Parenting, while infinitely rewarding and beautiful, can also be one of the hardest things to undertake. Whether it's trying to clean up after their mess, getting them to eat veggies or driving them to classes and play dates, parenting can be quite the logistical nightmare. But not to worry! Here are 16 small life hacks that can help to make the day-to-day parenting struggle a little bit lighter.


1. Magnet Cups.

For kids who always manage to lose cups and want new ones, this is a great way to get cheap cups (from the Dollar Store) and to keep them nice and organized (as well as within reach!)

2. Plug up the holes in rubber bath toys with hot glue.

After a while, all rubber bath toys start to grow mold. To fix this, use a glue gun to shut that small hole at the bottom of toys, making them last longer and helping them stay mold-free!

3.  Keep lint rollers in the craft room.

Every child goes through a phase where they love crafts and have an uncontrollable urge to throw glitter at everything and everyone. To ensure that this glitter-tastrophe can be taken care of, keep a lint roller nearby! It's a great way to get rid of that excess glitter easily.

4. Baby Mop.

Okay, so this one is kind of a joke (but kind of not).