3 Year Old Gymnastic Superstar Shares Her Moves On Ellen

Ellen DeGeneres brought this talented little lady onto her show, and she is pretty flipping adorable. Emma is only three years old and already showing signs of being a super star.

Mom, Annie Rester, says she enrolled her daughter into gymnastics class because she was a bit clumsy. But look at her go now!

In the segment on Ellen’s show, we get to see some back bends, flips and splits. My favorite are the back handsprings she does on a trampoline.

[h/t: SELF]

Genius Mother Uses This Method To Get Toddler To Quickly Stop Crying

This mother knows how to stop a tantrum in its tracks. When her son starts to cry about brushing his teeth, instead of scolding him and trying to get him to stop, she encourages him to just cry it out.

Because I don’t speak Cantonese, kidspot reports that the mother calmly says, “Just cry, just cry. You’re going to feel better when you cry it out.” When he says “yes” but still continues to cry, she repeats the phrase to help calm him down.

In less than 30 seconds, he goes from being on the verge of a meltdown to happily brushing his teeth. Crisis adverted.

Do you think this method would work on other kids? Share your opinions with us on our Facebook page.

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The Fool-Proof Way To Get Perfect Hard Boiled Eggs

This is genius. Instead of putting your eggs in a pot of boiling water, pop them in the oven!

Not only can you make a big batch all at once, but you can ensure they each cooking evenly with the consistent oven temperature (whereas the temperature can fluctuate inside the pot).

You also eliminate the risk of getting scalded when dropping the eggs in the pot or dumping out the hot water.

Here’s how you do it:

  • Preheat your oven to 325
  • Put eggs into the muffin tin
  • Bake for 30 minutes
  • Remove from the oven* and immediately shock the eggs in a bath of ice cold water. This allows them to cool down and stops them from cooking.

*You’ll need an oven mitt to protect your hands because the eggs and muffin tin will be hot.

While it might seem like 30 minutes to cook is a long time, consider this: it takes 10-12 minutes to bring a 3-quart pot to boil, and eight minutes to boil the eggs. So making them on the stove the normal way, it will take an upwards of 2o minutes. And you have to stand there to watch it.

Plus, you can’t cook a dozen (or more) in a 3-quart pot. If you use a larger 6-quart pot to cook a dozen eggs, it can take close to 20 minutes to boil.

This is perfect for brunch, making deviled eggs, or prepping for the week for as a snack to grab when you’re running out the door. Here’s the how-to video from Food Network:

This Is The Best Way To Clean Your Hardwood Floors

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If you have hardwood floors like me, you try your best to keep them clean. I personally don’t like to use harsh chemicals when cleaning my floors because I have a goofy dog that likes to lick them. With children, they often put stuff on the floor, then in their mouths. Yum.

So when I came across this video, I had to share it. It’s similar to the method that I use. To note, this type of cleaning is best for hardwood floors that have a polyurethane coating. I also use this method on the engineered hardwood in my basement. I do not recommend this for unfinished floors.

You will need:

  • 1/2 cup white distilled vinegar
  • 3 cups water
  • 1 lemon wedge (optional)

When I clean, I first use a vacuum (yes a vacuum) on my hardwood floors. This is a more efficient and better way than sweeping to suck up hair, dirt, and debris.

Then I get out my trusty Bissell Powerfresh Steam Mop. This thing is literally a lifesaver. Gone are the days of a mop, icky water, and puddles that get left on the floor.

Simply fill the compartment with 1/2 cup vinegar, the rest of it with water and if you want, a little squeeze of fresh lemon juice.

Then turn on the steamer and mop away. What I really like about this mop is the steam dries really fast (within a few minutes) and the mop heads are machine-washable.

If you don’t have a steam mop, you can use a traditional mop. Simply put the cleaning mixture in a spray bottle and spritz the floor before you mop.

Want the goods? You can get the Bissell mop I use on Amazon. The $79.99 price tag is worth every penny, trust me.

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Sleep Anywhere, Anytime With This Wearable Duvet Suit

Irish hotel chain, Jurys Inn, has launched a new line that’s getting a lot of attention. Dubbed the “Suvet” it is a suit-duvet hybrid.

KUTV reports the fitted sleeves give it an elegant line and the, belted waist “gives structure and shape providing a chic silhouette, while front, square pockets offer functional storage solutions.”

To me, it seems they’ve basically added puffy pants to a puffy-coat, but hey, who am I to knock this fashion breakthrough? It actually seems like it could be practical for cities that are consistently cold and damp.

Suzanne Cannon, head of Marketing for Jurys Inn stated, “If there is enough interest in this one-of-a-kind prototype we will definitely consider putting a limited edition run into production – after all, who doesn’t like the thought of a duvet day, every day?”

