There is no getting around it, working from home as a mom or a dad can be an extremely hard shift. When we are not busy directly caring for our wee ones, we are buzzing around cleaning up after them or undertaking other arduous tasks to keep the little lovelies safe and secure. All too often, we are working so hard it can be difficult to get some objectivity and see where we could be working smarter. So to make life easier for any overstretched guardians or carers, we have compiled this list of 20 handy hacks to really take the pain out of parenting.
20. Tape off the area
When it comes to sound-making toys, for many children it is a case of the noisier the better – which can drive mom and dad to distraction. So in order to maintain parental sanity, and a degree of peace around the house, consider covering the speakers on your kid’s all-singing, all dancing devices with a little tape to dim the sound.
19. Avoid catching them sticky fingered
When the weather heats up, there is nothing better than an ice-cold treat to help your kids cool off. However, handing them a sticky, melting mass on a hot summer’s afternoon just leads to sticky, staining, little hands. So, to save your fixtures and fittings from the worst of the paw prints, affix these clever cupcake liners to catch the offending drips.