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firefly5 March 16th, 2015 10:00pm

When our kids' soup is too hot for them, we stir in some frozen veggies to cool it down. Do you have any lifehacks, kid-related or otherwise?

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WildRice With a side of sass
03/16/15 3:49 pm

So... When my kids soup is to hot I put frozen veggies in it to cool it down... 😁

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TerryQuinn Stardust
03/16/15 4:25 pm

After microwaving popcorn, open the bag just a little bit and shake out uncooked kernels before fully opening bag.

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Maj Worth Economist
03/16/15 3:05 pm

I finally got sick of cleaning up pee in the bathroom and posted a sign this morning that says anyone who doesn't sit down is cleaning the bathroom. Does that count?

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Praetorianus Fair enough.
03/16/15 4:19 pm

A t-shirt that starts smelling a bit musty can be sun-cleaned. The rays break down the offensive stuff and the broken down molecules evaporate. It won't be laundry-fresh but scentless and can be worn one more time.

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WildRice With a side of sass
03/16/15 5:48 pm

I don't think we ever wondered that sweetness 😘

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MorKurt Oregon
03/16/15 11:10 pm

The best life hack for dealing children: Wear a condom next time and you won't have kids to deal with!

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firefly5 the verse
03/16/15 5:34 pm

Brilliant! And we wonder where the youngest gets her sass...

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firefly5 the verse
03/16/15 3:23 pm

That is a good one. Febreeze is great for this, especially if you make a label for it.

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Kay41 the Midwest
03/16/15 3:14 pm

Any spray (hairspray, Lysol etc) makes a good "Ghost Be Gone" and "Bad Dream ByeBye" spray. :)

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TerryQuinn Stardust
03/16/15 4:23 pm

Microwaving corn on the cub in husk. Quick and easy.

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imanag My heaven on Earth
03/16/15 4:25 pm

I do that, too! If we go out to Sweet Tomatoes, we also use that piping hot chicken noodle soup to "cook" the raw broccoli from the salad bar. That way the picky people will eat it with their greens.

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TopsQueen Oregon Coast
03/16/15 7:50 pm

What an excellent idea! When my grandkids say they don't like something I just say sort of nonchalantly. "Oh you're probably not big enough to like that yet. When you're more grown-up I know you'll like it then."

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MrsCzarCastic
03/16/15 6:22 pm

Baking soda and boiling water to help clean the gunk out of the drain in the sink. Do this once every few weeks and your drain will stay clear.

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april4175 Florida
03/16/15 7:01 pm

At Sweet Tomatoes, I take out the chicken from the chicken noodle soup and use warm chicken chunks on my salad!

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Ru12bseen Ignoring the Ignorant
03/17/15 5:07 am

When making thermite at home... Wait... Is this a secure line?

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Rosebud Ohio
03/16/15 3:24 pm

Not so much a life hack but breathing deep through your nose can help with anxiety. Had a fun time just now driving an hour in rush hour.
I had one but can't think of it now. Boo.

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Rosebud Ohio
03/16/15 3:25 pm

Now I remember ha. Had to see Kay's. Lotion helps with staticky hair. A very light coating on hands then run it over your locks. And unlike hairspray it won't lead to very tangled hair.

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mc88 Cleveland OSU
03/17/15 5:32 am

Lol. I made some thermite last year. It was so fun

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mac Oregon
03/16/15 6:18 pm

When scotch has too much bite, I place a drop of water in it.

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alynn Somewhere wonderful
03/16/15 6:19 pm

When I rinse my toothbrush, I do so with hot water. Swishing hot water in the sink washes away toothpaste gobs and splatter far better than cold water does. My sink always looks clean.

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firefly5 the verse
03/16/15 3:09 pm

I'm not sure... But it's pretty funny.

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firefly5 the verse
03/16/15 11:29 pm

We use our pizza cutter a lot. But it's one of those crescent-moon blades, so it's not quite the same thing. Either way, it's direct force from above, so it works well.
Very clever!

