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Who Knew Wednesday: Sanity -Saving Kid Tips – Temper Tantrum solved?

Today Todd and I said “who knew?” quite a lot! We had a super fun topic, which was chapter 15 in our Who Know? book, was “Sanity saving kid Tips”!

Where are the tips we shared today!

Numb the “Ick” of Taking Medicine
Nothing’s worse than having to give a sick child medicine he or she can’t stand the taste of. To make things a little easier, have him or her suck on a popsicle for a few minutes before taking the medicine. The popsicle will not only act as an incentive, it will also numb his or her taste buds making the medicine easier to swallow.

 Cheap childproofing 
Use a shower curtain ring to keep a toddler out of your cabinets. Just run the ring through the two handles that are closed by and latch. 

Make your kids stand out
If you know you’re going to a crowded place, make sure to dress your children and bright colors so you can easily spot them. To make them stick out even more, buy each kid a cheap helium balloon and tie it around the wrist. Kids love balloons, and so will you when you realize you can see a mile away in the mall.

 Make your swing set safer
You’ve just bought your kids a new swing set, and you’re peering out the window just waiting for one of them to fall off. Fear no more! Place carpet remnants or free carpet samples from a local store underneath the swings for extra padding. They’ll kill the grass underneath, but your kids would have done that anyway. 

 Make ripping off Band-Aid painless
Before removing a bandage from your child’s skin, douse the area with baby oil. The baby oil will soak into the bandage and make it easier to remove without hurting him or her. 

 Make slides more fun
If your kids have tired of that expensive playground set you bought them, make the slide even more fun by giving them each a large piece of wax paper. If they sit on the paper as they are going down the slide, they’ll move much faster and they’ll never call it born again (or at least not for a few weeks.) 

 Get pen marks off skin 
If you know any children, you know they like to get marker and pen all over their hands. The fastest way to get them ready for company is to use green or black tea bags. You use the actual wet bag itself to dab at the stains once you’re done brewing a cup with it and it has cooled down.

 Temper Tantrum solved?
When taking your kids on a trip always bring along a bottle of bubbles. If and when the tantrum hits, take out the bubbles and start blowing. This distracts them enough so that they calm down and they can actually listen to what you’re saying. Then hand over the bottle and let them help. Not only is this rewarding them for a stoping crying, but it also allows the child to take a deep breath and become even more relaxed. 

 Stop the Popsicle drips 
Keep messy melting popsicles from getting all over your kid’s hands and the floor, by poking the stick end of the popsicle through a coffee filter or a cupcake liner before you hand it over. The filter or cupcake liner will soak up the drips. 

Popcorn, Without the dishes
If you’re serving popcorn to the kids but don’t want to wash a bunch of bowls afterward, considering using a coffee filter as a disposable Bowl instead of a paper bowl, because it uses less paper and is cheaper! 

 Kids shoelaces coming untied?
If you are children shoelaces are often coming untied you maybe tying them wrong. This is because we were taught to tie your shoes in a way that’s easy for our hands but it may not be tying a nice square knot.  Here’s a video on how to tie them the right way:  For Kids

Here is the Questions of the day:

In a survey by The Early Childhood Investment corporation, parents cited simply being with their children as the best part about parenting, and discipline as the worst part of parenting. 

 What is your favorite part about interacting with your children, grandchildren, nieces or nephews or any of the children you interact with? Let us know below!  

Thank you for checking out the blog!

-Hannah and Todd

Mystery Monday: George Washington or Jesus?

Today I, Hannah, (Yes just me, myself and I) had a super fun show recapping the 38th annual Food For the Hungry Drive, playing the WNZR gift exchange and giving you another chance to win with the Mystery Monday Mystery question!
Our Total for the 38th Food For Hungry Drive is $209,504.27 and 18.7 truckloads of food! Thank you so much Knox County for the support of this year’s Food for the Hungry! You can still give if you didn’t get the chance or find out more HERE! 

Copy of Mystery Monday xmas

Congratulations to Matt from Howard who won A Gift Certificate for a 9 inch homemade Pie of his choice from Auntie “M’s” Homemade Goodies and Debbie from Mount Vernon who won a WNZR tote bag and Vintage T-shirt! They have both been entered for our grand prize, a one-night stay the Mount Vernon Grand Hotel and 6 hours of house cleaning from Carefree Cleaning Company! If you want to know more about all of this, click HERE!

Here is Today's Family Feud Style Mystery Question!
Name one of the first famous people, real or fictional, that children learn about. 
Answers:
1. George Washington
2. Santa Claus
3.Martins L. King Jr.
4. Jesus Christ
5. Dr. Seuss
6. God
Congrats to Kenneth from Mount Vernon who guessed the top two answers right and won that $5 gift card to Troyer’s of Apple Valley!
Thanks so much for joining me today or checking out the blog!
– Hannah Radke

Mystery Monday: Grandma’s Teeth and Something Special?

Today on the Afternoon Drive we had lots of fun ringing in the thanksgiving week! We shared about #MVNUthanks and campus kindness day!

We shared about the Turkey Trot here at MVNU to help support Food for the Hungry!  Click HERE to find out more!

With TWO chances to win!

Here is Today's Family Feud Style Mystery Question!

Question(S) Today!

  1. Name something families use only when special guests visit.
    • Answers: 1. China/ Crystal, 2. Silverware, 3. Guest Room, 4. Table Linens
    • Congratulations to Dan from Howard who guessed the top to answers right and won a $5 gift card to Troyer’s of Apple Valley.
  2. Name a reason Grandma might take out her false teeth.
    • Answers: 1. To Go Clean Them, 2. Going to Sleep, 3. To Eat/ Drink, 4. They hurt
    • Congratulations to Jamie from Danville who guessed the top to answers right and won the second a $5 gift card to Troyer’s of Apple Valley.
Thanks for checking out our blog!
– Hannah and Joe

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