Super Mom Hacks

Dealing with Chickenpox (The Parent’s Survival Guide)

Dealing with chickenpox is never fun. But parents can ease their kids' suffering with these home remedies for chickenpox.

Dealing with Chickenpox: What to do if my child has chickenpox? Between the recent global chaos caused by the coronavirus pandemic, and all the disruption to daily life it caused, many of us have gotten off schedule with our basic preventive health care. One of the unfortunate side effects of this is a decline in …

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Best Campfire Desserts: Campfire Unicorn Horns

Campfire Unicorn Horns are a delicious, easily customizable campfire dessert for kids, and easy to make as a gluten-free smores alternative.

Looking for easy campfire desserts for kids for your next family camping trip? Campfire Unicorn Horns are super-tasty campfire foil desserts that are an easy alternative to smores. They are easy to make as gluten free campfire desserts. And because they’re a banana campfire dessert, you could even argue that they’re a healthy alternative to smores! We …

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Want the Best Education For Your Child? 10 Tried-and-True Steps

Want to know how to get the best education for your child? It all starts with YOU; here are the steps to take, from birth onward, to make it happen.

How Can Parents Support Learning At Home? 10 Proven Ways Parents Can Help Educate A Child: Most parents want the best for their kids in life. We worry about what they eat, how they spend their free time, and improving school performance.  But educating a child, or hearing that parents make the best teacher, can …

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Packing Hacks for Families: 5 Family Travel Pro Packing Tips

If your family is far-flung (as ours is), the upcoming holiday season means at least one trip away from home with your kiddo(s) in tow. But are you ready? Do you know how to pack like a pro? If you’ve never done an extended trip by car or plane with your offspring, the thought of …

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Declutter For Christmas: Your Step-By-Step Guide

Decluttering for Christmas can make the holidays much less stressful; this declutter home checklist will help you declutter before Christmas.

Few things are more cathartic than clearing out the old at year’s end. Taking a little time to declutter before the holidays makes a stress-free Christmas so much easier to attain. Whether you’re trying to get ready for Christmas, or just hoping to declutter for the new year, this step-by-step “declutter home checklist” will help …

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How To Get Mud Out Of Clothes

If you're a parent, you'll need to know how to get mud out of clothes at some point. I recently had a chance to put several mud-removal options to the test.

Let’s face it: Kids like playing in the dirt. Toddlers are fascinated by making mud puddles. Preschoolers and school-age kids like to make them, then play in them. And older school-age kids take this love of mud to a new level: they play soccer, baseball, softball, or football. Which means that at some point in …

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Halloween Must Haves: Trick-or-Treat Safety Tips for Parents

How do you keep your kiddos visible and safe on Halloween? These trick-or-treat safety hacks will keep your little ones visible after dark!

So you’ve got the Halloween costumes ready to go. And you’ve bought out the candy section of your local store. But have you checked trick-or-treat safety off your list yet? Think about it: Little people are tiny. A lot of creepy Halloween costume ideas (vampire, witch, spider, etc.) are dark. And in many places, trick-or-treating …

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Best Travel Carseat Ever (Hint: it’s not a carseat!)

Now that we’re moving past the worst of the pandemic, are you ready to hit the road again with your kiddos? Or perhaps even take to the skies with them? Or maybe you’re just getting out and about in taxis more. Whichever of these scenarios fits best, having the best travel carseat will make your …

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Why All Parents Need Earplugs (In Bulk!)

The irony of parenthood is that our littles often can't hear us, when we can hear them all too well. Hence why all parents need earplugs. In bulk.

If you’re reading this, chances are you’re a parent. And chances are good you’ve already acquired some earplugs. I’m talking the maximum-decibal-blocking kind. If not, you need some. ASAP. I’m typing this post as I work from my temporary home office in the living room, because my regular home office is currently full of stuff …

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How To Get Kids to Help Around the House: 21 Hacks

Does your child help around the house? No matter what their age, there are things you can do to raise willing and capable helpers, as these 21 hacks demonstrate.

Does your child help around the house? No matter what their age, if a kid can walk, they can help. (And even infants can “practice” things as a game.) Unless you have a maid or a cleaning service, getting help around the house from family members is essential. However, it’s also easier said than done, …

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Julia Child-Inspired Dijon Deviled Eggs (Easter Appetizer)

This delicious Dijon deviled eggs recipe is the perfect Easter appetizer - so easy that kids can make, yet elegant enough for holiday meals.