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april4175 Florida
03/16/15 7:03 pm

Hiccups? Drink upside down. Take the water in your mouth...touch your toes...swallow. Do this 2-3 x and no more hiccups!
Brain freeze? Stop eating the cold thing and rub your tongue furiously on the top of your mouth. Brain freeze goes away!

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imanag My heaven on Earth
03/16/15 7:05 pm

Ooh, I like that idea, too, April. :)

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Maj Worth Economist
03/17/15 10:07 am

One more idea that this morning's adventure reminded me of: On my iPod, I have a list in Reminders of all 50 states. We mark a state off when we see a license plate from it. We saw two cars from Hawaii today, and one from Alaska. So that was cool. :)

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TheIndian Virgo Supercluster
03/16/15 7:54 pm

Nice! Bad things happen when I try to cook or bake 😞

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twss trump is a garbage human
03/16/15 7:56 pm

Maj is a woman after my own heart. I am so tired of pee on everything.

Now I just need to figure out how to avail my house of the dreaded glue turd (yes, another one has surfaced).

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Celadonne ballfield
03/16/15 8:33 pm

Lol, I hear ya, Maj. Potty training here and the house smells like the Port Authority

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firefly5 the verse
03/17/15 5:51 am

It's some pretty cool stuff.

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justastarfish paleoconservative
03/16/15 7:34 pm

Greatest life hack of all time for do it yourself type men. Don't start a job before you research it. I do auto work on the side and I just spent 4 hours on a BMW doing what would normally be a 30 minute job on an American or Japanese car.

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firefly5 the verse
03/16/15 11:29 pm

That brain freeze one is totally true. Brain freeze happens because the roof of your mouth is too cold!

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WildRice With a side of sass
03/17/15 7:48 pm

We use a shower curtain on their bed when they're potty training

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Maj Worth Economist
03/16/15 9:41 pm

It's working! He sat down all day today because he knows my threat of making him clean is real. 😆

My life hack that may or may not work for others: Gi loved to crawl. He was Knee Lightning. To get him to switch to walking...

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Maj Worth Economist
03/16/15 9:42 pm

I dressed him in really long shirts when he was at home. He got so frustrated trying to crawl in those things that he was walking inside a week. 😈

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alynn Somewhere wonderful
03/16/15 6:15 pm

Yes! It's so easy, and much faster than boiling a whole pot of water and waiting eons for it to cook. 🌽

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EmWalt Meet Jim the Duck
03/16/15 6:53 pm

When I'm babysitting and the (very messy) 7-yo boy is having pizza lunchables, I tape two paper towels to the table so I don't have to wipe down the table afterwards. Works like a charm.

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aclincoln memphis
03/16/15 7:31 pm

Use a pizza slicer to cut up pancakes, sandwiches, etc
Baking soda+water on jellyfish stings
When getting them off the pacifier, cut all the tops off and they won't want it anymore
Number of timeout minutes=age (I've heard this but idk if I agree wit

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Celadonne ballfield
03/16/15 8:43 pm

I use Diet Coke as a cheap window and surface cleaner. No sugar so no sticky mess, acidic so it cleans fabulously.

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firefly5 the verse
03/16/15 11:26 pm

We do this, too.

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Praetorianus Fair enough.
03/16/15 10:03 pm

Reverse psychology is in my repertoire, too.

justastarfish paleoconservative
03/16/15 7:35 pm

And crashing the thing head on into a tree was on my mind the entire time

firefly5 the verse
03/16/15 11:31 pm

That's a good one. Although, will the pipes handle boiling water if they're fairly old?

WildRice With a side of sass
03/16/15 5:49 pm

I've heard of ppl doing that with baked potatoes before but never corn on the cob. Interesting! Thanks!

TheIndian Virgo Supercluster
03/16/15 7:46 pm

I do the pizza slicer thing all the time