Real Advice Gal Life Hacks

Real Advice Gal Real Life Hacks use a cupcake liner to catch melting popscicle messes

Real life can be messy, tricky, and sometimes down right tough. So we are sharing our Real Gal Advice for making life a little less messy, a little bit easier, and a lot more fun. Check back often for our favorite tips, tricks, and life hacks. 1. Use a cupcake pan liners to catch drips from melting popsicles. 2. Use a travel size bottle of static guard, febreeze, or wrinkle releaser as fake spider spray to convince your frightened child that the spiders won't be back in the middle of the ...

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The Cough Medicine Battle: Mom vs Cough

Fight the cough not the kid!

The Cough Medicine Battle: Mom vs Cough Fight the cough not the kid! My sweet little 4 year old boy recently spent a week in the hospital. He is fine now, thank God but it was quite the experience. Two weeks after we brought him home though he got sick with the nastiest cold I have seen in a very long time. While we were in the hospital and during the first couple of days at home he had to take a lot of medicine. At first he didn't mind since he was in pain and knew the medicine would make ...

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Chore Charts Create Successful Children

chore cart ideas

Chore Chart Ideas I need help. I mean my kids need help. I have three of them. They are all different ages and they are at different skill levels. I need a chore chart that will evolve with their skills and let me add seasonal chores to their list.  I needed chore chart ideas.  That lead me on a hunt like no other. I really wanted to find an easy to use system that provided the support I needed . I think people believe that you need a chore chart to make sure your kids do their job. I ...

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10 Things My Daughter Taught Me


10 Things My Daughter Taught Me Today someone asked me what the most important thing that I have taught my daughter was. I could think of quite a few things that I deemed pretty important, but I decided the most important thing that I have taught her so far was to be kind to everyone, no matter how different they are. (Easy to teach when your parent is covered in tattoos and crazy hair color huh?). But it got me thinking, people are always so consumed with what they have taught their ...

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Parent tips for Social Media


Parent tips for Social Media   Parent Tips for Social Media- Did you know that 22% of Teens and Preteens log on to their social media accounts more than 10 times a day? A day. Also, 75% of teens have personal cell phones. Today's youth are consumed with the idea of being able to share their lives via social media, and connecting with others. This can be a great thing, but also a dangerous one. With cyber bullying and catfishing running rampant on social  sites like  Facebook, ...

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Why I Video Taped My Daughter’s Tantrum


 How to Handle a Tantrum I would first like to start off saying parenting is a journey of self discovery. I am pretty sure last evening my daughter wanted me to discover how far my patience was going to take me. I was going to have to put into practice my skill set from teaching and think back to how to handle a tantrum because she was having on and it was epic. I truly believe there are two parenting strategies the first is escalating your behavior to meet theirs and the second is to act ...

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