I'm going to write my life hacks here as I can think of them. I'll
start with these:
- Kidmail. Set up a gmail account for your new infant child,
and give out the address to only your closest friends and family
members, then asking them to email your child stories about their time
together, what they did, what your child did and said, and often with
photos. Then when your child gets old enough to read, she can read
about her life.
- Teaching a kid to ride a bike. Remove the pedals (usually
this is easy to do) and have them learn how to move around on the bike
by pushing with their feet, and then coasting. Let them do this for a
couple days. Then put the pedals back on. They will figure out what to
do, no need for training wheels!
- Credit cards. Anticipate that your credit card info will
get stolen. Put all your recurring payments with trusted vendors on
one card, and use your other card for restaurants etc. When the latter
card info gets stolen (it will), you won't have to change the credit
card you use with all vendors.
See also lifehack.org.