The video shows a couple of folks going about their day in 24/7 comfort. Now, you can literally say, “I woke up like this.”

[h/t: Bored Panda]

MetLife’s Daddy-Daughter Commercial Will Melt Your Heart

Get the tissues. This MetLife commercial starts out as a beautiful story about a little girl that writes about her dad.

It starts out as most children’s essays would, “Daddy is the sweetest daddy in the world. Daddy is the most handsome…He is my superman”

But then the storyline takes a turn. The little girl reveals that her daddy lies. About what? You’ll have to watch the video to find out.

A gentle reminder that your children do watch your every move and can understand your efforts and actions in life. If you’re a parent, we understand you’d give anything for your child. Our hat goes off to you and all the sacrifices you make.

[h/t: Redbook]

This Baby’s Laugh Is Guaranteed To Make You Smile

If this doesn’t make you smile, I don’t know what will. Baby Brooklyn finds it hilarious to watch her dad eat. When a piece of asparagus falls out of his mouth, a giggle fit ensues.

The funniest part? Eight seconds into the video, she laughs so hard that she lets out a little fart, which makes her laugh even harder.

Who would have thought that playing with your food could be so joyful?

[h/t: Cosmopolitan]

11 Laundry Hacks You Never Knew You Needed Until Now

Whats Up Moms shares a plethora of life hacks to make laundry easier, faster and less work. Here’s 6 that I personally found most useful. Be sure to watch the video for a few more.

1. Attach Old Toys To The Bottom Of A Laundry Hamper So It Easily Rolls

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2. Use Clear Dispensers For Mess-Free Detergent Dispensing

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3. Hang Clothes Hooks And A Towel Bar For Additional Storage

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4. Place A Pool Noodle Over Drying Rack Rods To Reduce Wrinkles

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5. In A Hurry? Toss In A Dry Towel In With Your Load For The First 15 Minutes To Dry Clothes Faster

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6. Out Of Dryer Sheets? Use A Ball Of Aluminum Foil Instead

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Old People Running The 100 Meter Dash Will Make Your Day

Jessie Beers-Altman produced Going the Distance, a ten minute documentary about elderly athletes competing at the Penn Relays. Founded in 1985, the Penn Relays are the oldest races in the US, and attract over 100,000 people annually to the meet.

Here are some of my favorite moments in the film:

1:25: We’re introduced to Champ Goldy, a 98 year-old competitor that  practices racing on a 100-meter stretch of road in front of his house.

2:40: Champ shows us how he practices the javelin.

4:23: Betty Leander shows how she trains with her granddaughter, Caitlin. Betty is 87 years old.

6:20: Watch Ed Cox train. He is 87 years old and is nine years older than the next oldest runner at the meet.

7:10: Watch them race!

A Couple Got Married Mid-Flight So Her Mom With Stage 4 Cancer Could Attend

Recently, passengers on an Alaskan Airlines received a special surprise: a mid-flight wedding.

Flight attendant, Kristy Stratton, and Jim Larsen wed in February on a flight from Los Angeles to Seattle. What’s special about this flight, is they met six years earlier on a layover to the same destination.

The bride told TODAY, “I was thinking of unique wedding ideas while driving home from a red-eye about a month before the wedding and thought it’d be a cool idea to get married on that exact flight.”

The most touching part? They pulled it off so Kristy’s mom, Billie Jo, could experience her daughter marry the man of her dreams. In September 2014, Billie Jo was diagnosed with stage 4 lung cancer. On her bucket list? To see her daughter’s life in action: where she works, where she lives, and of course, to see her marry Jim.

Cue the tissues.

[h/t: TODAY]

DIY: Make Your Own Chalkboard Cheese Tray

Providing appetizers at a party is a great way to get conversations flowing and keep guests happy. A chalkboard cheese tray is a beautiful way to display snacks. Here’s a DIY video and step-by-step instructions on how to make one of your own!

Want the materials to complete this craft? Visit the Gild Collective site. Here you can purchase all the tools you’ll need to make this at home.

How To Make A Chalkboard Cheese Tray

  1. Apply a small dab of wood glue on the bottom side of one of the four cup legs.
  2. Repeat Step 1 with all four cup legs, then flip the tray right-side up to let it dry. Wait a few hours before next steps.
  3. To prep for painting, line board with washi tape.
  4. Paint the board.
  5. Once the paint has dried completely, remove the washi tape and prep the board for writing by rubbing it with chalk.
  6. Wipe board with a wet paper towel then dry paper towel.

Additional Tips

  • Chalkboard paint is not food safe, so be sure to put down wax paper when serving food.
  • This tray is for serving purposes, and is not recommended to be used in place of a cutting board. We recommend cutting your food on a separate surface, then transferring it to this tray for an extra cute serving display.
  • If you use chalk marker, it is less likely to fully erase. But don’t worry, you can always touch it up with your chalkboard paint!

