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Mom Hacks

By: SMMC Community  |   July 6, 2022

Everyone loves good advice. Beat the heat this summer with one of these Mom Hacks!

Splash Pad
By Pamela Parker

For approximately $25 from Walmart or Amazon, you can connect a garden hose to an inflatable splash pad that turns your backyard into a water play wonderland. This has been a ton of fun for toddlers on hot Marin days. You can easily get one that is free of BPA and phthalates.

Cold Tub
By Celeste Ezell

We turned the heat off the hot tub and voila it became a pool! The 104 degree setting often climbs a couple more degrees, and our little one won’t even think about getting in. Drop the temperature to 90 degrees and the whole family relaxes at the end of a hot day.  Add a few bath toys for double the fun.

Backyard Camping
By Zoha Barkeshli

We tested out this “Mom Hack” to keep cool on the evening of Friday, June 10th, one of the hottest days we’ve experienced so far this year. We set up our camping tent in the backyard, got the kids into their jammies and camped at home. Needless to say, it was a huge success. Both of the boys, age four and a half and almost three, were super excited and slept through the entire night. We had snacks outside before brushing our teeth and camping. One important tip is to make sure you add an extra layer under their jammies in case the night gets chilly.

We want to feature your family in The Crier next month!

Here are three ways you can contribute. The best submission will get a 15 minute family portrait with Amelia Plumb Photography. Email submissions to Celeste Ezell by Friday, July 14! Watch for more opportunities each month!

Submit a family photo at a local area along with 1-3 paragraphs about a place your family picnicked. Tell us how the day really went #fulldisclosure, what worked, and what didn't, and give us some advice for taking our own families!

Submit a photo and 1-3 paragraphs about your method of managing your family schedule, calendar, car pools, chores, etc.

Submit a recipe for the most popular item in your picnic basket. Tell us about a time when you made it and enjoyed it. Please include a photo!

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