20 Amazing Parent Hacks To Make Your Life Easier

pipe cleaners and collander

I just love researching parent hacks. It never ceases to amaze me just how clever parents can be when trying to make life easier, safer, cleaner, or to keep their kids busy so they can have a much needed minute to themselves whether to perform some household chores or just have some peace and quiet. Listed below I have found some of the best parenting hacks I have come across in quite some time. Enjoy!


1. Place tape over the speakers on your kids’ toys to lower the volume.

Via mommingonpurpose.
Via mommingonpurpose.

2. Store Play-Doh in a carousel for K-Cups — it makes it easy for your kids to find the color they want and looks cool.

Find this organizational hack and others at What's Up Moms.
Find this organizational hack and others at What’s Up Moms.

3. Put a cupcake liner under a popsicle to keep it from melting all over your kid’s hand.

bargainmaxuk / Via instagram.com

4. Have a kid who constantly pulls off their diaper (or strips naked)? Try putting their onesie on backward.

Via Greta Cheney.
Via Greta Cheney.

5. Stop your kid from turning the lights off and on (and off again) with a piece of plastic from a milk jug.

Via Parent Hacks.
Via Parent Hacks.

6. Make storing and organizing Lego bricks a snap using a shoe storage bag.

Via Kids Activities Blog.
Via Kids Activities Blog.

7. Cut a sticker down the middle, then put one half inside each of your kid’s shoes. This way they’ll always know which shoe goes on which foot.Via One Creative Housewife.
Via One Creative Housewife.

8. Wash baby socks together in a laundry bag so you never lose another one again.

Where do all of those socks disappear to? Via momhacks4everyday.
Where do all of those socks disappear to? Via momhacks4everyday.

9. If your kid is afraid of monsters at night, make some “monster spray” to spray in their room before bed.

The spray is really just inexpensive lavender body spray, but it will put your kid’s mind at ease — and make the room smell good!
The spray is really just inexpensive lavender body spray, but it will put your kid’s mind at ease — and make the room smell good! Spohr/BuzzFeed / Via Flickr: plasticcandy

10. Stop a public toilet from suddenly flushing and scaring your kid by putting toilet paper over the sensor.

Via the book Parent Hacks: 134 Genius Shortcuts for Life With Kids.
Via the book Parent Hacks: 134 Genius Shortcuts for Life With Kids.

11. A frozen sponge in a ziplock bag makes a super-affordable ice pack you won’t mind your kid losing.

Via 1crazyhousetips.

Via 1crazyhousetips.

12. Put plastic wrap over the top of a cup to seriously cut down on spills.

When there are no sippy cups around, this will do.
When there are no sippy cups around, this will do.

13. An Altoids container is the perfect way to store crayons in your purse.
Via Naturally Blessed Mama.
Via Naturally Blessed Mama.

14. To detangle doll hair, fill a small spray bottle with fabric softener and water.


15. Turn an old lotion bottle into a faucet extender so your kid can reach the water.


16. Tape is great for picking up sparkles, glitter, and other teeny-tiny things your kid spills.

Via 7starcleaning.

Via 7starcleaning


17. Keep your kid busy by letting them draw on — and in — a cardboard box.


18. Use an empty wipes container to store travel snacks for your kid.

It’s the ideal size for a kid's hands — and you can even keep food cold by putting a reusable ice pack at the bottom. Via practicalparentingideas.
It’s the ideal size for a kid’s hands — and you can even keep food cold by putting a reusable ice pack at the bottom. Via practicalparentingideas.

19. Use a crib sheet to protect an outdoor baby from bug bites and too much sun.

Via Little Baby Watson.
Via Little Baby Watson.

20. Dollar Store shower caddies make perfect snack baskets for kids on movie night.

Via neniandme.
Via neniandme.

A Little Bit About Me

I’m married to the love of my life, I have four amazing and precious children, three girls, and one boy. (He’s the baby of the family!)O:)
My husband and I work full time together practicing family law in Phoenix, Arizona and on this blog (I am just crazy about blogging- I’ve always loved living the writer’s life!)
We have two puppy dog children, Boo Boo, a German Shepherd/Lab mix, and Minnie, a Miniature Toy Poodle/Chihuahua mix (we just got her at 6 weeks so she’s our new baby of the family.)
I love elephants, snowmen, zigsaw puzzles, and the color pink and our family loves to travel and take out our boat regularly on the lake. 
We simply can’t sit still.
Along with traveling extensively, we’ve moved nine times in sixteen years so we know a thing or two about moving with a large family, organizing, and decorating.
I started taking this blogging thing seriously just this last year although I’ve been blogging, building websites, and marketing since 2002. Holy cow! That’s a long time!O:)
We have several courses that we will be releasing soon as we decided to share some of this incredible knowledge we have been fortunate enough to come across- all without the stress and hassle we went through getting here.
Where’s here- We get to travel often all because of this blog and the best thing about it is- we can work from anywhere! O:) If we didn’t enjoy representing our clients so much I’m not sure where we’d be right now!O:)

Hi there new friend! Be sure to visit me again and again at HerBloggingBiz.com and to leave me your email address below so I can send you updates on all the fabulous family finds I come across in my travels in the Blogosphere! I promise you won’t want to miss out on any of them! O:)

* indicates required





Kelli M. Riebesehl | Family Lifestyle Blogger | This Post Contains Affiliate Links