> Those of you celebrating Easter in the weeks to come (or at least taking part in Easter egg hunts) may find yourselves inundated with hard-boiled eggs soon. Deviled eggs are a definite kid-pleaser, in my house at least. And this recipe makes the YUMMIEST deviled eggs I have ever eaten. Moreover, deviled eggs are a …

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Weekend Kids’ Closet Makeover With DIY Shelving (Easy Weekend Project)

Wondering what to do with a small closet in your kids' room? Adding DIY custom closet shelving is an easy weekend DIY kids' closet makeover.

Give Your Kids’ Closet A Makeover This Weekend With DIY Shelving: Looking for kids’ closet makeover ideas? Wondering what to do with a small closet? The best DIY closet makeover ideas don’t have to be expensive, take forever, or require the pros. This DIY kids’ closet makeover is a low-budget weekend project that’s easier than you’d think, and is great …

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How To Make A Leprechaun Trap (Preschool Engineering Activity)

You don't need to know how to make a leprechaun trap to guide your littles through this super-fun STEM activity for preschoolers!

How do you build a leprechaun trap? Ask your kids! Looking for fun STEAM activities for preschoolers (science, technology, engineering, art, and math)? Or for easy St. Patrick’s Day crafts for kids? Or are you a homeschooling parent in search of a preschool engineering activity or STEM activities for kindergarten? Building leprechaun traps is one of the …

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The Parents’ Winter Car Emergency Kit Checklist (Free Printable!)

Parents: is your family car ready for winter driving? It's never too late to prepare your winter car emergency kit; this checklist will help.

How To Make the Ultimate Family Winter Emergency Car Survival Kit: You’ve got the summer car essentials down pat – but what about winter preparedness? Especially for emergencies? It’s never too late to prepare your family’s winter car emergency kit – unless, of course, you’re facing an emergency situation and realize you FORGOT to prepare. …

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Mama’s 30-Minute Sweet Cabbage Recipe (GF Side or Main Course)

My mama's sweet cabbage recipe is the perfect fall side dish, but tweaking the ingredients transforms it into a tasty 30-minute one-pot meal.

Easy Weeknight Recipe: Sweet Cabbage Skillet Dinner or Side Dish Think your kids (or you) don’t like cabbage? This sweet sautéed cabbage skillet will change your minds. Full of fresh fall flavors, this sweet fried cabbage recipe is naturally gluten- and dairy-free. Make it as a vegan side dish, or add your favorite sausage (meat …

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How to Reach Your Goals This Year (Free Printable!)

Want to FINALLY reach your goals? This step-by-step guide on how to reach your goals (plus free printable!) will make this the year you slay your goals!

(UPDATED FOR 2022) As I’ve written elsewhere, once upon a time I was the Queen of Getting Things Done. Then I had kids, and my productivity mojo vanished. It’s taken a long time for me to reclaim it. But now that I have, I can’t wait to share with you the secret of how to …

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Cute & Easy Button Snowman Ornaments (DIY Christmas Ornaments!)

These cute button snowman ornaments make great DIY Christmas gifts while helping little hands practice sorting and fine motor skills.

Making homemade Christmas ornaments with your children is a great way to spend time together, while practicing critical learning skills. These adorable button snowman ornaments are a great way to help your littles build fine motor skills and coordination while practicing sorting and measuring. And DIY Christmas ornaments make great gifts for the special people in their …

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Easy Ways to Teach Your Child Gratitude (All Year Long!)

Raising a thankful child is easier than you'd guess. These tips to teach your child gratitude will help you raise a happier, healthier kid.

Wondering How To Raise A Grateful Child? Read These Tips: Teaching kids to be thankful is a lifelong project that works best as a year-round activity, not just something to practice in the days or weeks around Thanksgiving. But for many of us, raising a grateful child may not be as second nature as we’d like. Raising …

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Paper Clip Angels (Cute Homemade Christmas Ornament)

if you're looking for a cute, easy idea for a kid-friendly holiday craft, give paper clip angels a try; they make great gifts for teachers.

I first saw paper clip angels a few years ago at our church’s holiday bazaar and thought, “Oh, how sweet!” There must be a gazillion versions of paper clip angels on Pinterest, but every time I do this craft, it’s new to everyone who sees it. Originally published Dec. 9, 2016; last updated November 2020 …

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