the moment. […]

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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 […]

Painter’s tape keeps multiple toy parts together in the donation bin

Painter's tape keeps small parts together

Bekah’s found a great way to simplify the seasonal toy clean-out: I was sorting a bunch of toys for donation, and trying to think of the best way to keep toys with multiple parts from getting separated. Painter’s tape! It will be easy for the recipient/buyer to remove. And once I started taping things together […]

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. […]