Life with Gremlins A look at life as a parent. Help with life as a parent. Sat, 23 Feb 2019 10:54:13 +0000 en-US hourly 1 80095831 How Long Can Sperm Live? Sperm Lifespan in Various Situations Sat, 05 Jan 2019 10:20:21 +0000 For pregnancy to occur, sperm must find its way inside a woman’s vagina while she’s fertile—but can sperm survive outside of the body? Can you get pregnant from semen on hands? What if you wash your hands? Your bed? A toilet?!? Given that pregnancy is a pretty big deal, these are pretty important questions to […]]]> 0 8702 Negative Pregnancy Test but Feel Pregnant? Is the Hook Effect Real? Thu, 06 Dec 2018 00:13:16 +0000 If you find yourself with a negative pregnancy test, but feel pregnant, you’re not alone. The net is riddled with forum posts with a range of variations of this situation all wondering if you can have a negative pregnancy test and still be pregnant. The answer is yes, but a word of realistic caution, excluding […]]]> 0 8638 5 Easy Pie Decorations and Designs: Chocolate, Cookie Cutters, and More Wed, 14 Nov 2018 22:46:47 +0000 I’m pretty sure the point of Thanksgiving is actually pie—or perhaps thankfulness for pie. If you’re one for making your pies as pretty as they are delicious, you might be on the lookout for easy pie decorations or creative pie designs to beautiful your carbs this year, and we’ve got a few ultra-easy options to […]]]> 0 8608 DNAfit Review: A DNA Test for Weight Loss? Mon, 08 Oct 2018 07:14:00 +0000 Sometime after writing a 23andme vs AncestryDNA review, DNAfit reached out to me and asked if I’d also like to write a DNAfit review. Being a mom of four who still has a wee bit of postpartum fluff as I like to call it a whooping three years later, the idea of a DNA test […]]]> 0 8558 Halloween Desserts: Face Pie, The Necronomipie Mon, 01 Oct 2018 22:58:10 +0000 While I’ve pretty much locked in meatloaf head as my go-to savory bring-it, I’ve tried quite a few Halloween desserts and just haven’t found one that was worthy of repeating yet—until now. Looking for Halloween baking ideas, I ran across these really creepy pie faces and was bummed to discover they were made of latex […]]]> 0 7178 How to Grow Nails Fast: Nail Growth Tips Based on Science Mon, 24 Sep 2018 07:03:06 +0000 If your child lost their fingernails after a hand, foot, and mouth infection (you can read about this weird side effect here), there’s a fair chance you’d like those nails to grow back as quickly as possible. Heck, even if your child just has a broken nail or you want healthier, longer, stronger nails yourself, […]]]> 0 7103 Toddler and Kid’s Tooth Extraction: Healing Process, Food List, and Recovery Sun, 09 Sep 2018 05:57:33 +0000 0 7088 DIY Pregnancy Test: Do Bleach, Sugar, Vinegar, or Toothpaste Tests Work? Fri, 31 Aug 2018 21:00:56 +0000 Even with the rise of affordable, dollar-store pregnancy tests, the popularity of the DIY pregnancy test continues. The bleach pregnancy test, sugar pregnancy test, vinegar pregnancy test, toothpaste pregnancy test—the list goes on. It seems like according to the Internet, you can pee on or in just about anything to find out if you’re pregnant, […]]]> 0 7052 Get the Kids in Bed: 6 Tips to Stop Sleeping in with a School Sleep Schedule Wed, 01 Aug 2018 20:34:00 +0000 I don’t know about the rest of you, but at my house, bed time becomes slightly more flexible in the summer months. Then as a new school year begins we see a rise in early-morning zombie children. While I’ll applaud those parents that actually manage to keep their kids on a school sleep schedule all […]]]> 0 79 6 Tips to Help Kids Wake Up in the Morning Wed, 01 Aug 2018 19:15:00 +0000 0 78