Caught Ya!

Positive reinforcement often works better than anything! Put a cotton ball, marble, pom-pom, etc. in the bowl every time you catch your child being good. Do something special when it’s full! Use stickers to decorate you bowl or big jar… so simple! This is exactly what our children need instead of focusing on the bad so much. It’s amazing how excited they get over putting their own cotton ball in the bowl each time!

Idea taken from: http://wolfelicious.blogspot.com/2012/07/caught-ya-positive-reinforcement.html

Kim

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Clever way to keep stains at bay.

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Instead of using extra laundry detergent to pre-treat, I turned to our old school friend – white chalk. Simply rub onto greasy stains and the chalk powder will absorb the grease, making the stain easily removable by the laundry soap in the wash.

It might sound silly, but it’s worked wonders for everything from lipstick to bacon grease! 

Keeping chalk on hand (or any white, absorbing powder—baking soda or corn starch are popular solutions as well) is a great way to nip these stains in the bud. Just make sure you’ve got it ready at all times, because once that stain sets, no amount of chalk will save you. Got any of your own grease stain-removing tips? Share them with us in the comments.

Kim

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Our Grease Monkeys