10 Mommy life hacks
Do you feel overwhelmed by everything you have to get done daily as a mom? Today I wanted to share with you my top 10 mommy life hacks that seriously make my mommy’ing of two so much easier.
Being a stay at home mom can be rather difficult and time consuming. I mean, not just because you’re running around doing chores.
You’re also the #1 go to for hugs and cuddles and coming up with creative games to play with the kids, on top of your already busy life. So, basically your hands are beyond full.
You’re a super busy mom. And you hardly catch a break. Even though that’s to be expected as a mommy, you still deserve some hacks to free up your time.
Or at least make it easier on yourself.
So, I’ve come up with my top 10 mommy life hacks that personally have made my life way easier and my time management is better.
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- You need a drawer dedicated to arts and crafts for those rainy days. Kids LOVE crafts. I mean, you can entertain them for HOURS on end.
I have a craft drawer filled with stickers, glitter paper, washi, and markers. Why? Because sometimes you don’t have a day outside planned out for them.
There are rainy days or just days you don’t want to take the children out.
Not just that, sometimes I just need a day inside and a few minutes to myself while I do some chores or I do my makeup. I always feel like I have a ton of stuff I need to catch up on.
And it seems like there’s never enough time.
Don’t all us moms feel that way?
Try to get as much done as possible during naptime.
- During naptime, try to get one task accomplished off of your to-do list for the day. I always wake up early ( weekends not included, because I actually WANT to lay in bed a little later on weekends) and I get ready for the day.
When I first open my eyes, it’s go, go, go with two kids. My morning routine is meant to be super productive during the weekdays.
So, when my toddler is napping I know I have about an hour and a half to two hours of time to myself.
The days I’m sick because of the kids bringing home something from school, are my exceptions. Or I’m just feeling tired and run down.
But, usually I have a mountain to-do list I need to get done. This can include a variety of things. But, usually it’s either:
Mopping floors, setting up my crock pot, scheduling an appointment, and of course working on the blog. Which, let’s be honest that’s like my number one task I feel like I’m always trying to accomplish.
- Pick up the house at least twice a day.
Once midday, when the baby is napping is a smart time to pick up your house because it means less clean up at night time. And once right before you go to sleep so you can wake up to a semi clean home.
Otherwise, that could set the tone off for your day. And we don’t want that happening, do we?!
I love picking up my home twice a day after I’ve had two cups of black tea which is my caffeine for the day. And I know what you’re thinking, no it’s actually not enough caffeine but I can’t drink more for some reason I’m not able to drink a ton of caffeine and still sleep at night.
Clean, clean, clean whenever you can.
- Make sure you run the dishwasher twice a day and do not let the dishes pile up. I know, common sense.
But actually, we become so busy and distracted with life before we know it, the dishes have piled up and my oldest is like, “Mom, where’s my favorite water bottle?”
Yes, my kids like to have their specific cups and forks. I know, laughing to myself right now.
- SNACKS, DIAPERS, AND WIPES IN PURSE. Please, don’t forget this. Just keep them in there.
Once your child is a toddler then it is easier to not carry a diaper bag. But, ALWAYS, always keep snacks on hand.
Those saved me at my dermatologist appointment the other day. Ella wouldn’t stop fussing until I gave her some Ritz crackers. I actually forgot her sippy cup so she was in a worse mood, but oh well.
Us moms can’t win them all, can we? But, points for trying.
Mommy life hacks for picky eaters.
- Here’s a mommy life hack for when your toddler doesn’t want to touch her veggies or fruits. (I am currently having this problem with Ella).
The solution we’ve come up with are organic squeeze pouches. There’s so many to choose from. However, some can get pricey I’ve noticed even though it’s worth it.
Earth’s Best organic pouches are 79 cents per one at Ralph’s (Kroger), so I just go to Grocery Outlet and buy the Go go squeeze box for about $6.
I’ll buy more variety, either way though. Because to me, it’s important Ella gets ALL of her fruits and veggies daily.
Her back molars are coming in, so I’m sure she’s so uncomfortable. I LOVE these pouches. They are such a time saver and each child is different.
With Eva, I had way more time so I would make her pureed veggies and fruits. She wouldn’t drink from the squeeze pouches. Ella does, so mom win for me!
- This particular mommy life hack is for your nails. As moms of multiple children, doing our own nails can be quite a hassle.
So, I buy my nails from Red Aspen. I love them, they usually last me about 9 days before one nail pops off.
And, that’s pretty good in my opinion because I give the kids baths and clean the tub without gloves and run my hands under a lot of water all day.
To me it’s a miracle they even lasted that long. Not only are they beautiful and come in long and short designs, they also come out with new product a lot.
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The rest of my 10 mommy life hacks.
- Pin your grocery list on your memo notes from your phone to your home screen. This tip is such a time saver.
I really believe my toddler keeps tabs on my sticky notes, pens, and highlighters. No joke. They’re always disappearing and lost.
So, this memo list screen thing is so helpful to me. I don’t even have a title for it, just a simple list of anything I need.
Now, I don’t need to bring around a sticky note and dig around for it in my purse. Chances are, it’s lost in there.
When your phone dies and you forgot your grocery list, well you’re on your own. Going off my memory for me isn’t great.
- Buy bulk snacks for the kids at your local Grocery Outlet.
They’re so affordable there! I never tried the Outlet before and I regret not going sooner. I’m always saving at least 16 dollars off my purchase and I’m still getting name brands.
I love the Outlet and the fact that you can get name brands for a cheaper price. It’s so nice to the kids’ favorite snack for at least half the price.
- Invest in Amazon prime for free shipping. Yes, for amazon prime.
I always use this because I don’t to pay for shipping. You can get amazon prime for free if you have Metro PCS as a mobile carrier, FYI.
That’s what we use and I love not paying shipping. However, I’m not sold if I would pay for it, if I wasn’t getting it for free. Mostly because I don’t order off of Amazon prime a lot.
Hopefully, these mom hacks help you out.
I really hope these 10 mommy life hacks helped you out in some way, shape, or form. Subscribe for more blog posts and I try to always post twice a week.
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