Life is hard, but thank God for Life Hacks!
Have you ever had a moment of kid insanity that has led you to develop a creating parenting trick? Maybe you forgot about the load of laundry for a few too many days and now have mildew laundry. Perhaps it’s the rebellious tweens attempting to take over your house or the toddlers that are coloring the walls and peeing all over the carpet. Yes, that’s a sneak peek into what my house is like right now.
From off the wall parenting ideas to practical tips for hacking life. It maybe a new way of teaching your child something, a way to keep your child still for 10 minutes or a bizarre punishment that may seem weird, but hey if it works – woohoo! Most likely your mom hack will not be found in any parenting how-to book and if you tell your family or friends about your creative solution – they may look at you like you are the crazy one, not your kids.
With 4 kids ranging in age from 8 to 16-years old, the mom hacks have come out in full force and the life hacks have helped save my sanity. If you follow me on Instagram, you may have seen a few of my desperate solutions. I thought in the spirit of off the wall, creative parenting – I thought it would be a fun series to post about. My wish is that some of us crazy-type of parents can learn from other crazy parents on how they are surviving raising healthy and productive kids in creative ways.
I’m not here to judge – and hopefully you aren’t here to judge either. If I’ve learned anything from raising 4 kids, it’s that each child has their own personality and there is no uniform approach to how to parent (and that’s when creative parenting helps!)