Momgenuity: 7 Emergency Fixes Only a Mom Could Think Of

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The Jock Strap Fix
In the middle of baseball season, my son lost his jock strap. I've never thought of a jock strap as an item that one could just "lose." Of course I didn't learn this... more 
Photo by: Babble
The Jock Strap Fix
In the middle of baseball season, my son lost his jock strap. I've never thought of a jock strap as an item that one could just "lose." Of course I didn't learn this until he was getting ready for a game that was to start in 20 minutes. His boxers were too loose to keep his cup in place, and until I could run out and buy him a new jock strap, I used a pair of his sister's panties to hold the cup in place under his boxers. I think the humiliation of wearing his sister's undies was worth the piece of mind that a ninety-mile-per-hour fast ball to the groin wouldn't render him sterile.
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I was driving to school the other day when I noticed my side mirror wasn't positioned so I could see out of it. I pressed the button to maneuver the mirror to a better position when the mirror fell off. The good news is that I'm amazingly resourceful. I parked my car, reached over to my broken glove compartment which is held closed by duct tape, peeled off a strip, and affixed it to my mirror. This got me thinking of all the resourceful things we moms do. I recalled some of my more creative fixes, and I asked other moms what innovative ideas they'd employed in a pinch. Her are 7 of my favorite "mom fixes!" - By Dawn Damalas Meehan



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