I love coming away from a conversation knowing something new - especially if it's a little tip that makes everyday life a little easier!
It seems that I've had a few gems given to me lately and I've shared a few of my own too. Each family seems to have a few "tips and tricks" that they take for granted because they've "always done it that way" and they thought that "everyone did it that way." :)
If you have a tip or trick that makes everyday life a little easier, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I'll feature one each week!
The big yellow bus has barely rumbled by our front window when Jayden bursts into the house and in a flurry of dropped mittens, boots, backpack and coat, he pulls open the door to the refrigerator. Knowing how hungry he is after a long day of learning, we've started keeping a few bunches of bananas on the counter for him. Bananas not only taste great, but they are full of nutritional calories instead of empty calories ... and they are a super-cheap snack too!
After watching him maim a banana or two when he couldn't pull it open, I showed him a great little trick for opening a banana without mashing it. Even the littlest kid, Wesley, uses this trick now and can open a banana all by himself.
Open the banana from the "bottom" instead of the "top". Give the tip (at the bottom) a little squeeze and it will split open. Then pull it open at the split - with no mashing or maiming. :)