About our crafting partner: Gild Collective is like Pinterest in party form. They make it easy for women to gather for a craft night by providing beautiful DIY project supply kits and great photo and video instruction.

Airline Crew Delays Flight So Passengers Can See This Spectacular Phenomenon

Earlier this week, Alaska Airlines delayed a flight by 25 minutes so their passengers could get an epic, once-in-a-lifetime view of a solar eclipse.

According to the Alaskan Airlines blog, “The March 8 rendezvous over the Pacific Ocean was not luck, but a precisely planned equation. The calculations began a year ago. The only variable was the plane.” The problem? The flight was scheduled to pass through that exact spot 25 minutes too early.”

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That’s when Astronomer Joe Rao took action. He convinced the airline to delay the flight so the passengers could experience the eclipse first hand. He even offered informational packets and safety glasses to the other travelers so they could fully enjoy the experience reported ABC News.

 

Watch Momma Dog Happily Be Reunited With Her Puppies

When I see puppies, I get all excited. When they go away, I get sad. So I can’t even imagine how torn this momma dog was when her babies were taken away from her at an abusive home.

When the video starts, she’s cowering in the corner of her kennel at the shelter. But a mere 12 seconds in, she perks her ears forward and shows interest when one of the puppies is held up for her to see.

Ten seconds later, she realizes they are her puppies and she rushes over to see them. The transformation of her comfort level and gratitude towards the handlers is heartwarming.

If she could talk, I think she’d be saying in the video, “My babies! My babies! I love you so much!”

I hope this makes you smile too.

[h/t: Huffington Post]

How To Make Your Own Lip Balm – In Just 5 Minutes!

Do you find yourself constantly going through lip balm? If so, here’s an easy DIY recipe to make your own at home.

It’ll save you oodles of money and also makes great gifts or party favors. Thanks to our friends at WhatsUpMoms for this great video.

Materials Needed:

  • Beeswax
  • Coconut oil
  • Vitamin E
  • Old lipsticks for color (optional)
  • Peppermint oil (or any essential oil for scent – optional)
  • Small makeup containers with lids or old lip balm containers

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13 Stroller Tricks For Busy Moms

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Strollers are one of the best inventions for busy moms. But sometimes, using them can be problematic if you don’t know all the secret hacks to making them work the best for your needs.

Thankfully, WhatsUpMoms put together this awesome video and shared some brilliant ideas with us. Here’s 6 of them. Want the rest? Simply watch her short 2 minute video.

1. Use Stickers To Clarify

Does your sitter or significant other struggle to open or close the stroller? Use stickers near the buttons and number them the the order they need to be pressed: 1,2 3, etc. Pro tip: Use one color sticker for “open” and another for “close.”

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2. Use A Shoe Organizer For Sippy Cups and Bottles

Simply cut to size and attach to the stroller for spill-free walks and adventures.

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3. Tennis Tape Will Repair Worn Handles

Quick, easy, and cheap. Yes please.

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Tacky Tennis Racquet Overgrip, $8.98

4. Cruise Hands Free

Shop and walk hands-free by using a large carabiner to hold your purse and or diaper bag.

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5. Counterbalance Your Stroller

Wrap ankle weights around the front legs so your stroller doesn’t tip over backwards when your child gets out.

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Nayoya 3 Pound Ankle Weights (set), $18.97

6. Get Traction For Slippery Excursions

Simply fasten a few zip ties to your tires for better grip on icy and uneven terrain.

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6″ Black Zip Tie (100 per Bag), $12.75

What hacks do you have? Share them with us on our Facebook page.

See What Happens When A Woman Puts A Crayon Into A Glue Gun

Almost every American household has these two items: a glue gun and crayons. Hannah Tuten took both materials, used them together and the results are absolutely stunning. Here’s her instructions:

Step 1: Peel the paper off your crayons

Step 2: Using painters tape, craft a design onto your canvas to protect it from the crayons (optional)

Step 3: Put crayon into the hot glue gun, let it heat up and then get to work!

*Crafter’s note: this could ruin your glue gun, so be sure to use an old one.

Here’s some work from her and other artists:

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In the design below, the artist used tape and a hairdryer to make this neat effect.

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Dad Cheers Up His Grumpy Baby When He Plays The Jackson 5’s Hit Song ‘ABC’

I’ve always loved Jackson 5’s song, ABC. Nothing puts more pep in my step than the delightful tune and joyous lyrics. And apparently, this little baby agrees.

 

Twitter user, @GPL_, posted this short clip on March 5th. Since then, it’s had over 4 thousand likes and 6 thousand shares!

Got a little one that loves to bounce and jam to music? Share your clips with us on our Facebook page. We may feature it as a post of the day!

[h/t: HuffPost Good News]