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Mum shares a picture of her kids' hands for a very important reason (and you'll definitely want to copy her)

This is very clever.

Being a mum is tough, and the more tips we have to get us through the better, which is why we love this safety one.

Mum-of-two Kirsten Bell took to Instagram to share a very clever idea that her sister-in-law came up with – and it's so simple.


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Posting a picture of her kids' hands on the fuel cap of her car, Kristen wrote: "'Hands on the circle!' The phrase we say as we jump out of the car.

"'Hands on the circle' (the circle is the gas cap) was invented by my brilliant sister-in-law, and has thus far kept all kiddos safe from any oncoming traffic while I unload the trunk."

Such a simple idea, it's not surprising fans had nothing but positive things to say under the photo.

"Perfect idea, thank you," wrote one, while another said: "Amazing, totally stealing this".

And others were even quick to share their own tips, this one in particular we thought was very clever.  

"It's an excellent idea… Want another one?" wrote one follower. 

"If my grandkids want to interrupt a conversation I'm having, they place one hand on my arm to let me know they want to talk to me, I place my other hand on top of theirs so they know I'm aware they're waiting and will be right with them.

"It doesn't always work with the four-year-old, but his sister has been awesome using this idea since she was only about two or three!"

Oh, and here's another one…


Quick fix for a broken pull up when you're on an airplane? Hair tie. BOOM. Next question. #mom

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