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Works for me – Spring cleaning

Works for me …. spring cleaning tips. Here are some new ways to use Alka-Seltzer around your house. It’s simple, and fun (kids can help!)

  1. To clean a toilet — Drop in two Alka-Seltzer tablets, wait twenty minutes, brush, and flush. The citric acid and effervescent action clean vitreous china.
  2. To remove burned on grease from a pan — Fill the pot or pan with water, drop in six Alka-Seltzer tablets, let soak for one hour, then scrub as usual.
  3. To unclog a drain — Clear the sink drain by dropping three Alka-Seltzer tablets down the drain followed by a cup of Heinz White Vinegar. Wait a few minutes, then run the hot water.

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My 5-year old is uncontrolable

Q:How do you control a 5-year old’s behavior? Timeout does not work, he gets up and repeats the bad behavior.

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Still sleepy?

Is your body is still having trouble adjusting to the Daylight Savings Time (DST) change? Here are few alternatives to adding another cup of caffeine to your morning routine:

  • Grab a handful of cherries – this tiny fruit contains melatonin, which some studies have been shown can reduce drowsiness.
  • Eat a tart apple in the morning – the scent from the apples may give your body a natural “jolt.”

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Adorable humidifiers for kids rooms

While we were away, the following question found its way to our mailbox:

Q: I remember from reading The Diva Spot that you got the Crane humidifier from Target (the penguin one). Our family needs at least one more for our son’s room. How do you like the penguin humidifier?

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